New York City Center presents The 14th annual Fall for Dance Festival
“ONE OF THE GREAT EVENTS OF THE NEW YORK DANCE YEAR”
— THE NEW YORK TIMES
From tap to tango and hip-hop to ballet, the 14th annual Fall for Dance Festival brings the best of dance to City Center. Renowned companies from around the world perform alongside bold new artists.
This year’s festival features five world premiere commissions that you won’t want to miss. Kyle Abraham creates a piece for his company Abraham.In.Motion, and Michelle Dorrance expands her acclaimed 2015 Fall for Dance Festival commission, Myelination. Revered choreographer Mark Morris creates the solo Twelve of ‘em for American Ballet Theatre principal dancer David Hallberg, and Troy Schumacher debuts a work for Miami City Ballet. Hip-hop artists Honji Wang and Sébastien Ramirez present No. 1, created for Wang and New York City Ballet principal dancer Sara Mearns.
In addition to innovative new works, there are a number of companies making their Fall for Dance debuts in 2017: Ballet BC (Canada); Cie Art Move Concept (France); Danza Contemporanea de Cuba (Cuba); Gauthier Dance//Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart (Germany); German Cornejo’s Tango Fire (Argentina); and Sanjukta Sinha, IceCraft Dance Company (India) take to the City Center stage for the first time to help make this year’s festival one you will never forget.
The 2017 Fall for Dance Festival is dedicated in memory of Marjorie S. Isaac for her visionary leadership and generosity which has ensured the future of the Festival.
MON OCT 2 & TUE OCT 3
*Miami City Ballet New Troy Schumacher (World Premiere) Troy Schumacher
Vincent Mantsoe GULA Vincent Sekwati KoKo Mantsoe
Trisha Brown Dance Company You can see us Trisha Brown
*Dorrance Dance Myelination (World Premiere) Michelle Dorrance
WED OCT 4 & THU OCT 5
Pennsylvania Ballet Rush© (NY Premiere) Christopher Wheeldon
Cie Art Move Concept Nibiru (US Premiere) Soria Rem and Mehdi Ouachek
Stephen Petronio Company Bloodlines: Yvonne Rainer and Steve Paxton
German Cornejo’s Tango Fire Tango Fire German Cornejo
FRI OCT 6 & SAT OCT 7
Sanjukta Sinha, IceCraft Dance Company Kin-Incede (US Premiere) Padma Bhusan Kumudini Lakhia
American Ballet Theatre Souvenir d’un lieu cher Alexei Ratmansky
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Open Door Ronald K. Brown
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo Paquita after Marius Petipa
WED OCT 11 & THU OCT 12
Gauthier Dance//Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart Streams (US Premiere) Andonis Foniadakis
*Abraham.In.Motion Drive (World Premiere) Kyle Abraham
**Sara Mearns and Honji Wang No. 1 (World Premiere) Honji Wang and Sébastien Ramirez
Ballet BC Bill Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar
FRI OCT 13 & SAT OCT 14
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Solo Echo Crystal Pite
San Francisco Ballet Concerto Grosso Helgi Tomasson
*David Hallberg Twelve of ‘em (World Premiere) Mark Morris
Danza Contemporanea de Cuba Matria Etnocentra (US Premiere) George Céspedes
*Commissioned by New York City Center for Fall for Dance
**Co-Commissioned by Jacob’s Pillow, New York City Center for Fall for Dance, and Fall for Dance North
Programming is subject to change
Ticket holders can enjoy free, pre-show dance lessons with Fall for Dance artists from 6:45 to 7:30pm in the Grand Tier Lobby on October 4–6 and October 11–13.
WED OCT 4
THU OCT 5
Cie Art Move Concept
FRI OCT 6
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, with Ronald K. Brown
WED OCT 11
THU OCT 12
Company Wang Ramirez
FRI OCT 13
Danza Contemporanea de Cuba
For $15, more advanced dancers can sign up for intensive Fall for Dance master classes held in City Center’s dance studios.
TUE OCT 3
Tap with Dorrance Dance, 6 – 7:30pm
SAT OCT 14
Ballet with Wendy Whelan, 12 – 2pm
[Photo: Gauthier Dance in "My Best Enemy" © Regina Brocke]
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