15th Fall for Dance Festival
New York City Center
Join us for a season of milestones! City Center’s 75th year brings the 15th anniversary of Fall for Dance, with six world premiere commissions by an extraordinary breadth of creators. They range from the renowned Annabelle Lopez Ochoa for Dance Theatre of Harlem and New York City Ballet’s Justin Peck, to rising talent Gemma Bond; the award-winning Jennifer Weber for superstars Tiler Peck and Lil Buck; plus new works by tap dance wiz Caleb Teicher and contemporary choreographer Sonya Tayeh. The beloved Sara Mearns interprets Isadora Duncan, and ballet legends Herman Cornejo and Alina Cojocaru unite to enchant. The National Ballet of China and NDT2 bring US premieres, Paul Taylor Dance Company and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater perform favorites, and more. Fall for Dance is famous for its affordable tickets, as well as its geographic and stylistic diversity. The five programs—many with live music—will challenge, delight, and acquaint viewers with astonishing artistry. Fall in love with dance all over again!
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Free Dance Lessons
Come early for free dance lessons in City Center’s beautiful Grand Tier lobby from 6:45-7:30pm before select performances. The classes are free for that evening’s ticket holders.
Oct 2: Caleb Teicher & Company
Oct 3 & Oct 4: Paul Taylor Dance Company
Oct 5 & 6: Dance Theatre of Harlem
Oct 10: Junior Cervila & Guadalupe Garcia
Oct 12: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Oct 13: Ballet Hispánico
Program 1—Mon Oct 1 & Tue Oct 2
Boston Ballet Bach Cello Suites* (NY Premiere) Jorma Elo
Sara Mearns Dances of Isadora Duncan—A Solo Tribute Lori Belilove, after Isadora Duncan
Caleb Teicher & Company Bzzz, New York City Center Commission (World Premiere) Caleb Teicher
Cie Hervé KOUBI The Barbarian Nights* Hervé Koubi
Program 2—Wed Oct 3 & Thu Oct 4
Pam Tanowitz Dance New Work for Goldberg Variations* Pam Tanowitz
Justin Peck & Patricia Delgado New York City Center Commission (World Premiere) Justin Peck
Gemma Bond Dance Inner Voices, New York City Center Commission (World Premiere) Gemma Bond
Paul Taylor Dance Company Promethean Fire Paul Taylor
Program 3—Fri Oct 5 & Sat Oct 6
Tayeh Dance with Heather Christian Reclamation Map, New York City Center Commission (World Premiere) Sonya Tayeh
Dance Theatre of Harlem Balamouk, New York City Center Commission (World Premiere) Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
Nederlands Dans Theater 2 Midnight Raga (US Premiere) Marco Goecke
National Ballet of China The Crane Calling* (US Premiere) Ma Cong & Zhang Zhenxin
Program 4—Wed Oct 10 & Thu Oct 11
INTRODANS Canto Ostinato Lucinda Childs
Tiler Peck, Lil Buck & Guest Artist TBA Petrushka, New York City Center Commission (World Premiere) Jennifer Weber
Herman Cornejo & Alina Cojocaru Excerpts from Rhapsody Frederick Ashton
Rennie Harris Puremovement - American Street Dance Theater Rennie Harris Funkedified* Rennie Harris
Program 5—Fri Oct 12 & Sat Oct 13
Ballet Hispánico Con Brazos Abiertos Michelle Manzanales
Junior Cervila & Guadalupe Garcia TANGOS Junior Cervila & Guadalupe Garcia
Acosta Danza El Cruce sobre el Niágara Marianela Boán
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Stack-Up Talley Beatty
*Adapted for Fall for Dance
75th Anniversary Kick-Off Party on the Opening Night of Fall for Dance!
The celebration of City Center’s 75th Anniversary kicks off on October 1 at 6:30pm, the opening night of our 15th annual Fall for Dance Festival, with pre-performance festivities including pop-up performances by Caleb Teicher and Friends and MOVE(NYC). The general public and Fall for Dance audience members are invited to come early to enjoy a free glass of bubbly, live music, and light snacks available for purchase while they take in the Nina Robinson's life-size photographs of City Center artists. And ticket holders can see an extensive archive exhibit examining City Center’s rich history and a special commission from world-renowned conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner.
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