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JAMAR ROBERTS x The Playground NYC

JAMAR ROBERTS x The Playground NYC


The Playground NYC


280 Broadway
New York, NY 10003


Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - 2:00pm



The Playground NYC

JAMAR ROBERTS  x The Playground NYC  




Tuesday, 07/11 || 2:00-3:45PM, $6


Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, 280 Broadway, NYC
Entrance 53A Chambers Street


The Playground NYC allows dancers to experience various choreographic styles and ideas, engage with a new community of dancers, and gather resourceful information and inspiration from the array of choreographers involved. In turn, established choreographers are paid for their creative investigations, are given free space to explore new movement with professional dancers, and are provided with the opportunity to establish relationships with new dancers and fellow choreographers.  


Class Description:
A phrase work based workshop class, rooted in modern dance fundamentals while integrating contemporary creative movement. This class will compile various movements series explored in warm-up, center, and progressions, to create a singular complex movement phrase.

Jamar Roberts is a choreographer who has made works on Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater,New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, LA Dance Project, Ballet X, the Juilliard Dance Division, Ailey 2, New York City Center’s Fall For Dance and Vail Dance Festival, among others. Mr. Roberts is a graduate of the New World School of the Arts and the Ailey School and has danced for AAADT, Ailey II, and Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Mr. Roberts won the 2016 Bessie Award for Outstanding Performer and has performed as a guest artist with the Royal Ballet in London and made multiple television performance appearances. 

In the fall of 2020 the March on Washington Film Festival invited Mr. Roberts to create a dance on film tribute to the Honorable John Lewis. Other highlights include Works and Process at the Guggenheim where he created the acclaimed short work on film entitled Cooped and A Chronicle of a Pivot at a Point in Time which first premiered on film in the summer of 2021 and was restaged for a live performance world premiere in March of 2022. Jamar was a Director’s Fellow at NYU’s Center for Ballet and the Arts in the 2020-2021 season and he has also made a short film for the LA Opera entitled The First Bluebird in the Morning. He was most recently featured on the cover of Dance Magazine in June of 2021, having previously been on the cover in June 2013 and being named “25 to Watch” in 2007. 

Jamar is a Creative Associate at the Juilliard School.



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