The Joyce Theater is a 472-seat dance performance venue located in the Chelsea area of the borough of Manhattan in New York City. The Joyce Theater Foundation, the organization founded in 1982 that operates the theater, also owns the Joyce SoHo dance center located in a former firehouse on Mercer Street between Houston and Prince Streets. The Foundation won a 1986 Drama Desk Special Award for its American Theatre Exchange program.
Ballet Preljocaj Snow White
April 23 -27
The Joyce Theater Foundation is proud to present the New York premiere of Ballet Preljocaj’s acclaimed production of Snow White, a contemporary romantic ballet that turns the Grimm Brothers classic tale on its head. “Never has death-by-poison-apple been so shocking,” proclaims the Los Angeles Times about this intriguing production that features compelling choreography by Angelin Preljocaj and over the top costumes by Jean Paul Gaultier
Limon Dance Company
April 29 - May 4
Limón Dance Company comes back to The Joyce with two world premieres and two Limón masterworks. For one premiere, Dianne McIntyre, the legendary dancer/choreographer, has created a special solo for Roxane D’Orleans Juste, honoring her 30-year tenure with the company. The other premiere features the exceptionally gifted choreographer Seán Curran, who has collaborated with composers Lucia Caruso and Pedro H. da Silva to create a full company work. Paired with these new creations will be Limón’s musical gem Mazurkas, and Psalm, a ritual of rhythm and song that showcases the company’s virtuosic ensemble dancing. Live music is featured on selected performances.
May 6 - 11
Cincinnati Ballet makes its Joyce debut during its 50th Anniversary Season with three New York City premieres that are as sensuous as they are virtuosic. Performances include Hummingbird in a Box, featuring seven brand new compositions by Grammy Award-winning guitarist Peter Frampton; Chasing Squirrel, an audacious and eccentric work by the ever-surprising Trey McIntyre; and a new ballet by Val Caniparoli which gracefully intertwines live musicians performing Paganini’s Violin Caprices into the heart of the choreographer’s robust and technically inventive movement style.