Gotham Arts Exchange returns to The Joyce Theatre for two weeks with the Gotham Dance Festival, five programs featuring the work of more than ten choreographers, including a program celebrating the choreographic work of American women, both established and emerging talents.
Read TDF Stages' exclusive interviews with festival choreographers, who discuss their work and explain why they chose to present it at the festival.
May 30 @-June 1.Brian Brooks Moving CoThe premiere of BIG CITY, a work that examines the concept of rebuilding after a destructive event.
June 2 & 3Peter Quanz/Jodie GatesPeter Quanz introduces two masterfully crafted ballets for The Joyce Theater debut of his company, Q Dance. LUMINOUS (2010) and IN TANDUM. Jodie Gates brings her boldly poetic choreography in a program featuring premieres by two American dance companies. EMBELLISH, danced by Colorado Ballet, a rousing deconstructed neoclassic work, and Ballet X dances OFF LIMITS, a contemporary work that explores intimate tangled passages.
June 5Working Women (One Night Only)The program includes new works and audience favorites from Pam Tanowitz (world premiere); Kate Weare (THE LIGHT HAS NOT THE ARMS TO CARRY US); Camille A. Brown (Solo from Mr. Tol E. Rance); Carolyn Dorfman (KEYSTONE); Lone Landon (world premiere); Jodi Gates (duet from OFF LIMITS), and a special presentation from Monica Bill Barnes (excerpt from THE SNOW GLOBE SHOW).
June 6-10 Body TrafficA trio of new works by distinctive global choreographers. Barak Marshall provides a world premiere, as does The Bakery's Richard Siegal right out of Paris and London. Belgian choreographer Stijn Celis's eerie outing, FRAGILE DWELLINGS, inspired by homelessness rounds out the evening.