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The Joyce Fall ’24/Winter ’25 Season

Opening Date: Sep 17, 2024

Closing Date: Feb 16, 2025

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175 Eighth Ave New York, NY 10011

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Taking audiences on a choreographic journey from September through February, the Joyce Theater Fall '24/Winter '25 season boasts a dozen-and-a-half engagements from companies with longstanding annual seasons, those making their Joyce debut and plenty in between. A healthy dose of premieres—from around the world, U.S. and New York City—populate programs throughout the six months of breathtaking dance, alongside works from master choreographers and more. In styles ranging from traditional Indian to classical ballet, disciplined contemporary to athletic capoeira, The Joyce once again delivers one of the most diverse seasons of dance anywhere and maintains its reputation as a destination for both celebrated international companies and sought-after U.S. talent. With pieces and performances from remarkably talented creators and collaborators, the Fall ‘24/Winter ‘25 season at The Joyce promises another half-year of unparalleled artistry brought right to the front door of New York audiences and visitors alike.

The following is a complete roster of companies who will appear at The Joyce Theater next fall and winter:

London City Ballet
September 17-22
Embarking on its first international tour in over 30 years, London City Ballet presents the best of British ballet and contemporary dance, paying homage to the company’s early beginnings and forging a path forward in this new chapter. The former resident company of Sadler’s Wells, London City Ballet brings four U.S. premieres during its Joyce season. Olivier Award-winning choreographer Arielle Smith offers a new creation which pushes the boundaries of dance theater. Liam Scarlett’s emotive Consolations & Liebestraum features a live music performance of Liszt's piano concerto, while Ashley Page’s graceful Larina Waltz amplifies Tchaikovsky’s carefree melodies. Closing the program, Eve by Christopher Marney zeroes in on the exchange between Eve and The Serpent, an intimate look at the biblical tale from her perspective. 

September 25-29

Philadelphia’s premier contemporary ballet company, BalletX is hailed as an "epicenter of creation" by Dance Magazine and a "place of choreographic innovation" by The New Yorker. The trailblazing company offers extraordinary dance experiences that inspire human connection, crafted by choreographers from around the world. This season, BalletX returns with three New York premieres that expand on the ballet form, including Takehiro Ueyama’s Heroes. Led by Christine Cox, the company has commissioned nearly 130 world premiere ballets by over 75 choreographers in its 18-year history, standing as a testament to BalletX’s commitment to artistic excellence.

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company
October 1-6

Since 1968, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (DCDC) has championed a movement legacy rooted in the African-American experience. The company returns to The Joyce with three electrifying works that uplift Black choreographic voices and integrate historic modern dance works. Ray Mercer’s energetic This I Know For Sure reveals the creative dialogue between a choreographer and the dancers, giving a peek into an artist’s mind. Paying homage to the renowned painter Jacob Lawrence and his portrayals of Black life in America, Rennie HarrisJacob’s Ladder focuses on Lawrence’s scenes of urban life. Melding streetdance storytelling with music by Zap Mama, Harris captures Lawrence’s “freedom of voice, mind and body.” In a historic restaging, DCDC becomes the first African American dance company to welcome Paul Taylor’s 1975 exuberant masterpiece Esplanade into its repertoire. “Part of the beauty of dance is it’s held in the vessel of the dancers,” says Chief Executive and Artistic Director Debbie Blunden-Diggs. “For me, it broadens the scope of who DCDC is as a repertory African-American dance company.”

Botis Seva | Far From The Norm

October 9-13

Led by Olivier Award-winning choreographer Botis Seva, the London-based company Far From The Norm (FFTN) makes its Joyce debut with BLKDOG, an emotionally charged Hip-Hop dance performance that reveals the vicious connection between self-discovery and self-destruction. Hyper-physical movement propels audiences through a chilling landscape of the inner psyche. Seva delves into the underbelly of life in a beautifully brutal commentary on how today’s youth cope within an unjust society. A brooding score of original music and text by composer Torben Sylvest accompanies lighting design by Tom Visser and costumes by Ryan Dawson Laight. “A powerful evocation of alienation, oppression and memory” (The Guardian), BLKDOG is Seva’s tribute to finding one’s sense of peace amidst trauma and grief.

Dada Masilo

October 15-20

In an inventive reimagining of Shakespeare’s revenge tragedy, Dada Masilo’s Hamlet transforms The Bard’s complex wordplay into a compelling work of dance theater. This U.S. premiere of Masilo’s Hamlet takes place in urban South Africa, where royalty and retinue embark on a fraught journey where all is not as it appears. Imbued with dark humor, elegance and intrigue, the production features live musical accompaniment which nods at the Elizabethan Era instrumentation of Shakespeare’s time. The powerhouse cast features Bessie Award-winner Albert Khoza as Gertrude, newcomer Aphiwe Dike as Hamlet and Masilo herself as Ophelia. 

Sergio Bernal
October 23-27
Globally celebrated as “exhilarating and enchanting” (The Guardian), former Principal Dancer of the Ballet Nacional de España Sergio Bernal brings his first evening-length program in the US to The Joyce Theater. Created by Bernal and choreographer Ricardo Cue, A Night with Sergio Bernal melds the bravado and speed of Spanish flamenco with the grace and precision of ballet. Accompanied by three masterful musicians and fellow award-winning flamenco dancers, Bernal pushes both forms towards a new frontier. 

Garth Fagan Dance
October 29-November 3
“Drawing on the grounded strength of modern dance, the vivacity of Afro-Caribbean dance, and the meticulousness of ballet” (The New York Times), Garth Fagan Dance sustains an over 50-year legacy of sharing unbridled energy and depth with audiences worldwide. Their return to The Joyce brings the New York City premieres of Artistic Director Norwood Pennewell’s The Rite of Spring and Executive Director Natalie Rogers-Cropper’s Life Receding, as well as stirring revivals by the company’s founder, Fagan himself. Pennewell’s The Rite of Spring offers the audience an intimate look into the Shaman class rituals—intended to mold and empower The Chosen One, their newest initiate. Roger-Cropper's Life Receding debuts her premiere work on the company, exploring resilience and the impact of global warming on her native Caribbean islands.

Limón Dance Company
November 5-10
The Limón Dance Company celebrates its 78th season highlighting the formative experiences that shaped its founder’s approach to humanistic storytelling. Embodying the excellence of early modern dance, the program opens with Doris Humphrey’s captivating solo, Two Ecstatic Themes, followed by Limón's masterful retelling of Gethsemane in The Traitor. After a 45-year hiatus, Limón’s playful drumming quartet Scherzo returns to the stage alongside the monumental Missa Brevis, a poignant tribute to resilience amidst the ruins of war. Newly commissioned by the Limón Dance Company, a world premiere by award-winning choreographer Kayla Farrish enthralls with a reimagining of two lost Limón works.


November 13-17
GALLIM returns to The Joyce with the New York premiere of Andrea Miller’s WONDERLAND, a playground of ironies brought to life by the virtuosity, unconditional commitment and fierce physicality of its dancers. Between selfie smiles and white knuckles, WONDERLAND examines pack mentality: animal instincts, social appetites and colorful terrors. Sound design by Jakub Kiupinski & Cristina Spinei of Blind Ear Music gives a charming yet sinister edge to Miller’s powerful movement. “Gutsy. Wild. Smart. Original.” -Dance Magazine

Complexions Contemporary Ballet
November 19-December 1
In its 30th Anniversary season, Complexions Contemporary Ballet returns celebrating decades of “highly committed artistry” (Dance Informa) under the direction of co-Founders Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson. During its two-week season at The Joyce, Complexions brings a retrospective suite honoring Rhoden’s choreographic legacy, featuring audience favorites Ave Maria, Growth, Naked Perfume, Mercy, Higher Ground, Star Dust and other high-octane works with music ranging from Beethoven to Earth, Wind & Fire. Company premieres include Rhoden’s take on Ravel’s masterful Bolero and a vibrant ensemble work set to the music of Sir Elton John. Quintet, a neoclassical work with an original score by David Rozenblatt, and But Not Broken, a new solo to music by Phillip Glass, also take the stage. Commemorating this landmark season, the company presents 30, an anniversary tribute ballet with spoken word written and performed by Resident PoetJournalist Aaron Dworkin.

A Very SW!NG OUT Holiday
December 3-15
‘Tis the season to SW!NG! In a special holiday revival of the hit show, SW!NG OUT, acclaimed choreographer Caleb Teicher and their collaborators (Evita Arce, LaTasha Barnes, Nathan Bugh and Eyal Vilner) invite you to revel in the joy of social dance and festive cheer! In A Very SW!NG OUT Holiday, Lindy Hop champions bring their talents to The Joyce’s stage with live music by the Eyal Vilner Big Band, including perennial holiday favorites. In the second act, "don your gay apparel" and join the fun by dancing with your loved ones in an onstage post-show jam session!

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
December 17-January 5

For three weeks this holiday season, enter the satirical, skilled and slapstick corner of the ballet world with Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo! The company returns to The Joyce celebrating its 50th anniversary as the world’s foremost gender-skewing comic ballet company. Parodying the conventions of romantic and classical ballet with hilarious reimaginings, The Trocks are sure to deliver “the funniest night you’ll have at the ballet” (The Guardian). With two unforgettable programs, highlights include the New York premiere of Durante Verzola's Symphony, inspired by George Balanchine's Symphony in C, as well as Giselle (Act 2), Raymonda’s Wedding, Swan Lake (Act 2) and more!

Ragamala Dance Company
Children of Dharma

January 8-12

“Soulful, imaginative, and rhythmically contagious” (The New York Times), Ragamala Dance Company presents Children of Dharma, the latest work by Bharatanatyam choreographers Aparna, Ranee and Ashwini Ramaswamy. Their creative partnership as mother and daughters centers South Indian embodied rituals in the immigrant experience—upholding dance as a spiritual practice that can inspire, heal and transform. Children of Dharma takes inspiration from Keerthik Sashidharan’s novel The Dharma Forest, a re-envisioning of the epic text The Mahabharata. With scenic design by French artist Willy Cessa, poetic movement and lush visual imagery reveal the rippling effects of dharma, or “right action,” through the body. Through a series of atmospheric vignettes, Children of Dharma illustrates the emotional, moral and physical consequences of waging warfare within the self. 

Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE
January 14-19
"Richly expressive and irresistibly kinetic” (The New York Times), Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE celebrates nearly 40 years of expertly melding traditional African and Afro-Cuban dance with contemporary choreography. Invoking themes of spirituality, community and liberation, the company returns for its home season at The Joyce with a landmark restaging of Serving Nia (2001) and the 25th anniversary performance of Brown’s tour-de-force masterpiece, Grace (1999), interlacing stories of a Goddess’ visit to Earth and a collective journey to the promised land. In this company premiere of Serving Nia, the thematic sequel to Grace, Brown answers the call to serve a higher purpose than oneself through a rapturous blend of movement traditions from Senegal, Ivory Coast and Guinea with modern dance forms.

Malpaso Dance Company
January 21-26

With “technical strength, precision and passion” (Arts Atlanta), the Havana-based Malpaso Dance Company returns for its home season at The Joyce. Since its founding in 2012 by Daileidys Carrazana, Osnel Delgado and Fernando Sáez, the company remains committed to nurturing new voices in Cuban choreography. Its Joyce program of premiere commissions by local artists brings “stirring new ideas about movement, dance and the intermingling of social and individual relationships” (CVNC), with live music by the Alma String Quartet

Compagnie Hervé KOUBI
What The Day Owes To The Night

January 28-February 2

Compagnie Hervé KOUBI performs What The Day Owes To The Night, a gravity-defying work blending capoeira, martial arts and contemporary dance. Inspired by Algerian author Yasmina Khadra’s novel, What The Day Owes To The Night traces Koubi’s own personal lineage as a French-Algerian choreographer. After learning about his family’s Algerian roots, Koubi returned to the country of his ancestors to collaborate with streetdance performers from across the Mediterranean basin. What emerged is “a creation of poetic beauty” (The New York Times), a meditative yet strikingly athletic work about the ties that bind us. 

Camille A. Brown & Dancers

February 5-9
Obie Award-winning choreographer Camille A. Brown deepens her explorations of Black joy in the New York premiere of I AM. This latest work expands upon Brown’s renowned trilogy on culture and identity, which includes Mr. TOL E. RAncE (2012), BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play (2015) and ink (2017). While these three works disrupt our understanding of the past, I AM shifts the scope of her bold queries into the future. Inspired by a narrative within the drama television series Lovecraft Country, Brown imagines a creative space for cultural liberation. With sound design by Justin Ellington, live original music by Deah Love Harriott, Jaylen Petinuad, Juliette Jones and Martine Wade provides a captivating soundscape. Returning to The Joyce this season, Camille A. Brown & Dancers performs I AM alongside Double This, Juba That! and Turf, excerpts from The Trilogy. 

GIGENIS: The generation of the Earth

February 12-16
Acclaimed choreographer Akram Khan has developed a distinct voice as an advocate of cross-cultural encounters through his own lineage of classical Indian Kathak and contemporary dance. In his latest work, GIGENIS: The generation of the Earth, Khan shares the stage with a distinguished ensemble of classical Indian dance artists, including Kutiyattam artist Kapila Venu, Bharatanatyam soloists Mavin Khoo and Mythili Prakash and the Bharatanatyam duo Vijna Vasudevan and Renjith Babu. Khan invokes memories across time and place to celebrate these artists’ collective love of dance. Drawing from his deep-seated connection to ritual practices and his ability to weave narratives through movement, GIGENIS: The generation of the Earth is a testament to the enduring resonance of tradition in a rapidly changing world.

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