175 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10011
Description: "Simply breathtaking," proclaims the Chicago Sun Times about Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, whose Joyce season features a new program of contemporary ballet that exemplifies its commitment to commissioning dance by both world-renowned and emerging choreographers. Born in the American West and now touring internationally, this tiny troupe of eleven classically trained dancers has developed a large following worldwide. The Joyce program includes the New York debut of choreographic discovery Norbert De La Cruz III's ballet Square None, as well as a new piece, commissioned by The Joyce, by Spanish choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo, and OVER GLOW by Jorma Elo. Company website: http://www.aspensantafeballet.com/ performance schedule Tue-Wed 7:30pm; Thu-Sat 8pm; Sun 2pm Dance Chat: Wed, Oct 17 ticket price Tickets start at $10! (Call JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 for $10 tickets. All other tickets can be purchased online.)
Venue Description: The Joyce Theater, founded in 1982, is a performance venue in Chelsea dedicated to dance and the related arts of music, design, and theater. The Joyce supports and promotes all styles of dance and strives to educate a diverse audience about this art form. It has hosted more than 270 New York City-based, national, and international dance companies and welcomes an audience of about 140,000 each year to its 472-seat theater. The space originally was the Elgin Theater, a 1941 movie house, but was renovated by architect Hugh Hardy into the patterned brick, art-deco building it is today. Since 1996 The Joyce has also operated Joyce SoHo in lower Manhattan, a more intimate dance center equipped with two dance studios and a 74-seat performance space. The Joyce partners with NYC schools, arts institutions, and community organizations to bring dance education to diverse audiences and integrate the arts into classroom learning. Its school programs reach more than 2,000 students and teachers in K-12th grade. The Joyce also hosts Family Matinees, specially priced afternoon performances geared toward audiences ages 6-14 and their families. To further increase children?s exposure to dance, the theater offers a Joyce Jr. membership. The Joyce?s Dance Humanities Series offers post-performance discussions with artistic directors and dancers, and its free Dance Talks program (held at Joyce SoHo) presents conversations and open rehearsals for artists and audiences. Its sister venue, Joyce SoHo, is located at 155 Mercer Street, between Houston and Prince Streets. The Joyce Theater box office is open daily noon-6pm and through curtain time on performance days.
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