Joyce Season to Include Kyle Marshall and Hope Boykin Debuts

A series of dance pieces to choreographers Kyle Marshall and Hope Boykin’s debut and composer Philip Glass’s piano etudes will be staged for the Fall/Winter season at the Joyce Theatre, the theater announced Thursday. .

This is the first full season, programmed under Danny Gee, who replaced Aaron Mattox as programming director last year, and features companies and dance artists from five continents on the theme of resistance and return.

“We value diversity, we value exploration, we value live music, we value audience interaction,” Gee said. “This season really capitalizes on all of that.”

The season, which runs from September to March, features choreographer Raja Feather’s theatrical dance production Heart of Brick, which tells the story of a tender love between two men in a black gay nightclub (September 15). day to 22nd). Kelly, R&B musician her Serpentwithfeet, multimedia his artist Wu Tsang.

International productions include Burkina Faso-born musician and choreographer Olivier Talpaga’s ‘Once the dust settles, the flowers bloom’ (October 3-8). This is an evening piece that celebrates the courage and resilience of refugees from their home countries.The return of the Tokyo-based company Sankai Juku (October 24th to November 5th) A tribute to the Japanese butoh drama style. France’s Compagnie Hervé Koubi (January 23-28) presents “Sol Invictus,” a sun-worshipping mix of breakdancing, acrobatics and capoeira set to music. Michael Carlson.

Six choreographers — including Channon Judson of Dancing With Glass: The Piano Études (December 12-17) as part of the Dance Reflections festival urban bush women and Justin Peck — respond to Glass’s 20 Piano Etudes performed by Maki Namerikawa.

Also, Hope Boykin’s State of Hope, a former Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater dancer’s kinetic language memoir with an original score by jazz drummer Ali Jackson (October 17-22) ) is also in the line-up. Choreographed by Kyle Marshall (November 8-12), Joyce will make her debut at her three New York premieres. “Alice” is a solo work about a spiritual journey to self-acceptance with the music of Alice Coltrane. And “Onyx” celebrates artists of color who revolutionized the rock and roll genre with music by Little Richard, James Brown, Tina Turner and more.

Other return acts include performances by Ronald K. Brown and his Brooklyn-based Company Evidence (January 16-21). Filadanco, a Philadelphia dance company known for championing black dancers (February 6-10). There will also be two world premieres of the Twyla Tharp Dance (February 13-25).

“If there’s a theme for the first season, it’s that we want everyone to feel welcome at home, both on stage and in the audience,” said Gee, who danced with Filadanco at Joyce in 1990. . “I am just in awe of being able to land here after so many years.”

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