The Fall for Dance festival at New York City Center’s grand, landmark theater is practically a gift to New Yorkers. The festival features star choreographers of ballet, modern and world dance is famously affordable—the $15 tickets sell out quickly for evenings that feature 20 internationally renown companies. Tickets go on sale Sunday, September 8 at 11 am for the festival dates September 25 through October 5.
Companies include Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, Ballet Hispanico, BODYTRAFFIC, Colin Dunne, Dance Theatre of Harlem, doug elkins choreography, etc., Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, Richard Alston Dance Company, Sara Mearns, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and The Royal Ballet.
Each of the five programs has two performances, featuring multiple companies, so you’re likely to discover a new company while seeing your favorite.
This 10th anniversary year of the festival introduces two free evenings of dance at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, hosted by The Public Theater, as well as three festival commissions. Annabelle Lopez Ochoa will create a new piece for Ballet Hispanico; Justin Peck will choreograph a new ballet for Sara Mearns, Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet, and Casey Herd; and The Royal Ballet’s Artist-in-Residence Liam Scarlett will create a new pas de deux.
Mon, Sep 16, 2013 - Tue, Sep 17, 2013
Four festival alumni perform: New York City Ballet, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Ronald K. Brown/Evidence and STREB Extreme Action Company.
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 - Thu, Sep 26, 2013
NYC Ballet Principal Dancer Sara Mearns, and her partner, Casey Herd, perform a festival commission, a pas de deux by Justin Peck. Also performing are DanceBrazil, Richard Alston Dance Company, ...
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 - Sat, Sep 28, 2013
Nrityagram presents classical Indian dance, plus 605 Collective, HeadSpaceDance and Dance Theatre of Harlem.
Mon, Sep 30, 2013 - Tue, Oct 01, 2013
American Ballet Theater, Ballet Hispanico, the festival debut of Irish dancer Colin Dunne, and INTRODANS from The Netherlands.
Tue, Oct 01, 2013 - Wed, Oct 02, 2013
Dorrance Dance, doug elkins choreography, etc, The Royal Ballet with a festival commission by Liam Scarlett, and Martha Graham Dance Company.
Fri, Oct 04, 2013 - Sat, Oct 05, 2013
o2JOY (2012), choreographed by Richard Siegal and performed by BODYTRAFFIC, is a playful, contemporary dance piece set to great American jazz music.