About this organization
Considered one of the premiere performance venues for dance, The Joyce features an annual season of approximately 48 weeks with over 340 performances. The Joyce invites New York City-based, national and international dance companies to its intimate venue in Chelsea.
Martha Graham Dance Company
Tickets starting from $10.
Martha Graham Dance Company presents “Myth and Transformation” — three compelling programs that explore how artists reinvent iconic stories to make forceful contemporary statements. Performances include a new production of Graham’s erotic masterwork “Phaedra,” paired with “The Show (Achilles Heels),” a highly provocative interpretation of the Achilles legend created, choreographed, and directed by Richard Move, which was originally commissioned by the White Oak Dance Project. The work features an original score by Arto Lindsay with songs by Deborah Harry and Blondie and includes scenic art by Nicole Eisenman. An all-Graham program showcases three Greek-themed Graham masterworks: “Cave of the Heart,” “The Errand into the Maze Project,” and “Night Journey.”
[VIDEO: Excerpted from NYC-ARTS News: February 7, 2013]
A third program features two premieres: the New York premiere of Doug Varone’s “Lamentation Variation,” a haunting quartet set to Ravel, and the world premiere of “From the Grammar of Dreams” by Luca Veggetti with music by Kaija Saariaho.
Program A: Feb 20 & Mar 3 at 7:30 pm; Feb 23 & Feb 28 at 8 pm; Feb 24 & March 2 at 2 pm
Phaedra, The Show (Achilles Heels)
Note: This program contains nudity.
Program B: Feb 22 & Mar 2 at 8 pm; Feb 24 at 7:30 pm
Cave of the Heart, The Errand into the Maze Project, Night Journey
Program C: Feb 27 at 7:30 pm; Mar 1 at 8 pm; Mar 3 at 2 pm
Cave of the Heart, From the Grammar of Dreams, Lamentation Variations, Diversion of Angels