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Fall for Dance Festival 2018 at New York City Center

The Fall for Dance Festival at New York City Center in Midtown, Manhattan, October 1 – 13, 2018, presents five programs with four world-class dance companies each for just $15.

The performances are full of dance world stars. There are principal dancers from New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theater. There are six New York City Center world premiere commissions.

This showcase is one of the highlights of NYC’s dance season. It sells out every year. Venue bookers attend and next year, some of these artists will come back to perform at venues across New York City and America.

This season features African, Argentine, Brazilian, Cuban, French, Mexican & Romanian dancers or dance companies performing ballet, modern, contemporary and folkloric dances.

#FallForDance


Latin Dancers at the Fall for Dance Festival 2018

Every program has at least one Latin dancer or company. Program 5 is the most Latin.

The Fall for Dance Festival starts on Monday, October 1, 2018 with a New York City Center 75th Anniversary kick-off at 6:30 pm. Celebrate with us and live music, pop-up performances and a free glass of bubbly.

Program 1

Monday – Tuesday, October 1 – 2, 2018 at 8 pm

Pre-show dance lessons with Fall for Dance artists in the Grand Tier Lobby, Tuesday, October 2 from 6:45 – 7:30 pm

  1. Boston Ballet Bach Cello Suites* (NY Premiere) Jorma Elo
  2. Sara Mearns Dances of Isadora—A Solo Tribute Lori Belilove, after Isadora Duncan
  3. Caleb Teicher & Company New York City Center Commission (World Premiere) Caleb Teicher
  4. Cie Hervé KOUBI The Barbarian Nights* Hervé Koubi (French – Algerian)
    Hervé Koubi is a Frenchman who in exploring his roots realized that he is perhaps more Algerian than French.

Program 2

Wednesday – Thursday, October 3 – 4, 2018 at 8 pm

Pre-show dance lessons with Fall for Dance artists in the Grand Tier Lobby both days from 6:45 – 7:30 pm

  1. Paul Taylor Dance Company Black Tuesday Paul Taylor
  2. Gemma Bond Dance PRIVATE BEHAVIOR, New York City Center Commission (World Premiere) Gemma Bond
  3. Pam Tanowitz Dance New Work for Goldberg Variations* Pam Tanowitz
  4. Justin Peck & Patricia Delgado (Cuban – American) New York City Center Commission (World Premiere) Justin Peck

Program 3

Friday – Saturday, October 5 – 6, 2018 at 8 pm

Pre-show dance lessons with Fall for Dance artists in the Grand Tier Lobby both days from 6:45 – 7:30 pm

  1. Tayeh Dance with Heather Christian New York City Center Commission (World Premiere) Sonya Tayeh
  2. Dance Theatre of Harlem Balamouk, New York City Center Commission (World Premiere) Annabelle Lopez Ochoa (Colombian – Belgian)
  3. Nederlands Dans Theater 2 Midnight Raga (US Premiere) Marco Goecke
  4. National Ballet of China The Crane Calling* (US Premiere) Ma Cong & Zhang Zhenxin

Program 4

Wednesday – Thursday, October 10 – 11 at 8 pm

Pre-show dance lessons with Fall for Dance artists in the Grand Tier Lobby, Wednesday, October 10 from 6:45 – 7:30 pm

  1. INTRODANS Canto Ostinato Lucinda Childs
  2. Tiler Peck, Lil Buck & Amar Ramasar Petrushka, New York City Center Commission (World Premiere) Jennifer Weber
  3. Herman Cornejo (Argentine) & Alina Cojocaru (Romanian) Excerpts from Rhapsody Frederick Ashton
    Herman Cornejo is a principal dancer with American Ballet Theater. He was trained by Argentine dancer and American Ballet Theatre legend Julio Bocca. Alina Cojocaru is a principal dancer for the English National Ballet.
  4. Rennie Harris Puremovement – American Street Dance Theater Funkedified* Rennie Harris

Program 5

Friday – Saturday, October 12 – 13, 2018 at 8 pm

Pre-show dance lessons with Fall for Dance artists in the Grand Tier Lobby both days from 6:45 – 7:30 pm

  1. Ballet Hispánico Con Brazos Abiertos Michelle Manzanales (Mexican – American).
    In “With Open Arms,” Ballet Hispánico’s Ballet Director explores the icons of Mexican culture that she was reluctant to embrace as a little girl in Texas.
  2. Junior Cervila (Brazilian) & Guadalupe Garcia (Argentine) TANGOS Junior Cervila & Guadalupe Garcia
    As a young man, Cervila was part of the seminal tango show Tango Argentino. Today he is the highest paid Tango artist in New York City’s Tango dancing scene.
  3. Acosta Danza El Cruce sobre el Niágara Marianela Boán (Cuban)
    Carlos Acosta is a Cuban Royal Ballet legend. This is his after Royal Ballet company.
  4. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Stack-Up Talley Beatty (African – American)
    New York City’s own Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater popularized modern dance around the world.

* Adapted for Fall for Dance


Fall for Dance Festival 2018 Tickets

All seats are just $15

Tickets go on sale on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 11 am.
It sells out every year. Order early.

There are no handling fees for tickets purchased at the box office. By phone and online there is a $6.75 per ticket handling fee for tickets to one performance, or $20 per order when ordering tickets for two or more performances at the same time. There may be additional fees.

Box Office

Daily: 12 noon – 8 pm (7:30 pm Sundays)

Phone

CityTix®: (212) 581-1212
Daily: 12 noon – 8 pm (7:30 pm Sundays)

Online

www.nycitycenter.org


Visit the Fall for Dance Festival 2018


New York City Center

131 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019
(between Sixth & Seventh Ave)
Midtown, Manhattan

Subway

  • (N) (Q) (R) (W) to 57th St – Seventh Ave
  • (F) to 57th St – Sixth Ave
  • (D) or (E) to 7th Ave – 53rd St
  • (A) (C) or (B) (D) or (1) to 59th St – Columbus Circle
  • (C) to 50th St – Eighth Ave
  • (1) to 50th St – Seventh Ave

Bus

M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M6, M7, M10, M20, M31, M57, or M104


For more information, visit www.nycitycenter.org


 

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