Fall for Dance Festival

New York City Center’s Fall for Dance Festival presents programs of four world-class dance companies a night for just $15. It’s the best deal in dance in New York City and sells out every year.

16th Fall For Dance Festival

The 16th Fall for Dance Festival is at New York City Center in Midtown, NYC from October 1-13, 2019. $15

Tickets go on sale Sunday, September 8 at 11am.

This season brings lots of ballet, the French court dance, and dance from Argentina, France, and French Canada and Trinidad. There is also great modern and contemporary dance.

If you go, go early to see the lobby exhibition of portraits of performers by Arnold Newman and Nina Robinson.

Program 1 ~ Ballet

Tuesday and Wednesday, October 1 and 2 you can see the world premiere of a New York City Center commission by Kyle Abraham for American Ballet Theatre Principal dancer Misty Copeland. The already legendary African-American ballerina is the most famous ballerina in the United States.

Program 2 ~ France and Argentina

Thursday and Friday, October 3-4, 2019 includes French and Argentine companies.

From France, Dyptik dances the U.S. premiere of Dans l’Engrenage with choreography by Mehdi Meghari and Souhail Marchiche.

From Argentina, Malevo dances the U.S. premiere of Salvaje by Matias Jaime. The Washington Ballet also performs.

Program 3 ~ Ballet and Modern

Saturday and Sunday, October 5-6 includes The Mariinksy Ballet, English National Ballet and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Program 4 ~ French and Creole

Thursday and Friday, October 10-11 brings French and Creole artists. Alicia Graf Mack dances Come Sunday by legendary Creole choreographer Geoffrey Holder.

By the way, Creole is French-Black in the Americas. Jazz is Creole.

Program 5 ~ French-Canadian Ballet

On Saturday and Sunday, October 12-13, Les  Ballets Jazz de Montréal performs Dance Me by Adonis Foniadakis and Ihsan Rustem. Montréal is the French-Canadian capital. Ballet is French, but the Americas are jazzy. What a great combination.

New York City Ballet Principal Sara Mearns and Taylor Stanley dance the world premiere of a New York City Center commission by Kim Brandstrup.

For a complete schedule, visit nycitycenter.org

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