Joyce Theater

The Joyce Theater in Chelsea, Manhattan is New York City’s international dance theater. The Joyce Foundation commissions new work.

Limón Dance Company 2018 at The Joyce

One of the pioneers of Modern Dance in New York was Mexico-born José Limón. Limón ‘Missa Brevis’ 60th Anniversary, Connor ‘The Body is a House Without Walls’ and Limón’s ‘The Unsung.’
Joyce Theater
Chelsea, Manhattan
Tuesday – Sunday
May 8 – 13, 2018

Ballet Hispánico Spring 2018 Season at The Joyce

Works by Spanish, Colombian, and Mexican choreographers, including two world premieres that salute the beloved Spanish poet Federico García Lorca.
Joyce Theater
Chelsea, Manhattan
Tuesday – Sunday
April 10 – 15, 2018

Stephen Petronio Company Italian-American Postmodern Dance at The Joyce

The Joyce Theater
Chelsea, Manhattan
GALA Wednesday, March 21
Tuesday – Sunday
March 20 – 25, 2018

Tulsa Ballet returns to the Joyce with Colombian Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

‘Untitled’ world premiere by resident choreographer Ma Cong, ‘Shibuya Blues’ by Colombian-Belgian dance maker Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, and ‘Meðal’ (Among) by Helen Pickett.
Tuesday – Saturday
March 6 – 10, 2018

Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca ‘Intimo’

Joyce Theater
Chelsea, Manhattan
Tuesday – Saturday
February 13 – 25, 2018

Compagnie Hervé KOUBI is French – African – Islamic – Oriental

Choreographer thought he was Pied Noir. Found out he is Algerian. Voila!
Joyce Theater
Chelsea, Manhattan
Tuesday – Sunday
January 30 – February 4, 2018

Malpaso brings the future of Cuban contemporary dance to The Joyce

Joyce Theater
175 Eighth Avenue
January 17 – 21, 2018

The Joyce Theater is New York City’s main dance theater after the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center and New York City Center in Midtown. The Joyce is the New York City home of many dance companies based in New York, the Americas, and abroad.

Regardless of where in the world you or your family are from, The Joyce Theater is the New York City theater where you are mostly likely to find a little bit of home and heritage.

The Joyce Foundation is more than a dance theater. The Joyce Foundation is one of America’s important dance producers.

It was established by LuEsther T. Mertz, whose family founded the direct marketing company, Publishers Clearing House. The theater is named after her daughter.

One of the great things about The Joyce is that we, as Latins, are very much included.

Artists are always a little ahead of the politicians. The Joyce Foundation has a special relationship with Cuban contemporary dance.

The Joyce leadership started doing cultural exchange tours to Cuba in 2001. In 2013, they sent noted Brooklyn choreographer Ronald K. Brown to Cuba with a commission to choose a Cuban dance company and choreograph a piece for them. He chose Malpaso Dance Company.

The Joyce brought Malpaso to the States as soon as relations opened up in 2014 and continues to develop the company with new commissions every year. Malpaso has grown into Cuba’s leading international contemporary dance company.

January 2018

Cuba’s Malpaso Dance Company performs Wednesday – Sunday, January 17 – 21, 2018 with Saturday and Sunday matinees.

French Compagnie Accrorap makes it Joyce debut Tuesday – Sunday, January 23 – 28, 2018.

French – Algerian Compagnie Hervé KOUBI performs What The Day Owes To The Night Tuesday – Sunday, January 30 – February 4, 2018.

February 2018

NYC’s own Ronald K. Brown/Evidence performs its unique blend of African & Contemporary dance Tuesday – Sunday, February 6 – 11, 2018.

Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca perform Intimo for two weeks Tuesday – Sunday, February 13 – 25, 2018.

March 2018

The Tulsa Ballet performs Tuesday – Saturday, March 6 – 10, 2018.

Italian – American Stephen Petronio Company performs the world premiere of Hardness 10 from Tuesday – Sunday, March 20 – 25.

April 2018

South African Dada Masilo / The Dance Factory performs an African version of the ballet Giselle, Tuesday – Sunday, April 3 – 8, 2018.

Ballet Hispanico perform two Spanish choreographer’s takes on beloved Spanish writer Federico Garcia Lorca, Tuesday – Sunday, April 10 – 15, 2018.

Jewish – American Lar Lubovitch Dance Company performs Tuesday – Sunday, April 17 – 22, 2018.

Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève performs Contemporary Ballet, Tuesday – Sunday, April 24 – 29, 2018.

May 2018

Jewish – American choreographer Kyle Abraham brings Abraham.In.Motion to The Joyce Tuesday – Sunday, May 1 – 6, 2018.

Limón Dance Company, the legacy of Mexican – American Modern dance pioneer José Limón, celebrates the 60th anniversary of Missa Brevis, Tuesday – Sunday, May 8 – 13, 2018.

RIOULT Dance NY performs Wednesday – Sunday, May 30 – June 3, 2018.

June 2018

New York City’s own Ballet Tech Kids Dance dances Ballet Thursday – Sunday, June 7 – 10, 2018.

Philadanco performs African – American dance Tuesday – Sunday, June 12 – 17, 2018.


Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami dances ballet with Latin flavor for The Joyce Ballet Festival, Tuesday – Wednesday, June 26 – 27, 2018.

BalletX of Philadelphia performs contemporary ballet for The Joyce Ballet Festival, Saturday and Sunday, June 30 – July 1, 2018.

July 2018

Ashley Bouder Project dances contemporary ballet for The Joyce Ballet Festival Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, July 2, 3, and 5, 2018.

Barak Ballet dances contemporary ballet for The Joyce Ballet Festival, Friday – Saturday, July 6 – 7, 2018.

Jewish modern dance company Batsheva – The Young Ensemble performs Tuesday – Sunday for two weeks Tuesday – Sunday, July 10 – 22, 2018.

Dance illusionists MOMIX perform Tuesday – Sunday for three weeks from July 24 – August 12, 2018. MOMIX developed out of work done for a celebration of French composer Erik Satie at the Paris Opera.

August 2018

The Sarasota Ballet dances world-renowned choreographers Tuesday – Sunday, August 14 – 19, 2018.

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The Joyce Theater is in Chelsea, Manhattan.

The Joyce Theater
175 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10011
(at 19th St)


(1) to 18th St
(A) (C) (E) to 14th St
(L) to Eighth Ave


M20 to 23rd St
M7 or M14 to 14th St
M11 to 23rd St


There is an iPark parking garage half a block away at 250 West 19th St.

Ballet Hispánico is America’s leading Latino dance company

167 West 89th St
between Amsterdam and Columbus
Upper West Side, Manhattan

RIOULT Dance stops at Queens Theatre before European tour

French choreographer’s ‘Te Deum,’ ‘Wien,’ and ‘Dream Suite’ inspired by Marc Chagall.
Queens Theatre
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens
Saturday – Sunday
March 3 – 4, 2018

Limón Dance Company’s first season of new artistic director Colin Connor

Joyce Theater
Chelsea, Manhattan
Tuesday – Saturday
May 2 – 6, 2017

Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal at The Joyce

Ballet jazzed up French-Canadian style.
Joyce Theater
Chelsea, Manhattan
May 24 – 29, 2016

Irene Rodríguez Compañía Cuba Festival at The Joyce

Cuba’s leading Spanish Flamenco company.
Joyce Theater
Chelsea, Manhattan
Thursday – Sunday
May 19 – 22, 2016

DanzAbierta Cuba Festival at The Joyce

Marianela Boán’s avant-garde dance troupe uses the Cuban cabaret as a metaphor for life in “Showroom.”
Joyce Theater
Chelsea, Manhattan
Saturday – Tuesday
May 14 – 17, 2016

São Paulo Dance Company debuts at The Joyce

One of Latin America’s major dance companies makes its Joyce debut.
Joyce Theater
Tuesday – Sunday
May 3 – 8, 2016

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