After a total of 72 weeks of canceled programming since March 2020, including sporadic cancellations this spring, the Joyce Theater will run a 22-week fall season each year, running all scheduled performances. I have a new hope.
Joyce executive director Linda Shelton said: “Every week, we were thinking, ‘Can we make it through this week?'”
The Fall/Winter season, announced Wednesday, will run from September to February and will feature 18 companies. These include the debut of Latasha, who is familiar on the Chelsea stage as a dancer but new as a choreographer, with her Burns production of ‘The Jazz Continuum’. (October 11-16), an intergenerational celebration of black dancers and musicians. Fouad Boussouf will choreograph contemporary “Näss” (October 18-23), incorporating his dance, hip-hop and circus movements with the traditional dances of his native Morocco. And “Soul Chain” by German contemporary company tanzmainz and Sharon Eyal (January 24-28).
The season will feature the dance theater solo production Burn (September 20-25 days). The Edinburgh International Festival is dedicated to the triumphs and turmoil of Scottish poet Robert Burns.
According to Shelton, recently backstage at a performance, Cumming told her, “I have one more dance piece. Are you going to take it?” To which she replied, “Of course.”
Returning to the Joyce Theater this season is Camille A. Brown (2022 Tony Award nominee, winner for direction and choreography of Colored Girls Contemplating Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf) presents three works that redefine black identity. , one of which is also an ode to black girlhood (October 25-30), and Ronald K. Brown and his company Evidence, “Equality of Night and Day” (January 17- 22nd), we are aiming for a challenge. Social presumptions of fairness and fairness.
From overseas, Cuban group Malpaso Dance Company’s 10th anniversary performance (October 4-9) and Swedish contemporary dance company Kulberg’s new work “Horse, Solo” (February 1-5) came to Japan. Artwork by Deborah Hay.
For now, theaters, which review their Covid-19 policies weekly, will continue to require audience members to wear masks and provide proof of vaccination.
“The desire to be on stage is very strong,” Shelton said. “We hear from all companies that they can’t wait to take the stage again.”
“You never know what next year will bring,” she added.