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New York City Center's 12th Annual

Fall for Dance Festival

  • Mainstage
  • Sep 30 - Oct 11, 2015
  • All tickets $15

  • Overview

    Experience the very best the dance world has to offer at New York City Center’s 12th annual Fall for Dance Festival, where you’ll see world-renowned companies performing alongside daring new artists. The Festival’s five programs will feature two commissioned works and companies from all over the country, as well as from Brazil, India, Israel, and beyond. Come to the theater early and take part in free dance lessons and talks by choreographers, artists, and dance critics.



    2015 Fall for Dance Schedule

    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8 and FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9 at 8pm
    NRITYAGRAM, Shivashtakam (An Ode to Shiva) (US Premiere)Surupa Sen 
    SAN FRANCISCO BALLET, Solo, Hans van Manen 
    STEPHEN PETRONIO COMPANY, Locomotor, Stephen Petronio 
    DORRANCE DANCE, Myelination (World Premiere, FFD Commission), Michelle Dorrance

    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10 at 8pm and SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11 at 7pm
    L-E-V, Killer Pig (NY Premiere), Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar
    BILL IRWIN AND TILER PECK, Time It Was/116 (NY Premiere), Bill Irwin, Tiler Peck, and Damian Woetzel
    BOSTON BALLET, Pas de Quatre, Leonid Yakobson
    JESÚS CARMONA & CIA, Ímpetu (US Premiere), Jesús Carmona



    Lead Sponsor Bloomberg Philanthropies

    Sustaining Sponsor
    Ford Foundation

    Presenting Partners
    Jody and John Arnhold
    Perry and Marty Granoff
    Caroline Howard Hyman

    Support for New Dance Commissions is provided by
    Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation

    2015–2016 Dance Season Sponsor
    Barbara and David Zalaznick

    Leadership Support for Dance at City Center provided by Harkness Foundation for Dance

    Support for the Artistic Innovation Fund provided by
    Lisa and Richard Witten Howard Gilman Foundation

  • Videos

    • Fall for Dance Preview
      by DancePulp

    • Fall for Dance Commissions
      by DancePulp

    • First Week of Fall for Dance!

    • Fall for Dance Opening Night Highlights

  • Master Classes

    Join the artists of Fall for Dance for these intense—and intensely rewarding—Master Classes. Registration is required, and all classes are $25.



    L-E-V
    Fri, Oct 9 at 5-7pm
    Participants will learn material from Sharon Eyal, and explore how to apply their identities to fulfilling the work’s nuances and purpose.

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    FFD Master Classes will be held in the Barbara and David Zalaznick Studio on 130 West 56th Street.

  • Pre-Show Events

    Get closer to the artists of Fall for Dance with an extraordinary slate of pre-show dance lessons and panel discussions.

    FRI 10/9 at 6:45pm
    DANCE LESSON: Dorrance Dance
    In the Grand Tier Lobby, Free to Ticket Holders
    Join Fall for Dance poster boy Leonardo Sandoval for a rousing tap dance lesson before he takes the stage that evening!

    SAT 10/10 at 6:45pm
    DANCE LESSON: Nrityagram
    In the Grand Tier Lobby, Free to Ticket Holders
    Odissi dance masters Bijayini Satpathy and Surupa Sen of Nrityagram lead the crowd in a lesson of traditional Indian dance.

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