“Eclectic, wildly popular and popularly priced”
—The New York Times
The 18th Fall for Dance Festival launches our re-opening for in-person performances! Experience the thrill of live dance again in five unique programs—each featuring three different groups of artists and companies presented this year without intermissions—all for the price of a movie ticket.
Providing artists with valuable opportunities to create new works, four New York City Center commissions will be presented by tap dance superstar Ayodele Casel, modern dance legend Lar Lubovitch for New York City Ballet principal dancers Adrian Danchig-Waring and Joseph Gordon, and The Verdon Fosse Legacy reconstruction of a series of dances based on trios originally created for Tony Award-winning actor and dancer Gwen Verdon and feature New York City Ballet soloist Georgina Pazcoguin. The fourth, a co-commission with Vail Dance Festival, will be created by sought-after choreographer Justin Peck for New York City Ballet principal Tiler Peck and American Ballet Theatre principal Herman Cornejo.
Read about the Fall for Dance Festival and The Verdon Fosse Legacy commission in The New York Times Fall Preview.
Our Studio 5 series features special performances and conversations with today’s great dance artists in the intimate setting of our historic studios. Check out the program on Fall for Dance Festival: The Verdon Fosse Legacy.
Programming subject to change.
STREB EXTREME ACTION
Molinette, Add, and Air
Choreography by Elizabeth Streb
A.I.M by Kyle Abraham
From A Heart Still Beating | NY Premiere
Choreography by Kyle Abraham in collaboration with A.I.M
The Verdon Fosse Legacy
Sweet Gwen Suite | New York City Center Commission
Choreography by Bob Fosse & Gwen Verdon
Additional choreography by Linda Haberman
Stephen Petronio Company
Choreography by Stephen Petronio
Sons de L’âme excerpts | NY Premiere
Choreography by Stanton Welch AM
Ephrat Asherie Dance
Choreography by Ephrat Asherie
Connection | NY Premiere
Choreography by Juliano Nunes
Micaela Taylor’s The TL Collective
Drift | NY Premiere
Choreography by Micaela Taylor
The Movement | NY Premiere
Choreography by Conrad Kelly II
38109, Co-presented with Damian Woetzel’s Vail Dance Festival | NY Premiere
Choreography by Lil Buck
Lar Lubovitch Dance Company with Guest Artists Adrian Danchig-Waring & Joseph Gordon
To Each in His Own Time, New York City Center Commission | World Premiere
Choreography by Lar Lubovitch
Mapping Out A Sky | NY Premiere
Choreography by Matthew Neenan
Fandango, Co-presented with Damian Woetzel’s Vail Dance Festival
Choreography by Alexei Ratmansky
Tiler Peck & Herman Cornejo
Bloom, Co-commission with Damian Woetzel’s Vail Dance Festival | NY Premiere
Choreography by Justin Peck
New York City Center Commission | World Premiere
Choreography by Ayodele Casel
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The inaugural Fall for Dance Festival was held in 2004 with the goal of building a new audience for dance. In his closing night review of that season, Jack Anderson wrote in The New York Times, “Fall for Dance has proved to be the brightest idea to light up the New York dance scene in a long time.” In keeping with City Center’s founding mission to make the arts accessible to everyone, all tickets for Fall for Dance are $15.
Since its inception, the Festival has received international recognition for its quality and innovation, and successfully engaging new and younger dance audiences. In 2011, City Center began commissioning new works for Fall for Dance. Recent seasons have featured world premieres from some of today’s leading choreographers, including Kyle Abraham, Lil Buck, Dormeshia, Michelle Dorrance, Mark Morris, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Justin Peck, and Christopher Wheeldon. In October 2020, a digital presentation of Fall for Dance—filmed live on the City Center stage—reached a global audience in 28 countries and all 50 states.
Fall for Dance has presented over 220 companies, 138 premieres, and introduced more than 400,000 newcomers and dance enthusiasts to an international array of choreographers and performers.
Each year, City Center’s Fall for Dance Festival presents some of the world’s most extraordinary dancers and companies for less than the price of a movie ticket. But we can’t do it without you! Please consider making a gift today to help us welcome a new generation of dance lovers and ensure this beloved festival remains affordable for all New Yorkers.
MAJOR SUPPORT FOR FALL FOR DANCE IS PROVIDED BY
Jody and John Arnhold
MAJOR SUPPORT FOR DANCE AT NEW YORK CITY CENTER IS PROVIDED BY
SUPPORT FOR THE ARTS ACCESS FUND IS PROVIDED BY
Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund
William and Dewey Edelman Charitable Trust
Denise R. Sobel
Barbara and David Zalaznick
Perry and Marty Granoff
Caroline Howard Hyman
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR FALL FOR DANCE IS PROVIDED BY
The Shubert Foundation
Joyce F. Menschel
The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc.
The SHS Foundation
C.L.C.Kramer Foundation, Inc.
The Jerome Robbins Foundation
SUPPORT FOR NEW DANCE WORKS AT NEW YORK CITY CENTER IS PROVIDED BY
Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation
Header photo: BalletX’s Ashley Simpson and Richard Villaverde; photo by Gabriel Bienczycki