“IT’S HARD TO THINK OF ANOTHER THEATRICAL EVENT WHERE DANCE IS RECEIVED SO ENTHUSIASTICALLY YEAR AFTER YEAR”
—The New York Times
The 16th Fall for Dance Festival kicks off City Center’s season with four New York City Center Commissions: tap dance phenom Caleb Teicher expands his 2018 Fall for Dance hit; Kyle Abraham develops a solo for American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Misty Copeland; Sonya Tayeh choreographs a new ensemble work with live music by Moses Sumney in a co-commission with Kaatsbaan; and Kim Brandstrup creates a duet for New York City Ballet principal dancers Sara Mearns and Taylor Stanley. And that’s just a small part of this iconic event—all for the price of a movie ticket.
Fall for Dance is renowned for presenting artistic excellence while remaining committed to geographic and stylistic diversity. Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal pays tribute to songwriter Leonard Cohen in Dance Me, while the English National Ballet performs the duet from Akram Khan’s haunting Dust in commemoration of World War I. Vuyani Dance Theatre exudes the fluid dynamism of contemporary South African dance in Rise and Skånes Dansteater displays heartfelt minimalism in Dare to Wreck—both companies all the more exceptional in their performances with physically integrated casts.
An online waiting room will open on Sunday, September 8 at 10am to help expedite your purchase. All visitors in the queue between 10am and 11am will be assigned a random number, creating a digital line at 11am. Visitors arriving after 11am will be placed at the end of the line.
There is a limit of four tickets per person, per show. All tickets are $15 each plus a $2.50 facility fee per ticket. Orders purchased online or by phone incur an additional handling fee of $6.75 per ticket.
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Hubbard Street Dance Chicago A Picture of You Falling
Choreography by Crystal Pite
Vuyani Dance Theatre (South Africa) Rise | US Premiere*
Choreography by Gregory Maqoma
Misty Copeland New York City Center Commission | World Premiere
Choreography by Kyle Abraham
Caleb Teicher & Company Bzzzz, New York City Center Commission | World Premiere
Choreography by Caleb Teicher
Mark Morris Dance Group Eleven from Mozart Dances
Choreography by Mark Morris
Dyptik (France) Dans l’Engrenage | US Premiere*
Choreography by Mehdi Meghari and Souhail Marchiche
The Washington Ballet Shadow Lands | NY Premiere
Choreography by Dana Genshaft
Malevo (Argentina) Salvaje | US Premiere
Choreography by Matias Jaime
The Mariinsky Ballet (Russia) At the Wrong Time | US Premiere
Choreography by Alexander Sergeev
English National Ballet (United Kingdom) Dust Duet | US Premiere
Choreography by Akram Khan
Skånes Dansteater (Sweden) Dare to Wreck | US Premiere
Choreography by Madeleine Månsson & Peder Nilsson
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Lazarus (Act II)
Choreography by Rennie Harris
CNDC d’Angers (France) Beach Birds
Choreography by Merce Cunningham
Alicia Graf Mack Come Sunday
Choreography by Geoffrey Holder
MADBOOTS DANCE FOR US
Choreography by Jonathan Campbell & Austin Diaz
Tayeh Dance Unveiling New York City Center Co-Commission with Kaatsbaan | World Premiere
Choreography by Sonya Tayeh | Live music by Moses Sumney
Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal (Canada) Dance Me
Choreography by Andonis Foniadakis & Ihsan Rustem
Sara Mearns & Taylor Stanley New York City Center Commission | World Premiere
Choreography by Kim Brandstrup
Monica Bill Barnes & CompanyThe Running Show*
Choreography by Monica Bill Barnes
Martha Graham Dance Company Chronicle
Choreography by Martha Graham
*Adapted for Fall for Dance
Programs and casting subject to change
Same-day ticket holders can enjoy free, pre-show dance lessons with Fall for Dance artists in the Grand Tier Lobby on October 2, 4, and 11 at 6:45pm and October 6 and 13 at 1:45pm.
A highlight of the city’s cultural calendar
—The New York Times
How can any dance lover not be excited?
The notion seemed radical: a dance festival that mingled legends and emerging artists from every conceivable genre of dance, with all seats going for the price of a movie ticket. But City Center’s inaugural Fall for Dance Festival was an instant smash in 2004. Since then, Fall for Dance has become an irreplaceable fixture in the city’s cultural landscape, known for its eclectic programming and its success in introducing new audiences to the power of dance.
Fall for Dance has presented over 200 companies and artists to a cumulative audience of over 350,000 newcomers and dance buffs. In 2013, City Center began commissioning new works for Fall for Dance. Recent seasons have featured world premieres from some of today’s leading choreographers, including Michelle Dorrance, Lil Buck, Mark Morris, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, and Justin Peck.
Oct 24 – 26, 2019
Houston Ballet celebrates their 50th Anniversary Season with a thrilling program of contemporary works by Aszure Barton, Mark Morris (NY Premiere), and Justin Peck (NY Premiere).
Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake
Jan 30 – Feb 9, 2020
Retaining iconic elements from the original production, the show that “changed the dance landscape forever” (Observer) returns to City Center in a new incarnation.
Major support is provided by
Jody and John Arnhold
Perry and Marty Granoff
Caroline Howard Hyman
Denise R. Sobel
Barbara and David Zalaznick
Support for new dance works at New York City Center is provided by
Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation
Additional support is provided by
Joyce F. Menschel
The SHS Foundation
The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc.
Support for the Arts Access Fund is provided by
Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund
Support for the Artistic Innovation Fund is provided by
Lisa and Richard Witten
Leadership support for dance at New York City Center is provided by