Highlighting the extraordinary fall season are presentations by Twyla Tharp Dance and Trisha Brown Dance Company, revealing the genius of the iconic choreographers whose companies bear their names. Especially compelling will be a world premiere by Tharp, who has continued to make dances for more than five decades, and the historical significance of the Brown program which presents works from 2000 through 2009, during the final period of her creative life.
Also on tap is Compagnie Maguy Marin, led by the provocative French choreographer who, much like Tharp and Brown, possesses a distinctive dance aesthetic that has profoundly influenced subsequent generations. A commitment to bringing international companies to New York extends to performances by the Joyce debuts of two more intriguing French companies, Compagnie Accrorap and Compagnie Hervé KOUBI, in addition to the return of Finland’s Tero Saarinen Company. In another Joyce debut, Dresden Semperoper Ballett will perform an eclectic program highlighting its combination of classical and contemporary technique. The international focus will continue with Cuba’s Malpaso Dance Company in a program featuring the New York premiere of Indomitable Waltz, a recent Joyce commission by Aszure Barton.
Closer to home will be appearances by the New York-based Liz Gerring Dance Company, returning with Horizon, a 2015 piece acclaimed for its intricate movement style. Joyce audience favorites Ballet West, Garth Fagan Dance, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, and Noche Flamenca will take the stage, too, as well as tapper extraordinaire Michelle Dorrance, who comes back with her company Dorrance Dance for another exhilarating romp. American Dance Platform, the highly successful Joyce presentation that began two years ago, returns to showcase the wide range of dance now being created throughout the United States.