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Juilliard presents New Dances: Version 2023

Juilliard presents New Dances: Version 2023, the cornerstone of Juilliard Dance’s fall season, from December 6-10. The annual program options the world premieres of works by 4 preeminent choreographers: Lauren Lovette, Hope Boykin, Raja Feather Kelly and Omar Román De Jesús. Every has created authentic items for every undergraduate dance class set to music by residing composers together with Philip Glass (Diploma ’60, MS ’62, composition) and pupil Alberta Khoury (BM ’18, MM ’19, guitar), carried out stay by Juilliard music college students and alumni. New Dances: Version 2023 celebrates an amalgamation of up to date inventive voices in dance and music and supplies college students with the distinctive alternative to work and collaborate straight with right now’s main artists.

“It’s all the time thrilling to see how the choreographers work with the scholars to deliver their concepts into fruition,” Juilliard Dance Dean and Director Alicia Graf Mack mentioned. “The range of our dancers’ abilities permits the choreographers to step into the house and actually faucet into their imaginations.”

This formidable program represents a spread of motion, types, and concepts. Choreographers embody former New York Metropolis Ballet principal dancer and Paul Taylor resident choreographer Lovette; Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater alum, educator and choreographer Boykin; Juilliard Arnhold Artistic Affiliate and founding father of the feath3r idea Kelly; and 2023 Dance Journal Harkness Promise Award winner and inventive director of Boca Tuya, De Jesús. All have offered main new works with main firms and at efficiency venues throughout New York or obtained distinguished awards all through 2023.

The 4 new works additionally spotlight new and up to date music by composers working right now, together with a Juilliard pupil and an alum. Lovette’s Pangaea Calling (first-year class) options music by Juilliard guitar doctoral pupil Alberta Khoury. Boykin’s I Dare … You. (second-year class) is about to music by Terence Blanchard as a part of Lincoln Middle’s year-long, campus-wide celebration of the composer. Kelly set his MUD | LOTUS (third-year class) to “Fanfare for the Unimpressed” and “Ecstatic Science” by Missy Mazzoli coached by Arnhold Artistic Affiliate at Giant Nadia Sirota (BM ’04, MM ’06, viola; Academy ’08); and Omar Román De Jesús’ EROICA (fourth-year class) options Etudes for Solo Piano, E book 2: Etude No. 15 and “Wichita Vortex Sutra” by Juilliard Alum Philip Glass. The total program celebrates interdisciplinary inventive alternate, exploration, and mentorship by bringing collectively Juilliard dancers and musicians with these distinguished choreographers and composers.

New Dances: Version 2023 can even provide Juilliard’s first relaxed efficiency with a particular presentation on December 8, at 11am. A relaxed efficiency is one which anyone can attend however that has been particularly designed for folks with autism or sensory, communication, or studying difficulties together with neurodivergent patrons in addition to households with babies. The primary two of the 4 world-premiere works — by choreographers Lovette and Boykin — might be offered in the course of the New Dances relaxed efficiency.

Performances of New Dances: Version 2023 happen within the Peter Jay Sharp Theater from December 6-10, with two performances on December 9. The efficiency on Saturday, December 9 at 7:30pm might be livestreamed at through Juilliard LIVE, the college’s new, free digital platform that gives entry to each efficiency livestreams and a curated collection of programming from the music, dance, drama, and preparatory divisions. Juilliard LIVE is obtainable on an online browser or on a TV, pill or smartphone via the Apple iOS, Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fireplace TV apps; Android and AndroidTV are coming quickly.

Tickets are $30 and $17.50 (members) and may be bought on-line or on the Juilliard field workplace.

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