2015 Fall for Dance Festival on the horizon

2015 Fall For Dance Festival at New York City CenterThe 12th annual Fall For Dance Festival is almost here! New York City Center will explode with dance from September 30 to October 11. The lineup presents 20 international dance companies and artists. Performances include: a world premiere by Michelle Dorrance; a NY premiere by Pam Tanowitz; U.S. premieres by La Compagnie Hervé KOUBI, Jesús Carmona & Cía, L-E-V and Steven McRae; and NY premieres by Bill Irwin and Tiler Peck, Companhia Urbana de Dança, Fang-Yi Sheu and Herman Cornejo, and Houston Ballet.


Since its inception, Fall for Dance has presented nearly 200 companies to more than a quarter of a million audience members. The best part? Tickets to all these performances are just $15!


“Fall for Dance began with the goal of introducing new audiences to the power of dance, which we continue to do by keeping all tickets at $15,” said New York City Center President & CEO Arlene Shuler. “For the Festival’s 10th anniversary in 2013, we went even further by commissioning world premiere works. The creation of new work is essential to the continued development of dance artists, and we’re proud to continue that tradition this year with two commissions: a New York premiere by Pam Tanowitz and a world premiere by tap dancer and choreographer Michelle Dorrance.”


The two-week Festival will consist of five unique programs (each program is repeated once) with performances by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; Bill Irwin and Tiler Peck; Boston Ballet; Che Malambo; La Compagnie Hervé KOUBI; Companhia Urbana de Dança; Dorrance Dance; doug elkins choreography, etc.; Fang-Yi Sheu and Herman Cornejo; Houston Ballet; Jesús Carmona & Cía; L-E-V; Miami City Ballet; Nrityagram; Paul Taylor Dance Company; Project FFD: Pam Tanowitz; San Francisco Ballet; Stephen Petronio Company; and Steven McRae. The Festival’s many free pre-show events will include dance lessons and panel discussions with choreographers, artists and dance educators.


For more information on the Fall for Dance Festival and its calendar of events, visit www.nycitycenter.org. Tickets are now on sale.