BAAND Together Dance Festival returns as part of Lincoln Center’s Summer for the City!

BAAND Together Dance Festival returns as part of Lincoln Center’s Summer for the City!

Five of NYC’s most iconic dance companies—Ballet Hispánico, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, and Dance Theatre of Harlem—return for the fourth annual BAAND Together Dance Festival, sharing the spotlight and a stage as part of Lincoln Center’s third annual Summer for the City. The Festival began when the performing arts were coming back after the height of the pandemic in 2021 as a new form of collaboration in celebration of the return to live performance.

From July 30–August 3 and this year moving indoors to the David H. Koch Theater, audiences will be treated to five exceptional performances of beloved programming curated collaboratively by the artistic directors of the companies, featuring repertory favorites. Performances: Tue-Fri at 7:30pm, Sat at 4pm.

The Program will be as follows:

Dance Theatre of Harlem – Blake Works IV (The Barre Project) by William Forsythe; New York City Ballet –Duo Concertant by George Balanchine; Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater – Solo by Hans Van Manen; American Ballet Theatre – Night Falls by Brady Farrar; and Ballet Hispánico – Sombrerísimo by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa. 

Each afternoon, one of the companies brings its unique teaching style to participants of all ages with free dance workshops in the David Geffen Hall lobby. The series will offer a variety of teaching styles and dance forms, appropriate for all ages and abilities.

The Festival is made possible by CHANEL, representing the fourth year of the House’s support of the BAAND Together Dance Festival. This partnership reflects CHANEL’s long-standing patronage within the world of dance, which has continued for over a century.

Statement from the artistic directors of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (Interim Artistic Director Matthew Rushing), American Ballet Theatre (Artistic Director Susan Jaffe), Ballet Hispánico (Artistic Director & CEO Eduardo Vilaro), Dance Theatre of Harlem (Artistic Director Robert Garland), and New York City Ballet (Artistic Director Jonathan Stafford, Associate Artistic Director Wendy Whelan):

“The BAAND Together Festival has become a summer must-see event, thanks to Lincoln Center’s dedication to our community. This year we are thrilled to be at the Koch Theater with an exciting program highlighting the vibrancy of New York City’s dance landscape and cementing our commitment to making great dance accessible to all New Yorkers.” – BAAND Artistic Directors

To make the arts more accessible, tickets are available on a Choose-What-You-Pay basis here (suggested ticket price $35).

American Ballet Theatre dancers Sunmi & Joseph, Photo by Daniel Arnold