Recommended Dance: EIGHTH AMERICAN DANCE PLATFORM (The Joyce Theater)

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by Nia Liat on December 15, 2023

in Dance,Theater-New York

The Joyce Theater continues to bring the best in dance to its New York City stage in the eighth iteration of American Dance Platform. Hand-picked by educator, dramaturg, choreographer, scholar and Jacob’s Pillow Associate Curator Melanie George, three companies will each perform twice at The Joyce Theater from January 9-14.

Melanie George

Home to some of the country’s most thrilling and critically-lauded tap performances, The Joyce celebrates the art form once more during the 2024 edition of American Dance Platform with Jazz at The Joyce. No stranger to the Joyce stage, Dormeshia Tap Collective and Josette Wiggan join forces with celebrated artist Michelle N. Gibson, bringing her signature embodiment of jazz and New Orleans Second Line aesthetic to life for two thrilling performances.

Dormeshia Tap

Reaching into New York City’s own backyard, George has also tapped Soles of Duende for a pair of performances. The trio, comprised of Amanda Castro, Arielle Rosales, and Brinda Guha, celebrate the connections and differences of their seemingly disparate disciplines of dance, resulting in a beautiful collaboration and elevated joy in every program.

Soles of Duende

Rounding out this year’s invited artists and companies is Dallas Black Dance Theatre, the oldest, continuously operating professional dance company in Dallas and the fourth largest black dance company in the nation. The virtuosic collective of 14 dancers have mesmerized audiences the world over with their extraordinary artistic excellence in modern dance, and will no doubt wow audiences once more in their return to the Joyce stage and American Dance Platform.

Dallas Black Dance Theatre (Kent Barker)

The schedule for American Dance Platform:

Jazz at The Joyce
Featuring Dormeshia Tap Collective,
Michelle N. Gibson, and Josette Wiggan Presents
Tuesday, January 9 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, January 10 at 7:30pm

Soles of Duende
Thursday, January 11 at 8pm
Sunday, January 14 at 2pm

Dallas Black Dance Theatre
Friday, January 12 at 8pm
Saturday, January 13 at 8pm

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American Dance Platform
The Joyce Theater in Chelsea, 175 Eighth Avenue at West 19th Street
January 9-14, 2024
for tickets ($12-$72), call 212-242-0800 or visit Joyce

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