“Oliver!,” the return of the National Ballet of Canada and a Twyla Tharp program are among the many choices for New York City Center’s 2022-23 season, the theater introduced on Tuesday.
“Coming off the pandemic we had a really strong season,” stated Arlene Shuler, City Center’s president and chief govt, including, “I want audiences to take away that City Center is as strong as ever.”
The 2022-23 season, Shuler’s final, opens with the Fall for Dance Festival, which for the primary time since 2019 could have an worldwide lineup, together with the Kyiv City Ballet from Ukraine, in addition to corporations and artists from France, Germany, India and the Netherlands.
Fall for Dance, which Shuler initiated in 2004, stays central to her legacy on the theater. The pageant’s eclectic mixture of dance corporations and low-cost tickets has expanded accessibility to the general public and solidified relationships with artists.
Also in fall, Twyla Tharp returns to the theater, Oct. 19-23, with two works: “In the Upper Room” (1986) and “Nine Sinatra Songs” (1982), which Shuler known as “masterworks — not just for Twyla but for the 20th century.” The program follows final yr’s “Twyla Now.”
The National Ballet of Canada will take the City Center stage for the primary time in 15 years. The program, with stay music by the National Ballet of Canada Orchestra, options three performances, together with Crystal Pite’s “Angels’ Atlas.” It is ready to run from March 30-April 1, 2023.
City Center’s Encores! will current “The Light in the Piazza” (Feb. 1-5), Jerry Herman’s “Dear World” (March 15-19) and Lionel Bart’s “Oliver!” (May 3-14). And “Parade,” starring Micaela Diamond and Ben Platt in Alfred Uhry’s Tony Award-winning musical concerning the 1915 lynching of Leo Frank, a Jewish American in Georgia, will probably be City Center’s annual gala manufacturing, on Nov. 1-6.
Dance programming at City Center may even embody Sara Baras and her firm on the annual Flamenco Festival (March 23-26), and Ballet Hispánico, which is able to carry out “Club Havana 18+1” (June 1-3).
This yr’s City Center Dance Festival, titled “From the Street,” will rejoice the range of types in up to date hip-hop. The yr will shut with “Sugar Hill: The Ellington/Strayhorn Nutcracker” (Nov. 15-27), a jazz-infused retelling of the vacation traditional, and the annual season of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (Nov. 30-Dec. 24), with new works by Kyle Abraham and Jamar Roberts.