After a complete of 72 weeks of canceled programming since March 2020, together with sporadic cancellations this spring, the Joyce Theater will current its annual 22-week fall season, with renewed hopes to run each scheduled efficiency.
“We’ve had a whole year of opening and closing and opening and closing,” stated Linda Shelton, the Joyce’s government director. “Every week we wondered, ‘Are we going get through the week?’”
The fall-winter season, introduced on Wednesday, will run from September to February and is ready to showcase 18 corporations, together with debuts by LaTasha Barnes — acquainted to the Chelsea stage as a dancer however new as a choreographer — with “The Jazz Continuum” (Oct. 11-16), an intergenerational celebration of Black dancers and musicians; Fouad Boussouf, whose choreography attracts from up to date dance, hip-hop and circus motion together with conventional dance from his native Morocco in “Näss” (Oct. 18-23); and the German up to date firm tanzmainz with Sharon Eyal’s “Soul Chain” (Jan. 24-28).
The season opens with “Burn” (Sept. 20-25), a dance-theater solo work by the Olivier and Tony Award-winning actor Alan Cumming and the Olivier-winning choreographer Steven Hoggett in a coproduction with the National Theater of Scotland, Edinburgh International Festival, centered on the triumphs and turmoils of the Scottish poet Robert Burns.
Shelton stated that just lately, backstage at a efficiency, Cumming advised her, “I have one more dance piece in me, are you up for it?” To which she replied, “Of course.”
Returning to the Joyce Theater this season is Camille A. Brown (the two-time 2022 Tony nominee for her course and choreography of “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf”) with a trio of works redefining Black identification, certainly one of which can be an ode to Black girlhood (Oct. 25-30), and Ronald Ok. Brown and his firm Evidence, with “The Equality of Night and Day” (Jan. 17-22), which goals to problem societal presumptions of fairness and equity.
Visiting from overseas are the Cuban group Malpaso Dance Company (Oct. 4-9), in a tenth anniversary efficiency, and the up to date firm Cullberg, from Sweden, with “Horse, the solos” (Feb. 1-5), a new work by Deborah Hay.
For now, the theater, which critiques its Covid-19 insurance policies weekly, will proceed to require viewers members to put on masks and supply proof of vaccination.
“There is so much desire to be onstage,” Shelton stated. “We hear that from every company, that they just can’t wait to be onstage again.”
“We don’t know what this coming year will bring,” she added, “But we are going after it.”