A Second Quadrille Set to Start the Joyce Theater Season

Posted June 21, 2018 3:18 p.m. EDT

NEW YORK — The coming season at the Joyce Theater will include the returns of Twyla Tharp and the “NY Quadrille,” as well as a dance play starring James Whiteside and a debut program from Beth Gill.

“We want to introduce new companies and choreographers to our audience,” said Linda Shelton, the executive director of the Joyce, in an interview. “But we also don’t want to forget about companies that have been here and have a history here and call the Joyce Theater their home.”

To inaugurate the season in late September, five companies and choreographers, including Kyle Abraham’s A.I.M., Gill and the Donna Uchizono Company, will join together for the second edition of “NY Quadrille,” organized and designed by Lar Lubovitch. As it was for the first “Quadrille,” a special stage will be constructed for the three-week engagement to allow the audience to view the performances from four sides.

Later in the fall, Whiteside, the American Ballet Theater principal dancer, will star in Arthur Pita’s dance play “The Tenant” (Nov. 6-11), based on the psychological novel by Roland Topor. It will also feature the Ballet Theater soloist Cassandra Trenary.

“Minimalism and Me” (Nov. 14-Dec. 9) by Twyla Tharp Dance will focus on Tharp’s early works and their relationship to minimalist art. The program will include excerpts from pieces made from 1965 to 1971, including “Tank Dive” and the breakthrough “Eight Jelly Rolls.”

Other highlights of the Joyce season include performances by Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, BalletBoyz and Camille A. Brown and Dancers. The Joyce’s American Dance Platform showcase and its Cuba Festival will also be included in 2018-19 season.

Andrea Miller’s company Gallim will close the season in February with the world premiere of “To Create a World,” a piece that the choreographer began researching while she served as the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s artist in residence in 2017-18.

More information is at joyce.org.