'Fall for Dance' Opens at New York's City Center with Bill T. Jones and Trisha Brown Companies

Classic Arts News   'Fall for Dance' Opens at New York's City Center with Bill T. Jones and Trisha Brown Companies
Fall for Dance, New York City Center's autumnal extravaganza of first-rate performances at affordable prices, opens tonight with a two-hour program featuring five companies: the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company in an excerpt from Last Supper at Uncle Tom's Cabin, the Trisha Brown Dance Company in Set and Reset, the Dutch National Ballet performing Annabelle L‹pez Ochoa's Before After, the Yi-Jo Lim Sun Dance Company in Heaven and Earth, and the Pennsylvania Ballet dancing Matthew Neenan's 11:11.

The 2006 Fall for Dance festival, expanded to ten performances from last year's six due to popular demand, runs from September 28 to October 8. The festival will showcase thirty national and international companies; five groups will perform on each night, offering four repeated programs and two single programs. All tickets are $10.

Fall for Dance was launched to attract new audiences for the art form; last year's events proved so popular that, according to a statement, the 11,000 additional tickets will be needed to accommodate the expected audiences.

New York-based artists and companies scheduled to appear include the Stephen Petronio Company, the Martha Graham Dance Company, New York City Ballet, Parsons Dance Company and STREB Extreme Action. Two of City Center's resident companies, the Paul Taylor Dance Company and American Ballet Theatre, will also perform.

International companies on the lineup include the Honv_d Dance Company from Hungary, and the Ballet Boyz and Random Dance, both from London. Appearing for the first time in New York will be Yi-Jo Lim Sun Dance Company from Korea, Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie from Montreal, flamenco dancer FARRUCO from Spain, and three groups from France making their U.S. debuts: Compagnie La BARAKA/Abou LAGRAA, contemporary hip-hop group Compagnie Franck II Louise and Odile Duboc-CCN de Franche-Comt_ _ Belfort.

American companies on the lineup include Seattle's Pacific Northwest Ballet and Alonzo King's Lines Ballet from San Francisco.

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