City Center's Fall for Dance Festival

October 19, 2020, 6:41.25 pm ET  

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The 17th Fall for Dance Festival will present its first-ever digital dance celebration as Alicia Graf Mack and David Hallberg host two stunning programs showcasing the resiliency of extraordinary New York City artists coming together. Both programs will be available for viewing through November 1.

Program 1, which premieres on Wednesday, October 21 at 7:30pm, features two world premiere City Center commissions: a solo piece from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Jamar Roberts titled “Morani/Mungu (Black Warrior/Black God)” that explores his identity as a Black man, and a duet by Christopher Wheeldon called “The Two of Us” for Hallberg and Sara Mearns The program also includes Ballet Hispánico’s “18+1,” an electric, mambo-driven piece and the Martha Graham Dance Company’s Natasha M. Diamond-Walker in a performance of “Lamentation,” a timeless message about the essence of grief.

Program 2, which premieres on Monday, October 26 at 7:30pm, showcases acclaimed tap artist Dormeshia in “Lady Swings the Blues,” a world premiere City Center commission that honors the legacy of Black women in dance.  In addition, Calvin Royal III, a principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre, dances a world premiere commission solo from choreographer Kyle Abraham; the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, featuring guests Joseph Gordon and Adrian Danchig-Waring, perform the iconic male duet from Concerto Six Twenty-Two; and Ashley Bouder, Tiler Peck, and Brittany Pollack perform excerpts from George Balanchine’s “Who Cares?,” an exuberant response to George Gershwin’s classic tunes.

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