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October, 1-2, 2019

Fall for Dance Festival - Program 1

2019 Fall for Dance Festival

For sixteen seasons, the Festival has welcomed existing and new dance lovers to experience an international array of dance artists. The 2019 line-up includes artists from Argentina, Canada, France, Russia, Sweden, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States. In keeping with City Center’s founding mission to make the arts accessible to everyone, all tickets are $15. 

Program 1

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago  
A Picture of You Falling Choreography by Crystal Pite 

Crytal Pite’s A Picture of You Falling exemplifies the choreographer’s fascination with familiar storylines of love, conflict, and loss, and the body’s role in providing the illustrative shape of those stories. 

Vuyani Dance Theatre
Rise Choreography by Gregory Maqoma (US Premiere)

Rise carries with it a message of hope to young people that it is up to them to rise to the occasion and dedicate their energy to rebuilding the country’s spirit of Ubuntu and to be hopeful for a greater South Africa. 

Misty Copeland
New Work Choreography by Kyle Abraham (World Premiere, New York City Center Commission) 

Misty Copeland is a principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre—the first African American woman to hold this position with the company. An award-winning artist, Copeland has been featured in numerous publications and television programs and is the author of The New York Times Bestselling memoir Life in Motion. Kyle Abraham is a 2018 Princess Grace Statue Award recipient, Lincoln Center Education Artist in Residence, and 2013 MacArthur Fellow. His choreography has been presented on some of the most prestigious stages across the US and abroad. 

Caleb Teicher & Company  
Bzzzz Choreography by Caleb Teicher (World Premiere, New York City Center Commission) 

The first iteration of Bzzzz, commissioned by City Center for the 15th Fall for Dance Festival (2018) and titled Bzzz, featured seven tap dancers and a live beatboxer. The commission of the expanded work for 2019 (World Premiere, New York City Center Commission) will continue to explore the relationship between two forms of building and breaking pattern, skirting expectations with a span of compositional and choreographic choices—pairing remarkable virtuosity and witty relationships with time, space, and each other. 

The 2019 Fall for Dance Festival runs October 1 – 13 at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues). All tickets are $15 and go on sale Sunday, September 8, at 11am. Tickets can be purchased online at, by calling 212.581.1212, or in person at the box office. 

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