City Center Announces 2022 Dance Festival Lineup

Three weeks of New York’s best dance companies. World and New York premieres. And some of the most exciting directories to hit our milestones in years. The first City Center Dance Festival features New York companies making their triumphant return to the City Center stage after more than two years of absence.

The Paul Taylor Dance Company is one of the most iconic modern dance companies in the world. Three diverse programs feature Taylor classics, including Airs, Roses and the masterpiece Esplanade, alongside works from the next generation of dance makers – Rush Hour by Larry Keigwin and a world premiere by Lauren Lovette.

The country’s acclaimed Latinx dance organization and one of America’s cultural treasures, Ballet Hispánico celebrates 50 years of dance, access and innovation. In the world premiere of the feature film Doña Perón, sought-after choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa presents an explosive portrait of Eva “Evita” Perón, whose ambition and conflicting desires have fueled her life as a feminist activist and leader.

Harlem’s multi-ethnic Dance Theater offers a powerful vision of ballet in the 21st century with a cutting-edge repertoire of treasured classics and innovative contemporary works that use the language of ballet to celebrate black culture. The company presents recent works including the New York premiere of Higher Ground by resident choreographer Robert Garland, Passage by Claudia Schreier and Balamouk by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa with live music by The Klezmatics.

Martha Graham Dance Company programs include Chronicle, a 1936 response to the global rise of fascism; a world premiere by Israeli star Hofesh Shechter; and a new version of the mysterious 1954 piece Canticle for Innocent Comedians – previously considered lost, now reimagined by Tony winner Sonya Tayeh with seven other extraordinary choreographers. Finally, Appalachian Spring and Acts of Light’s Ritual to the Sun will once again dazzle audiences.

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