Fall For Dance Program 1
Fall For Dance Program 1
The 17th Fall for Dance Festival invites audiences around the world to experience this annual fan-favorite event in their first-ever digital dance celebration—with all the palpable energy of a live performance right from their stage to your home.
New York City Center online
October 21, 2020 | 7:30 pm
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Performance details

Ballet Hispánico
Excerpts from 18+1 | New York Premiere
Choreography: Gustavo Ramírez Sansano
Performed by Ballet Hispánico Company Dancers: Shelby Colona, Dandara Veiga, & Lenai Wilkerson
Jamar Roberts of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Morani/Mungu (Black Warrior/Black God)
Choreography: Jamar Roberts
Martha Graham Dance Company
Choreography: Martha Graham
Featuring Natasha M. Diamond-Walker
Sara Mearns & David Hallberg
The Two of Us
Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon

Event details

Ticket purchase is required to access this digital event.

The program will be available on demand through Nov 1.

Presented by

New York City Center
New York, NY

About The Performance

Program 1 features two world premiere City Center commissions, including a solo piece from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s first Resident Choreographer 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 New York City Ballet principal dancer Sara Mearns and American Ballet Theatre principal and incoming Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet David Hallberg in their first-ever performance together. The program also includes Ballet Hispánico in a New York premiere of excerpts from 18+1, an electric, mambo-driven piece celebrating Gustavo Ramírez Sansano’s 19 years as a choreographer. Martha Graham Dance Company’s Natasha M. Diamond-Walker performs Lamentation, one of the Company’s quintessential solos, presenting a timeless message about the essence of grief.

Image: Ballet Hispánico’s Shelby Colona / photo by Rachel Neville Photography, courtesy of Fall For Dance Festival