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Parsons Dance Returns To PS21


Aug 23, 2019 to Aug 24, 2019
08:00 PM until 10:00 PM

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).




New York City-based Parsons Dance, a longstanding PS21 favorite, is back for its 14th season at the PS21 Dance Festival, Friday, August 23, and Saturday, August 24, at 8 p.m. The internationally renowned dance company brings its energized, athletic ensemble work in another not-to-be-missed performance to close out the festival. For more information go to PS21 is a beautiful new performance venue set in 80 acres of apple orchards, that includes both a traditional proscenium stage with open-air seating and a pavilion roof and an intimate black-box theater that operates year-round. 


“Parsons Dance is honored and proud to have been a part of the amazing growth of PS21 since the inception of the PS21 Dance festival in 2006,” said Parsons Dance Executive Director Rebecca Josue. “The incredible community that Judy has built at PS21 has become our summer home-away-from-home, and we all so excited to return for our 14th season!”


Parsons Dance was founded in 1985 by artistic director David Parsons and Tony Award-winning lighting designer Howell Binkley. The dance company is known for its energized, athletic, ensemble work and its collaborations with iconic artists across many disciplines. Parsons Dance is internationally renowned for creating and performing contemporary American dance that is accessible to diverse audiences.


The Parsons Dance program will feature a performance of “Runes,” the mesmerizing work created by Paul Taylor. Another program highlight will be Trey McIntyre’s captivating “Eight Women,” set to Aretha Franklin songs, which Parsons Dance commissioned for its 2019 Joyce season. The evening will be rounded out by three cherished Parsons’ works, “Round My World,” a piece comprised of seemingly endless circles; the vibrant “Nascimento,” a collaboration with the legendary Brazilian composer Milton Nascimento; and the iconic “Caught.”

Members of Parsons Dance will also be leading a Movement Without Borders workshop on Saturday, August 24 at 10:30 a.m. Movement Without Borders brings the best and brightest in the dance world to PS21 to teach pay-what-you-wish classes all summer long (Thursdays, through September 19, 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. and Saturdays, through September 21, 10:30 a.m. – noon). 


Don’t miss your chance to see the electrifying performance and signature athleticism of Parsons Dance at PS21. Advance tickets for Parsons Dance on Friday, August 23 and Saturday, August 24, at 8 p.m., are $45 general/$40 members/$10 students. Tickets at the door: $50 general/$45 members/$10 students. For tickets and more information visit PS21 is located at 2980 NY-66, Chatham, NY 12037. 


Before the show, guests are invited to wander the beautiful grounds and catch one of the stunning sunsets the Hudson Valley is famous for. Enjoy a glass of wine, craft beer or cider, and snack on local cheeses or other treats all available at Cafe PAULS'. The cafe is open beginning one hour before the show and during intermission.



Advance tickets for Parsons Dance on Friday, August 23 and Saturday, August 24,


View map PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century
2980 Route 66
Chatham, NY

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