AUG 20 | From North America


Dancers hailing from Canada, Mexico and the U.S. come together in a program by good neighbors for whom no trade pact is necessary.

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Portal | World Premiere

Portal connotes the passageway from one state to another—agitation into peace and quotidian into sacred. Swirling human orbits contrast with solos and an explosive drum score juxtaposes silence, suggesting a spiritual eye in the midst of a storm.

About the Company

Since the company’s debut in 1989, Cornfield Dance makes its work available to a wide spectrum of audiences through performances around the world in gardens, museums, hotels, and plazas, as well as in traditional theater spaces. Cornfield Dance has been presented at the Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors Festival and the Harkness Dance Festival, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Yale Center for British Art, Jacob’s Pillow, The Yard in addition to performing internationally.



Seed | In Protection of Mother Earth

Dancing Earth’s Indigenous cultural artists and filmmaker Marion Claire Wasserman of Elemental Designs created this film in collaboration with land, sky, water, and ancestral knowledge, including Havasupai medicine person Uqualla. We take responsibility as modern people to create performance as contemporary ritual for the issues of our times, rooting in connection with eco-sphere to imagine and embody a more balanced future. Seed was created as a commission for the exhibition “The Ecozoic Era: Plant|Seed|Soil” for the New Mexico State Capitol.

About the Company

Dancing Earth Indigenous Contemporary Dance Creations (DEC) represents an Indigenous contemporary dance theater ensemble that renews and revitalizes culture, community, and cosmology. Founded by Rulan Tangen, DEC gives hope and opportunity to Native talent who fall outside the dialogue of mainstream performance by confronting a lack of access as an organic constellation of largely self-taught Indigenous dancers, composers, costume and set designers, filmmakers, and spoken word artists.



Imagine, If You Will..

“This dance is about being seen and felt in this crazy world. To be alive is a gift – to have impact is a pleasant challenge and a unique invitation.” – Choreographer David Dorfman.

About the Company

The Dancing Wheels Company is recognized as the first and foremost professional physically integrated dance company in America uniting the talents of dancers both with and without disabilities. Since its inception in 1980, the highly skilled ensemble of stand-up and sit-down (wheelchair) dancers has reached over five million people worldwide with innovative performances, masterclasses and numerous outreach activities.



Telempathies | U.S. Broadcast Premiere

In our shared uncertainty, an urgency arises in us to play and to investigate a choreographic-hybrid creation with the elements of life that now have become a part of our everyday. In the zoom, the border between inside and outside, between intimate and public life has been lost.

About the Company

Mexican choreographers/dancers Claudia Lavista and Victor Manuel Ruiz founded Delfos Contemporary Dance Company in 1992, creating dynamic works while developing a professional training program for dancers. Delfos’ work has been presented throughout México as well as in Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Panama, Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru, Canada, United States, Italy, Spain, France, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Lebanon and Greece, receiving worldwide critical praise.



XTOD (Xtraordinary TO Dances: Livestream| U.S. Premiere

Toronto-based Kaeja d’Dance presents XTOD with 20 Xtraordinary dancers improvising momentary solos in an urban glade at the edge of Lake Ontario with the skyscrapers and harbor of Toronto in the background.

About the Company

Established in 1990, Kaeja D’Dance creates award-winning contemporary dance performances for stage, film and communities that have toured the world. Kaeja, led by Artistic Directors Karen and Allen Kaeja, engages in live performances, touring shows, residencies, commissions, and dance films, while bringing dance into communities through public space animations, community performance projects, and dance education workshops. Kaeja has received 40 international awards and nominations.




National Ballet of Canada created Gratitude as a thank you to its audience and donor community, and to the essential workers keeping it safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. The dancers themselves choreographed their own homage to a special remote recording of Edward Elgar’s “Nimrod” from Enigma Variations as performed by The National Ballet of Canada Orchestra with the musicians recording each part individually at home mixed by audio engineer Robert DiVito for the final video edited by Sean Leonard.

About the Company

Founded in 1951 by Celia Franca, The National Ballet of Canada, led by Artistic Director Karen Kain since 2005, features 70 dancers with its own orchestra. The troupe performs classics, embraces contemporary work, encourages the creation of new ballets, and the development of Canadian choreographers. The company tours across Canada, the US and internationally with appearances in Paris, London, Moscow and St. Petersburg, Hamburg, New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and San Francisco.



The Vision 

Light, Dark. Explosion, Aftermath. Innocence, Experience. The Past and the onrushing Future. How do we learn to live our lives? As painful as they may be, do we only appreciate them in wake of life’s unanticipated shadows? What choices must be made in the aftermath of abuse – to reproduce it in the world or to shine a light in the darkness…

About the Company

Pony Box Dance Theatre, an all-male contemporary company based in NYC and LA, pursues a digital dream of Homeric athleticism and Olympian execution. The troupe has performed in museums, subways, galleries, parks, and theaters in NY, CA, Ohio, Washington and Japan. The company provides free classes for over 3000 youth annually. PBDT co-created “The Dance for Healing Project,” providing therapeutic dance and mentorship for youth and women in homeless shelters, juvenile halls and group homes.