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New York, NY (Dancing with Glass)

December 1, 2023

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Over the course of his illustrious career, renowned composer Philip Glass conceived The Etudes as a set of solo piano works to expand his piano technique. Now amongst Glass’s most popular works, The Etudes have inspired performances and interpretations from artists worldwide. In Dancing with Glass, five new choreographic perspectives on The Etudes will be presented alongside a performance by guest pianist Maki Namekawa, one of the world’s foremost interpreters of Glass’s music. The evening will feature works by post-modern innovator Lucinda Childs, Chanon Judson of Urban Bush Women, Justin Peck of New York City Ballet, Brazilian tap artist Leonardo Sandoval, and Los Angeles-based choreographers Bobbi Jene Smith and Or Schraiber. 

Part of Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels Festival in New York

Curtain Chat: Wed, Nov 29

Funding Credits

The Joyce’s presentation of Dancing with Glass: The Piano Etudes is co-presented with Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels as part of its Festival in New York. Live music is underwritten by Bianca Russo & Michael Sekus.


December 1, 2023


The Joyce Theater
175 8 Ave
New York, NY United States