2019-20 Season

Celebrating 50 years of dance at Princeton!

50 years dance princetonThe Program in Dance presents a variety of performances including repertory and new work by professional and student choreographers, along with presentations of works by Caroline Hearst Choreographers-in-Residence.

Details for all productions will be updated here when available. Please note that information on dates, locations, and tickets is subject to change.

Fri Feb 7, 2020 - Sun Feb 9, 2020 · 8:00 pm

Hotel on Fremont: A New Pop-Punk Musical

Hearst Dance Theater, Lewis Arts complex · Presented by: Program in Music TheaterProgram in DanceProgram in Theater

A new pop-punk musical written and choreographed by senior Marshall Dylan Schaffer using contemporary popular music and exploring relationships through music and dance to ask the question: How do we form our personal relationships and most importantly, how do we develop our relationships with ourselves? Featuring senior Katja Stroke-Adolphe '20, directed by Associate Professor of Theater Brian Eugenio Herrera, with musical direction by Mona Seyed-Bolorforosh, musical arrangements by Vince DiMura, and stage-managed by senior Milan Eldridge '20.

Hearst Dance Theater, Lewis Arts complex · Presented by: Program in Dance

Program in Dance seniors Sofia Bisogno '20 and Aleksandra Kostic '20 present an evening of original choreography. Sofia’s work uses music composed by Uruguayan and Argentine composers, particularly tango, to question the forms of intimacy we see reflected on stage. Aleksandra's work explores the exchange of clothing as a representation of the experiences we have with others, and the profound effects they have on us.

Thu Mar 5, 2020 - Sat Mar 7, 2020 · 8:30 pm

I’m annoyed when the only size is everyone

Hearst Dance Theater, Lewis Arts complex · Presented by: Program in Dance

Senior Jhor van der Horst invites audiences to experience a three-hour improvised dance work, presented in the round, which seeks to complicate the relationship between performers’ embodied experience and audiences’ practiced readership, with audiences encouraged to move between the “performance space” and a “supplementary space,” which includes a library with dozens of texts and practices from which the work is constructed.

Thu Mar 26, 2020 - Sat Mar 28, 2020 · 8:30 pm

CANCELED — Hindsight: A Collaborative Senior Dance Thesis

Hearst Dance Theater, Lewis Arts complex · Presented by: Program in Dance

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. The Program in Dance presents a collaborative senior dance production including works by professional choreographers Omri Drumlevich, Jessica Lang, Crystal Pite, and senior Cooper Young, along with performances by dance students Sarah Betancourt, Peyton Cunningham, Jorina Kardhashi, Abby Kostolansky, and Serena Lu.

Fri Oct 18, 2019 - Sun Oct 20, 2019 · 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

When Birds Refused to Fly

Hearst Dance Theater, Lewis Arts complex · Presented by: Program in DanceDepartment of Music

Hearst Choreographer-in-Residence Olivier Tarpaga, artistic director of Nomad Express International MultiArts Festival in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, presents this new work that uses a soundtrack created by the choreographer’s father’s band to visually connect the 1960s Sub-Saharan African independence movements to the painful fight for Civil Rights in the United States.

Thu Dec 5, 2019 - Sun Dec 8, 2019 · 8:30 pm

2019 Princeton Dance Festival

Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center · Presented by: Program in Dance

The 2019 Princeton Dance Festival will feature new and repertory works by choreographers Zvi Gotheiner, Rebecca Lazier, Cameron McKinney, Christopher Ralph, Hofesh Shechter (staged by Alexandra Damiani), and Netta Yerushalmy.

Sat Dec 7, 2019 · 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

50 Years of Dance at Princeton

Forum, Lewis Arts complex · Presented by: Program in Dance

The Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Dance invites Princeton alumni, current and former faculty and guests, and friends of dance to join Founding Director of Dance Ze'eva Cohen and current dance faculty members in celebrating 50 years of dance at Princeton at a special reception held between Princeton Dance Festival performances.

Details Coming Soon

Dates, times and venues will be published soon to our events calendar. Inquiries may be directed to lewiscenter@princeton.edu.