For a second year, Lincoln Center along with sponsor Chanel are making it possible to see – for free – five of New York City’s most prestigious dance companies perform together in the BAAND Together Dance Festival.
From August 9-13, 2022, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, Ballet Hispánico, Dance Theatre of Harlem, and New York City Ballet will share an outdoor stage at Lincoln Center as a part of the NYC landmark’s Summer for the City program.
Highlighting the series of performances is a world premiere by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa which will be danced each night. One for All, commissioned by Lincoln Center and featuring dancers from each of the five companies, is set to Manteca by Funky Lowlives/Dizzy Gillespie. Each unique and exciting evening of programming has been curated collaboratively by the artistic directors of the five companies.
In a joint statement, the artistic directors of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (Artistic Director Robert Battle), American Ballet Theatre (Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie), Ballet Hispánico (Artistic Director & CEO Eduardo Vilaro), Dance Theatre of Harlem (Artistic Director Virginia Johnson), and New York City Ballet (Artistic Director Jonathan Stafford, Associate Artistic Director Wendy Whelan) express:
Last year’s BAAND Together Dance Festival was a resounding success, proof that New York audiences are excited for their beloved dance companies to return to the stage. This year we will go beyond performing side by side and do so together, as a unified dance family, through an exciting new work by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa. This new work is a testament to our commitment for building new avenues of cultural innovation, dialogue, and accessibility for our incredible city.