I decided to drop by the Joyce Theater site to look for upcoming performances. Joyce has a lot of interesting modern ballet offerings. This past winter I was thinking about purchasing a ticket to see the Alonzo King Lines ballet at their theater. But time slipped away from me and I was unable to see that company.
This summer Joyce will be holding a Ballet Festival. One project will feature NYCB dancer Ashley Bouder. As I scrolled through future dates, a teaser photo for Emery LeCrone jumped out at me. It was of a dance couple dressed in simple white set against a white background. I read up on LeCrone and discovered that she is one of the few female choreographers working in ballet right now.
I found the source of the photo at the Guggenheim Works & Process site on Youtube. LeCrone's ballet is lovely, more like chamber ballet. I was struck how not fetishized the female performers were in the piece. I also liked the romantic quality she gave to the male solo choreography.
This video, linked above, intrigued me enough to buy a ticket. I'll be watching a new LeCrone ballet this August at the Joyce.