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John Jasperse’s FORT BLOSSOM REVISITED is a highlight of the second annual Focus Dance at the Joyce

The Joyce Theater
175 Eighth Ave. at 19th St.
January 8-13, $10-$39

The second annual Focus Dance at the Joyce, presented by the Gotham Arts Exchange, features an exciting, wide-ranging collection of old and new works celebrating American-based companies. Held in conjunction with the annual APAP conference, this year’s lineup includes four programs by eight choreographers, featuring numerous outstanding pieces that dance fans might have recently missed. Program A, taking place January 8 at 7:30 and January 13 at 2:00, includes Jodi Melnick’s 2012 Solo, Deluxe Version and excerpts from Stephen Petronio’s in-progress Like Lazarus Did (LLD), 2012’s The Architecture of Loss, and 2011’s Underland. Program B, on January 9 at 7:30 and January 13 at 7:30, brings together Camille A. Brown’s Mr. TOL E. RAncE, City of Rain, and Been There, Done That and Brian Brooks Moving Company’s I’m Going to Explode, Descent, and Fall Falls. On January 10 and 12 at 8:00, Program C will consist of Rosie Herrera Dance Theater’s Various Stages of Drowning: A Cabaret and Doug Varone and Dancers’ Able to Leap Tall Buildings and Lux. And Program D, on January 11 at 8:00 and January 12 at 2:00, combines Eiko & Koma’s 1976 classic White Dance and the world premiere of their Flower Dance and John Jasperse’s Fort Blossom revisited.

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