The Egg, Massry Center for the Arts and UAlbany Performing Arts Center are pleased to present Dance in Albany 2016-17, a joint series with performances at all three venues.

Packages that include one ticket to each of the eight performances are currently available for $120 through The Egg’s Box Office at the Empire State Plaza, by telephone (518-473-1845), on line or by mail (The Egg, PO Box 2065, Albany, NY 12220).  A total of 100 packages are available. Support for this special Dance in Albany package is very generously provided by the University at Albany Foundation.

Vertigo Dance, photo by Gadi DagonVertigo Dance Company
Wednesday, October 26 at 7:30pm
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Internationally celebrated not only for their artistic innovation but also for their unwavering commitment to the intersections of creativity, social responsibility and ecological sustainability, this contemporary dance company from Israel presents Vertigo 20 by weaving together twenty years of the company's creations from its inception. Special Event: Artistic Director Noa Wertheim gives a free talk on Vertigo's Dance Company and Eco-Art Village at 7pm on October 25 at the University Art Museum. more info

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Support provided by the University at Albany Foundation, University Auxiliary Services and Hampton Inn. Vertigo 20 is a coproduction of the Vertigo Dance Company and Fondazione Campania dei Festival - Teatro Festival Italia.


Palissimo Company, photo by Peter BrenkusPalissimo Company
Friday, February 3 at 7:30pm

Often described as both human and humane, this interdisciplinary company’s works merge the abstract aspects of dance with the nonlinear qualities of theatre and mise-en-scène into multidisciplinary creations that are rich in evocative imagery, piercing emotional resonance and non-narrative/nonverbal content.  Bastard is a work of dance, live music and spoken word that is loosely inspired by the harsh and controversial 1965 wartime novel by expatriate Polish writer Jerzy Kosiński entitled The Painted Bird. more info

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Support provided by the New York State Council on the Arts, New York State DanceForce/Bessies Residency Fund, Jerome Robbins Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, University Auxiliary Services, Dance Alliance and Hampton Inn.


Dance Heginbotham, photo by Amber Star MerkensDance Heginbotham
Thursday, April 20 at 7:30pm

Well-known for his dozen plus years as a dancer with Mark Morris Dance Group, Artistic Director John Heginbotham has quickly established his own company as one of the most adventurous and exciting on the American contemporary dance scene.  Acclaimed for its vibrant athleticism, humor and theatricality as well as its commitment to collaboration, DH is currently celebrating its fifth anniversary season. more info

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This performance is part of the New York State Presenters Network Presenter-Artist Partnership Project made possible through a regrant from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Support also provided by University Auxiliary Services and the Hampton Inn.


Individual tickets for all three shows listed above are:
Advance tickets: $15 general public / $10 students, seniors & UAlbany faculty-staff
Day of show tickets: $20 general public / $15 students, seniors & UAlbany faculty-staff


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Vertigo Dance Company by Gadi Dagon
Palissimo Company by Peter Menkus

Dance Heginbotham by Amber Star Merkens

Koresh Dance Company, photo by Bicking PhotographyKoresh Dance Company
Friday, October 21 at 8pm

With choreography that has been called ““earthy, folk-dancey, emotionally direct, physically intense, and ostentatiously eccentric,” this Philadelphia-based dance company celebrates its 25th anniversary year with a program entitled “Classic Koresh”  featuring choreographic interpretations of the music of Mozart, Bach, Beethoven and Ravel.

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This performance is presented in cooperation with Union College and made possible by a gift from Gus and Sue Davis, class of ’59, in memory of their daughter Stephanie.


Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, photo by Ayodele CaselRonald K. Brown/Evidence
Friday, March 3 at 8pm

Ronald K. Brown creates dances which fuse traditional African dance with contemporary choreography that invites audiences to share in their celebration of community and the resilience of the human spirit.  Evidence will perform the Afro-Cuban inspired "Why You Follow,” “"On Earth Together” – a celebration of the music of Stevie Wonder, and “"March" set to a speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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This performance is made possible through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Support also provided by UAlbany's Office of Intercultural Student Engagement.


Pilobolus Dance Theatre, photo by Robert WhitmanPilobolus Dance Theatre
Friday, March 31 at 8pm

More than a dance company, this internationally acclaimed collective offers a spectacular, colorful display of movement, collaboratively creating and continually exploring new ways of using the human body as a graphic and expressive medium. The company offers a retrospective of its ground breaking repertoire created since 1971!

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This performance is made possible through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.


Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company, photo by Gary GoldEllen Sinopoli Dance Company
Friday, May 5 at 8pm

A creative tour-de-force for over a quarter century, Ellen Sinopoli’s collaborators range from sculptors, storytellers and musicians to painters, poets, photographers and even physicists.  Expect a mix of audience favorites and new works performed by her company of compelling, athletic and versatile dancers.

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Individual tickets are $34 for Pilobolus, $28 for Koresh & Evidence and $25 for the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company. Individual tickets to all four of these performances are only available through The Egg Box Office at (518) 473-1845 or on-line.

The Egg is located at the Empire State Plaza in downtown Albany. Directions and parking information for The Egg can be found here.


Photos this page:
Koresh Dance Company by Bicking Photography
Ronald K. Brown/Evidence by Ayodele Casel
Pilobolus Dance Theatre by Robert Whitman

Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company by Gary Gold

Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company, photo by Gary GoldEllen Sinopoli Dance Company
Friday, January 27 at 7:30pm

A foundational component of the Capital Region’s dance community for over 25 years, Albany’s own modern dance company embarks on a new venture with The College of Saint Rose for an evening of original dance with live music performed by student and faculty ensembles.

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Individual tickets for this show are $20; $10 for students. They are available through both the Massry Center box office (518) 337-4871 and The Egg box office (518) 473-1845.

The Massry Center for the Arts is located on the campus of the College of St. Rose at 1002 Madison Avenue in Albany.

Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company photo by Gary Gold