The Egg and UAlbany Performing Arts Center are pleased to present
Dance in Albany 2018-19, a joint series with performances at both venues.

Buy all nine performances for only $125, a savings of more than 45%!
Pick any seven and save
30%. Choose five for savings of 20%.

Packages and individual tickets are currently on sale 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).

Ephrat Asherie in Odeon at Jacob's Pillow, photo by Christopher Duggan
September 20

Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company

October 12
Paul Taylor Dance Company

October 19
Ballet Hispanico

December 1

Abby Z and the New Utility

February 16
Ephrat Asherie Dance

March 8
Malpaso Dance Company

April 12
Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company

April 27
Pilobolus Dance Theatre

May 11
Jason Samuels Smith & Seema Mehta


Photo this page:
Ephrat Asherie of Ephrat Asherie Dance
by Christopher Duggan


Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company in Filament, photo by Gary GoldEllen Sinopoli Dance Company

Thursday, September 20 at 7:30pm

The Capital Region’s own dance company offers a program of repertory made in collaboration with current and past UAlbany faculty featuring original music, projected art, a live poetry reading and science inspired dance along with a premiere work to live music performed by ensemble in residence, the Capital Trio. more info

Support provided by the College of Arts and Sciences, University at Albany Foundation, University Auxiliary Services and Residence Inn by Marriott.

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Abby Z and the New Utility in Abandoned Playground 3, photo by Effy FalckAbby Z and the New Utility
Saturday, December 1 at 7:30pm

Combining elements of hip-hop, punk, West African and street dance, nine dancers rip through the space performing complex sequences of extreme physicality in Abby Zbikowski’s Abandoned Playground, a hyper-kinetic contest of virtuosity and daring that challenges the performers own understanding of their capabilities and endurance.

Support provided by the New York State Council on the Arts, New Yok State DanceForce/Bessies Residency Fund, Jerome Robbins Foundation and Mertz Gilmore Foundation.  Support also provided by the University at Albany Foundation, Office of Intercultural Student Engagement, University Auxiliary Services and Residence Inn by Marriott.

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Ephrat Asherie Dance in Odeon, photo by Matthew MurphyEphrat Asherie Dance

Saturday, February 16 at 7:30pm

Israeli-born dancer Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie layers breaking, hip-hop, house and vogue combining the rawness of underground styles with a contemporary aesthetic in Odeon, a high-energy work set to a score by early 20th century Brazilian composer Ernesto Nazareth which melds classical romantic music with popular Afro-Brazilian rhythms.

This engagement is made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Support also provided by the Dance Alliance, University at Albany Foundation, Office of Intercultural Student Engagement and Residence Inn by Marriott.

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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

Photos this page:
Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company by Gary Gold
Abby Z and the New Utility by Effy Falck
Ephrat Asherie Dance by Matthew Murphy

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Friday, October 12 at 8pm
Paul Taylor Dance Company in Company B, photo by Paul B. GoodeDancemaker Paul Taylor, one of the seminal artists of the 20th and 21st centuries, continues to shape American modern dance that he has helped define since 1954.  The company performs a mix of classic and new works including Cloven Kingdom (1976), Company B (1991) and Concertiana (2018).

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Ballet Hispanico
Friday, October 19 at 8pm
Ballet Hispanico in Con Brazos Abiertos, photo by Paula LoboThis beacon of artistic excellence and inno-vation was created in 1970 to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through dance. The company performs three contemporary works by some of today’s foremost Latina choreo-graphers - Michelle Manzanales, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and Tania Pérez-Salas.

Artist Website
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.


Malpaso Dance Company
Friday, March 8 at 8pm
Malpaso Dance Company, photo by Nir ArieliEstablished in 2012, this young group has already become one of the most sought after Cuban dance companies. Working with top international dance makers while nurturing new voices in Cuban movement, Malpaso performs works by artistic director Osnel Delgado and celebrated choreographer Aszure Barton.

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Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company
Friday, April 12 at 8pm
Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company in From the mind, of a single long vine, one hundred opening lives, photo by Gary GoldThe always versatile resident company of The Egg performs From the mind/of a single, long vine/one hundred opening lives - a full evening work that unearths and delves into the stories emanating from nine distinctively designed “sitting structures” based on African form.

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Pilobolus Dance Theatre
Saturday, April 27 at 8pm
Pilobolus Dance Theatre, photo by Christopher DugganOne of America’s most innovative and enter-taining companies performs Come to Your Senses, a multisensory experience featuring live stage performances alongside trans-media digital creations exploring the connec-tion between the human body and the analog world.

Artist Website


Jason Samuels Smith & Seema Mehta
Saturday, May 11 at 8pm
Jason Samuels Smith & Seema Mehta, photo by Aaolok SoniThe electrifying American jazz hoofer and leading exponent of Indian Kathak pair up to perform Rhythm Rewritten. Contrasting and fusing their two styles, this “Kathak meets tap” work is performed to the accompaniment of live music from both cultures.

Artist Info - Smith
Artist Info - Mehta


Individual tickets are:
$38 for Pilobolus Dance Theatre
$36 for Paul Taylor Dance Company
$34 for Ballet Hispanico
$25 for Malpaso, Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company & Jason Samuels Smith/Seema Mehta

Individual tickets to all six of these performances are available only 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:
Paul Taylor Dance Company by Paul B. Goode
Ballet Hispanico by Paula Lobo
Malpaso Dance Company by Nir Arieli
Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company by Gary Gold
Pilobolus Dance Theatre by Christopher Duggan
Jason Samuels Smith & Seema Mehta by Aaolok Soni