The Egg and UAlbany Performing Arts Center are pleased to present
Dance in Albany 2019-20, a joint series with performances at both venues.

Buy all nine performances for only $120, a savings of almost 45%!
Pick any six and save 25
%. Choose four for savings of 15%.

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).

Jade Solomon Curtis, photo by Nate Watters
October 20

Jade Solomon Curtis/Solo Magic

October 25
Philadanco

November 8
Parsons Dance

February 15

Kyle Marshall Choreography

February 28
Flex Ave.


March 27
Garth Fagan Dance


April 24

David Dorfman Dance

May 9
Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company

June 12
Doug Varone and Dancers


Photo this page: Jade Solomon Curtis by Nate Watters


Jade Solomon Curtis in Black Like Me, photo by Adam Kissick Jade Solomon Curtis/Solo Magic

Sunday, October 20 at 7:30pm

This celebrated dance artist and choreographer integrates classical and African-American vernacular movements with mixed-media and Hip Hop culture. Through the lens of a contemporary black woman, her works ponder tradition, reinvention, social justice and social constructs. Black Like Me: An Exploration of the Word N████ is her multidisciplinary evening length work that explores the reverb of a single word in a global community. Talkback with the artist follows the performance.

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. Presented in conjunction with the 400 Years of Inequality Commemoration. Support also provided by the University at Albany Foundation, Office of Intercultural Student Engagement, University Auxiliary Services and Residence Inn by Marriott.

Artist Website



Kyle Marshall Choreography, photo by Miguel AvilesKyle Marshall Choreography
Saturday, February 15 at 7:30pm

Creating works lauded as technically accomplished, witty and immensely engaging, this current Tricia Brown Dance Company member has been winning major awards for his own choreography, works that aim to deepen our knowledge of who we are as individuals as well as how we develop relationships and ultimately societies.  The dancing body is envisioned as a container of history, an igniter of social reform and a site of celebration. Reception with the artists follows the performance.

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

Artist website



David Dorfman Dance by Maria Baranova-SuzukiDavid Dorfman Dance

Friday, April 24 at 7:30pm

For more than 30 years, this multi-award winning choreographer has been creating innovative, inclusive and movement-based performance that is radically humanistic.  A(Way) Out Of My Body explores where our minds and spirits travel when the weight of everyday life becomes an unbearable load to carry. It investigates the out-of-body experience as related to intergenerational trauma as well as the mental burden and physical impact of surviving personal adversity. Reception with the artists follows the performance.

Support provided by the University at Albany Foundation and Residence Inn by Marriott.

Artist Website


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:
Jade Solomon Curtis by Nate Watters
Kyle Marshall Choreography by Miguel Aviles
David Dorfman Dance by Maria Baranova-Suzuki

Philadanco
Philadanco by Lois GreenfieldFriday, October 25 at 8pm
Celebrated for its innovation, creativity and preservation of predominantly African-American traditions in dance,  this well-known company of superbly trained dancers will perform works spanning their nearly 50 years as one of America’s premiere modern dance ensembles.

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.

Artist Website


Parsons Dance
Parsons Dance, photo by Lois GreenfieldFriday, November 8 at 8pm
Known for remarkable technique and stunning ensemble work, these superbly skilled dancers perform Round My World, Nascimento and signature piece Caught by David Parsons along with Paul Taylor’s Runes and Trey McIntyre’s Eight Women.

Artist Website


Flex Ave.
Flex Ave. by Christopher DugganFriday, February 28 at 7:30pm
“Flexn” was developed from various Jamaican street styles into a distinct art form that has spread across the globe.  This show uses that vocabulary in both group choreography and solo improvisational works all set to a mix of reggae, hip hop and pop music.

Artist Website


Garth Fagan Dance
Garth Fagan DanceFriday, March 27 at 8pm
Known around the world for his choreography in Broadway’s The Lion King, Garth Fagan is widely acknowledged as the architect of a distinct new movement style. Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the company will perform a retrospective program.

This performance is made possible with funds from the New York State DanceForce, a partnership program of the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Artist Website


Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company
Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company by Gary GoldSaturday, May 9 at 8pm
A creative tour-de-force for over a quarter century, The Egg’s resident company performs a program of diverse, innovative and premiere works accompanied by live music performed by cellist Ashley Bathgate and the Capital Trio, ensemble in residence at UAlbany.

Artist Website


Doug Varone and Dancers
Doug Varone and Dancers, photo by Nikki CarraraSaturday, June 12 at 8pm
Inspired by West Side Story, this company that encompasses movement, theatre, opera and film presents a purely abstract work re-imagining Leonard Bernstein’s score concen-trating solely on the choreographic energy generated by its sounds and musical structure.

This performance is made possible by Stewart's Shops/Dake Family and the Office of Special Programs at Skidmore College as part of the Stewart’s Signature Series.

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Individual tickets are:
$28 for Philadanco, Parsons Dance, Garth Fagan Dance and Doug Varone & Dancers
$25 for the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company
$20 for Flex Ave.

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:
Philadanco by Lois Greenfield
Parsons Dance by Lois Greenfield
Flex Ave. by Christopher Duggan
Garth Fagan Dance by
Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company by Gary Gold
Doug Varone and Dancers by Nikki Carrara