Dance seasons in New York have felt a tad thin in recent years, the result of a pandemic and a longer-term belt-tightening that has led to the disappearance of series like the Lincoln Center Festival and the White Light Festival, and a reduction in the dance programming at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Visits by European companies, once frequent, have been one major casualty. (Touring is expensive!)
Van Cleef & Arpels’s Dance Reflections Festival Brought International Gems and a Burst of Energy to New York’s Performance Scene
Since October, the performance series has reinvigorated New York's dance ecosystem with an avalanche of works by mostly European and African choreographers.