The company represents a standard of excellence and a diversity of work ranging from reconstructions to contemporary modern and classical ballet repertory to new works created especially for the Purchase Dance Company.
Repertory for the Purchase Dance Company’s major concerts and tours has included George Balanchine’s Serenade, Valse Fantaisie, The Four Temperaments, and Tarantella; Merce Cunningham’s Changing Steps, Duets, and Septet; Doris Humphrey’s The Shakers and Passacaglia; Paul Taylor’s Cloven Kingdom, Le Sacre du Printemps, Junction, and Company B; Mark Morris’ Gloria, A Lake, and Grand Duo; Lar Lubovitch's Dvorak Serenade, Twyla Tharp's Sweet Fields; Stephen Petronio's Lareigne; Kenneth MacMillan’s Pas de Deux from Concerto; Cynthia Gregory’s Solo; Lester Horton’s Beloved; Bill T. Jones’ D-Man in the Waters; Dianne McIntyre’s Lyric Fire; Doug Varone’s Strict Love, Possession, and Rise; Jessica Lang's Prayers; Lin Hwai Min’s Crossing the Black Water; and the annual Nutcracker production; as well as work created for the Purchase Dance Company by Luca Veggetti, Shen Wei, Stanton Welch, Lauri Stallings, Helen Pickett, Pam Tanowitz, and Robert Hill, and by guest artists, emerging choreographers, alumni, and faculty.
New works and classics in both ballet and modern dance are prepared and rehearsed for performance each year. The choreography is licensed from major artists or created by faculty and guest artists.
Tickets to Purchase Dance Company's The Nutcracker and Spring Concert in The Performing Arts Center are available though the box office. For information, visit www.artscenter.org
The Four Temperaments George Balanchine choreographer