Dance-mopolitan Commissioned and Shared Artist Series


“Joe's Pub challenges New York’s
choreographers to release their inner adventurer and innovatively confront time and space.  Dance Enthusiast (2014)

Our 17 year partnership with Joe’s Pub at The Public has encouraged hundreds of dance innovators to challenge their craft and explore new and unprecedented creative paths. Producing dance at Joe’s Pub has provided our artist base with the opportunity to pursue some of their most audacious artistic dreams.


Unveiling a treasure trove of critically acclaimed works, including Doug Elkins’ Fraulein Maria, David Parker’s ShowDown and Misters and Sisters, Nicholas Leichter’s The Whiz, Kyle Abraham’s Heartbreaks and Homies, Nicole Wolcott and Vanessa Walter’s Alley of the Dolls, Take Dance's Somewhere Familiar Melodies, Adam Barruch's My Name is Adam and Parker’s, Head Over Heels, Nicole Wolcott and Larry Keigwin’s Places Please and Megan Williams One Woman Show, Joe’s Pub has become an unparalleled resource for the development of new work. Despite the 9- by 11-foot stage, audiences can expect risk-taking and surprise, as well as extraordinary dancing and magical experiences.


Our testing ground for new work, The  Festival at Joe’s Pub, through our challenge initative, helps us to identify new work to be considered for future development in the Dance-mopolitan Commissioned and Shared Artist Series.

Upcoming in 2O2O

DANCE-mopolitan Shared Artist Series

May 2, 2020, 7PM


2O2O Shared-Artist Series has been canceled due to COVID-19.

More information available soon. 

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Photos by Yi-Chun Wu