La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival Returns for 17th Annual Edition

Photo by Robert Altman

The La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival returns to the Lower East Side for three weeks beginning in mid-April. The 17th edition is curated by longtime experimental performer and stalwart programmer at The Club at La MaMa, Nicky Paraiso. The festival features new works by nine dance artists/companies with varied approaches to performance. The 2022 lineup features works from Tiffany Mills Company, Gerald Casel Dance, Compañía Cuerpo de India, Valetango Company, John Scott, Johnnie Cruise Mercer + Jesse Zaritt, Pele Bauch + Marina Celander.

“This season’s choreographers are working with a myriad of issues: reexamining the meaning of home, researching postmodern dance as a racial construct, and recognizing the essential need for trust in our everyday lives. These concerns have arisen in a time of crisis, uncertainty, and also reflection, questioning the ways we respond with our bodies, our minds, our hearts. The artists in this season’s La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival have taken on these issues in creative, thoughtful, deeply felt ways,” said Nicky Paraiso.

The festival takes place Thursdays through Sundays, April 14–May 1. You can get tickets and more info here.