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92Y Harkness Dance Center Presents Kurt Jooss’s THE GREEN TABLE
April 6, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center announces the New York City premiere performance of Kurt Jooss’s The Green Table by the Paul Taylor Dance Company, celebrating the work’s 90th anniversary. Jooss, pioneering choreographer, dancer and theoretician, and “one of the world’s most brilliant dance minds” (The New York Times) stood among the great figures of 20th-century dance. Hailed in The New Yorker by dance critic Joan Acocella as “the world’s most famous antiwar ballet,” this prescient anti-war masterpiece is as resonant today as it was when first performed in 1932 during Hitler’s rise to power. Cinematic, packed with drama, visually stunning and still shocking, it’s a profoundly human work of social protest. Jooss’s genius for expressing emotion with “piercing truth and vibrant theatricality” has lost none of its power in the passage of time; his message of the futile, relentless tragedy of war is powerfully apposite today. The live performance is on April 6 at 7:30 pm ET and will also be livestreamed and available online for 72 hours.