Dancing into Spring like…

The Fisher Center for the Performing Arts

Photo by Bryan Derballa for The New York Times

Spring Talks

Tony Kushner on Leonard Bernstein

April 20

Pulitzer- and Tony Award–winning playwright and screenwriter Tony Kushner’s Angels in Americaopens this weekend—its first return to Broadway in 25 years. Next month, Kushner will reflect on his relationship to the music of Leonard Bernstein, including his current work with Steven Spielberg on a film remake of Bernstein’s West Side Story.

Photo by Eric Falck

Live Arts Bard

Abby Z and The New Utility
abandoned playground

March 31 – April 1

Bessie Award–winning choreographer Abby Zbikowski’s abandoned playground combines elements of hip-hop, tap, West African, and postmodern dance styles in this sport-meets-dance piece. Invigorating and deeply physical, the dance emphasizes connection, communication, and strength, bringing dynamic energy to the stage.

Photo by Gideon Lester

SummerScape Dance

Four Quartets

July 6–8

Fisher Center Artistic Director of Dance and Theater Gideon Lester reflects on his recent observations of Pam Tanowitz Dance rehearsing its newly commissioned work for Bard SummerScape. Lester connects the dance to T. S. Eliot’s work in his latest journal entry, Strange Harmonies.

Dance Program Presents

Faculty Dance Concert

April 13–15

A dynamic evening of choreography by the extraordinary faculty of the Bard College Dance Program, performed by students in the program.

Ball, c.1910, Nikolai Nikolayevich Sapunov, culture-images/Lebrecht

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