“For musicality and fine structuring, few people currently choreographing in the New York
dance scene can compare with Lydia Johnson. There is thought, passion and tenderness in her work, and a depth of musical
resonance that is very satisfying to behold.” —Philip Gardner, Oberon’s Grove
“In dance that challenges the mind as well as the heart, Lydia Johnson often isolates and reworks components of classical ballet technique to create a sense of life flowing unhurriedly over mysterious human stories.” —Jennifer Dunning, The New York Times
Read more at Peridance.
June 6, 7 and 8 at 7:30 pm at The Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55th Street, New York.
Two world premieres set to Osvaldo Golijov and Franz Schubert.
Tickets are available at SmartTix (212 868.4444), $35 for supporters, $20 for general public and seniors. Dancers and students: $10 or 2 for $14.
March 17, 2013
“Simply from watching a few minutes of ensemble work from the new Schubert, it’s evident this is going to be one of Lydia's most memorable works.” —Read more of Philip Gardener’s article at Oberon’s Grove
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Manhattan Movement Arts Center
LJD showed: Crossings, excerpts from Change of Heart, and a preview of a work in progress set to Osvaldo Golijov.
February 23, 2013
The Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts
LJD performance and panel discussion moderated by Julie Burstein, creator of NPR's Studio 360, following viewing of Wim Wenders’ 2012 film PINA. In his Academy Award-nominated film, Wenders captures the sensual and visually stunning world of renowned late German choreographer Pina Baush.
December 31, 2012
LJD's dancers performed excerpts from Lydia Johnson's works, broken down into their design elements and discussed, followed by a Q&A with the choreographer and dancers.
Saturday, June 23, 2012 and Sunday, June 24, 2012
LJD performed four works, including two premieres, at The Peridance Theater in New York. Music by: Philip Glass, J.S. Bach, Osvaldo Golijov. Guest Artists included dancers from the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company and others formerly with New York City Ballet.
Still photographs throughout the site by Julie Lemberger (© Julie Lemberger, 2004–2009) and Kokyat (© Kokyat, 2009), as noted.
All photos on this page by Julie Lemberger, except montage one, far right, by Kokyat.
Dancers pictured throughout our site are: Jessica Sand, Kerry Shea, Laura DiOrio, Lisa Iannacito, Eric Vlach, Jeremy Smith, Robert Robinson, R Colby Damon, Tammi Shamblin, John- Mark Owen, Marcos Vedoveto, Jesse Marks, Emma Stein, Tucker Ty Davis, Jennifer Lott, Jennifer Kelbe.