“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
Read more at Peridance.
Saturday, January 25, 2014, 7:00pm — 11:00pm.
At their treasure-filled auction house, 20 Beach Street, Bloomfield, NJ.
Appraisals by Antiques Roadshow contributor and former Sotheby's Senior VP John Nye for Gold-Level Patrons.
MMAC (Manhattan Movement Arts Center)
248 West 60th St. (between 10th and 11th), New York, NY
November 3, 2013 at 2pm
LJD will share new phrases and sections from recent works. The afternoon will include a Q&A with the company.
Join us for a glass of wine and experience dance in the intimate setting in which it is created.
Newport, Rhode Island
July 18, 19, 25, 26 and 27, 2013
LJD performed two beautiful works. On Thursday, July 18 and Friday, July 19, In Conversation (like breathing...like flying...), originally choreographed in 2003-04. The work for two couples was danced by Kerry Shea and Eric Williams, and Laura Di Orio and Anthony Bocconi. After viewing this work in 2009, Philip Gardner of Oberon's Grove wrote:
"Lydia Johnson became overnight one of my favorite contemporary choreographers...her dancers took the floor and within seconds I knew I had found something I loved...for me one of the most moving dance experiences in the last decade."
Thursday July 25, Friday July 26 and Saturday July 27, The Night of the Flying Horses, choreographed in 2012-13. The work was danced by Kerry Shea, Eric Williams, Laura DiOrio, Anthony Bocconi, Blake Hennessy-York, Sarah Pon and Katie Martin. After a 2013 performance of this work, NYC Dance Stuff's Darrell Wood wrote:
"Night of the Flying Horses is filled with sublime imagery, moments of the dance I can still see in my mindís eye. Itís a beautiful and emotional work, a dance that stays with you long after you have seen it... Ms. Johnson reached in and pulled Night of the Flying Horses from her heart.
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 Wendersí 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.