Saturday September 12, 2020 6 PM

(rain date: Saturday September 19, 6:00 pm)




Social Distancing and Masks are Required

Street performance at the intersection of Highland Street and Maplewood Avenue,

Maplewood Village, New Jersey

Free Admission - no reservations needed

For information: 929.222.3973


Dancers: Laura Di Orio, Katie Martin-Lohiya, MinSeon Kim, Amanda Egan, Catherine Gurr, Emily Sarkissian, and Lauren Stucko



            "Johnson is adept at capturing the beauty and pathos in music - her musical choices are well-considered, and it's clear

              that she really 'feels' the emotion contained in the notes.  She translates harmony and texture into a narrative of human

              intimacy and empathy.  Her dancers really look at each other and touch each other sincerely.  You get the sense they

              are helping each other along in the effort of getting through life, with grace and gravity.  Humanity is the starting point."

                                                                                                                                                          Marina Harss, Instagram review, 2019

                                                                                                          (Harss is dance writer for The New Yorker and The New York Times)



Lydia Johnson Dance will present a live performance of the closing section of Johnson's ballet "Clearing," set to music by Philip Glass.  The outdoor performance will take place Saturday, September 12, 6 PM, in Maplewood Village NJ at the intersection of Highland Street and Maplewood Avenue, near the outdoor dining area.  Masks and social distancing are required.


The Company is partnering with Ana De Archuleta, Director of Maplewood Arts and Culture for this unique presentation.


"Clearing," which was highly acclaimed by press and audiences at its premiere in New York last year, concludes with a section for women which juxtaposes increasingly emotional gestures with poses traditionally deemed feminine and glamorous.   The piece will be modified for this special occasion, as the dancers will be performing on the street and distanced from one another.


                           "What seems to count most for Ms. Johnson is music.  The four pieces on the program all showed uncommon skill at

                            matching ballet movement to music, both at the large scale of structure and in small, felicitous details."

                                                                                                                                     Brian Seibert, The New York Times, 2015



photo by Dmitry Beryozkin

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The season features four works including a premiere and a revival!


Dancers: Laura Di Orio, Chazz Fenner-McBride, MinSeon Kim, Katie Martin-Lohiya, Michelle Siegel, Catherine Gurr, Erin Ginn, Malik Williams, Jacob Taylor,Emily Sarkissian, Ali Block,

Estelle Botella, Antonia Garcia

Premiere for 3 couples and 10 women

Set to Philip Glass piano works


Trio Sonatas  (2017) set to Handel

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New York Season 2019

LJD welcomes Guest Artist Craig Hall

June 5, 6 &7 ( Wed,Thur, Fri) 7:30 pm

The Ailey Citigroup Theater

405 West 55th Street (at 9th Ave)

Undercurrent (2018) set to Gorecki

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Night and Dreams (2013) featuring Guest Artist Craig Hall. Set to Schubert Leider

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