At the Joyce, Every Dive Into ‘Sw!ing’ Ends with a Jam

L to R: Caleb Teicher, Nathan Bugh, Eyal Vilner, LaTasha Barnes, and Evita Arce. | Photo by Em Watson
Evita Arce and Nathan Bugh. | Photo by Em Watson


BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | The Joyce’s program director Aaron Mattocks’ commitment to vernacular dance and live music will be on full display during the run of Sw!ng Out, a two-week dive into Lindy Hop accompanied by Eyal Vilner Big Band. Evita Arce, LaTasha Barnes, Nathan Bugh, and Macy Sullivan join Caleb Teicher in collaborative choreography and improvisation. Each show concludes with a jam session onstage, with audience members invited to join.

October 5-17, Tues.-Wed. at 7:30pm, Thurs.-Fri. at 8pm, Sat. at 2pm & 9pm, Sun. at 2pm. At the Joyce Theater (175 Eighth Ave. at W. 19th St.). For tickets ($10-$71), call 212-242-0800 or click here to visit the event’s page on

For more fall dance picks from Elizabeth Zimmer, click here (a roundup including the Fall for Dance Festival, works at the cell and the Joyce, a screening at Film Forum, and online interactive content).

For Zimmer’s writeup of It Starts Now, a world premiere by Spanish choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo, click here.

Works at New York Live Arts are the focus of a piece that can be accessed if you click here .


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Photo of LaTasha Barnes by Em Watson.

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