Honoring the artistic vision of Igal Perry,
and commemorating the performers, collaborators, and friends who make up PCDC, the Legacy Season merges creative excellence with boundless gratitude. A robust series of performances, outreach initiatives, and archival collection, the Legacy Season offers a revitalized PCDC – grounded in community and guided by innovation.
Spring Legacy Season
April 19-22, 2023 |The KnJ Theater
Revivals of Igal Perry's acclaimed choreography including Bolero (1983) and a selection of excerpts from the company's repertory
Featured work by Robert Battle, Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey, Jessica Lang, award-winning choreographer and former PCDC company member, and Ohad Naharin, former Artistic Director of Batsheva Dance Company and 1986 PCDC commissioned artist
World premieres of new work by johannes wieland and Nicholas Palmquist
Full program information coming soon.
April 24, 2023 | More information coming soon
Celebrate 40 years
and party with us!
with Intimate Voices 
June 2023 | The KnJ Theater
Choreographed by Igal Perry and conceived by Joe Horowitz, Einsamkeit (Solitude) is a multidisciplinary collaboration featuring live performances by world-renowned bass-trombonist, David Taylor, cellist Benjamin Capps, and pianist Joe Horowitz. Exploring expressions of existential solitude, Einsamkeit merges solo cello preludes of Mieczyslaw Weinberg with radical new versions of works by Schubert and Mahler, with Shubert’s “Leiermann” to be danced by Igal Perry. The night will also feature Igal Perry's Intimate Voices, also accompanied by solo cello.
Select Sundays in 2023
In an effort to expand financial accessibility to dance education, PCDC presents the inaugural Open Workshop Series. Throughout the Legacy Season
FREE, open level, 2-hour workshops will be taught by world-renowned teachers.
Susan Jaffe | Ballet | January 15 at 10am
Nicholas Palmquist | Contemporary | January 22 at 9am
Yue Yin, Artistic Director of YYDC | Contemporary/FoCo Technique™ | January 22 at 12pm
Jose Carreño | Ballet | February 12 at 1pm
Caleb Teicher & Gaby Cook | Lindy Hop | April 9 at 11am
Sidra Bell | Contemporary | April 9 at 2pm
Photos: NP: Michael Cooper | CT: Mark Mann | SB: Umi Akiyoshi Photography
PCDC, Peridance Center, and the School at Peridance are assembling an Alumni Network of all those who have been involved in Peridance programs whether you are a former student, dancer, teacher, or collaborating artist. You are welcome to join and connect with your Peridance peers!
Aimed to honor and document Peridance's past, the Legacy Project will assemble archival materials into a collection of photos, videos, text, and oral histories.
Telling the story of Peridance through the experiences of
all those who have given time, resources, ideas, and
care, the Legacy Project will culminate in a Museum
throughout Peridance Center and an online archive.
Keep an eye out for the Our Legacy, Our Stories
initiative to submit your memories
and materials to the Project!
Anniversary and Archival Photos by Liz Schneider-Cohen and Peggy Barnett
The Open Workshop Series, DanceBreak programming, and the Legacy Project are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
The Legacy Season is sponsored, in part, by a generous gift from Miriam and David Donoho