The Joyce Theatre "Pay What You Decide"

Let’s be real - being a dancer often means that money is tight. It’s not easy to pay for classes, clothes, rent, food...and when you try to throw tickets to shows on top of that - forget it! But this year, one theater is trying something a little different that may be a game changer. Famed NYC venue The Joyce Theater has announced that they will introduce a program called “Pay What You Decide” (or PWYD, for short). For three performances during their 2018 season, audience members will be invited to reserve a maximum of two seats for only $1 each. Then, after the performance, they will be able to pay what they believe is fair. Guests can do this in three ways: 1. Use a provided seatback envelope, 2. Speak with a mobile box office attendant, or 3. Log online within 24 hours and use a credit or debit card. The PWYD method will be available for one performance by each of the following companies: Company Wayne McGregor, Brian Brooks Dance, and Dada Masilo/The Dance Factory. We hope this initiative will help get more people interested in dance performances and open up opportunities for dancers on a budget to get inspired by world-class artists! For full details, visit the Joyce website

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Anne Luben has performed works by notable choreographers such as Donald McKayle, Bill T. Jones, Jiri Kylian, Idan Cohen, Alex Ketley, and Summer Lee Rhatigan, among others.