Sara Mearns Performs “The Two of Us” at the Fall For Dance Festival!

“‘The Two of Us,’ originally created by Christopher Wheeldon in 2020 as a digital work for Mearns and David Hallberg, was now performed live with Mearns and Fairchild. (They were even better.) Set to Joni Mitchell songs, the duet is ethereal and earthy, intentional yet breezy.Wearing sheer costumes by Harriet Jung and Reid Bartelme that accentuated the subtle mastery of their bodies, Mearns and Fairchild danced together and apart, melding classical technique with light, casual touches — a flexed foot, a swivel of the hips, a sideways glance. What was breathtaking was Mearns’s ability to trust her own presence, not to act emotion but to let emotion filter through her, and Fairchild’s unpretentious sophistication as his maturity deepens his dancing. It was lovely.” – The New York Times (Critic’s Pick)

“The Two of Us” with Sara Mearns at Fall For Dance Festival Featured in The Observer!

“Over five programs, New York City Center’s indispensable banquet of dance returns, with engagements by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the New York debut of Kyiv City Ballet, a New York premiere by Pam Tanowitz, and the live premiere of Christopher Wheeldon’s The Two of Us, set to Joni Mitchell classics and featuring Sara Mearns and Robbie Fairchild. (The latter work originally premiered online during lockdown.)” – The Observer, Fall Arts Preview 2022

“The Two of Us” with Sara Mearns at The Fall For Dance Festival is Featured in the New York Times!

“After three Covid-riddled years, this popular smorgasbord of a festival, for which all tickets are $20, will again be able to include international performers… There are also two noteworthy duets for four dance stars: the live premiere of Christopher Wheeldon’s 2020 digital festival commission “The Two of Us,” featuring Sara Mearns and Robbie Fairchild, and a new work by Pam Tanowitz for Herman Cornejo and Melissa Toogood. (Sept. 21-Oct. 2, New York City Center)” – 54 Dance Programs, Festivals, and More Coming This Fall (The New York Times)

Listen to Sara Mearns on The “Conversations on Dance” Podcast!

Recorded live from the Vail Dance Festival, Sara Mearns joined Pam Tanowitz for the discussion. Sara Mearns and Pam Tanowitz are two of the most talked about dance artists of their generation, both regarded for their bold, fearless and personal interpretations of their respective art forms. At this years’ festival, Mearns will be premiering in a new work by Bobbi Jene Smith, while Tanowitz will create a new work to the music of Kate Davis. Join these mavericks of the industry for a discussion with the ‘Conversations On Dance’ podcast about these premieres and the collaboration Mearns and Tanowitz most recently worked on together at the New York City Ballet. Click here to listen to the episode!

Sara Mearns Performs with the New York City Ballet in Saratoga!

“The full NYCB company returns to Saratoga Springs, New York, with six performances featuring the timeless works of Balanchine and Robbins, as well as the return of Merce Cunningham’s Summerspace, last seen at NYCB’s summer home in 1967, and SPAC debuts by Jamar Roberts and Pam Tanowitz. The week kicks off with NYCB On and Off Stage, an intimate presentation introducing the engagement with up-close looks at selected repertory from the residency, and closes with A Midsummer Night’s Dream, always a special pleasure to enjoy at SPAC’s open-air amphitheater.” Click here for tickets!

Joshua Bergasse and Sara Mearns Premiere “Gershwin Sweet” as part of “America(na) To Me” at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival!

“‘Gershwin Sweet!’, choreographed by Joshua Bergasse, is a charming, reminiscent shout-out to Broadway and Hollywood dance of yesteryear. Set to breezy George Gershwin tunes performed onstage by pianist Jonathan Howard Katz, Gilbert Bolden III, Gonzalo Garcia, and Sara Mearns (all currently or formerly with New York City Ballet) have a goofy good time twining grapevines or knocking off faux-show-offy pirouettes.” – The Berkshire Eagle

Sara Mearns to Star in Live Premiere of “The Two of Us” At New York City Center’s Fall for Dance Festival!

“Now in its 19th season, the annual Fall for Dance Festival captures the beating heart of today’s dance scene… Performances include the live premiere of Christopher Wheeldon’s 2020 Fall for Dance Festival digital commission The Two of Us, featuring Sara Mearns and Robbie Fairchild.” The festival will run from September 21 – October 2. Click here for more information!

Sara Mearns and Joshua Bergasse to Perform in Premiere of “America(na) To Me” at Jacob’s Pillow!

“In 1942, Jacob’s Pillow presented the very first concert in the Ted Shawn Theatre. Conceived as a showcase of American Folk Dances curated by Shawn, the program included square dances and Agnes de Mille’s Hell on Wheels, inaugurating the first theatre in the United States designed for dance. As we celebrate the renovation of the Ted Shawn Theatre and the 90th anniversary of the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Associate Curators Melanie George and Ali Rosa-Salas revisit the theme of that first program by inviting dance artists to reflect on what American identity means to them. America(na) to Me encapsulates the heart of the 90th Anniversary Season at Jacob’s Pillow, looking at the dance landscape and the world at large today. This presentation offers an ever-timely reflection on how dance engages questions of heritage, tradition, and belonging.” America(na)To Me runs from June 22-26. Click here for tickets!