Parsons Dance Company at The Lake Placid Center for the Arts

  • Lake Placid Center for the Arts
    17 Algonquin Drive, Lake Placid
  • In Advance $20 At Door $25

Parsons Dance is everything that is right about American modern dance.

David Parsons – “one of the best choreographers around at drawing out the emotional complexity of pop music” (The New York Times) – brings his company of amazingly athletic dancers back to the Lake Placid Center for the Arts.

Check back in early summer for info on public classes, workshops and other ways you can dance with Parsons while they are in-residence at Lake Placid!

About Parsons Dance

Innovative, exuberant and gifted, this company always delivers. Their bold, joyous and athletic movement has solidified them as one of the world’s leading modern dance companies. Stunning works, like the iconic “Caught,” exemplify this company’s innovation and huge audience appeal.

Parsons Dance is New York City based modern dance company internationally renowned for creating and performing contemporary American dance of extraordinary artistry that is accessible and enriching to diverse audiences. Founded in 1985 by artistic director David Parsons and Tony Award-winning lighting designer Howell Binkley, Parsons Dance is known for its energized, athletic, ensemble work, and has collaborated with iconic artists across all disciplines including Billy Taylor, Milton Nascimento, Allen Toussaint, William Ivey Long, Donna Karan, Annie Leibovitz, and Alex Katz.

The company has toured to more than 380 cities, 22 countries and 5 continents for the most notable theaters, festivals and presenters worldwide including The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Maison de la Danse, Teatro La Fenice and Teatro Muncipal do Rio de Janeiro. New York Magazine called Mr. Parsons “one of modern dance’s great living dance-makers.”
Last summer, Lake Placid audiences enjoyed a preview of Parsons’ Mr. Withers. Choreographed by Penny Saunders, the new work was created during the company’s three-week residency at Lake Placid Center for the Arts!: