From August 6–7, Lincoln Center presents a brand-new dance festival curated by renowned choreographer and MacArthur Fellow Kyle Abraham, featuring seven ascending contemporary dance makers in their Lincoln Center debuts outdoors as part of Summer for the City. Kyle returns to Lincoln Center this summer after last year’s celebrated Ces noms que nous portons for New York City Ballet’s Taylor Stanley with the New York premiere of his Requiem: Fire in the Air of the Earth follows from August 11–13 at the Rose Theater. Kyle Abraham has joined forces with pioneering producer, composer, and electronic dance music artist Jlin to create a new work exploring death, folklore, and reincarnation through a reimagining of Mozart’s Requiem in d minor. Ten dancers from Abraham’s company—A.I.M by Kyle Abraham—join Jlin, who transforms Mozart’s music into an electronic opus that memorializes ritual and rebirth.

Photo by Peter Hönnemann

General Admission for the Dance Festival

Entry to the August 6–7 Dance Festival is FREE with General Admission—first-come, first-served; tickets not required. Just show up! Learn more »

Choose-What-You-Pay tickets for "Requiem"

Tickets for Requiem: Fire in the Air of the Earth are on sale now. Learn more »

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About Summer for the City

We’re thrilled to be coming together with our resident organizations and community partners to present hundreds of outdoor and indoor public events—all for FREE or Choose-What-You-Pay. Learn more »

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Full Summer for the City calendar

Check out hundreds of outdoor and indoor events and performances for all ages, including music, dance, theater, film, art, education, and civic activations. View full calendar »

Thanks to Our Supporters

A Project of Arnhold Dance Innovation Fund

Reunions and Requiem is made possible by Jody and John Arnhold and Arnhold Dance Innovation Fund

Additional support provided by the Harkness Foundation for Dance

Endowment support is provided by the Blavatnik Family Foundation Fund for Dance