Parsons Dance Company

One of the world’s leading modern dance companies

Known for its energized, athletic, and joyous style, Parsons Dance is internationally renowned for creating and performing contemporary American dance.

While the artists are on tour, they are requesting that patrons wear masks to the performance. While not required, your help in honoring their request would be most appreciated. We will have masks available on site if you would like one.

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 to the Lake Placid Center for the Arts for a rousing preview of Mr. Withers, his new work set to the music of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bill Withers, the singer/songwriter of such iconic songs as Ain't No Sunshine and Just The Two of Us. The performance, taking place on Friday, September 2, will also feature the stroboscopic masterpiece Caught and more Parsons classics.

The Parsons public appearances will highlight the company's three-week residency at this beautiful venue located in the Adirondack Park of Northern New York. Stayed tuned for opportunities to take dance classes with the company or check out David Parsons rehearsing his new work while the company is in residence from August 15-September 4.

Exuberant, Virtuosic, Sexy - Parsons Dance is everything that is right about American modern dance. Innovative, exuberant and gifted, this company always deliver. 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."

“This is a ‘dance your heart out’ (at all times, no excuses) kind of enterprise” – The New York Times 

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August 17th or 18th, 2022


Dance Studio 1
August 23rd, 25th, 30th or September 1st, 2022.

All classes 9:30 am - 10:30 am.
Open to dancers of all levels.  
Masking is required.

See a Free Community Showing

On the LPCA Stage.
August 19th Topic: Restaging Rep.

August 26th Topic: The New Work - "Mr. Withers."

All times 4 pm - 5 pm.

Followed by a post-showing Q&A

Try Other Dance/Fitness Classes

In Dance Studio 1.
August 20th, 2022
10 am - 11:30 am: 
Ballroom / Partner Dancing

Followed by Q&A with Dancers
4:30 pm - 6 pm: Parsons Dance Technique
Masking is required.

August 27th, 2022
11 am - 12:30 pm: Low Impact Warm-Up

1 pm - 2:00 pm: Strength Training for Athletes

Friday 9/2/2022
In Advance: $20
At Door: $25
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LPCA programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

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Lake Placid Center for the Arts

The Lake Placid Center for the Arts is a year-round performing and visual Arts Facility.  Located in the Adirondack Park of Northern New York, the LPCA consistently presents arts of the highest caliber in music, dance and theatre performances, film exhibitions and visual arts presentations. 

In addition, the Arts Center provides special arts-in education programs, workshops and residencies for aspiring and renowned artists.

The Arts Center is the home of the Lake Placid School of Ballet, LPCA Children's Theatre, Community Theatre Players, as well as the Summer home of the Lake Placid Sinfonietta.

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