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Praised for their remarkable athleticism and stunning ensemble work, Parsons Dance delivers exuberance, joy and passion to the Lied stage. New and celebrated American choreographers take center stage including Parsons’ own stroboscopic masterpiece, “Caught,” on April 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lied Center for Performing Arts, 301 N. 12th St.

Tickets are on sale online, by phone at 402-472-4747 or at the Lied Center box office. Tickets are available to students at a 50 percent discount with a valid NCard.

Parsons Dance is a 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 383 cities, 22 countries and across 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.”

Parsons continues to pursue its mission to deliver positive, affirming, life enriching experiences to audiences worldwide by maintaining a repertory of over 75 works by David Parsons and producing his new work; inviting established choreographers to re-stage works from the American canon on the company; and commissioning young American choreographers with our newly launched GenerationNOW Fellowship. This year-long mentorship under David Parsons culminates in a commission that premiers as a part of the Parsons’ season at the Joyce Theater and joins the company’s touring repertory for the following season.

Co-founder and Artistic Director David Parsons has enjoyed a remarkable career as a director, choreographer, performer, master teacher and producer. Mr. Parsons was born in Chicago and raised in Kansas City. In the early years of his career he performed with The Paul Taylor Dance Company, New York City Ballet, Berlin Opera, and The White Oak Dance Project. Mr. Parsons has created more than 75 works for Parsons Dance. Commissions include American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to name a few. His work has been performed by Paris Opera Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, Joffrey Ballet, and Ballet de Rio De Janeiro among many others. Parsons has worked on such diverse projects as Julie Taymor’s film “Fool’s Fire,” “AIDA” at Opera de Verona, “Maria de Buenos Aires” for Gotham Chamber Opera and “Remember Me,” a collaboration with East Village Opera Company. Mr. Parsons holds an honorary doctorate and was the first recipient of the Howard Gilman Fellowship to complete his masters. The New York Times has called Mr. Parsons “one of the great movers of modern dance.”