The Joyce has designed this ballet festival to recognize the many dancers and choreographers who are creating work outside the traditional large company milieu and are forming their own small companies. Featured are companies from across the US, whose work represents a range of ballet styles, from neo classical to contemporary. A marvelous fusion of art forms, the Satellite Ballet and Collective makes its Joyce debut with an evening of works that honor its commitment to complete collaboration. Satellite Ballet and Collective combines sensually athletic dancers from the New York City Ballet with intimately personal choreography, high intensity multimedia graphics and melodic live music. In each work, a group of seven artists, including emerging choreographer Troy Schumacher, multimedia artist Kevin Draper, post classical composer Nick Jaina, photographer Lora Roberts and Dramaturge Nathan Langston present an honest and compelling experience.