America Bolero Dance Company + BHdos

America Bolero Dance Company + BHdos

Founded in 1996 by Artistic Director Gabriela Granados, the American Bolero Dance Company explores the rhythmic intricacies and song literature of Flamenco, the refined and stylized repertory of Clásico Español and the traditions of Escuela Bolera, with the flair and electricity of Broadway productions. ABDC has enjoyed rave reviews from both the press and audiences world-wide. In 2002, ABDC established its Spanish Dance School.

In 2012, Artistic Director & CEO Eduardo Vilaro launched the BHdos company, a new vehicle for connecting talented pre-professional students to the professional dance world and for nurturing new links between artists and local communities. BHdos serves the ever-growing diverse communities in our city and is a catalyst for cultural dialogue. They perform in public schools, universities, and in community organizations, many with significant immigrant populations. Its performances, workshops, and lecture/demonstrations significantly amplify Ballet Hispánico’s mission and vision. With its engaging and interactive 50-minute performance, BHdos leads audiences through exciting explorations of dance and cultural diversity influenced by the Latino diaspora.

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Matthew Westerby Dance Company + Jamal Jackson Dance Company + Jeremy McQueen's Black Iris Project + Obremski/Works

Matthew Westerby Dance Company + Jamal Jackson Dance Company + Jeremy McQueen's Black Iris Project + Obremski/Works

Matthew Westerby Company has been presented at venues and festivals around the northeast for the past decade, as well as three self-produced NYC seasons. The Company was dance company in residence for Project Poetry Live! in partnership with Litchfield Performing Arts (2009-17) with funding from the Connecticut State Dept. of Education, and has been supported by funding from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone and a two year residency from the CUNY Dance Initiative. The Company’s, now in it’s 4th year, brings together children, teens and adults together each summer to perform in a community dance celebration in Marcus Garvey Park (Harlem). Artistic Director Matthew Westerby continues to collaborate with composers Bryan Senti & Rick Smith, currently collaborating on a new evening length work for premiere in fall 2019. The Company became a non-profit organization in 2017.

Jamal Jackson Dance Company (JJDC) was founded in 2004 with the purpose of fusing various traditional African dance styles with Modern and Hip Hop techniques and diverse contemporary music styles in order to create a new, unique technique that is relevant to a multifarious community of Americans. The movement and storylines of JJDC choreography focus on redefining ideas of community and blurring divisive lines, while still celebrating the beauty of individual cultures.

Founded in 2016 by award-winning choreographer Jeremy McQueen, The Black Iris Project (BIP) is a ballet collaborative and education vehicle which creates new, relevant classical & contemporary ballet works that celebrate diversity and Black history. Based in New York City, the project hosts a team of predominantly artists of color delivering cross-discipline and wholly original works. Championing individuality, the collaborative harnesses the Black community's inherent creative spirit to encourage and inspire youth of color to pursue art, movement and music as an expressive outlet and a means for collective healing. To learn more about The BIP visit www.blackirisproject.org.

Jesse Obremski, a native New Yorker, has been described by DanceTabs as one who dances “with fluent simplicity” and “quiet understanding”. He started training at The Ailey School and later graduated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School (2012). In 2016, Jesse graduated from The Juilliard School, under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes, where he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts. Jesse is an Eagle Scout Rank recipient (2010), a Father Fame Awardee (2012), the recipient of the 2016 Jadin Wong Dance Award, administered by the Asian American Arts Alliance, and a "Dancer to Watch" by Interview En L'air (2017). He has also attended Springboard Danse Montreal, Earl Mosley’s Institute of the Arts (EMIA), and Jacob's Pillow's Contemporary Program. Jesse is the founder and artistic director of Obremski/Works, a contemporary dance ensemble based in New York City.

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Harlem Stage E-Moves On Tour: It's Showtime NYC! + Sun & Cein + Joseph Webb and Barédu Ahmed aka Long Arms (L.A.)

Harlem Stage E-Moves On Tour: It's Showtime NYC! + Sun & Cein + Joseph Webb and Barédu Ahmed aka Long Arms (L.A.)

It’s Showtime NYC! (IST) celebrates New York City street culture and provides performance and professional development opportunities to street and subway dancers as a legal alternative to dancing in subway cars.

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WHITE WAVE RISING Young Soon Kim Dance Company  + Parul Shah Dance Company

WHITE WAVE RISING Young Soon Kim Dance Company + Parul Shah Dance Company

Founded in 1988, WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company has dedicated 30 years broadening the boundaries of modern dance. The company is committed to creating a union between the natural rhythms of the planet and the primal essence of the human spirit. Incorporating music, poetry, and several forms of visual arts, the company’s vision is expansive, constantly challenging the threshold of each medium to build unique perspectives. Artistic Director Young Soon Kim creates works with a reverence and awe for new directions that expand the language of movement, while reaching into the deepest recesses of the imagination, passion, and the spirit to create new expressions of dance.

Parul Shah's work builds on the dance form’s mythological storytelling roots to explore universal narratives, using a rich movement vocabulary that communicates the dynamic and often paradoxical nature of modern life. While preserving the emotive quality unique to Indian classical dance, Shah tells her own stories that foster understanding, empathy, and relationships between audience and performer.

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Calpulli Mexican Dance Company

Calpulli Mexican Dance Company’s mission is to celebrate the rich diversity of Mexican and Mexican-American cultural heritage through dance-based programming including live music. To this end, the organization produces the following: – Professional Performances via its touring company – Arts-in-Education and cultural enrichment programming – Community outreach activities that are free or low-cost and target

Harlem Stage E-Moves

Harlem Stage’s signature dance series, E-Moves, typically presents four exciting nights of innovative works with surprise pop up performances. Join us as we present highlights from the contemporary African choreographers presented at this year’s Harlem Stage E-Moves series. Featuring Omari Mizrahi, Tatiana Desardouin, and Titilayo Derricote.

Vissi Dance Theater

Founded in 1997 by Jamaican dancer/choreographer Courtney Ffrench, the Vissi Dance Theater is comprised of dancers from around the world who bring with them their cultural diversity and unique perspectives on movement and the performing arts. Vissi combines drama and dance in scintillating ways, while exploring social issues. The dance company’s style has been described

Sonali Skandan & Jiva Dance

Sonali Skandan & Jiva Dance is an exciting dance company based on the Indian Classical form of Bharatanatyam. It is the professional dance company of Jiva Performing Arts, an organization based in NYC, which seeks to educate and present the classical music and dance of India. The Company has performed in venues throughout the US

Alpha Omega Theatrical Dance Company

Alpha Omega Theatrical Dance Company was founded in 1972 with the primary mission of expanding opportunities to provide a platform for multi-cultural choreographers and dance artists and is an example of the best of the American melting pot. The main techniques employed are modern and the richness in background is such that the audience is

Abakua Afro-Latin Dance Company

Frankie Martinez is widely regarded as one of the most innovative and renowned Latin contemporary dancers of his generation. Frankie’s exploration into the Afro-Caribbean roots of his performance art and the choreographic possibilities native to Latin/Afro-Latin dance positions him as one of the foremost authorities in the genre. He is the leader of the Afro-Latin

Nai Ni Chen Dance Company

The dances of Nai-Ni Chen fuse the dynamic freedom of American modern dance with the grace and splendor of Asian art. The Company’s productions take the audience beyond cultural boundaries to where tradition meets innovation and freedom arises from discipline. Choreographer/Dancer Nai-Ni Chen is an artist whose work defies categorization, as she is continually working

Pajarillo Pinta’o

Pajarillo Pinta’o With the founding of Pajarillo Pinta’o in 2003, Artistic Director Daniel Fetecua Soto has started to investigate the fusion of traditional dances and rhythms of Colombian folklore with the principals of modern dance and German tanz-theater. Pajarillo Pinta’o took its first steps as a traditional Colombian Folkloric dance ensemble while Colombian founder and