Pajarillo Pinta’o Dance Company
Daniel Fetecua Productions is an arts organization based in New York City that promotes and supports dance with its two companies, Pajarillo Pinta’o, a dance company that preserves and promotes the Colombian traditional dances through dance performance, workshops and classes and D-Moves, a contemporary dance project that combines Colombian traditions, Modern Dance and German TanzTheater. The company has performed national and International since 2004. Collaborations and educational projects such as “Cumbia For Kids/Cumbia For All”, “Amalgama Project Dance and Music” with long time collaborator Pablo Mayor/Folklore Urbano and “Untold Tells” and “Cumbia de mi Corazón” with iD Studio Theater under the direction of German Jaramillo has offer an incredible impact on a variety of audiences and students in the New York City area and beyond. Lastly our original dance festival DanSur/DanSouth (2009) was rebirth as Latitudes Dance Festival NYC in 2018, a new NYC based platform to promote and present Latin American and Indigenous companies and choreographers from around the world.
A new collaboration C.A.V.E.S. Project is an interdisciplinary/dance theater laboratory that focuses on the liminal spaces where the human body encounters art and nature. Formed in 2021 by choreographers and international dance artists, Blakeley White-McGuire and Daniel Fetecua Soto, their first original theater work “The Tongue of the Flame” explored trust, care, sensuality and vulnerability in movement and premiered in The Bronx’s ID Studio Theater to audience acclaim. Building on their careers with the iconic modern dance companies of Martha Graham and José Limón, the artists transcend genres through innovation and collaboration. The artists are committed to the practices of: Compassion in Art making, Vulnerability in collaboration, Emotion in creating and Sensuality in performance in all of their dance works and community collaborations.
C.A.V.E.S. Project has been commissioned for creative workshops, performances and lecture demonstrations by The Complex (USA), ID Studio (USA), Ballet Metropolitano y Comfama (Colombia), University of Louisiana (USA) and Fei Tian College (USA). In 2022, Buglisi Dance Theater commissioned the duo to choreograph for her “The Threads Project #1 “Universal Dialogues” at Chelsea Factory, which physicalized the United Nation’s International Declaration of Human Rights. White-McGuire and Fetecua Soto have also completed their first dance film titled Entre el cuerpo y la naturaleza with award winning filmmaker Marta Renzi using footage harvested during their 2022 creative residency in Colombia. Most recently recipients of the O’Donnell/Green Grant for Dance and Music, the artists are committed to active collaboration with live musicians and visual artists within the communities that they enter.
Ballet Inc. was founded in 2012 by Executive Artistic Director Aaron Atkins. Ballet Inc. gives a platform to Artist regardless of race, ethnicity, body type or traditional ballet ‘limitations’. Since founding, In 2017, Ballet Inc. was award by the state of New York The Multicultural Award of Excellence for its mission . Critically as acclaimed nationally and internationally as: ‘”Hard-hitting…Powerful..Beautiful..” – Broadway World Dance –
Ballet Inc. annually reaches global audience goers and patrons to the arts, through Festival appearances, national touring engagements, NC & NYC Home Season Programs SpringWorks, Summerstage and Fall Works. In Addition, Ballet Inc. Reaches annually nearly 3,000 underserved youth throughout Mr. Atkins Hometown of Lancaster, SC with the Lancaster County School District through Ballet Inc.’s ‘667-Miles Away’ Program; Presenting innovative performances and workshops that engage the youth of today and young the leaders of tomorrow.