Dance Here. Modern
Saturday, April 28 2012
1:00 am - 7:00 pm
This day, curated by Christal Brown, Founder In Spirit Dance Company, will include site-specific performances by INSPIRIT, Maverick Dance Ensemble, Milteri Tucker, Love/Forte, MB Dance, and Donnell Oakley, and Paloma McGregor/ Angela's Pulse, Jessica Danser, Gabriel Forestieri, Slow Walk and Sacred Space Dance.
Special Thanks to Jane Gabriels, Director of Pepatian.
Location: Andrew Freedman Home, 1125 Grand Concourse, Bronx
Time: 1-7 p.m.
Free Modern Dance Workshop led by Milteri Tucket at 4:30 p.m.
ABOUT INSPIRIT DANCE COMPANY
Founded in 2000 by Christal Brown, INSPIRIT’s mission includes providing a forum for collaboration among emerging female artists and choreographers, promoting public appreciation of contemporary dance works, educating the general public about dance by sponsoring affordable and accessible performances in community-based venues, encouraging interest in dance among youth through outreach and within public schools, developing the technical abilities and overall talent of young and unrecognized artist of all genres, races, and gender.
ABOUT MAVERICK DANCE ENSEMBLE
Maverick Dance Experience is a dance company grounded in visceral storytelling, coursing, surveying, and exploring the varied political and social constructs of the human condition. Through movement discourse, or tête à tête, philosophical perspectives are unearthed, unpackaged, and unfiltered fostering a binding and affecting dance experience, with ensemble and solitary performances.
Maverick Dance Experience, Founded by Toni Renee Johnson, is based in the Bronx, NY. It is formerly known by its acronym, BOLD (Breath of Life Dance Experience).
ABOUT MILTERI TUCKER, BOMBAZO DANCE AND CO.
Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Ms. Tucker is the founder and artistic director of BOMBAZO Dance Co. and company member of world-renowned choreographer Maria Torres. She has performed and showcased her work at City Center, Alvin Ailey, Hostos Main Stage, BAAD, Pregones Theater, Thalia Spanish Theater, Castillo Theater, El Museo del Barrio, Julia de Burgos Cultural Center, Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, PRTT, and STEPS. Theater credits include: "The Perils Of
Chencha," written and directed by Anita Velez Mitchell; "YES I YES,"
written by acclaimed Spanish writer Yolanda Garcia Serrano and directed by
Noelle Mauri; Amor Latino, written and directed by Angel Gil Orrios; La
Negra Mas Bella" and "Llamada/ Rally Cry," both written and directed by
Nancy Nevarez; and "Lulu en la Habana," written by Ntozake Shange and directed
by Carla Pinza.
ABOUT PALOMA McGREGOR/ANGELA's PULSE
Paloma McGregor is a choreographer, writer, teacher, and co-founder of Angela's Pulse, which creates collaborative, project-based performance work. An eclectic movement-maker, she has choreographed a rollicking extravaganza honoring James Brown at SummerStages; the roving, multidisciplinary closing performance of the Negritude exhibit at Exit Art; the evening-length, dance-theater adaptation of Patricia Smith's collection of poetry, Blood Dazzler; and the delightful opera-masquerade 4 Electric Ghosts.
LOVE/FORTE is a research/process, performance, and teaching-geared
collective with a commitment to socially and politically conscious art
making, which connects the human experience through time. They have developed
work and a teaching methodology that reflects their artistic identity as
artists of successive generations, participating in the Africanist profound
cycle of learning. (www.loveforte.org)
ABOUT DONNELL OAKLEY
Donnell is the co-founder of Everything Smaller, a Brooklyn-based company driven by collaboration. In 2008, Donnell finished six extraordinary years making dances with the inimitable David Schmidt and Jessica Jolly. She has continued making dances, mostly solos and duets, and has had her work produced through Movement Research, the 92nd Street Y, The West End Theatre, The Flea Theater, Triskelion Arts, the Joyce SoHo, Dance New Amsterdam, and Dixon Place
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