Pepatian’s *35th* Anniversary & 2018 projects

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Support here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/pepatian-s-35th-anniversary-2018-projects-adventure#/

Pepatián is a 30+-year old non-profit arts organization in the South Bronx dedicated to creating, producing and supporting multi-disciplinary contemporary art by Latinx and Bronx-based artists. Now in its 35th year, we have PLENTY to celebrate ! http://www.pepatian.org

What We Need & What You Get

Your $ helps with:

~ production costs for 2018 Dance Your Future: Artist & Mentor Collaborative Residency project;

~ supplementing teaching artists fees for upcoming workshops in Pepatian’s Hip-Hop Academy & Empowerment Collective projects;

~ production costs for Out of La Negrura/Out of Blackness in the Bronx: A Choreographic Collaboration Across Diaspora documentary film with artists Sita Frederick, Ana “Rokafella” Garcia, & Marion Ramirez.

Your support is invaluable, thank you!

What you get:

Perks include shout outs on Facebook, credit in program,  listing as benefactor on Pepatian’s website, free tickets to upcoming dance shows, DVD of new documentary film, Out of La Negrura/Out of Blackness in the Bronx: A Choreographic Collaboration Across Diaspora, including bonus videos AND Pepatian t-shirt.

Support here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/pepatian-s-35th-anniversary-2018-projects-adventure#/

Ballet Hispanico 45th Anniversary Season

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Be sure to support Ballet Hispanico during their 45th Anniversary season at the Joyce Theater. I will certainly be in the building! Last year I enjoyed the choreography and the costumes in the show. For more information check out the Ballet Hispanico website for more information.

Spotlight Asia: Ring in the Year of the Monkey

Head to the American Museum of Natural History on February 21st at 12pm or 3pm for a free afternoon of programming to celebrate the Lunar New Year.

Award-wining Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company rings in the Year of the Monkey, a year characterized by cleverness, curiosity, and playful mischief. The Museum’s Lunar New Year festival celebrates Asian art and culture through contemporary choreography, traditional storytelling, and hands-on activities taught by local artisans.

Watch Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company here:

New York City Art Series: Marcel Dzama

One of my favorite NYC traditions over the last 4 years is to attend the New York City Ballet Art Series. This year I am excited to attend the 2016 Art Series collaboration with  Marcel Dzama.

Dzama will exhibit Art Series’ first ever digital installation this winter on the theater’s Promenade, complete with a chess match dance off and an incognito appearance by Amy Sedaris.

The Art Series installation will be on view at three special New York City Ballet Art Series performances on February 6 Eve, 11, and 19 where all tickets are priced at $30, and each audience member will receive a limited edition commemorative takeaway from the artist.

Pictures will be available on my Facebook from the experience on February 6th!

FEBRUARY 6 EVE
NEW COMBINATIONS

Common Ground (Ludwig-Leone/Schumacher)
The Blue of Distance(Ravel/Binet)
Polaris (Walton/Thatcher)
The Most Incredible Thing (New Dessner/Peck)
Estancia (Ginastera)

Check out the video preview of what you can expect: http://www.nycballet.com/Videos/Evergreen-Special/Marcel-Dzama-Art-Series.aspx

FLEXN

FLEXN

If you have a chance this week definitely go and see the show: FLEXN
From the website: Created in the era of unrest following rulings on Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in New York City, this powerful new work is staged by visionary director Peter Sellars and flex pioneer Reggie (Regg Roc) Gray in collaboration with a crew of 21 flex dancers from the very neighborhoods where the movement first took shape. Performing both as individuals and in groups to choreography created by the ensemble itself, the dancers utilize their breathtakingly beautiful movement to tell deeply human and sometimes heart-wrenching stories that address these troubling issues of our time.
In addition to viewing this post-modern dance in an electrifying showcase, you will also be able to engage in FLEXN CONVERSATIONS: RACE AND THE CITY before the show. The conversations are one hour prior to performances with young people, public figures, educators and community leaders. Explored in FLEXN are topics including mamaking neighborhoods safe for play, solitary confinement, “broken windows” policies, and reforming the juvenile justice system. confronts issues of social injustice, with the dancers exploring personal narratives through their own unique movement vocabulary in post-modern dance.

Commissioned by Park Avenue Armory

Photo: Stephanie Berger