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Dancing in the Streets' program It's Showtime NYC! is busy back in the studio! For updates visit and their social media pages.


It's Showtime NYC is proud to announce new Artistic and Program Director Cal Hunt will be creating a new performance piece Pyramid in collaboration with It's Showtime NYC dancers. The work will feature an original music composition and dance performance by cellist/composer/bonebreaker Johnathan "Akuma" Moore. The new work, will be developed in the studio and residencies in 2023-2024. Works & Process is generously funding a residency at Bethany Community Arts Nov. 1-9, 2023 which will include free community events.   It's Showtime NYC will also share a pre-premiere of the work-in-process at Works & Process at the Guggenheim Museum on Nov. 9, 2023. Info:

It's Showtime NYC! 2020 Bessie Award

nomination for Outstanding Breakout Choreographer

The NY Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies, New York City’s premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, honored It's Showtime NYC!  This award is also an important recognition of the work our dancers are ever creating, regardless of the context; whether the dancing occurs on stages or museums, or on our beloved streets of New York. 

Cinematography by Steve McCord, Music by Da Vincii Productions, Directed by Kash Gaines

What Time is It? At Abrons Arts Center 

It's Showtime NYC! is a program of Dancing in the Streets, with funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, Club Culture Foundation and the Foley Hoag Foundation. This program is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. 

It’s Showtime NYC! is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

It’s Showtime NYC is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. 


It's Showtime NYC! created its first evening-length program What Time is It? in collaboration with Artistic Director Adesola Osakalumi and videographer Kash Gaines. The 55-minute multi-media performance piece received its world premiere through a residency at Abrons Arts Center in November, 2019 and explored stories of street and subway featuring 22 It's Showtime NYC dancers. 

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The world of hip-hop dance culture collides with the bygone age of chivalry when modern-day b-boys and freestyle dancers meet knights in armor. Discover the unexpected parallels—and see what it's really like to make some moves in all that chainmail, leather, and metal—in this unrivaled series of thrilling dance battles, commissioned by MetLiveArts in collaboration with The Met's Arms and Armor department and the fierce artists of It's Showtime NYC! from the South Bronx's Dancing in the Streets urban dance organization.
For New York Times article with video footage visit:
NY1 news segment:
For Champion Battle video posted by the New York Times visit: 
Check out these awesome video profiles of three of the It's Showtime NYC! dancers: Kester "Flexx" Estephane, Rheanna "Wiildkard" Nance, and Christopher "Venom" Brathwaite!  Learn more about these fantastic dancers, and see them perform all summer; check out the performance schedule for more details!
Festival of Dreams, is a new production by Dancing in the Streets as part of the Crossing the Line Festival 2017 that featured 23 members of It's Showtime NYC! Directed by Faustin Linyekula with Moya Michael and devised with the dancers, this work asks what are our dreams now? How can we maintain a sense of possibility in these dark times?
This new work received its world premiere at the Roberto Clemente Plaza, at 149th Street and Third Avenue in the South Bronx, and Weeksville Heritage Center in Brooklyn in 2017. An adaptation of the original piece was presented at eMoves Festival at HarlemStage in May, 2019. 
Festival of Dreams is co-commissioned with Crossing the Line Festival and 651 ARTS, in partnership with BRIC, University Settlement Ingersoll Community Center, The Soul of Brooklyn, and the Third Avenue Business Improvement District.
Part of BRIDGING, an initiative co-developed and supported by The Groupe Edmond de Rothschild Foundations. 
Watch segments of Festival of Dreams....
Graphic Cyphers premiered at the Bronx Museum of the Arts in 2016 and was also performed on the streets of the South Bronx and in Times Square.  Featuring 20 young NYC street dancers, including the It's Showtime NYC! dancers, Graphic Cyphers playfully referenced the circle of dancers that surrounds an ever-changing soloist—the audience moved in and out of constellations of dancers who explored dizzying sequences of movement in ever-shifting levels and locations. For the audience, perspective, perception, and participation were in constant flux, with an intimate proximity to the action.
Click here for photos from Graphic Cyphers.
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