IT'S SHOWTIME NYC!
COVID-19 Update: Dancing in the Streets is currently working remotely. Our dancers with It's Showtime NYC! are busy rehearsing virtually. Check our social media sites for online programming. We look forward to the day when we can all dance together!
It's Showtime NYC! is a program of Dancing in the Streets, developed in partnership with the Mark Morris Dance Center, with funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Dance/NYC, New York State Council on the Arts, Map Fund, and Dance/NYC’s Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund. This program is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and by Dance/NYC’s Dance Advancement Fund, made possible by the Ford Foundation.
We also acknowledge all the funders behind the NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund in The New York Community Trust for their collective support.
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.
BATTLE! HIP-HOP IN ARMOR AT THE MET MUSEUM
Celebrate New York City street culture!
APAP Showcase in the Bronx
Join It's Showtime NYC! for excerpts from their recent world premier of What Time is It?
Pregones Theater, Bronx
World Premiere of "What Time is It?" It's Showtime NYC's first evening length theatrical program, Adesola Osakalumi Artistic Director and video by Kash Gaines
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.
NY1 news segment:
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
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.