DANCING THROUGH THE BRONX (AUGUST 2015, 2015)

Dancing Through The Bronx, 2014
Planned Surprises by Toni Renee Johnson / Hayden Lord Park

Photo: Ricardo Muniz

Dancing Through The Bronx, 2015

Ritual Dance by Arthur Avilés / Owen Dolen Park

Photo: Ellen Crane Photography

Dancing Through The Bronx, 2015

Rock, Thumb, Up, 10 by Monifa Kincaid / Hayden Lord Park

Photo: Ricardo Nelson

Dancing Through The Bronx was a travelling festival of free, public site-specific dance in parks and green spaces around the Bronx.  For two summers, Dancing Through The Bronx highlighted various green spaces around the Bronx with dance created for those spaces by Bronx-based choreographers.

AUGUST 2015

Dancing Through The Bronx, 2015

Life Among Rocks by Shizu Homma / Hayden Lord Park

Photo: Ricardo Nelson

Dancing Through The Bronx, 2015

Red Light, Green Light, 1, 2, 3 by Rebecca Lloyd-Jones / Hayden Lord Park

Photo: Ricardo Nelson

DANCING THROUGH THE BRONX

August 21 & 23, 2015

Artistic Advisor: Joanna Haigood

Dancing Through The Bronx featured choreography by Arthur Avilés, Marsi Burns, Shizu Homma, Monifa Kincaid, Rebecca Lloyd-Jones, and David Thomson.  Taking place over the span of two days in Owen Dolen Park and Hayden Lord Park, each choreographer used skills honed in a Site-Specific Incubator with Joanna Haigood to create a dance work highlighting the unique features of each space.

Owen Dolen Park / Friday, August 21st, 6 pm

Ritual Dance by Arthur Avilés

short stories by David Thomson

Presented in partnership with BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance and Westchester Square BID

Hayden Lord Park / Sunday, August 23rd, 3 pm

MOUNT Hayden Lord by Marsi Burns
Life Among Rocks by Shizu Homma

Rock, Thumb, Up, 10 by Monifa Kincaid

Red Light, Green Light, 1, 2, 3 by Rebecca Lloyd-Jones

Presented in partnership with the Bronx Pro Group

AUGUST 2014

Dancing Through The Bronx, 2014

Ritual Dance by Arthur Aviles / Owen Dolen Park

Photo: Ricardo Muniz

Dancing Through The Bronx, 2014

Urban Camouflage by James "Cricket Colter / Wave Hill

Photo: Ricardo Muniz

DANCING THROUGH THE BRONX

August 13, 14 & 16, 2014

Dancing Through The Bronx featured site-adaptive performances by choreographers Larry Keigwin and James "Cricket" Colter, and site-specific performances by Bronx-based choreographers Ni'Ja Whitson Adebanjo, Arthur Avilés, and Toni Renee Johnson.  Taking place over the course of a week at Wave Hill, Hayden Lord Park and Owen Dolen Park, each performance featured choreography by Larry Keigwin and James "Cricket" Colter adapted to the unique space and features of each park, as well as a dance choreographed specifically for each space by one Bronx-based choreographer.

Wave Hill / Wednesday, August 13th, 6:30 pm

Urban Camouflage by James "Cricket" Colter

Of Quieting Consequence by Ni'Ja Whitson Adebanjo

Stairs & Doors by Larry Keigwin*

Presented in partnership with Wave Hill

Hayden Lord Park / Thursday, August 14th, 4:30 pm

Urban Camouflage by James "Cricket" Colter
Planned Surprises by Toni Renee Johnson

Stairs & Doors by Larry Keigwin*

Presented in partnership with the Bronx Pro Group

Owen Dolen Park / Saturday, August 16th, 2:00 pm

Stairs & Doors by Larry Keigwin*

Ritual Dance by Arthur Avilés

Urban Camouflage by James "Cricket" Colter
Presented in partnership with BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance and Westchester Square BID

*Each iteration of Stairs & Doors was choreographed and performed in collaboration with community members from each site as a part of Larry Keigwin's Let's Make a Dance workshop.

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