​ 2474 Westchester Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461  718-918-2110

​ Home of Arthur Aviles Typical Theatre and The Bronx Dance Coalition

TWENTY-THREE PORTRAITS FOR A POSITIVE TRANSGENDER IMAGE


For Michael Michelle Lynch the show felt like validation: “It does my heart proud to be up on this wall. There’s not enough of this—in the Bronx, in Brooklyn, in Manhattan, in Queens, where a trans kid can come and see themselves and grow and live." - SIMONE MCCARTHY, NY CITY LENS





OUT LIKE THAT! FESTIVAL

JUNE 4-22 


BAAD!’s Out Like That! Festival is the Bronx’s only LGBTQ performing arts festival going strong for 17 years. This year we present a mix of shared programs and evening-length performance by NY-based and visitng queer artists.


LOS NUTCRACKERS: A CHRISTMAS CARAJO

A gay, Latino comedic play, centers around a 
couple, Carlos and Gabriel, who have been together for 15 years. Their arguing and fighting has reached the queer heaves from which comes a diva spirit who guides them on a trip through their lives. 

BOOGIE DOWN DANCE SERIES

APRIL 24 - MAY 31 


This year, the series returns with Okwui Okpokwasili and her "Bessie" award-winning performance Bronx Gothic. 


IN NEW HOME, BRONX DANCE ACADEMY SEEKS TO STEP UP ITS PRESENCE


"After 14 years in Hunts Point, where he [Arthur Aviles] and Charles Rice-Gonzalez, a fellow founder, were at the vanguard of a migration of artists who reinvigorated the area, the group was priced out of its space in the historicBanknote Building. Without missing a beat, it landed in an even more historic location last year, a Gothic Revival stone chapel on the grounds ofSt. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Westchester Square." - DAVID GONZALEZ, NYTIMES 



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A BAAD! TAKE ON WOMEN'S MONTH


For 16 years now, the Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance (BAAD!) has celebrated Women’s History Month with its annual BAAD! Ass Women Festival. - ISABEL ANGELL, RIVERDALE PRESS


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BAAD! SUMMER SERIES


This summer BAAD! stays cool with residencies, dance adventures, performances, and summer round activities. For the latest updates follow us on Facebook @BAADBronx. 


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