BAAD! The Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance
2474 Westchester Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461 718-918-2110
Home of Arthur Aviles Typical Theatre and The Bronx Dance Coalition
"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
CHECK THIS OUT!
FEBRUARY 4-14 | TIMES VARY
GET TOUGH, GET BAAD! is an annual series of films and events celebrating queer power, diversity, defiance, strength and visibility. The series was initiated in 2010 to celebrate queer strength and value, to take a stand against violence, and to counter negative and victimized images of queer people in the media from homophobic attacks in the Bronx and New York City. The series presents narrative films that are empowering to the LGBTQ community that feature queer, people of color as the lead protagonists and events that celebrate queer strength and value.
Charles Rice-Gonzalez, Executive Director of the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance said, "We were doing our thing before this survey came out, and we will continue doing our thing in the future. Our space is run by people of color, and our programming reflects that." - RAUL A. REYES, NBCNEWS
SEE YOU AT...
JAMES BALDWIN'S AMERICA: A DISCUSSION GROUP
FEBRUARY 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | 6-7:30pm
Sponsored by New York Council for the Humanities, BAAD! presents James Baldwin's America, a five-part reading and discussion series facilitated by Bronx-based artist Seyi Adebanjo.
The series delves into the work of acclaimed writer and public intellectual James Baldwin who spoke about the tense relationship between America's democratic ideals and our fraught racial history. Each week we explore how Baldwin's readings impact contemporary issues and movements such as Black Lives Matter, queerness, gentrification, and police brutality. Join us as we engage in conversation about race and American society through Baldwin's writings and clips of him speaking. Books are provided.