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
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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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THE THREE FACES OF FANA
The experience continues once you enter the space: part church, part party place, part offices and sectioned off by shimmering strands that form a curtain—part performance space.
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.
OUT LIKE THAT! 2017
The only LGBTQ performance series in the Bronx, Out Like That! celebrates 17 years of queer performance by artists from the Bronx and beyond. This year, BAAD! Muse artist in residence Richard Rivera premieres new work made at BAAD! and through a residency at Gibney Dance.
BAAD!ASS WOMEN FESTIVAL
BAAD! forges forward with the 17th annual BAAD!ASS WOMEN FESTIVAL, celebrating the empowerment of women through art, culture, and performance. The festival includes evenings of dance, theatre, poetry and performance.
2474 Westchester Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461 718-918-2110
Home of Arthur Aviles Typical Theatre and The Bronx Dance Coalition
GET TOUGH! GET BAAD!
GET TOUGH, GET BAAD! returns with 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.
"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