2474 Westchester Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461 718-918-2110
RESPECT: A DANCE TRIBUTE TO ARETHA FRANKLIN
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19 | 8PM
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20 | 8PM
The Queen of Soul made us move, groove, and feel the spirit. We honor her legendary music career of more than 6 decades with a 2-day dance tribute featuring 16 choreographers. Each concert is presented like a gapless album with back to back music and performances.
Friday: Janice Tomlinson, Gerard Minaya, Oluwadamilare Ayorinde, Havanna Fisher, Italy Bianca, Jason Rodriguez & Dale Ratcliff, Alfred Gallman, Miki Tuesday/International Affair
Saturday: Noele Philips, Vir-Amicus, Jennifer Acosta, Jayden Higgs, Megan Curet, Kiran Rajagopalan, Jessica Danser, Clara Auguste
BAAD! AND REIMAGINE PRESENT
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28 | 3PM
Persistent Voices takes its name from a book of poetry that highlights work by writers lost to AIDS. Edited by Phillip Clark, the book memorializes legendary queer poets of a generation. Nahshon Anderson, Janis Astor del Valle, Urayoán Noel, and Lailani Soulja select works from the book and share them onstage with personal stories and interpretations.
Last Gasp! (First Draft), created and performed by Laura Shapiro, uses mordant humor, talking as well as movement, video projections, and colorful costumes to consider personal end–of–life preparations within a perspective of possible planetary apocalypse and/or exhaustion.
The reading and dance performance is followed by a discussion on end of life planning that affirms our lives and deaths are worthy of consideration.
As part of the Reimagine End of Life Event Series, BAAD! presents Persistent Voices.
BlakTinX Performance Series 2018 is proudly sponsored by OVATION.
CURATED BY NÉLIDA TIRADO
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25 | 7PM
Born of the old "Café Cantantes" where spectators enjoyed drinks and a great show, this performance features a collection of NYC's best Flamenco dancers, singers, and instrumentalists. It’s a journey to Spain in celebration of the dynamic rhythmic elements of the traditional flamenco artform: baile (dance), cante (singing), toque (guitar) and jaleo (vocals). Experience the power and passion of this art form, right here in the Bronx!
Tapas by Javier Madrid Tapas
Guitarist- Rafa Brunn
Singer- Pedro Jiménez
Singer/Dancer- La Conja
Dancer- Gisela Marin
Dancer- Nelida Tirado
STRINGS AND THINGS
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26 | 8PM
A music concert giving props to the strings section. Singer/songwriters, classical musicians, and rockers join the varied program covered genres of all types. Featuring Robin Tucker, The Dolly/Workman Project, Ganessa James.
BAAD! HALLOWEEN: PARTY AND OPEN STAGE
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27 | 7PM
BAAD! brings it on Halloween with costumes, dancing and artful fun. Doors open at 7pm, and everyone is invited to sing, dance, read or perform for the open stage beginning at 8:30pm, and MC’d by Appolonia Cruz. Come dance the night away.
DAVALOIS FEARON DANCE
EXCERPTS OF FOR C.J.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 3 | 8PM
Excerpts of For C.J, dedicated to Artistic Director Davalois Fearon’s nephew, explores themes of loss and remembrance. It celebrates C.J.’s life through Fearon’s fluid yet assertive style of movement, original music, and visual arts and seeks to spread awareness about disparities in asthma care faced by underserved populations.
*THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED*
BLAQ & BAAD! SHOW
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21 | 7PM
BLAQ and BAAD! is a new web show focused on queer culture of The Bronx. It's The View meets The Tonight Show with a (BAAD!) twist. A panel of LGBTQ members meet to discuss current events, culture, and creativity in our city with special performances by local QPOC in front of a live studio audience. Co-hosted by Rosaly Ruiz and Whitney Dav-Rho.
Home of Arthur Aviles Typical Theatre and The Bronx Dance Coalition
CAIN AND MATTHEW
PRESENTED BY BAAD! & PEPATIÁN
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1 | 8PM
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2 | 8PM
Cain and Matthew reveals the ups and downs of a complex and profound friendship. Created and performed by Cain Coleman and Matthew Perez, this collaborative dance theater piece offers audiences insights into how their ongoing commitment, empathy, resistance, and teamwork influences their dance and musical work together. With a sound score of nostalgic pop culture and ten years of friendship, please join us to celebrate the revolutionary act of melanated men fearlessly affirming platonic love.
Vocalist: Natasha Williams
Filmmaker: Angelo Vasta
Mentor: Stephanie Tooman
Consultant: Natasha R. Williams
Writer: Demetrius Shields
BETTY’S DAUGHTER ARTS COLLABORATIVE / EBONY NOELLE GOLDEN
PRESENTED BY BAAD! & PEPATIÁN
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16 | 8PM
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17 | 8PM
A dance-based performance ritual, wash’d// explores both the violence of misogyny and the strength of sisterhood as they relate to women of color—past, present and future. The piece centers and celebrates the rich history of activism that was and is present during the founding and flourishing of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) who organized during the Civil Rights Movement. wash’d// is an embodied meditation on women’s social and political power as a means to highlight sisterhood and its role in dismantling systems of patriarchy, heteronormativity, misogynoir as women and femmes unite and organize for social transformation.
Mentor: Maria Bauman
Writer: Nina Angela Mercer
Cast: Vesta Walker, Audrey Hailes, Jaime Dzandu
Sound Design: Petra Valoma
DECENT STRUCTURES ARTS / KAYLA FARRISH
PRESENTED BY BAAD! & PEPATIÁN
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9 | 8PM
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10 | 8PM
Spectacle, a film and live performance creation, follows a woman's journey through love and relationships, as she finds herself up against issues of sexuality, power, and the ability to connect. Her wild spirit challenges expectations in grit, in anthem, in softness and rage. She questions the roles and expectations of gender, the normalcy of using others, and how women are asked often to bear the brunt of these intersections of power. From a musing quiet comes a bursting rebellion.
Mentor: Hollye Bynum
Writer: Niya Nicholson