2474 Westchester Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461 718-918-2110
Home of Arthur Aviles Typical Theatre and The Bronx Dance Coalition
DWB FESTIVAL / LIVING OUR LEGACIES
FRIDAY, MAY 4 | 8PM
Dancing While Black Fellows Shelby Felton, J. Bouey, and Alethea Pace share work along with tap master Jason Samuels Smith. Jason was curated by Rashida Bumbray.
THE B.L.A.C.K. PARTY
PRESENTED BY GREENFEEN
FRIDAY, MAY 11 | 9PM
We celebrate things that make us different. We honor Black and Queer lives. We know men are equally as important to women and other gendered family. We are not just men or women. We love and appreciate us all. We are learning to decolonize gender in ourselves. We think everyone should have the basic needs provided by nature. We know we are nature! We know there is enough to go around for all of us. We know the Earth as our mother and ourselves as animal, stardust, children of source. We know art has the power to communicate, challenge, connect and change. We know we are here to change the world. We are the world. We are changing. We believe in our healing and the healing of our communities. We will channel our creativity and create medicine for ourselves the people and planet. Welcome to the B.L.A.C.K Party.
DANCIN' IN THE BRONX
SATURDAY, MAY 26 | 8PM
BAAD!'s signature compilation dance concert brings together a bevy of dance styles and talents with 7 choreographers from the Bronx and beyond. Choreographers include Wendell Gray II, Brinda Guha/Kalamandir Dance Co., Rajon Mario Bryson Miller, Mari Meade/Mari Meade Dance Collective, It's Showtime NYC!, Annielille Gavino, and Jackie OH!.
DWB FESTIVAL / FILM SCREENING: ANOTHER BUILDING
SATURDAY, MAY 5 | 6:30-7:30PM
Immerse yourself in a series of films created by Guggenheim Award winning choreographer and filmmaker Gabri Christa.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 9 | 7PM
PART OF IN SCENA ITALIAN THEATER FESTIVAL NY
EACH PERFORMANCE IS 60 MINUTES
IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SUPERTITLES
F.M. E IL SUO DOPPIO – F.M. AND HIS DOUBLE
Capturing a changing world through the gaze of a restless teenager who is searching for his “Stable Ego,” “F.M.” is the story of a life – a portion of a life – whose driving force is theater. The love for theatre, the need to make theater, the challenges of being an actor in the suburbs of a country where being an actor is difficult. F.M. is Fabio Marceddu, but it’s also Female and Male, and “Frequenze Medie” (Middle Frequencies) – because the truth is in the middle – and “Fra Martino,” (Frère Jacques) the song that calls out to the Friar who sleeps instead of ringing the bells.
DEGEN(D)ERATION - IL FANTASMA DELLA TRIBADE/ DEGEN(D)ERATION - THE GHOST OF THE TRIBADE
Starting from the Manifesto of Futurist Woman by Valentine de Saint-Point, the play traces the gradual restriction of autonomous spaces for women – including sexual autonomy – under Fascism, using historical documents such as Mussolini’s and the Catholic Church’s speeches about the ‘wife-mother’ binomial, and employing the metaphor of Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. The material is interlaced with the stories of the protagonists, who attempt to cut out an autonomous space for themselves in their daily life, in an attempt to remain faithful to their inclinations.
DWB FESTIVAL / BLACK TO THE FUTURE: A LONG TABLE
SATURDAY, MAY 5 | 4-6PM
Pull up a chair to this Long Table to discuss visions and legacies, curated by Eva Yaa Asantewaa/EYA Projects and featuring mayfield brooks, André M. Zachery, and Dyane Harvey-Salaam.
Please respect Dancing While Black’s intention to create and hold this space for artists and community members of color only. There will be refreshments.
*THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND RESCHEDULED FOR JUNE 30 AT 8PM
DANCE YOUR FUTURE: ARTIST & MENTOR COLLABORATIVE RESIDENCY 2018 (5TH ANNUAL)
PRESENTED BY PEPATIÁN AND BAAD!
THURSDAY, MAY 24 | 7PM
Please meet the artists who have been selected to participate in the Dance Your Future 2018 residency! A unique collaboration between the non-profit organization Pepatian with its long-standing (fabulous) collaborator BAAD!, we are pleased to introduce the artists in this fifth annual residency project. Each artist receives rehearsal space, invaluable mentorship support, and other professional development opportunities in the Boogie-Down. Artists were selected in a competitive process by Arthur Aviles, Christal Brown, and Alicia Diaz. Enjoy the preview! And please come back to the November 2018 final performances - all happening at BAAD! pepatian.org.
PERFORMANCE ART FESTIVAL NYC
TUESDAY, MAY 22 | 7PM
ITINERANT, the annual Performance Art Festival of NYC (May 17-25. 2018), invites the public to a week of Live Action Art in different boroughs in New York City.
This year's program, directed and curated by interdisciplinary artist, Hector Canonge, focuses on works that explore, treat, and propose new alternatives to binary constructions regarding gender, nationality, identity, religion and/or ideological structures. Departing from the current socio-politico-economic transformations around the globe, and the questioning of habitual norms about race, gender, sexuality, and origin. ITINERANT 2018 will feature performance art works by local, national and international artists coming from Europe, Latin America, Asia, and North America.
Featured artists at BAAD!: Sophie Amieva (France), Courtney Brown (United States), Heeran Lee (South Korea), Joseph Liatela (United States), Patrick Bella Gone (United States), and Bronwyn Sims (United States).
BOOGIE DOWN DANCE 2018
DANCING WHILE BLACK/ANGELA'S PULSE AND BAAD! PRESENT
DANCING WHILE BLACK'S 5TH ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL
THURSDAY, MAY 3 - SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2018
In 2012, Paloma McGregor launched Dancing While Black, an artist-led initiative that supports the diverse work of Black dance artists by cultivating platforms for process, performance, dialogue and documentation. DWB brings the voices of black dance artists from the periphery to the center, providing opportunities to self-determine the languages and lenses that define their work.
In 2012, BAAD! hosted the very first Dancing While Black event. After five years of continuous partnership, it is only right that its Anniversary Celebration take place in this home space. We come together to honor the past, present, and future of this work.
Join us for a Long Table curated by Eva Yaa Asantewaa/EYA Projects; film screenings by Gabri Christa; performances by Bronx youth, special guest artists, and current DWB Fellows (Alethea Pace, J. Bouey, Jasmine Hearn, Kayla Hamilton, NIC Kay, Shelby Felton); AND a dance party!
PRESENTED BY FRANKIE ALLDAY
SATURDAY, MAY 12 | 8PM
#ALLOVEALLDAY CONCERT 10 years in the making. A high energy and soulful mixture of R&B, Hip-Hop, Pop, And Gospel music sung by Bronx vocalist Fankie Allday. Frankie sings and performs his original songs, some for the first time, and some of his favorite covers. The concert includes dance performances, video production, and some of the Bronx fiercest divas and guest singers slaying. #ALLOVEALLDAY 🐢Tickets sold at the door the night of the performance. $10 General Admission.
DWB FESTIVAL / LOOKING BACK, VISIONING FORWARD
SATURDAY, MAY 5 | 8PM
Dancing While Black Fellows Kayla Hamilton, NIC Kay, and Jasmine hearn share work and Donna Clark performs Eleo Pomare’s classic Narcissus Rising a decade after his passing and 50 years after its creation. Donna was curated by Marýa Wethers.
Stay after the performance for a DANCE PARTY commemorating this anniversary celebration