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

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

DANCIN' IN THE BRONX
SATURDAY, MAY 18 | 8PM

BAAD!'s signature compilation dance concert brings together a bevy of dance styles and talents with 8 choreographers from the Bronx and beyond. Choreographers include Tadashi Kato, John Kovach, Moriah Ella Mason, Cynthia Paniagua, Margia Shriti, and Rourou Ye.

IN THE HOUSE

​CURATED BY ROKAFELLA

SATURDAY, MAY 4 | 8PM


This evening bubbles with the energy of club, house and street dance. Curated by Rokafella (Full Circle), performers include Samantha Reyes (Sam-I-Am), Kristine Bergasse, Hip Hop Theory and The ICONIC Legendary House Of Ninja. Followed by a dance party.



BRONX GOTHIC

TUESDAY, MAY 21 | 7PM

From director Andrew Rossi (Page One: Inside the New York Times, The First Monday in May) comes an electrifying portrait of writer and performer Okwui Okpokwasili and her acclaimed one-woman show, Bronx Gothic. Rooted in memories of her childhood, Okwui – who’s worked with conceptual artists like Ralph Lemon and Julie Taymor – fuses dance, song, drama, and comedy to create a mesmerizing space in which audiences can engage with a story about two 12-year-old black girls coming of age in the 1980s. With intimate vérité access to Okwui and her audiences off the stage, Bronx Gothic allows for unparalleled insight into her creative process as well as the complex social issues embodied in it.



FEMME/DANGER

FRIDAY, MAY 17 |8PM


From the Femme-identified Michiyaya Dance group to the gender expansive Mx Oops and the dynamic duo of Pittsburgh Slowdanger, a deliciously daring dance evening sweeps onto BAAD!’s stage with work that is unpredictable and engaging.

BOOGIE DOWN DANCE FESTIVAL 2019

ITINERANT 2019
PERFORMANCE ART FESTIVAL NYC

TUESDAY, MAY 23 | 2PM

ITINERANT, the annual Performance Art Festival of NYC, is a week of Live Action Art in different boroughs in New York City. ITINERANT at BAAD! presents a selection of performance ​a​rt works by local and international artist​s. This year’s festival focuses on works that explore, treat, propose, and consider somatic (re)constructions and (re)presentations regarding gender, nationality, identity, and civil status. The program, organized and curated independently by interdisciplinary artist Hector Canonge, brings a mix of local and international artists. The full festival takes place Monday, May 20th to Saturday, May 25th at various venues in the city.

ELYLA SINVERGUENZA
COUNTERING COLONIALISM: A QUEER RITUAL OF HEALING
SATURDAY, MAY 11 | 8PM

Growing up in rural Nicaragua, queer performance artist Elyla Sinverguenza (Fredman Barahona) endured the country’s toxic and ongoing legacy of colonialism. In their visceral new performance piece Saint Peter Goose/Duck Pulling, Sinverguenza transforms a violent and hyper-masculine ritual from the country’s patriarchal tradition into an immersive experience of healing for artist and audience members alike. Join Sinverguenza for the world premiere of this participatory act of creativity, as a country’s troubled history is revisited through a cathartic and engaging ceremony.

Supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts
Co-presented with PEN America World Voices Festival and the Artists at Risk Connection (ARC)


AS WHITE AS FENNEL IN A SALAD

(BIANCA COME | FINOCCHI IN INSALATA)
TUES, APRIL 30 | 7PM


Written & Directed by Silvia Marchetti

Performed by Andrea Ramosi
Presented by Compagnia del Calzino – Region Emilia Romagna

Bianca’s life as a dull elementary school teacher is boring and frustrating until Antonino, the school’s dean, enters it. The hope of an improbable love affair illuminates a life of solitude, injustice, and denial.



SPANKER MACHINE

TUES, APRIL 30 | 8:30PM

Written & Directed by Tiziana Troja

Performed by Michela Sale Musio
Presented by Lucidosottile

Anita’s everyday life masks a hidden 'otaku.' Marked by a difficult past, she finds refuge at home, where her contradictions coexist with her controversial sexuality.



STREET THEATER

THURSDAY, MAY 16 | 8PM


Company The Other Side of Silence (TOSOS)

Playwright by Doric Wilson
Directed by Mark Finley

Cast Includes:
Michael Lynch, Tim Abrams, Chris Andersson, Christopher Borg, Peter Boruchowitz, Eilis Cahill, Johnathan Cedano, Russell Jordan, Jeremy Lawrence, Rebecca Nyahay, Patrick Porter, Ben Strothmann


Set in Greenwich Village on June 28 1969, shortly before the first brick was thrown at the Stonewall Inn, Doric Wilson's legendary satire STREET THEATER follows the exploits of the cruisers, drag queens, undercover cops, dykes, hippies, mobsters and bystanders (innocent and otherwise) as they catapult toward the moment that changed the course of history.