2474 Westchester Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461 718-918-2110
Home of Arthur Aviles Typical Theatre and The Bronx Dance Coalition
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
OUT LIKE THAT! FESTIVAL
BAAD!’s Out Like That! Festival is the Bronx’s only LGBTQ performing arts festival going strong for 17 years. This year we present a mix of shared programs and evening-length performance by NY-based and visitng queer artists.
BOOGIE DOWN DANCE SERIES
APRIL 24 - MAY 31
This year, the series returns with Okwui Okpokwasili and her "Bessie" award-winning performance Bronx Gothic. Okwui, a Bronx-native, was confirmed at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, the very church that shares the same campus as BAAD! in Westchester Square.
"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
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BAAD! ASS WOMEN
The 16th annual BAAD! ASS WOMEN FESTIVAL celebrates the empowerment of women through art, culture and performance. The festival includes evenings of dance, music, performance art, and cabaret.
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
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
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