ANTONIO RAMOS & ESTADO FLOTANTE
QUARAN-TONY: IN TIMES OF PANDAMIA!
SATURDAY, MAY 2 | 8PM
Choreographer Antonio Ramos, known for his exuberant works with his group, the Gangbangers, invites us into his quarantined dance space for a live performance, and invites fellow Gangbanger, Estado Flotante, to share movement from a space of limitation.
QuaranTINI: ONLINE WELCOME PARTY
BAAD!’s NEW DEPUTY DIRECTOR
THURSDAY, APRIL 2 | 6PM
A live meet and greet with BAAD!’s new Deputy Director, Marcus Gualberto. Arthur and Charles introduce Marcus, we all toast with whatever libations we have in our habitations. With guest performers Elizabeth “Macha” Marrero and Egyptt Labeija.
NILE HARRIS & TONY JENKINS
FRIDAY, MAY 1 | 8PM
Join collaborators Nile Harris and Tony Jenkins in a conversion and viewing of work-in-progress: The Rise and Fall of The Huxtable Family: Ep 3
We thank Pepatian, our collaborating partner. This presentation is part of the 2019 Dancing Futures: Artist & Mentor Collaborative Residency, funded in large part by the Jerome Foundation.
PEPATIÁN & BAAD! PRESENTS
MEET THE ARTISTS | DANCING FUTURES
Alicia Bauman-Morales, Rourou Ye and Kayla Hamilton
THURSDAY, MAY 28 | 8PM
Meet the artists of the 7th Annual Dancing Futures Dance Artist Residency with Alicia Bauman-Morales, Rourou Ye and Kayla Hamilton.
We thank Pepatián, our collaborating partner, and this presentation is part of the 2019 Dancing Futures: Artist & Mentor Collaborative Residency is funded, in part, by The Jerome Foundation, public funds from the Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, public funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and administered by the Bronx Council on the Arts, and the generosity of individual donors to Pepatián.
SUNDAY, MAY 17 | 3PM
Noemí Segarra Ramírez is a movement artist, healer, educator and cultural organizer in the field of somatic and social practices and experimental dance in Puerto Rico who launched a dance movement/community called PISO proyecto. Noemí teams up with Las “Reinas de Santurce,” Aneek Hernández De Jesús, who integrates healing and movement and Edrimael Delgado Reyes, who delves into Afro-Caribbean lineage and Vogue, to offer a movement-based experience centered on healing and communal support across space.
PEPATIÁN & BAAD! PRESENTS
LA BOTÁNICA: LA TIERRA VIVE!
FRIDAY, MAY 22 | 5PM
Bilingual conversation on healing through a focus on the Orishas with a 20min guided movement exploration of Oya's movements to heal with change, new beginnings and transformation. With Beatrice Capote and Alicia Díaz.
This program is funded in large part by public funds from the Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, public funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and administered by the Bronx Council on the Arts, and the generosity of individual donors to Pepatián.
SHADOWS, SHAPES AND OBJECTS
SATURDAY, MAY 16 | 8PM
During a time of self-quarantine, this live streamed event explores the idea of what it is like for dancers to “duet” with an item or object or explore the relationship with their other self – the shadow with Rourou Ye, Alaina Wilson and Andrew Murdock.
BAAD! COMMUNITY CHECK-IN
CARLOS ROSARIO / ALICIA ANABEL SANTOS
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1 | 7PM
Join Arthur Avilés, Charles Rice-González and the BAAD! team for a community check-in. Listen to Carlos Rosario, also known as the Green Light Warrior, who has developed a spiritual/community building practice as a Wellness coach, and Alicia Anabel Santos, an award-winning writer and author of the memoir, Finding Your Force: A Journey to Love, who founded the NYC Latina Writer’s Group, share how they navigating social distancing, isolation and online connections. Then, we can all share how we are living, creating, caring and loving ourselves and our communities.
BOOGIE DOWN DANCE FESTIVAL
DANCE COMPILATION CONCERT
SATURDAY, MAY 23 | 8PM
8 choreographers each present their own live short dance works including Megan Curet, Hector Canonge, Alexander Diaz, Chelsea Rodriguez, Lauren Elizabeth, DawN Crandell, Shizu Homma, and Cashel!
PEPATIÁN & BAAD! PRESENTS
BRONX ARTIST SPOTLIGHT ON DANCE
FRIDAY, MAY 29 | 8PM
Video performances and discussion with Joan Bradford, Alexander Diaz, Beverly Lopez, Cynthia Paniagua and Candace Tabbs.
This presentation is supported, in part, by the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, public funds from the Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, public funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and administered by the Bronx Council on the Arts, and the generosity of individual donors to Pepatián.
NO MORE BEAUTIFUL DANCES
PERFORMANCE & WORKSHOP
SAT., MARCH 21 | 3PM
Anabella Lenzu, an Argentinian dancer, choreographer and teacher, presents a moving and special event that is an exhibition/ performance/ workshops accessible to all audiences. This project explores issues of identity and agency as experienced by a contemporary artist who is also a woman, mother and immigrant in the United States, and invites the audience into the intimacy of self.
RODNEY A. BROWN
SATURDAY, APRIL 11 | 4PM
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TREE WATER LAND
SATURDAY, APRIL 25 | 1PM
Dancer/Performer Esther Baker-Tarpaga: "I would like to make an offering and ground in with nature. Join me as I give thanks and dance- starring my South Philly balcony, blossoming trees, and the 3Delaware River. Weather/technology permitting I will take you via zoom to my favorite areas to listen and move."
Photo by: Hailey Bruinsma
COMBATTING RACIST/QUEERPHOBIC ZOOMBOMBING
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15 | 6PM
Most Zoombombs are essentially racist, misogynistic and queerphobic attacks. Join Alejandra Duque Cifuentes (Dance/NYC), Beaudau Banks (Gibney Dance) and Charles Rice-González (BAAD!) to discuss how to stay safe, strong, creative and defiant as we continue to build online spaces.
MORE VIRTUALLY BAAD! EVENTS & UPDATES TO FOLLOW!
DANCER ARTISTS COMMUNITY CHECK-IN
THURSDAY, MAY 7 | 7PM
Dancers, choreographers, and performing artists discuss the challenges and benefits of presenting work online with Elyla Sinverguenza, Anabella Lenzu, Margia Shiriti.
Since NY Statewide officials have banned public spaces from operating as normal due to COVID-19, BAAD! is launching Virtually BAAD! Re-imagining its programming to have artists present their work on a virtual platform so audiences can experience it on their computers or phones. It’s more urgent than ever to stay connected to art and creativity.
All events are live streamed. Click links at scheduled times.
GET COOKING WITH GINA CAKESTAND
FRIDAY, MAY 15 | 7PM
Drag Diva, Gina Cakestand, serves up a cooking show that shows off some fierceness for moving around your kitchen. From Gina’s lipsyncs, dancing, poetry and angry roommates tryna use the kitchen, you’ll see her tie it all with some cooking.
Photo credit: Ren Dara Santiago
Artist: Alexander Lambie as Gina Cakestand
BARBRA HERR: STRESS RELIEF
LIVE FROM CLUB CASA
SATURDAY, APRIL 4 | 8PM
The incomparable Barbra Herr invites us into her living room for some Stress Relief. This actress, cabaret performer also unleashes her drag demons and delivers a show of song, banter and pearls of wisdom harvested from a life built on perseverance and resilience.
SARAH SCHULMAN READS FROM
Saturday, March 28 | 6pm
The prolific writer Sarah Schulman reads “New York City, 1967” a section from her new novel-in-progress. She is the author of nineteen books including the novels The Cosmopolitans, Shimmer, After Delores, People In Trouble and Girls Visions and Everything, the nonfiction works Conflict Is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair, and Ties That Bind: Familial Homophobia and Its Consequences. She has also written for the stage and screen and is co-director of the ACT UP Oral History Project . Her awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Fulbright Fellowship, and two American Library Association Book Awards. She is Distinguished Professor of English at City University of New York (College of Staten Island) and a Fellow at the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU.
BAAD!ASS WOMEN WRITERS SPEAK UP
FRIDAY, APRIL 3 | 7PM
Writers Alicia Anabel Santos and Yoseli Castillo curate an evening of women writers sharing work in response to isolation / social distancing / virtual gathering with Priscila Pender, Cindy Peralta, Wanda Rivas, Juviza Rodriguez, Tawana Thompson and Lisa Ventura.
CHULO DE MAYO FASHION SHOW
TUESDAY, MAY 5 | 8PM
BAAD! teams up with Ricardo Muñiz of Chulo underwear to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a bevy of half naked people strutting their culos in chulos live from their salas with a performance by superstar b-girl Rokafella and hosted by Harmonica Sunbeam.