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Week of July 25 – 31
Week of August 1 – 7
Every summer, New Victory Dance celebrates the incredible artistry and diversity of NYC dance with performances specifically curated for young audiences. Featuring a cross-section of highly accomplished and internationally recognized New York-based companies, Program A and Program B offer a full summer of dance for only $10 per ticket!
Weaving together their signature fusion movement, rhythmic footwork and world music, IMGE Dance questions our sense of belonging and who gets to be included with their latest work-in-progress.
A conversation between leader and follower, music and movement, Full Stop. Start Again is an exploration of the process of releasing and regaining control, and the non-verbal dialogue that exists in between.
A reimagining of Stravinksy’s “The Rite of Spring”, 846 reflects upon our “everyday” filled with love, loss, appropriation, fear and judgment, and interrogates our nation’s compulsion to sacrifice Black bodies in order to thrive.
Parental note: This piece includes depictions of police violence and was created in response to the murder of George Floyd.
Loosely inspired by Maurice Sendak’s children’s book Where the Wild Things Are, WILD is a cutting-edge ballet which follows a young boy’s journey celebrating his 14th birthday while incarcerated and explores the effects of isolation and imprisonment on childhood development.
Parental note: This piece features photos and words of real young people in detention centers across the country and aims to amplify their voices and share their stories. Also includes brief mentions of violence, parental abuse, suicide, some strong language and depictions of police violence.
Get to know the companies performing in New Victory Dance: Program B.
IMGE is a performance company based in dance, film and music that uses cross-cultural vocabularies to share global stories with artists of diverse backgrounds. Founded by Ishita Mili, their work is influenced by Indian to Western classical, folk, street and contemporary movement vocabularies used to navigate social, cultural and environmental constructs. IMGE has been highlighted at Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, Seattle International Dance Festival and Lincoln Center, and has been awarded at numerous international film festivals.
As three independent NYC-based artists, each experienced in their respective realms, Akira Uchida, Maddy Wright and Joshua Strmic had been excited about the prospect of an interdisciplinary collaboration of dance and music. In August of 2020, they decided to dive into establishing their process as a trio, which quickly developed into an active project called Full Stop. Start Again. An excerpt of this work premiered at Battery Dance Festival in NYC in 2021 and will be presented as a full-length work for the first time as part of New Victory Dance.
The mission of Jamal Jackson Dance Company (JJDC) is to translate the creative vision of Artistic Director Jamal Jackson into choreography and educational tools for use in performances, workshops and community outreach that will teach people about the connection between African and American cultures.
Founded in 2016 by choreographer Jeremy McQueen, The Black Iris Project is an unapologetically Black ballet collaborative and education vehicle which creates new, relevant classical and contemporary ballet works that celebrate diversity and Black history. Based in NYC, the project hosts a team of predominantly Black artists delivering cross-disciplinary and original works of art. Championing individuality, the collaborative harnesses the Black community’s inherent creative spirit to encourage and inspire youth of color to pursue art, movement and music as an expressive outlet and a means for collective healing.
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Jody and John Arnhold | Arnhold Foundation | Howard Gilman Foundation | Harkness Foundation for Dance | public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council | New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature | The Jerome Robbins Foundation