New Victory Dance: collage of dancers from Program A

New Victory Dance: Program A

Select weekdays from July 13 – 21
Recommended Grades
Grades 2 – 12
Price
Free for Education Partners
What Kind of Show?
Dance; dynamic and diverse
Length
90 minutes including interstitials and a post-show Talk-Back
Venue
The New Victory Theater 209 W 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

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About New Victory Dance

Featuring a cross-section of highly accomplished and internationally recognized New York-based companies, New Victory Dance offers a full summer of free dance to New Victory Education Partners, available in person and on demand. In addition to free daytime dance performances, students in Grades 2 – 12 benefit from free classroom workshops and New Victory® School Tool® Resource Guides to deepen their exploration of the art form.

The Program

Les Ballet Afrik

Excerpt from New York is Burning

Omari Wiles and his company of talented artists blend West African and Afrobeat styles with voguing, house dance and ballroom in this joyful homage to the documentary Paris is Burning. Commissioned by Works & Process at the Guggenheim in 2019, this work mirrors the documentary in celebrating and helping to realize the aspirations of a diverse company of dancers yet again beset by new health, race and financial crises.

Kinding Sindaw

Legend of the Monkey and the Mermaid

Told through the flowing movements of pangalay dance and the pulsing gongs of a kulintang ensemble, this magical dance storytelling piece explores how an unlikely friendship reveals principles of symbiosis and biodiversity, and how ancestral wisdom can inform sustainability for the future.

Ballet Boy Productions

What Lies Beneath

In this contemporary ballet set to music by Tchaikovsky, four male dancers physically express the emotional desire to challenge the visual perception so many have of young Black and Brown men, and explore beyond what is expected.

Passion Fruit

Excerpt from Trapped

Developed during a Works & Process at the Guggenheim bubble residency, Trapped serves as an invitation to unfold, release and remove mental blocks by focusing on the stories of five women—Mai Lê Hô, Lauriane Ogay, Nubian Nene, Gyeun “Soo Boog” Jeong and Tatiana Desardouin—who reveal their pain and paths to joy through a blend of street and club dance styles.

Photos

Les Ballet Afrik; Photo: Robert Altman
Kinding Sindaw; Photo: Cory Lee
Ballet Boy Productions; Photo: Julia Crawford
Passion Fruit; Photo: Steven Pisano

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About the Dance Companies

Get to know the companies performing in New Victory Dance: Program A.

Les Ballet Afrik

Les Ballet Afrik’s mission is to represent dance styles from Africa and the United States, with an emphasis on West African, Afrobeat, house and vogue. Company founder Omari Wiles—the founding father of the House of Oricci and a legend within the ballroom community—previously danced with Ephrat Asherie Dance Company.

Kinding Sindaw

Kinding Sindaw is an NYC-based nonprofit dance theater company composed of indigenous tradition-bearers, Filipino American artists and educators from all backgrounds founded by Potri Ranka Manis in 1992. Kinding Sindaw exists to assert, preserve, reclaim, and re-create the living traditions of dance, kulintang music, silat martial arts, storytelling and orature of the indigenous peoples of Mindanao, Southern Philippines.

Ballet Boy Productions

Ballet Boy Productions vision is to use dance performance and education programs to make a difference in the world and bring awareness to the impact that dance and art can have on society and individual lives. Their mission is to provide young men of color access to classical and contemporary ballet performing opportunities, training and mentoring as a means to express themselves, grow, thrive, create and shape our world.

Passion Fruit

Passion Fruit Dance Company is a New York City-based street dance theater and educational company founded in 2016 by director and choreographer Tatiana Desardouin. The core members of this company are Desardouin, Mai Lê Hô and Lauriane Ogay. The company has a mission to promote the authenticity of street and clubbing dance styles, cultures, and their Black heritage and contribution to the society, highlighting and exploring different social issues throughout their work.

New Victory Dance: Program B

Bring your students to another day of New York City dance, featuring four more companies!

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New Victory Dance Supporters

New Victory Dance is supported, in part, by a generous grant from the Blavatnik Family Foundation in honor of Dawdie Appelson, a teacher, arts enthusiast and life-long supporter of the performing arts.

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