New Victory Dance: collage of dancers from Program B

New Victory Dance: Program B

Select weekdays from July 27 – August 4
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

IMGE Dance

no(man)

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.

Akira Uchida, Madeline Wright and Joshua Strmic

Full Stop. Start Again

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.

Jamal Jackson Dance Company

Excerpt from 846 (The Rite of Spring)

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.

Jeremy McQueen’s Black Iris Project

Excerpts from WILD

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.

Photos

IMGE Dance; Photo: Veronic Beltran
Akira Uchida, Madeline Wright and Joshua Strmic; Photo: Russel Haydn
Jamal Jackson Dance Company; Photo: Rebecca Oviatt
Jeremy McQueen's Black Iris Project; Photo: Matthew Murphy

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About the Dance Companies

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

IMGE Dance

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.

Akira Uchida, Madeline Wright and Joshua Strmic

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.

Jamal Jackson Dance Company

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.

Jeremy McQueen’s Black Iris Project

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.

New Victory Dance: Program A

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