Jun
8
Tue
Fertile Ground: June 2021 (Virtual) @ ONLINE/Green Space
Jun 8 – Jul 31 all-day
Fertile Ground: June 2021 (Virtual) @ ONLINE/Green Space | New York | United States

FERTILE GROUND has supported emerging and established artists for 15 seasons, featuring the work of six different choreographers in Jan-June 2021, presenting a total of 42 artists across seven showings. The non-curated program features six dance makers per performance and profits diverse levels of experience, backgrounds, age of artists, and dance aesthetics.

Fertile Ground Artists

wantheater/Huiwang Zhang
Living Story Lab
Crosses
Ninja Ballet
wonderland/wizehart Alice Klugherz
Catey Ott Dance Collective

Available June 8 – July 31, 2021. Donate to Watch the Fertile Ground performances here!

Jul
16
Fri
Take Root Presents: Alison Cook Beatty Dance and Anabella Lenzu @ ONLINE/Green Space
Jul 16 – Dec 31 all-day
Take Root Presents: Alison Cook Beatty Dance and Anabella Lenzu @ ONLINE/Green Space | New York | United States

TAKE ROOT, now in its 13th season, nurtures dance artists at established stages in their careers, pairing them in a split bill or full evening-length program. This monthly series supports dance makers’ experimentation and growth with support to present their work to the public. Take Root will present 20 aesthetically diverse artists among seven performances from July 2021 – June 2022.

About the Work

Alison Cook Beatty Dance’s MAHAWAY: SPRING ETERNAL is a two-act ballet that tells the story of a Mother Skunk named Akhushtal, her baby girl Mahaway, and a protective jaguar named Ix Chel. MAHAWAY: SPRING ETERNAL is a commemorative dance & musical celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Paris premiere of Igor Stravinsky’s and Vaslav Nijinsky’s “The Rite of Spring”. Cook-Beatty’s ballet premiered at The Schermerhorn Theater in Brooklyn, NY, on the century anniversary date May 29, 2013, in collaboration with composer Dorian Wallace, the co-artistic director of Tenth Intervention. In this virtual performance, 2019, Tenth Intervention performs live with 25 dancers from Alison Cook Beatty Dance and Infinity Dance Theater, a non-traditional dance company committed to expanding the boundaries of dance by featuring dancers with and without disabilities, under the direction of Artistic Director Kitty Lunn.

Anabella Lenzu’s The night that you stopped acting/ La noche que dejaste de actuar, confronts the absurdity and irony of life, while being an artist and a spectator in today’s world. The work reflects Anabella Lenzu’s experience as a Latina/European artist living in New York and comes from a deep examination of her motivations as a woman, mother, and immigrant.

Available July 16 – December 31, 2021. Tickets on sale now!

Jul
31
Sat
Bankra Caribbean Culture Festival @ St. Alban's Park
Jul 31 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bankra Caribbean Culture Festival @ St. Alban's Park | New York | United States

BRAATA PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCES THE SECOND BANKRA CARIBBEAN CULTURE FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR

Bankra Caribbean Culture Festival: The Biggest Event That Celebrates The Cultural Diversity Of The Caribbean Is Here Again, but This Time In Person.
New York, United States July 19, 2021: Braata Productions, a non-profit organization that brings the Caribbean folk culture, music, theatre, and entertainment to the United States proudly announces the upcoming 7th edition of the Bankura Caribbean Culture Festival. The event will be hosted online on Saturday, July 31st, 2021 from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST.

Bankra Caribbean Culture Festival is an annual event that celebrates the rich culture and tradition of the Caribbean. It is a one-day festival, which was helped virtually online this year in June will be held once again in person on the lush grounds of St. Albans Park in Southeast Queens. This will be one of the first in-person experiences of the festival since the Pandemic and will be done in partnership with Council Member I Daneek Miller’s Annual Family Fun Day. This year’s event is set to feature live performances from a variety of artists and entertainers as well as storytelling.
Other activities to enjoy in the festival include arts and crafts and a health panel discussion as well as a play zone for the family and plenty of friendly competitions and races for the entire family. Not to be missed is the much-loved basket weaving demonstration and classes.

While the online edition of the festival was such a success, Braata Productions is eager to begin the transition back to hosting in-person events for the remainder of the year.

The Bankra Caribbean Culture Festival has evolved into an important event with more people of diverse cultures showing keen interest in the festival. The event has showcased the talents of the Caribbean to the world in the last few years and Braata Productions have successfully sold the beauty of the art and culture of the Caribbean to the world with the event.

To learn more about Bankra Caribbean Culture Festival, visit www.braataproductions.org or follow Braata Productions on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

ABOUT BRAATA PRODUCTIONS
Braata Productions is a non-profit organization dedicated to giving Caribbean and Caribbean-American artists an opportunity and platform through which they can showcase their works and talents. The company was founded in 2009 to bring Caribbean folk culture, music movement, stories, artists, and theatre to the United States. The vision is to create a world where the cultural and historical traditions of the Caribbean islands are woven into the beautiful tapestry of global arts used to teach and inspire new generations to always reach for more.

Braata Productions offers the highest quality theatrical and educational productions and programs to educate and entertain people worldwide.

For more information about the company, visit www.braataproductions.org

Aug
3
Tue
Queens Dance Party @ Queens Theater
Aug 3 @ 7:30 pm
Queens Dance Party @ Queens Theater | New York | United States

Tuesday, August 3 at 7:30 pm ET
This summer, Queens Theatre will step to a new beat in Flushing Meadows Corona Park with Queensboro Dance Festival. Queens Theatre and Queensboro Dance Festival will present you the “Queens Dance Party” series:
A series of 4 Tuesday evenings featuring all Queens-based dance performances, followed by a mini audience dance lesson and open dance floor party to a different Queens live band each week! Dance into the evening with us!

The free performances will start at 7:30 pm ET on our new outdoor summer stage just yards away from our facilities in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. Tickets are free but required.7:30 – 8 PM ET
Dance Performances and Mini Dance Lesson, featuring Flamenco Latino, Cole Collective, and Manhatitlan

8 – 9 PM ET
Open Dance Party to the Live Music of Os Clavelitos

Aug
5
Thu
Queens Theatre in the Park: Calpulli Mexican Dance Festival @ Flushing Meadows - Corona Park
Aug 5 – Aug 7 all-day
Queens Theatre in the Park: Calpulli Mexican Dance Festival @ Flushing Meadows - Corona Park

In its first on-stage performance in Queens since 2020, Calpulli Mexican Dance Company returns to partner with Queens Theatre with free performances at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Calpulli performs selections from its stories celebrating summer, life, and the Mexican community. Each day, Calpulli will offer a different pre-show workshop with dance and music, so arrive early! Then the company of musicians and dancers takes the stage with the movement, costuming, and joy in a show for the entire family. Viva Mexico, Viva Calpulli, y Viva Queens!

Our new outdoor summer stage is just yards away from our facilities in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. Tickets are free but reservations are required.

Schedule
Thursday, August 5, 2021
4-5:30 PM: Queensborough Dance Festival Performance
7-8 PM: Calpulli Performance with live music

Friday, August 6, 2021
6 PM: Son Jarocho Workshop led by Julia del Palacio
7 PM: Calpulli Performance with live music

Saturday, August 7, 2021
6 PM: Son Jarocho Workshop led by Julia del Palacio
7 PM: Calpulli Performance with live music

Aug
14
Sat
Queensboro Dance Festival @ Travers Park
Aug 14 @ 2:00 pm
Queensboro Dance Festival @ Travers Park | New York | United States

Pop-up performance IN-PERSON at 34 Ave/ Travers Park in Jackson Heights (76-9 34th Ave, Queens, NY 11372), 2:00-4:00 pm! Free and outdoors. Please wear a mask and stay socially distanced!

Featuring Performances by:

Chevalier Ballet

Drye/Marinaro Dance Company

Ramzi World Dance

Trevor Ricardo Spencer Jr.

Chieh Hsiung

Flamenco Latin

Gotham Dance Theater

Marlaina Garcia Riegelsberger

Robert Mark Dance

The Kingdom Dance Company

Kinding Sindaw
…plus a QDF Danceback with Kinding Sindaw and Ramzi World Dance ~ dance lesson with the audience! Queensboro Dance Festival was launched in 2014 with the mission to strengthen the dance community in Queens and inspire a greater appreciation of Queens dance. They are a comprehensive tour of performances and classes featuring all Queens-based dance companies, bringing programming to various indoor and outdoor public spaces throughout Queens neighborhoods. The 2021 Queensboro Dance Festival tour runs through October 3. See their 2021 tour schedule at www.queensborodancefestival.com or follow them on Instagram @queensborodancefestival for updates!

Aug
29
Sun
Queensboro Dance Festival @ Hunter's Plaza Point South Park, LIC
Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm
Queensboro Dance Festival @ Hunter's Plaza Point South Park, LIC | New York | New York | United States

Pop-up performance IN-PERSON at Hunter’s Point South Park in Long Island City (Center Blvd, Queens, NY 11101), 6:00-7:15pm! Free and outdoors. Please wear a mask and stay socially distanced!

Performances by:

Gotham Dance Theater

Marliana Garcia Riegelsberger

Noora Dance Theater

Greek American Folklore Society

NK&D / a movement company

Flamenco Latino
…plus a QDF Danceback with Flamenco Latino ~ dance lesson with the audience!Queensboro Dance Festival was launched in 2014 with the mission to strengthen the dance community in Queens, and inspire a greater appreciation of Queens dance. They are a comprehensive tour of performances and classes featuring all Queens-based dance companies, bringing programming to various indoor and outdoor public spaces throughout Queens neighborhoods. The 2021 Queensboro Dance Festival tour runs through October 3. See their 2021 tour schedule at www.queensborodancefestival.com or follow them on Instagram @queensborodancefestival for updates!

Sep
11
Sat
Queensboro Dance Festival @ Queensbridge Park
Sep 11 @ 6:00 pm
Queensboro Dance Festival @ Queensbridge Park | New York | United States

Queensboro Dance Festival 2021 is a tour of virtual and in-person events throughout the borough of Queens NYC. Follow us on Instagram @queensborodancefestival, YouTube, and our website www.queensborodancefestival.com for tour announcements! Stay safe, and see you at a show near you!

Love what we do? Please consider making a $10 donation here! https://secure.givelively.org/donate/queensboro-dance-festival-inc/support-our-2021-season

RSVP for reminders, then tune in on Instagram: www.instagram.com/queensborodancefestival, then click on our little circle logo when it says “LIVE”! Instagram is free to join.
Join us on Instagram @queensborodancefestival for a different IG Live dance session every Friday and Sunday, 6:00-7:00 pm! This IG Live session is part of the 2021 Queensboro Dance Festival summer tour, featuring performances and classes (virtual and in-person) of diverse Queens-based dance companies. Follow us on Instagram or check our website www.queensborodancefestival.com for event announcements!

**We are also expanding to Youtube Live, but with remote streaming, it’s a work in progress. See if we made it live on YouTube too by checking out our channel here during the lifetime. Thanks for your support!

 

Pop-up performance IN-PERSON at Queensbridge Park in Long Island City (Vernon Blvd, Queens, NY 11101), 6:00-7:15 pm! Free and outdoors. Please wear a mask and stay socially distanced!

Performances by:

Sheep Meadow Dance Theatre

Amy Marshall Dance Company

Chieh Hsiung

Demi Remick & Dancers

Flamenco Latino

Gotham Dance Theater

Marliana Garcia Riegelsberger
…plus a QDF Danceback with Demi Remick and Dancers ~ dance lesson with the audience!

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/160204488939

For everyone’s safety and city compliance, please fill out this quick COVID Screening Questionnaire before attending: https://forms.gle/DkHXdnfXsneMDDHc6

Free RSVP for event reminders! * If you can’t join us in person, this event will also be live-streamed on our Instagram and YouTube accounts. *

Performances are subject to change. Performances may be canceled due to extreme weather conditions; please follow us on Instagram for up-to-date announcements.

Sep
12
Sun
Athens Square Park @ Athens Square Park
Sep 12 @ 6:00 pm
Athens Square Park @ Athens Square Park | New York | United States

Queensboro Dance Festival 2021 is a tour of virtual and in-person events throughout the borough of Queens NYC. Follow us on Instagram @queensborodancefestival, YouTube, and our website www.queensborodancefestival.com for tour announcements! Stay safe, and see you at a show near you!

Love what we do? Please consider making a $10 donation here! https://secure.givelively.org/donate/queensboro-dance-festival-inc/support-our-2021-season

RSVP for reminders, then tune in on Instagram: www.instagram.com/queensborodancefestival, then click on our little circle logo when it says “LIVE”! Instagram is free to join.
Join us on Instagram @queensborodancefestival for a different IG Live dance session every Friday and Sunday, 6:00-7:00 pm! This IG Live session is part of the 2021 Queensboro Dance Festival summer tour, featuring performances and classes (virtual and in-person) of diverse Queens-based dance companies. Follow us on Instagram or check our website www.queensborodancefestival.com for event announcements!

**We are also expanding to Youtube Live, but with remote streaming, it’s a work in progress. See if we made it live on YouTube too by checking out our channel here during the live time. Thanks for your support!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/160205267267

Pop-up performance IN-PERSON at Athens Square Park in Astoria (30th St & 30th Ave, Queens, NY 11102), 6:00-7:15 pm! Free and outdoors. Please wear a mask and stay socially distanced!

Performances by:

Flamenco Latino

NK&D / a movement company

chrisbelldances

Na Pua Mai Ka Lani Nuioka

Robert Mark Dance

Antara Saha

…plus a QDF Danceback with chrisbelldances ~ dance lesson with the audience!

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/160205267267

For everyone’s safety and city compliance, please fill out this quick COVID Screening Questionnaire before attending: https://forms.gle/DkHXdnfXsneMDDHc6

Free RSVP for event reminders! * If you can’t join us in person, this event will also be live-streamed on our Instagram and YouTube accounts. *

Performances are subject to change. Performances may be canceled due to extreme weather conditions; please follow us on Instagram for up-to-date announcements.

Sep
17
Fri
Making Moves Dance Festival @ Jamaica Performing Arts Center
Sep 17 – Sep 18 all-day
Making Moves Dance Festival @ Jamaica Performing Arts Center | New York | United States

After pivoting to an online model in 2020 due to COVID-19, JCAL is now returning this storied festival to the community. Making Moves Dance Festival 2021 ~ To Life is a free two-day event set to take place on the outdoor stage of the Jamaica Performing Arts Center (153-10 Jamaica Avenue) on Fri., Sept. 17 and Sat., Sept. 18, starting at 7 pm on both days.

This year, JCAL offers what is, by far, its most diverse lineup ever, with styles that include Ballet, Afro-Latin, East Asian, Middle Eastern, Afro-Caribbean, East Indian, and more.

A total of nine NYC-based dance companies will be presented in three sections: Emerging Artists, Early Career Artists, and Commissioned Artists. The two Commissioned Artists are Ranardo-Domeico Grays with VISIONS Contemporary Ballet and Patrick Coker.