Technical excellence and unparalleled dramatic power describes the consummate artists of Buglisi Dance Theatre.
Calpulli Mexican Dance Company performs dance, music and theater to promote the rich diversity of Mexico's cultural heritage. The company's season takes place at Queens Theatre in the Park. It also leads arts education programming and community events.
A black box theater, seating approximately 150, located on the first floor of the Peridance Center.
The dance group MAWU uses this studio on Wednesday nights for a weekly open practice that is attended by dancers of all levels and genres. All are welcome and there is a nominal participation fee.
Career Transition For Dancers is a nonprofit organization that enables dancers to define their career possibilities and develop the skills necessary to excel in a variety of disciplines.
The Caribbean Cultural Center focuses on the cultural activities of African descendants in the Americas, celebrating their rich traditions in music, dance, art, literature and belief systems. The center hosts art exhibitions, gallery talks and conferences, film screenings and an annual outdoor festival based on African celebrations.
Carrie Ahern Dance/Present Pariah Inc performs the work of choreographer and dancer Carrie Ahern. Existing on a plane of liminality, Ahern's work tries to address the over-sensitization and de-sensualization of modern life. She places her trust in the medium of the body.
At the core of our work lies a deep interest in the expressive power of human movement. Our process is a collaborative searching, by choreographer and dancers, for moments of off balance and discomfort ...searching for questions that lead to new ways of moving and listening. We often use found movement material. Small pedestrian gestures are discovered through observing people in transit, in conversation, in thought and then combined with grand space devouring locomotion. Piercing these pure movement elements with meditations on family relationships, nature and the body creates a layered world for both performers and audiences.
Founded in 2003 by Nancy Laurie, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet has distinguished itself through both its exceptionally talented corps of dancers and its emphasis on acquiring and commissioning new works by the world‚ most sought-after emerging choreographers. The artistic director is Benoit-Swan Pouffer.
The center offers classes ranging from Brazilian martial arts to steel percussion and Afro-Caribbean dance and hosts a year-round schedule of readings. The center also houses the Skylight Gallery, which was designed by I.M. Pei and features exhibits of established and emerging artists of African descent.