BAAD! The Bronx Academy of Arts & Da

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Saturday, March 29 at 8pm / $20
An Intimate Evening with CHERRIE MORAGA
This special evening of dramatic readings of new works and conversation with Cherrie Moraga, the Chicana writer, feminist, activist, poet, essayist, and playwright whose works explore the ways in which gender, sexuality and race intersect in the lives of women of color. She co-edited with the late Gloria Anzaldúa, the groundbreaking, American Book Award-winning This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color laid the foundation for third wave feminism or Third World Feminism in the USA, and it will to be republished by SUNY Press in 2014.


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2014 BAAD!ASS Women Festival presents SOLEDAD SPEAKS  | Open: 03/28/14 Close: 03/28/14
Friday, March 28 at 8pm / $15
SOLEDAD SPEAKS
The award-winning Linda Nieves-Powell creates and directs this evolutionary and revolutionary stageplay featuring the poetry of four dynamic female poets: Meriam Rodríguez, Maria Rodríguez, Peggy Robles-Alvarado, and JF Seary, with choreography by Milteri Tucker. The play revisits the colonization of Puerto Rico and the effects on its women, and journey from slavery, to rebellion, to freedom to show how their legacy has defined who we are today.


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Saturday, March 22 at 8pm / $15
EL VELORIO DE LA COMAY (La Comay's Wake)
Awilda Rodríguez Lora's striking and empowering autobiographical solo boldly grapples with domestic violence, expressions of femininity and machismo in Puerto Rican culture, while portraying the visceral and precarious situation of being loved, hated, destroyed and desired.


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Contemporary Dance for La Mujer Maravilla: Contemporary Dance Master Class that will be facilitated by Queer Latina Performance Artist Awilda Rodríguez Lora aka La Performera. The class is for intermediate/advanced dancers and will focus in the training, strenght and movement of the Mujer Maravilla(The Wonder Woman) that is within us. Focusing in straightening the core trough dance, yoga and fitness techniques.


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Saturday, March 15 at 8pm / $15
HEELS ON WHEELS IN THE BRONX
Heels on Wheels is a group of interdisciplinary performing artists who create performance-based cultural works and community events that have a radical, feminist agenda with feminine, queer embodiment that reveal the power in under-represented communities With writer/musician/dreamer Shomi Noiseer, national award-winning actress/performer/writer Kirya Traber, performance artist/digital humanist/technologist Damien Luxe and performing artist/activist/high-femme troublemaker Heather María Ács.


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Friday, March 14 at 8pm / $15
SO YOU CAN HEAR ME
So You Can Hear Me is Safiya Martinez's powerful solo show about an inexperienced twenty-three year old's first year as a teacher in a Bronx school. As she's thrust into a challenging situation she journeys toward womanhood and reveal a series of humanizing narratives based her students' vulnerability, bravery, tenderness and love.


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2014 BAAD!ASS Women Festival presents FOUR TO THE FLOOR  | Open: 03/13/14 Close: 03/13/14
Thursday, March 13 8pm / $20
FOUR TO THE FLOOR
Four sensational choreographers and a powerful poet break dance traditions and honor them with dynamic, graceful and sassy performances with Fatima Logan, Jasmin Rituper, Laura Shapiro and Pepatian presenting Cynthia Paniagua and Caridad de la Luz/La Bruja in a Shadowlands excerpt.


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Get close and personal with singer/performer Huling Foster in an engaging evening of song, poetry and imagery that shatters conventions of cabaret to explore communities and folks deemed disposable in America (queers, people of color, women and the working class). Inspired by texts of James Baldwin and work by other artivists, Foster teams up with musician Germono Toussaint to premiere an original and personal theatrical experience.


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Los Nutcrackers: A Christmas Carajo  | Open: 11/30/12 Close: 12/15/12
BAAD! The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance proudly presents LOS NUTCRACKERS: A CHRISTMAS CARAJO, written by <b>Charles Rice-González</b>, directed by<b> Mark Finley </b>and choreographed by <b>Richard Rivera</b>.

The play, returning to BAAD!'s stage for the ninth exciting year, interweaves two holiday classics, The Nutcracker and A Christmas Carol, and creates a queer, Latino play about a gay couple who go on a psychedelic trip through their lives one Christmas Eve.

The sexy and talented cast for the 2012 production includes:<b>Yosvany Reyes, Robert Maisonett, Johnathan Cedano, Gabriel Morales and Ray Quiñones</b>. <b>Appolonia Cruz</b> will also return to offer some holiday glam!


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Maverick Dance Experience  | Open: 11/09/12 Close: 11/09/12
Maverick Dance Experience will present "Reference Point," an urgent, multimedia, dance theater experience divulging blood memory on coping, the way we resolve issues we cannot solve through sexuality, religion, love addiction and drugs. Maverick storytelling is a visceral navigation through universally relevant social commentary on human experiences.


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Roberto Robles Dance Company  | Open: 11/03/12 Close: 11/03/12
Direct from Mexico! U.S. Premeire!
Roberto Robles brings his emotional and sultry choreography to the U.S. with the premiere of DE JA VÚ, a full evening dance concert exploring the passion and unspoken emotions of a relationship between three people. The company has performed in Mexico and Latin America for over 20 years.


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Butters Papi's Madhatters Cabaret  | Open: 10/26/12 Close: 10/26/12
Fun and raucous, this cabaret will feature artists performing comedy, performance art, drag, Afro-Latino musical performances and multi-media work celebrating the artistry of Black, Latino and artists of mixed race heritage. Butters Papi is a queer people of color production company whose goal is to show case, support, and promote the work of local Queer and Trans artists of color.


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Kraven Seneca Dance Company Legacy Concert  | Open: 10/20/12 Close: 10/20/12
The phenomenal, urban, and theatrical KSDC celebrate 10 seasons of performance excellence and take their final bow in an evening of concert dance not to be missed. 8 amazing dancers will go beyond the parameters of their performance styles to animate 7 definitive Kraven pieces as well as debut 2 new works by, company Artistic Director and Chief Choreographer, Amin Jai. From contemporary to avant garde to straight hip-hop to disco, there will be lots of laughs, tears, and probing questions to numerous social issues. We hope to see you there!


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I Feel Love: A Dance Tribute To Donna Summer  | Open: 10/13/12 Close: 10/13/12
This year BAAD! invites choreographers to respond to the infectious and varied music of the late dance/disco music diva Donna Summer. Mixed in a live set by DJ Shae Bryant, the order of the songs will be spontaneous, just like at a disco, and the dancers will know when to dance when their music is played. This bevy of mainly Bronx-based companies will present works that go from contemporary to African to hip hop and include Modesto Acosta, Arthur Aviles Typical Theatre, Cashell S. Campbell, Jessica Danser/JD Dansfolk, Afua Hall, Shizu Homma, Toni Renee Johnson/Maverick Dance Experience, Kraven Seneca Dance Company, Sage Rivera, Miltieri Tucker and TXM feat. Vir-Amicus.


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Christal Brown And Inspirit: The Evolution  | Open: 10/12/12 Close: 10/12/12
Join INSPIRIT with new Artistic Director Alexandra Warren as the company performs work from 2003-present; showcasing choreography by Christal Brown, Alexandra Warren, Toni Renee Johnson and current company members. The evening will also include a sneak peek into one of Brown's newest collaborative endeavors "The Sweet Science Suite" performed by an all-male cast as well as a live performance via live feed by Christal Brown from Lusaka, Zambia. Witness this amazing display of history as INSPIRIT prepares for their 10 year anniversary season in the spring of 2013!


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Companhia Eluzartes  | Open: 10/07/12 Close: 10/07/12
Direct from Brazil!
Companhia EluzArtes presents I End Up Staying But I Always Want to Leave and an excerpt from Umbilicus The Brazilian company, EluzArtes, is comprised of all female artists who are multigenerational, and multi-racial and have a vast experience in dance, theater, and in life. They will premiere the piece, "I end up staying, but I always want to leave," which explores the "ruptures" and "connections" that happen in life by moving to a different place, or changing one's life style or job, to choosing a different life dream, etc. The excerpt of Umbilicus takes drama and whimsy to another level as it explores breath and the human condition. The performers are Maria Helena Braga, Verônica Gomes, Aline Pamplona, Marlian Petrina and Eluza Santos.


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The Latina Dance Theater Project (LDTP), a group of five nationally recognized Latina/o dance theater artists that explore the unique, dynamic and passionate voices of the hybrid cultures of Mexico, the United States and Brazil, present Slumber of Reason/El Sueño de la Razón. The creative springboard for this work is Spanish painter Francisco de Goya's prints, "Los Caprichos." With a stark intensity unprecedented in the history of art, these prints convey the contradictions of a historical period when religious fundamentalism and paranoia prevailed over reason. Tim Perez directs: Licia Perea, a COLA and two time NEA Fellow (LA, CA); Juanita Suarez, PHD, recipient of MAP Fund, Berolzheimer Foundation (Brockport, NY); Eva Tessler, multiple recipient from the AZ Comm. of the Arts (Tucson, AZ); Eluza Santos, PHD, United Arts Council of NC (Vitoria, Brazil) and award winning writer, director, performer Jose Garcia Davis.


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Butoh Blossoms Part Of The Locating The Sacred Festival  | Open: 09/21/12 Close: 09/21/12
Choreographed by Vangeline, described by the New York Times as "captivating in her devotion to simple movements," BUTOH BLOSSOMS: RISE AND FALL OF A WHITE FLOWER is a performance of Butoh - the avant-garde Japanese dance form that developed after Hiroshima - that seeks stillness in search of the sacred within. In the course of an hour, the dancers embark on a symbolic journey of human life through moments of elation and struggle as articulated in the unique form of Butoh dance. Vangeline's closing solo, which conjures up haunting images of the ghosts of women past and their often forgotten sacrifices, has been critically acclaimed and featured in the film The Letter (2012) with Winona Ryder and James Franco. This program is supported, in part, by the Japan Foundation and presented by BAAD! The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance. This event is part of the Asian American Arts Alliance's Locating the Sacred Festival, which takes place across New York City from September 12 to 23, 2012. . More information at www.locatingthesacred.org


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2012 Out Like That Festival: Living On The Real  | Open: 06/22/12 Close: 06/22/12
Michael Lynch, a Bronx-based musical and theatrical force of nature, writes and performs in this brazen, hysterically funny, anything-goes musical roller coaster ride detailing his journey from the deep south to the Boogie Down Bronx, through the turbulent landscape of NYC in the 70's, 80's and 90's. Presented by TOSOS Theater Company, directed by Mark Finley with music by Steve Kaufman & Jimmy Camichi.


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2012 Out Like That Festival : Men Dancin' Like That  | Open: 06/16/12 Close: 06/16/12
This earth-shakin' line-up of dancers and choreographers express themselves fiercely from burlesque to vogue to salsa to contemporary dance forms with Modesto Acosta, Alberto Denis, Joamer Gonzalez, Rayvawn Johnson, Maverick Dance Experience, David Padilla & Jesus Candelario, Jose Xtravaganza, Princess Xtravaganza and Antonio Ramos.

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2012 Out Like That Festival: Out On Our Limbs  | Open: 06/15/12 Close: 06/15/12
This evening presents beautiful works by fearless choreographers who take chances with movement and themes with Maria Bauman/MBDance, Toni Renee Johnson/Maverick Dance Experience and Tadashi (BAAD! Artist in Residence).

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Rios 'Lima X' Tagiuri and Appolonia Cruz team up to curate a fresh, sassy cabaret show billed as a blind-date TV show for the stage with performances by Lima X & Elise 'Gold's Gym' Goldin, Bearcat, Johnathan Cedano, Joey Kipp, Pacman, Vivika Westwood Mugler and hosted by Ms. Cruz.


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2012 Boogie Down Dance: HOUSED!  | Open: 05/19/12 Close: 05/19/12
From the club to the stage, this evening celebrates the power of dance and the human body with house dance, poppin and lockin', voguin', soul and freestyle with Archie Burnett, Courtney Ffrench's Vissi Dance Theater, Future Ninja, Princess Xtravaganza, David Padilla, Nubian NeNe, MAWU and more.


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Ni'Ja Whitson presents root shock which re-imagines Yoruba diasporic Orisa storytelling traditions and excavates the relationship between trauma and the ancestral/spiritual world; Malinda Allen presents a section of her work The Part of Me In You exploring love, loss and survival and is compiled from neuroscientific studies, Tibetan Buddhist philosophy, and donated stories of wonderful discoveries, terrible mistakes, and the indescribable magic of true love; Tamara LaDonna's Moving Spirits, Inc. presents Morning Honeysuckle, Sunday's Greed which explores the journey of African Americans through history and demonstrates the bondage and recovery of oppression and how four women gain strength in overcoming obstacles that affect them emotionally and physically.


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This evening features the latest generation of Urban Bush Women Maria Bauman/MBDance, Marjani Forte/LoveForte (with Nia Love), Paloma McGregor/Angela's Pulse and Samantha Speis who present their own brazen dance works as part of Dancing While Black, an artist-led initiative by Paloma McGregor/Angela's Pulse. Dancing While Black aims to create platforms for process, dialogue and experimentation and to shift the power of contextualizing work and articulating aesthetic values into the hands, and bodies, of black dancers themselves. The dance concert will be preceded by a panel discussion with former Urban Bush Women Marlies Yearby and Christal Brown, curator Shalonda Ingram of New York Live Arts and Milta Vega-Cardona, a NY-based trainer for the Undoing Racism workshops of New Orleans-based People's Institute.


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This Bronx-based company celebrates the company's nearly 15 year history of delivering their signature hip hop dance styles with a new work, Soul Intention. Through dance and dialogue, Kwikstep and Rokafella lead their powerhouse dancers to explore the issues that pull on their street dance existence and the dancer's dilemma of striving to carve a niche as a unique soloist and the desire to belong to a dance crew. With Full Circle dancers Tiffany Craddock, Spexx, Sole Junky, and Firelock and live music by Keny Zulu on Keytar. Initial support has been provided by the Jerome Foundation.


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2012 Boogie Down Dance: Dancing Hombres  | Open: 05/10/12 Close: 05/10/12
Male choreographers take over the stage with an evening of provocative works with Arthur Aviles, Felix Ciprian, Rafael Gonzalez, Amin Jai, MADboots Dance Company (in photo), Rayvawn Johnson and more.


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2012 Boogie Down Dance: Made In The Bronx  | Open: 05/04/12 Close: 05/04/12
This evening of works by choreographers living or working in the Bronx goes from contemporary, to folkloric to capoeira with Jessica Danser, Ranardo Domeico-Grays' VISIONS Contemporary Ballet, Shizu Homma, Malcolm Low, Moses "Bronx" McCarter, Sage Rivera, Kuan-Ling Tsai and Milteri Tucker.


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