REDi Dance Company’s first concept video, Vivid, is now on youtube. This pice was rehearsed and shot in NYC under the artistic director Beverly Lopez. Vivid deals with the reality of discovering the talents and gifts within. It also speaks to the importance of those who encourage the best light out of an individual. The last few frames include words by Marianne Williamson from Our Deepest Fear. This piece urges artists to be not afraid of the light that is within, although it can be unpredictable and almost wild.
“… as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Watch Vivid by REDi Dance Co.
LATIN RHYTHMS FITNESS CLASS!
What is Picante Dance Series?
A 60 minute high energy, fast pace, latin dance fitness class for all levels! Focus on musicality, and coordination, all while becoming a stronger, happier you! Classes are held EVERY TUESDAY IN AUGUST 2017! Classes Lead by Beverly Lopez at the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance. $12.00 per class!
Our Participants can tell you about the first week!
After her first class Veronica said, ” That was just what I needed to get back on track!”
Yolanda Said, “The kind of workout you get from this class is really thorough, you feel it everywhere! It’s way too good for $12.00!”
Participants of the DEL summer institute studied Laban Movement Analysis and the Language of Dance frameworks to explore different ways to teach, learn, choreograph, perform, analyze, write about and record dance. Workshop lead by Tina Curran, Co-founder and director of the Language of Dance Center, USA, and Frederick Curry, faculty at the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies.
So honored to have spent my summer with a community of teaching artists, dancers, educators, movers, thinkers, students and leaders!
The Bronx Council on the Arts’ award ceremony for BRIO Grantees took place on June 14th, in the Longwood Art Gallery at Hostos Community College.
Click the link to learn more about the winners!
On June 2nd 2017, REDi Dance Co. presented Land of Concrete at the Hudson Guild Theatre for the San Limites Split-Bill Spring Season 2017. The piece was conceptualized and choreographed by REDi Dance Company’s artistic director, Beverly Lopez. Land of Concrete explores how we live and become ourselves in a Culture of Hurry. How does a culture of hurry impact our relationship with God, the way we interact/connect with one another, and our mental and emotional stability? How can we rejoice in rest, placidity, and patience? How can we embrace stillness and see that Relaxed can still be Engaged. This ensemble production gives a unique opportunity to consider how we determine self worth. It brings movement to the idea of broken down machinery in a capitalist society. While honoring productivity and development, this piece reminds us that we are enough and that we are valuable, even in our season of “nothingness.” The inspiration came from Alan Fadling’s An Unhurried Life. Photo Credit: Dianna Cruz
Artists of Beyond Workshop Series 2017 presented work after a month of training as an ensemble. My peers and I discovered TOOLS/Disciplines that challenged us to “JUMP IN THE WATER.”
Classes were taught by Leon Ingulsrud -view points and suzuki- from SITI Company Anne Bogart; Dance classes with Matthew Steffens and a special master class with Chet Walker. Workshop included Ian Hersey‘s Shakespeare training and Valeria Cossu-body percussion. It was all guided by the founder/director of R.Evolucion Latina, Luis Salgado.