The theme and title of this year’s dance making and exploration is ” I AM. “ Participants move through and discuss self love, important affirmations for everyday, and their own personal/social truths and goals. They will study dance techniques with the brilliant artists that make up the REDi Dance Community. The issues facing our youth are URGENT and a positive OUTLET is necessary. This workshop serves as a safe haven to grow as young artists and to deal with what goes unsaid or unnoticed. All levels are encouraged to apply! REDi Dance Co. members join the Dance Bridge experience with an eagerness to uplift the future of the Bronx.
Dates: April 2nd – 6th (spring break)
Time: 3-7pm all days, 7:30pm performance on the final day
Beverly Lopez leads Picante Dance Series this winter season and the program has reached a new level. Participants experienced the first ever Picante Dance Private Fitness Group. This private group of women came together twice a week for three weeks to have some traditional Picante Dance fun : 50-minute, high energy, fast pace, Latin dance class for all levels. For the first time participants also focused on body conditioning! This is the start of something very powerful.
For the second year, REDi Dance company joins Collective Thread participating artists and dance companies. Save the date for Saturday, March 10 7:30 PM at Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street, 10003. REDi Dance will be presenting an excerpt from Vivid.
“On behalf of ModArts Dance Collective, we are thrilled to be a platform and a community for women artists of color to present their work and build a network of likeminded people. ” -Leah Tubbs, Artistic Director or ModArts Dance Collective
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 not be 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.”
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 heldEVERY 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!