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.
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.