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OCT 16 | Latin Voices in Dance

In honor of Hispanic Heritage month and Latin culture, Battery Dance presents works from prior Festival participants from Argentina, Dominican Republic, Spain, and the United States.

Time & Location 

7pm EDT on YouTube.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0_tg11m-nI 

The video will be available to watch for 10 days after the premiere, and will expire October 26th EDT


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Program


BALLET NEPANTLA | MEXICO / U.S.

Sin Fronteras (Excerpts)

Performed at the 2019 Battery Dance Festival

About the Company

Ballet Nepantla was founded by Andrea Guajardo and Martín Rodríguez, two artists whose early professional identities emerged from distinct genres: Andrea from classical ballet and contemporary dance and Martin from traditional Mexican folklórico. They envisioned a new form of expression that fused the two modalities and an aesthetic that would speak to the historical, cultural, and social realities of a broader narrative of being Mexican, Mexican American, immigrant, and trans-cultural.

https://www.balletnepantla.com/

COMPAÑÍA NACIONAL DE DANZA CONTEMPORÁNEA DE REPÚBLICA DOMINICANA | DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Yo, desaparezco

Performed at the 2017 Battery Dance Festival

About the Company

Compañía Nacional de Danza Contemporánea de Republica Dominicana (CNDC), formerly ProDanCo, was founded in 2010 by Marianela Boán with the goal of encouraging the proliferation of contemporary dance in the Dominican Republic. With her help, la Compañía Nacional de Danza Contemporánea de Republica Dominicana has headlined major international and local festivals, and has been the recipient of many choreographic awards. The company is currently led by Artistic Director Mundo Poy, who is also the coordinator and contemporary dance instructor at the national school of dance (ENDANZA) of the Dominican Republic. Poy previously served as director of the international festival of contemporary dance EDANCO. Battery Dance was proud to collaborate with the CNDC in Santo Domingo in 2016 during its State Department tour.

 

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DANIEL FETECUA SOTO | COLOMBIA / U.S.

Pace Nel Mio Cuore

Performed and Recorded in NYC & Pennsylvania during the Pandemic

About the Artist

Daniel Fetecua Soto, a native of Bogotà, Colombia holds a BFA from Folkwang-Hochschule, Germany, and has appeared as guest artist in Pina Bausch’s masterpieces, Rite of Spring and Tannhäuser. Fetecua has also worked with La Fura Dels Baus, Kuo Chu Wu, and won a salsa award in the European Salsa Championship in 2004. He is founder and artistic director of Pajarillo Pinta’o, a dance company that combines Colombian Folklore and Modern Dance, based in New York and Germany. He is currently guest choreographer and board member of ID Studio Theater, a not-for-profit organization led by German Jaramillo. In spring 2008 he was commissioned to create a new piece by Dancing in the Streets with funding from Harlem Stage. Fetecua was a member of the Limón Dance Company 2006-2016.

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IKER KARRERA DANCE COMPANY | SPAIN

#7fm

Performed at the 2018 Battery Dance Festival

About the Company

Iker Karrera, founder and artistic director of Iker Karrera Dance Company, is a graduate of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. In 2015, Mr. Karrera incorporated the dance company with the goal of exposing contemporary Madrilenian aesthetic, fused with urban flair. As an accomplished performer himself, Mr. Karrera danced for celebrities such as Céline Dion, and appeared in T.V shows such as the X Factor in France, and Fama a Bailar in Spain. More recently, Mr. Karrera has been immersed in the creation of contemporary dance pieces that reflect the idiosyncrasy of contemporary lifestyles in Spain. His company’s work, #7fm, was awarded 1st prize by the III Choreographic Competition DanzaXtrema, received the Audience Award by the IV Choreographic Contest of the District of Tetuán, the Choreographic Recognition award by the Festival Cuerpo Romo, and was a finalist at the 30th Choreographic Competition of Madrid.

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LEAH BARSKY AND CRISTIAN CORREA | ARGENTINA / U.S.

Verano Porteño 

Performed at the 2019 Battery Dance Festival

About the Artists

Leah Barsky and Cristian Correa reside in Buenos Aires where they have performed in such renowned tango shows as Esquina Carlos Gardel, Tango Porteño, El Querandi Tango, where Mr. Correa serves as director and choreographer, and Hotel Faena’s Rojo Tango. Their international teaching and performing includes festivals throughout Europe, South and North America. Together they took first place in stage tango in the 2018 Danza tu Danza International Championships in Cordoba, Argentina. Barsky, born in Germany, grew up in New York where she became a cross-disciplinary performer, proficient in classical ballet, and contemporary dance, as well as in Tango. Correa hails from Cordoba, Argentina, where he learned Argentine Folk dance, Tango dancing and classical ballet at the Teatro General San Martin before moving to Buenos Aires. He has created, directed and produced two full length productions: Carmen, A Tango Story and SynopsisTango which premiered at the Metropolitan Citi Theater in Buenos Aires.

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