Battery Dance company members will be conducting a dance residency at the Earth School on the Lower East Side in Manhattan. The classes will be divided in 7-week modules of different dance styles including: Hip Hop, Salsa, West African and Modern. Students from 3rd, 4th and 5th grades will be immersed in the experience during the whole school year and will demonstrate the dances they learned during an in-school performance for family and fellow students in March, 2019.
Over 156 students will be directly impacted through 145 classes taking place over the course of 10 months. In addition, students will travel to Battery Dance studios six times to see rehearsals of works in progress, and will attend a free student matinee during Battery Dance’s New York Season in February 2019.
The dance residency at the Earth School is part of Dancing to Connect 360, a program supported by The Pierre & Tana Matisse Foundation, The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York City Council Member Carlina Rivera, and The New York State Council For the Arts.
Thursdays, Sept. 13 – Oct. 25
Thursdays, Nov. 1 – Jan. 3
Thursdays, Jan. 10 – Mar. 7
Thursdays, Mar. 28 – Jun. 13
Battery Dance is proud to participate in 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence. Natalia Mesa will participate on the panel Eleva, Empodera, Evoluciona to talk about the power of the arts and dance to combat violence, engender mutual respect, and to heal the trauma of survivors.
To watch the free web-chat visit: https://share.america.gov/es/eleva/
The virtual panel will be in Spanish with English subtitles.
16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence is supported by the U.S. Department of State’s Race, Ethnicity, and Social Inclusion Unit.