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New Victory Dance 2021

Move and groove wherever you are with New Victory Dance!

New Victory Teaching Artists Melle Phillips and Patrick Ferreri guide you through a mixed bill of five NYC dance companies and share questions, choreography and prompts to get you moving in this virtual performance, recently recorded on the New Victory stage. Streaming free all year long, get an up-close look at new pieces, styles and traditions that showcase the very best of NYC dance.

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Melle Phillips & Patrick Ferreri

About the Companies

Seán Curran Company

Trio excerpts from Dream’d in a Dream

Dream’d in a Dream (BAM 2015 Next Wave Festival) mixes traditional and modern movement, revealing the rhythmic and melodic similarities between Irish folk music and the sounds of Ustatshakirt Plus, a Kyrgyz music ensemble the company met on travels through Central Asia.

Choreographer:
Seán Curran

Dancers
Jack Blackmon, Dwayne Brown, Elizabeth Coker, Israel Harris, Mariel Harris, Jin Ju Song-Begin

Music
Nurlanbek Nyshanov and Ustatshakirt Plus

Seán Curran Company has toured to over 100 venues around the world; for Dream’d in a Dream, the company traveled to Kyrgyz Republic as part of DanceMotion USA, the U.S. State Department’s cultural ambassadorship program.

Dream’d in a Dream (2015) was commissioned by Brooklyn Academy of Music and The DeBartolo Performing Arts Center at the University of Notre Dame.

Mozaik Dance

Excerpt from Sad Hope

The three women of Mozaik Dance use popping mixed with other street styles and contemporary influences to look inward with Sad Hope. Mapping our connection to love, anxiety and the ways we relate to one another, they ask, “How do we deal with emotion in a world that numbs our feelings?”

Choreographers
Manon Bal, Sun Kim, J9

Dancers
Manon Bal, Sun Kim, J9

Music
“Hanging On” and “Evening Ceremony” by Active Child

Mozaik Dance is the collaborative creation of dancers Sun Kim, from Korea, Manon Bal, from France, and J9, from NYC. The company has performed their mix of street styles at Jacob’s Pillow, San Francisco Hip-Hop Festival and Mark Morris Dance.

Sri Lankan Dance Academy of NY

Nava Nirmana

Nirmana translates to “Creation.” In Nava Nirmana, ancient art forms from the Kandy region take center stage when intricate footwork is accompanied by live percussion to illustrate the relationship between dancer and drummer and reveal the rich, varied artistic culture of Sri Lanka.

Choreographer:
Dilhan Pinnagoda

Dancers:
Sachindara Navinna, Medhini Lokuhewa

Drummers:
Dilhan Pinnagoda, Indika Kumara

Sri Lankan Dance Academy of NY is a Kandyan dance school, teaching the ancient Sri Lankan traditions from the region of Kandy to preserve the significant cultural and artistic heritage of Sri Lanka in America.

Keerati Jinakunwiphat

Excerpt from Good Island

Good Island explores the limits of rambunctiousness, sensitivity and competition to examine notions of modern masculinity and gender expression.

Choreographer
Keerati Jinakunwiphat

Dancers
Paul Giarratano, Claude ‘CJ’ Johnson, Jae Neal, Logan Pedon, Michael Wang

Music
“All Is Fair,” “Ride” and “July 13 Perc” by Zach Berns
Music editing by Eddie Valenzuela

Keerati Jinakunwiphat, originally from Chicago, IL., is a Thai American dancer and choreographer. A freelance choreographer and member of A.I.M, she was recently named a “25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine.

Full Circle Souljahs

Floetry in Motion

Floetry in Motion chronicles hip-hop dance from past to present day. With rhyming poetry, beatbox and the distinct styles of four different dancers, this piece is a celebration of hip-hop through the ages.

Choreographers
Kwikstep and Rokafella

Dancers:
Odylle ‘Mantis’ Beder, Ronnie ‘RoFlo’ Flores, Erica Hines, Noel ‘Frostlock’ Rodriguez

Music
DJ KS360/ Kwikstep
Beatboxing by Chesney Snow

“The Circle” written and recited by La Roka NYC/Rokafella

Full Circle Souljahs is a Bronx-based hip-hop, beatboxing and street dance crew founded by Kwikstep and Rokafella with the goal to maintain hip-hop culture as a positive and relevant urban expression via dance events and performances.

The three women of Mozaik Dance in

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Additional Credits

Video Credits

Cinematography
Dancing Camera: Nic Petry, Jake Bellew, Tama Roberts, Julie Rooney

Sign Language Interpretation
Hands On, Inc.
ASL Advisor
April Cheng
Sign Language Interpreters
April Cheng, Justine Rivera, Monique Sarpy
Audio Description
VocalEyes
Audio Describers
Nadine Beasley, Kate Taylor-Davies
Voiceover
Rachael Grace Holmes
New Victory Teaching Artists Patrick Fererri and Melle Phillips sit in front of the New Victory stage.

About New Victory Dance

Since 2014, this hallmark New Victory program has provided free dance performances and free arts education workshops to more than 4,000 students a year from NYC Department of Education summer school enrichment programs, subsidized day camps and social service agencies.

Learn more about Summer Education Partnerships and how you can get involved.

New Victory Dance Supporters

New Victory Dance is supported, in part, by a generous grant from the Blavatnik Family Foundation in honor of Dawdie Appelson, a teacher, arts enthusiast and life-long supporter of the performing arts.

Jody and John Arnhold | Arnhold Foundation | Howard Gilman Foundation | Harkness Foundation for Dance | public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council | the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathleen C. Hochul and the New York State Legislature | The Jerome Robbins Foundation