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Summer Partnerships

New Victory Dance

A free, one-of-a-kind opportunity for kids in summer schools and camps to experience and engage with an exciting array of NYC dance companies.

This year, New Victory Dance, the New Victory Theater’s annual summer dance series, goes online to thrill 2-12 grade students from summer programs, camps and schools with virtual field trips and tailored arts education experiences!

Designed to be flexible to meet the myriad needs of its Summer Partners, the free Summer Education Partnership Program offers a blended learning model. Over the course of the summer, New Victory will release chapters showcasing different dance companies guided by a New Victory Teaching Artist.

Summer Education Partnerships include:

  • Virtual Field Trip

    A New Victory Teaching Artist will guide the audience in each chapter to explore the artistry and styles of a New York dance company or soloist through reflection questions and movement.Video Run Time: 15-20 minutes

  • New Victory School Tool Resource Guide

    The free, online New Victory School Tool® Resource Guide offers ready-to-implement activities for educators and includes information about the companies, choreographers and styles of dance featured.

  • Virtual Classroom Workshops

    Live or pre-recorded

    New Victory Teaching Artists lead digital sessions designed to engage kids in an active exploration of the forms of dance they will see in the various chapters. For the utmost flexibility, Summer Partners can request live interactive sessions or pre-recorded videos with custom content.

  • Talk-Back Sessions

    Hear from the New Victory Dance 2020 choreographers, who will answer questions submitted by you, the audience.

Virtual Field Trip and Talk-Back Session videos will be sign-interpreted and audio-described.

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Join us for New Victory Dance 2020 by signing up for a free Summer Partnership!

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New Victory Dance 2020

Keerati Jinakunwiphat
Good Island

In Good Island, a group of powerful men explore the limits of rambunctiousness, sensitivity and competition. Choreographer Keerati Jinakunwiphat harnesses the raw energy of her dancers to tell a story of high physicality and human connection.

Ballet Nepantla
Coco (Excerpt from Sin Fronteras)

In Coco, Ballet Nepantla blends the two cultures of Veracruz together in a thrilling fusion of West African and Mexican folk dance. This celebrated company provokes the audience’s imagination with tales of family, love, struggles and triumphs to celebrate the Latin American community.

Kate Weare Company
Sin Salida (Excerpts)

Kate Weare upends tango’s traditional gender politics to explore how the partner-based fire of tango and the solitary beauty of contemporary dance can speak to, wrestle with and, ultimately, embrace each other in Sin Salida (“No Exit”).

Mozaik Dance
Sad Hope (Excerpts)

The three women of Mozaik Dance use popping and contemporary with a dash of street style 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?”

And Still You Must Swing (Excerpts)

Hailed “the most moving dance show of the year” by The New York Times, And Still You Must Swing brings together three of the best tap dancers in the world—Dormeshia, who leads the project alongside Derick K. Grant, and Jason Samuels Smith—to capture the heart and legacy of tap dance and honor the jazz roots of this American art form.

Jane Comfort and Company
You Are Here

Celebrating 40 years of creating electrifying dance theater, Jane Comfort and Company’s You Are Here is an ode to urban dwellers—the millions who improvise movement on the city’s stage of busy sidewalks and streets.

IMGE Dance
Envy (Excerpts)

Ego. Judgement. Jealousy. Led by Artistic Director Ishita Mili, IMGE uses rhythmic footwork, multilingual music and storytelling to explore the darker side of human nature. In these excerpts from Envy, India 91 and Malamente, IMGE combines Bharatanatyam, Indian folk dance, hip-hop and contemporary dance to transcend cultural boundaries and create a universal dance language that speaks to everyone.

New Victory Dance is supported by:

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.

Additional Support for New Victory Dance is provided by Jody and John Arnhold; The Jerome Robbins Foundation; Howard Gilman Foundation; Mertz Gilmore Foundation; 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 Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and the Harkness Foundation for Dance.