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Victory Dance

Victory Dance: Summer 2019

THREE HOT WEEKS OF COOL NYC DANCE

Victory Dance showcases the incredible artistry and diversity of New York City’s top choreographers and dance companies with performances specifically curated for young audiences. This initiative provides daytime dance performances and dance education to City-run summer schools, subsidized day camps and social service agencies. Victory Dance reaches more than 4,000 NYC kids every summer.

VICTORY DANCE is FREE for Summer Education Partners!

JOIN US FOR ONE, TWO OR ALL THREE PROGRAMS!

The Summer Education Partnership program includes:

Students from summer schools, camps and youth programs attend daytime performances free of charge! For Grades 2 – 12

New Victory Teaching Artists and Education staff lead mini-workshops between each dance piece to engage the audiences’ minds and bodies in an exploration of the work. After each performance, choreographers join the audience for a Talk-Back.

New Victory Teaching Artists lead sessions designed to engage kids in an active exploration of the different forms of dance they will see on stage. These sessions, held at the school or camp facility prior to or after the performance, will deepen the students’ viewing experience. Schools/camps who attend 2 or more programs of Victory Dance can also take advantage of FREE residency opportunities.

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

THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR SUMMER 2019 IS CLOSED. The program is at capacity. To join a waitlist, please contact us at 646.223.3090.

Tickets may be booked as soon as the application is reviewed and approved.

Contact us at Education_Tickets@NewVictory.org or 646.223.3090 for help with specific questions. For notifications about future opportunities, complete this request form.

Victory Dance: Program A

Caleb Teicher & Company
Bzzz
With remarkable skill and wit, Bzzz pairs Caleb Teicher & Company’s tap dancers with beatboxer Chris Celiz for a “music-making triumph” (New York Times).

Preeti Vasudevan’s Thresh
Drumming a Dream (Excerpt)
Inspired by an Indian folktale about a young girl and a magical talking drum, Drumming a Dream is a journey of dance, music and storytelling, using classical Indian dance, contemporary choreography and global original live music.

American Ballet Theatre
White Swan Pas de Deux
Internationally renowned American Ballet Theatre (ABT) brings the great legacy of classical dance to New Victory audiences with one of the most well-known duets in all of ballet—the White Swan Pas de Deux from Act II of the ballet Swan Lake.

BalletNext
Don’t Blink (Excerpts)
A collaboration between ballerina Michele Wiles and the Brooklyn-born flex dancer Jay Donn, Don’t Blink has thrown out the tutus to answer the question, “If dance drove you crazy, how would it be?”

For students grades 2 – 12

All Programs are approximately 90 minutes including interstitials and a Talk-Back.

Between each dance, New Victory Teaching Artists will share more about the company, choreographer or the dance in activities designed to engage minds and bodies in explorations of the work. Kids also have the opportunity to engage directly with choreographers and dancers in post-show discussions.

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All daytime performances are at 11am. Login is required to reserve seats.

Program Policies: Tickets are reserved in advance on a first-come, first-serve basis. Limit: 250 tickets for Victory Dance per Partner organization and no more than 165 per performance date. 10:1 ratio for Student and Chaperone tickets. One School Liaison per organization coordinates program enrollment, tickets and classroom workshops.

Victory Dance: Program B

Elisa Monte Dance
Things Past (Excerpts)
Choreographed by Elisa Monte Dance’s Artistic Director, Tiffany Rea-Fisher, Things Past exposes the human behind the performer, accentuating the artist’s eccentricities and oddities.

Ty Defoe
Hoop of Life
Paying tribute to Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee oral and visual storytelling, Defoe weaves in and out of multiple hoops revealing the interconnectedness and identity of all living things on Mother Earth.

Brian Brooks Moving Company
Torrent (Excerpts)
In Brian Brooks Moving Company’s ebullient Torrent, eight dancers fill the stage with complex patterns and rigorous dance phrases to Max Richter’s reimagined score of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.

The Chase Brock Experience
Splendor We Only Partially Imagined
Chase Brock, celebrated choreographer of stage and screen, creates a “millennial folk dance”—a mixtape of our rich American dance history—with Splendor We Only Partially Imagined, a four-movement suite performed by seven dancers of diverse backgrounds.

For students grades 2 – 12

All Programs are approximately 90 minutes including interstitials and a Talk-Back.

Between each dance, New Victory Teaching Artists will share more about the company, choreographer or the dance in activities designed to engage minds and bodies in explorations of the work. Kids also have the opportunity to engage directly with choreographers and dancers in post-show discussions.

Order Tickets

All daytime performances are at 11am. Login is required to reserve seats.

Program Policies: Tickets are reserved in advance on a first-come, first-serve basis. Limit: 250 tickets for Victory Dance per Partner organization and no more than 165 per performance date. 10:1 ratio for Student and Chaperone tickets. One School Liaison per organization coordinates program enrollment, tickets and classroom workshops.

Victory Dance: Program C

Wendy Whelan and Brian Brooks
First Fall
An inspired collaboration between two acclaimed artists, First Fall bears testament to Wendy Whelan and Brian Brooks’ personal friendship and effervescent creative chemistry.

Trisha Brown Dance Company
If you couldn’t see me
In Trisha Brown’s postmodern If you couldn’t see me, the soloist dances with her back to the audience and, restricted from showing her face, must rely on her torso and limbs for personal expression.

Passion Fruit Dance Company
Dance Within Your Dance (Excerpts)
Choreographed by Tatiana Desardouin, Dance Within Your Dance features the techniques, rhythms and the essence of hip-hop and house dance. This work shares how the social dance communities develop and create their unique and collective movement.

A.I.M
Show Pony
Known for his evocative, interdisciplinary work, Kyle Abraham inspires personal reflection through sound, human behavior and all things visual in Show Pony, an energetic new solo performed by Princess Grace Award recipients Tamisha Guy and Marcella Lewis.

For students grades 2 – 12

All Programs are approximately 90 minutes including interstitials and a Talk-Back.

Between each dance, New Victory Teaching Artists will share more about the company, choreographer or the dance in activities designed to engage minds and bodies in explorations of the work. Kids also have the opportunity to engage directly with choreographers and dancers in post-show discussions.

Order Tickets

All daytime performances are at 11am. Login is required to reserve seats.

Program Policies: Tickets are reserved in advance on a first-come, first-serve basis. Limit: 250 tickets for Victory Dance per Partner organization and no more than 165 per performance date. 10:1 ratio for Student and Chaperone tickets. One School Liaison per organization coordinates program enrollment, tickets and classroom workshops.

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.
Howard Gilman Foundation
Harkness Foundation for Dance
The Jerome Robbins Foundation

Additional Support for Victory Dance is provided by The Jerome Robbins Foundation; Howard Gilman Foundation; Jody and John Arnhold; 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.

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