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New Victory Dance 2020

See and experience New York City’s most exciting dance companies with seven pre-recorded video chapters featuring performances and at-home activities guided by Teaching Artists. Each 20-25 minute chapter is audio-described, sign-interpreted and captioned for viewer accessibility.

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.

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Dancers from Keerati Jinakunwiphat's Good Island

Keerati Jinakunwiphat

Good Island (Excerpt)

For everyone 8 and up

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.

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Dancer in Ballet Nepantla's Coco (from Sin Fronteras)

Ballet Nepantla

Coco (Excerpt from Sin Fronteras)

For everyone 8 and up

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.

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Dancers in Kate Weare Company's Sin Salida

Kate Weare Company

Sin Salida (Excerpt)

For everyone 8 and up

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”).

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Dancers in Mozaik Dance's Sad Hope

Mozaik Dance

Sad Hope (Excerpts)

For everyone 8 and up

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?”

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Dormeshia in And Still You Must Swing

Dormeshia

And Still You Must Swing (Excerpts)

For everyone 8 and up

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.

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Dancers in Jane Comfort and Company's You Are Here

Jane Comfort and Company

You Are Here (Excerpts)

For everyone 8 and up

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.

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Dancers from IMGE Dance

IMGE Dance

India 91 and Malamente (Excerpts from Envy)

For everyone 8 and up

Ego. Judgement. Jealousy. In these excerpts from EnvyIndia 91 and Malamente—IMGE Dance uses rhythmic footwork, world music and storytelling to explore the darker side of human nature. Intertwining mudras (Indian hand gestures), footwork and powerful body language, the company forms a global language that examines different narratives from our cultural history using dancers from diverse perspectives.

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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 | 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 | The Jerome Robbins Foundation

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Photos: Keerati Jinakunwiphat by Jill Hobbs; Ballet Nepantla by Manuel Aleman; Kate Weare Company by Keira Heu-Jwyn Chang; Mozaik Dance by Cein Lockefeller; Dormeshia by Eduardo Patino; Jane Comfort and Company by Robert Altman; IMGE Dance by Ishita Mili