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CUNY Dance Initiative Performance

York College First Annual Arts Festival: Theatre, Dance, Music, Art, Film, Workshops and Master Classes
  • What Prospective Student Performing Arts Center Performing and Fine Arts Entering Student Performing Arts PAC employee employee featured Student Activities Performance Feature Performing Arts Center PAC Series Event Current Sudents student Student Development student featured
  • When May 11, 2018 from 07:30 PM to 10:30 PM (America/New_York / UTC-400)
  • Where PAC Main Stage Theatre
  • Contact Phone 718-262-2840
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The CUNY Dance Initiative (CDI) is an unprecedented model for collaboration between the City University of New York (CUNY) — the nation’s largest public urban university system — and the NYC dance field. A residency program that opens the doors of CUNY campuses to professional choreographers and dance companies, CDI supports local artists, enhances the cultural life and education of college students, and builds new dance audiences at CUNY performing arts centers. Since its official launch in 2014, CDI has subsidized and facilitated a total of 82 residencies — from emerging choreographers to established dance companies — at 13 CUNY colleges in all five boroughs.

The CUNY Dance Initiative receives major support from The Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Howard Gilman Foundation, and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Jerome Robbins Foundation, the SHS Foundation, the Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, and the Harkness Foundation for Dance. CDI is spearheaded and administered by The Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College.

7:30p - Opening with Queensboro Dance Festival 

The  Queensboro Dance Festival is an annual 6-month season of community events + performances throughout Queens neighborhoods, featuring only  Queens-based cultural and contemporary dance companies. QDF offers participating companies free master dance classes, rehearsal space,  networking events, teaching opportunities, and special access to Queens arts institutions. QDF presents a tour of evening-length performances across unique Queens public spaces and theaters and includes audience dance engagement activities & dancer talkbacks.

Sheep Meadow Dance Theatre

Rastro Dance Company

Vissi Dance Theater 

8 pm - CUNY Dance Initiative

Johnnie Cruise Mercer /TheRedProjectNYC

Matthew Westerby Company