Teen artists took body conditioning with @leahsmileytubbs and challenged themselves to think outside the box! Together we created a community poem and began thinking about art making as something “simple”! Special shout out to the REDi Dance team for leading today’s adventures
Feeling the House vibes! Post master class with @dorrenmogliinuu on day 2 of the Dance Bridge Workshop! The entire room was super grateful and lifted.
Students learned REDi Dance Company repertoire and discussed how art can be used to bring communities together.
Flocking during morning ritual, Afrobeats with @march_movements for master class, and final staging at the end of the day. Students were pumped to set their dances for the final sharing!
Show day! Day 5 couldn’t be more rewarding. Not only did students take Modern dance with the amazing @i_candance but students got the opportunity rehearse and reflect on the original dance piece that was created in only a few days. The piece was choreographed by the students and directed by REDi Dance!
Students got the opportunity to perform for family, friends and community members at Lehman College's Student Experimental Theatre. The last day is always thrilling!
OPEN Host Rhina Valentin sits down with Artistic Director Beverly Lopez of REDI Dance Company to discuss the Dance Bridge Workshop and the different activities used to help students create and connect through dance.
This is a long form text area designed for your content that you can fill up with as many Check out a few amazing guest artists who will teach at the Dance Bridge Workshop this summer. We are so excited to see what they will share this season! Artists 12-18yrs should apply using the link in my bio. Learn about the program by following @redidancecompany or visiting beverlylopez.com #dancebridge#masterclasses #instructors#teendance #class #moderndance#bodyconditioning #redidance
REDi Dance is offering this 5-day intensive at a low cost. Participants pay $50.00 (Venmo/Eventbrite) for all 5 workshop days and an opportunity to present work at Herbert H. Lehman College. This payment is due once accepted into the program. The program has made quality training affordable for Bronx youth.
Dance Bridge Workshop will take place on August 19th-23rd 2019. On the final day participants will present an original dance piece to family, friends and community supporters at Herbert H. Lehman College.
5- Day Workshop Dates: Aug. 19-23 2019, 10am-2pm
Final Presentation: Aug. 23rd 2pm
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Beverly Lopez as guest artist for Daloy Dance Company of Mandaluyong City, Philippines. She shared REDi Dance Co. repertoire and her latin dance infused contemporary class with the community of La Union, Province, and PUP Maharlika Dance Artists at PUP College of Communications.
"Be a leader who invests in building bridges, not walls."
Feb. 6 - 8, 3-7pm
Final Presentation Feb. 8 @ 6pm
Dance Bridge students will experience the workshop during after school hours for the first time! On the final day students will lead an interactive dance presentation for family, friends and community supporters.
Daniel Fetecua establishes the Summer Dance Youth Ensemble at iD Studio in the South Bronx. This summer Beverly Lopez served as the Director of Education at Daniel Fetecua Productions and managed the pilot program. Beverly also had the honor of sharing the stage with the youth of the program. The intensive ran from July 30th-August 10th.
Summer Dance Youth Ensemble 2018
For two weeks five young artists had the opportunity to train and rehearse as a company with our amazing directors: Daniel Fetecua and Beverly Lopez. Participants shared their movements, ideas and passions while training in Limon technique and Colombian traditional dance. Together the ensemble created Ancient Wings, inspired by the great Colombian writer Gabriel García Marquez ‘s tale “A very Old Man with Enormous Wings.”
Choreography by Daniel Fetecua
Music Director: Nilko Andreas
Dancers: Carla Cadenas, Jajone Storm Cuff, Christina Martin, Gianeé Martinez, Daniel Fetecua as the “Old man”, Beverly Lopez as “the Chamana”
Compositions in Guitar: Nilko Andreas,
Guitar Eric: Kurimski,
Drum Set: Lautaro Burgos
Dance Bridge introduces participants to theatre games, writing assignments, and discussion topics that inspire new ways of dancing and connecting.
Day 1: Participants talked/danced about the idea of "Creating Space to Build" and how we can set the stage for growth. What are the barriers that stop us from reaching our maximum and what do they look like? What do they sound like? How can we mold a wall into a stairway?
Day 2: Participants created choreography about getting past our own barriers and meeting others where we are to heal and to "Build Together."
Students trained in Salsa On2, Hip Hop, and Afro-Modern. Special thanks to Master Class instructors: Candace Tabbs, Roberto Parris, and Raymond Falcon.
Students performed original choreography at Lehman College after three days of dancing and building as a community. The community supporters and family members were thrilled to see the young artists dance about the things that matter most to them.
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“I AM”: Dance Bridge Workshop
Lead by Beverly Lopez and REDi Dance Co.
Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance
During spring break teen artists bonded as a community, choreographed original dance works and took master classes with NYC professionals.
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Beverly Lopez, founder and Artistic Director of REDi Dance Company joins Bob Lee for a preview of the Dance Bridge spring workshop at the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance.
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