Contemporary Dance: Modern
Friday, July 7, 6:00pm–8:00pmBryant Park Stage
Exciting dance companies perform back-to-back on five summer Fridays.
Food and drink curated by Hester Street Fair available for purchase.
Friday, July 7 at 6pm: Modern
Limón Dance Company
The Moving Architects
Black Boys Dance Too
and Harlem School of the Arts Dance Ensemble and Junior Dance Ensemble
Hailed as one of the world’s greatest dance companies, the Limón Dance Company has been at the vanguard of American modern dance since its inception in 1946. It is the living legacy of dance theater developed by José Limón and his mentors, Doris Humphrey and Charles Weidman, whose innovative works revolutionized the American dance. The Company is renowned for its technical mastery and dramatic expression, and demonstrates both the timelessness of José Limón’s works and the humanistic vision that guides the repertory choices.
The Moving Architects, founded by Erin Carlisle Norton in 2007, is a female-centric dance company known for channeling the authentic complexity of both the current and historical female experience into dance works, all with an edge of charged movement and feminine strength.
Black Boys Dance Too is a non-profit organization with a mission to uplift the community and demonstrate the strength and empowerment of the black man through dance, and uniting to keep black culture alive. It is a platform for men of color to showcase their artistry, uplift audiences and educate others in their artistic expression through live dance entertainment, media, illustrations and creative writing.
Harlem School of the Arts Dance offers a range of dance classes in classical ballet, modern, hip-hop, jazz, African and tap. Students have experienced the transformative power of dance by taking classes in the Dance Enrichment Program as an extracurricular activity and in the pre-professional programs which produce classically trained, versatile young dancers who then go on to other elite dance schools and programs. Led by Aubrey Lynch, Director of HSA Dance, the Harlem School of the Arts has become a dance education destination.
Part of the Bryant Park Presents program.