Boogie Down Dance Day

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BOOGIE DOWN DANCE DAY
JULY 27, 2019
12-6PM

The Bronx celebrates National Dance Day, in the birthplace of hip-hop! Offering a day of free dance classes for youth and adults in a variety of disciplines ranging from hip-hop to ballet.

National Dance Day was created in 2010 as a day to raise awareness and to encourage Americans to embrace dance as a fun and positive way to maintain good health and combat obesity. Boogie Down Dance Day in the Bronx will offer free access to dance, supports diversity and inclusion, and encourages participants to celebrate the art of dance through movement. Launched by “So You Think You Can Dance” co-creator Nigel Lythgoe, National Dance Day is traditionally observed each year on the last Saturday in July with activities taking place in Los Angeles, Washington, DC and other cities around the country. Boogie Down Dance Day in the Bronx will be produced by The Black Iris Project, in partnership with Lehman College and the CUNY Dance Initiative.

Spaces are limited. Click here to reserve your spot and learn more!

Houston, Texas Debut

Houston, Texas Debut

The Black Iris Project at the Miller Outdoor Theater in Houston, TX
August 16, 2019
8:30pm

For our Texas debut, Jeremy McQueen’s Black Iris Project will be performing a collection of our most dynamic works including the world premiere of The Storm, a new ballet inspired by the Middle Passage, Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Harvey. Also on the program will be Black Iris, the collective’s signature work, inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe’s painting Black Iris III, and A Mother’s Rite, a solo work set to Stravinsky’s iconic The Rite of Spring.

Houston’s Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park is unique in the United States, offering an eight-month season of professional entertainment that is artistically excellent, culturally diverse and always FREE of charge to the public. This is the largest “always free” program of its kind in the country.

This is a ticketed event for the covered seating area. Free tickets are available (4 per person over age 16 while they last) at the Miller Outdoor Theatre box office the day of the performance between the hours of 10:30 AM-1:00 PM. If tickets remain at 1:00 PM, the box office will re-open one hour before show time to distribute the remaining tickets. As always, open seating on the hill. The show goes on rain or shine.

For more information, click here.

Letters of Love

Letters of Love

The BIP is proud to announce the launch of a letter writing campaign!

A MOTHER'S RITE preview at BxMA

A MOTHER'S RITE preview at BxMA

Jeremy McQueen's residency at the Bronx Museum comes to a close on May 12 with a preview performance of his latest work.

BIP at SummerStage in August 2018

BIP at SummerStage in August 2018

The Black Iris Project will present MADIBA and the world premiere of A Mother's Rite at SummerStage on August 16.

100 Fists

100 Fists

100 Fists: A photo series honoring the legacy of Nelson Mandela

Word on the street!

Word on the street!

Look who’s talking! NY Times, Dance Mag, Jet Mag, and more

Collaboration with Jon Moody

Collaboration with Jon Moody

An artist/athlete and a dancer/choreographer join artistic forces to create a unique collaboration for The Black Iris Project