The very first artist in the SHAPE program, in conjunction with Professors Dawn Sumner and Margaret Laurena Kemp’s course “Transforming Exclusion to Expression: Gender and Race in Climate Science", is Donna Sternberg & Dancers, whose performance of the original work The Vortex has been created specially as an online presentation.
In 2021, Ballet Folklórico de México will return to the United States for an extended multi-city tour featuring renewed performances of the company’s classic choreography.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater grew from a now-fabled performance in March 1958 at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. Led by Alvin Ailey and a group of young African American modern dancers, that performance changed forever the perception of American dance.
Red Sky Performance is a Canada-based company of contemporary Indigenous performers led by Artistic Director Sandra Laronde of the Teme-Augama Anishinaabe (People of the Deep Water). Red Sky’s evening-length work Trace (2019) brings us into the cosmic realm.
Based in Mazatlán, Delfos Danza Contemporanea is one of Mexico’s premier and most prolific contemporary dance theater companies.