DVP creates site related performances in iconic NYC spaces, urban renewal spots and transportation hubs. We have created dances in Prospect Park/Brooklyn, the New York Botanical Garden, in Times Square, on the High Line, Washington Square Park, Hudson River Park’s 14th Street Park in the Meatpacking District, West Harlem Piers Park and the Whitehall Terminal for the Staten Island Ferry.
June 2018 marked our tenth large scale public site related performances of REVIVAL in Queensbridge Park, LIC and Grants Memorial Tomb. In June 2017 we began this project which celebrates legendary choreographers and dancers at Prospect Park, Brooklyn at The Lincoln Statue and at Grants Tomb in West Harlem. This year, we will take REVIVAL to four NYC locations including for the first time in the Bronx and in our annual Washington Square Park.
In June 2016, we premiered “The Phoenix Project” set in three locations in three different boroughs: Bronx, Queens and Harlem—over three Saturdays, June 4, 11 and 18. The Phoenix Project made its Bronx debut at the New York Botanical Garden’s award-winning and picturesque Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden on June 4. In the subsequent weekends, the piece moved with excerpts of the full work to Queens at the Queensbridge Riis Senior Center on June 11, and closed their performances as part of the Summer on the Hudson Festival at the West Harlem Piers Park on June 18 as part of a Family Day event. Last June 2018, we premiered the LES Citizens Parade in collaboration with the Lower Manhattan Arts Council and NYC Dept of Cultural Affairs.
The mission of these performances is to inspire individuals to move, collaborate with fellow artists and unleash the power of communities in action.