Contemporary Dance Series - BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance

Sunday, Aug 29, 2021 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
The New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Boulevard

A series of spontaneous outdoor performances celebrate the infinite possibilities of our connection with nature and each other.

Co-founded in 1998 in Hunts Point’s historic Banknote Building by award-winning dancer/choreographer Arthur Avilés and writer/activist/publicist Charles Rice-Gonzalez, BAAD! (The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance) began as a home for Arthur Avilés Typical Theatre, a contemporary dance company that explores works on the margins of Latinx and queer cultures.

Arthur Avilés, is a gay New York-Rican dancer/choreographer living in the Bronx. Alongside his work with BAAD!, he is also a member of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company from (1987 to 1995). Avilés was honored with a Bessie Award, a BRIO, Bronx Recognizes its Own Award, a NYFA Fellowship, the Mayor’s Award for Art and Culture, a NEA Master’s Grant from Pregones Theatre. He received a B.A., an Arts and Letters award and honorary doctorate from Bard College.

Date and time: August 28 & 29, September 4, 5

Saturdays & Sundays, 2–5 p.m.

Admission Tickets