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BCC at SummerStage: Saturday August 20th. Come Check Us Out!

We're performing again and this's a big one!  My dance company, Border Crossing Collective, is honored to be a part of City Parks Foundation's Annual SummerStage Festival.  We are performing on Saturday August 20th at the East River Amphitheater* (map).  There will be a FREE dance class at 7pm and showtime is 8pm.  Seating is on a first come first serve basis

We will be presenting our first full-length evening work, "¡Holy New York!," a collection of choreographic perspectives exploring the effects of a city relentless in energy and pace. The dancers weave through experiences, as the emotional manifestations of survival, love, addiction and a search for oneself is at times all consuming but always redemptive.

I'd like to give a HUGE thank you to our dancers, Laura Colon, Mone't Freeman, Sherille Grant, Michelle Lawton, Kafi Pierre, Emma Powers and Jennifer Whitley for all of their hard work and dedication.  This would not have been possible without them.  I'd also like to thank producer extraordinaire, Phantom Lover, for the use of some of his music and IsKwé for the use of her beautiful poetry.

Come on down and enjoy a night of dance under the stars.  It is a show not to be missed.



*Amphitheater Address in East River Park Enter at Delancey Street bridge over the FDR Drive and walk south or via Cherry St/Jackson Ave entrance into Corlears Hook Park and over the FDR Drive bridge leading directly to the amphitheater.



BCC Performance at heart&feet '11

BCC Co-Founders: Krista Martins & Elena Vazintaris -- Photo Credit: Kizzy-Kay GrahamMy dance company, Border Crossing Collective, had the pleasure of performing at the 2011 heart&feet charity benefit on June 14th at the beautiful Hudson Terrace in New York City.  heart&feet, a dance exhibition produced by Jennifer Whitley and The Andrea Rizzo Foundation, is an annual event benefiting the pediatric dance therapy program at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.  Other performers included Synthesis Dance Project, Broadway Dance Center's Youth Performance Company (A.I.M.) and dancers from ICON Dance Complex.  Hors d'oeuvres were passed and cocktails were provided by our friends at 44 North Vodka.  All in all, it was an incredible evening.  Thank you to my dancers for all of their hard work and to Kizzy for coming out to support and for taking such amazing pictures!  Check out the pics below (and if you'd like to see last year's performance, click here).


Photo Credit: Michael Magers

Photo Credit: Kizzy-Kay Graham Photo Credit: Kizzy-Kay Graham


L to R: Emma Powers, Laura Colon, Mone't Freeman, Elena Vazintaris, Me, Michelle Lawton, Sherille Grant


heart&feet 2011: Tickets on Sale Now!

Tickets are now on sale for heart&feet'11, a dance exhibition benefiting Drea's Dream and the pediatric dance therapy program at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.  As mentioned in a previous post, my dance company Border Crossing Collective, will be performing.  Tickets for the event may be purchased here.  Come check us out and help support a wonderful cause.



Save the Date: Heart&Feet 2011

It's that time of year again!  Border Crossing Collective will be performing at heart&feet '11 on Tuesday June 14th.  More details to come soon but in the meantime, check out our performance from last year's event here.



East Flatbush Dance Festival: We're Performing!

Border Crossing Collective is at it again!  We will be performing on Saturday April 2nd at the 2nd Annual East Flatbush Dance Festival.  We will be performing my piece, Highlife, alongside a number of other dance companies.  Come check us out and support a wonderful cause!