Spanish Harlem Dance Fest
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Dance10 Project stages dance/physical-theater performances with unique language that evokes a poetic dimension of Hispanic dramatism. As a hybrid collective of dancers, choreographers, designers, producers, Dance10 Project’s creative process go on the exploration of the structure of feelings into movement and expressivity, and then to present the experience in real and/or metaphoric form. Those creations which often investigate provocative, informative, entertaining and diverse topics: from obsession for electronics, fake news, violence domestic to problems of immigration…
They have earn the freedom to reflect, experiment, and create, while sharing resources, risks and benefits. And rolling out public programming: as performances, workshops, festivals. They are always committed to the cultural enrichment of communities, especially Latino/immigrants communities; while capturing new audiences for dance in Upper Manhattan.
Re-established by Elliott Ortiz in 2005. He has led the troupe, directing and conceiving all its productions. Elliott had created those choreographic works from a dramaturgical perspective that gives life to the visual power of storytelling and is compelled to invoking performers, and communities to reflect on and confront their own realities, and societal roles.
Dance10 Project received in 2002 a recognition from the Valleyfield- Quebec mayor’s Office for their contribution to the Québécois community. In 2010, Fresh Fruit Fest Award in NYC for Best Choreography (Future Imperfect). Dance 10 Project Collective is grantee 2022 Creative Engagement grant administrated by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) and U.M.E.Z. (Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone) Arts Engagement 2021 and 2022. Recently they won 3 L.A.T.A. (Latin Alternative Theater Award), including Standing Choreography and Best Dance-theatrical Production, for the dance-theatrical piece: 5 Paths To Uptown Stories.