September 24, 2016 | 8:00 – 9:30 pm
John Jay College
The world premiere of Dzul Dance: Rites of Passage, fusing dance with aerial and circus arts to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, will open a series of performances associated with the CUNY Dance Initiative on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, 524 W 59th St, Manhattan. By transforming bodies into earthbound and airborne forces of nature, choreographer Javier Dzul focuses on pre-Hispanic rites of passage while exploring the idea of ritual as a transformative experience. A free preview of Rites of Passage, including a Q&A with Javier Dzul, will be held on Friday, Sept. 23 at 11 a.m. Tickets are $30. For more information: call (212) 237-8005 or visit http://www.dzul.eventbrite.com/.
The CUNY Dance Initiative (CDI) provides affordable rehearsal space to New York City choreographers and dance companies, master classes, and hosts performances open to the public. In 2016, 12 CUNY colleges in all five boroughs are hosting 23 artists from emerging choreographers to established dance companies. For more information: visit http://www.cuny.edu/danceinitiative.