WATCH MAKING MOVES DANCE FESTIVAL 2020
SWITCHIN' IT UP!
For the past 10 years, Making Moves Dance Festival, presented by the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL), has served as a platform to promote new, emerging and underrepresented dance companies. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, JCAL will present the 11th annual festival as a virtual experience. Each dance company will deliver its performance, on Friday, Sept. 25 and Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, starting at 6:30pm on JCAL’s digital platforms. The opportunity will be challenging yet exciting for the choreographers and dancers as they’re switchin’ it up from live to virtual. Hence the title of this year’s festival: Switchin’ It Up!
JCAL’s Making Moves Dance Festival 2020 will feature 11 New York City-based professional choreographers, from new and early-career artists to emerging and underrepresented talents. The festival has always been a testament to the rich diversity of Queens and New York City, and this year's lineup offers both traditional and contemporary influenced dance styles including Ballet, Afro-Latin, East Asian, Middle Eastern, Afro-Caribbean, East Indian, and more.
Making Moves Dance Festival 2020 highlight’s this year’s Major Commission: Rohan Bhargava and the Rovaco Dance Company. Bhargava’s artistic vision for the commission will focus on giving audiences a glimpse into contemporary Indian narratives through an array of movement, music and immersive theatrical elements.