New York and San Francisco:
ongoing activities – no application required, but please do fill out the artist information sheet!
JUNTOS: New York and California are comprised of professional performing art students who wish to integrate performing art and community outreach. The collective teaches and performs in various locations, focusing on communities that are not granted much art exposure. Artists engage and dialogue with new audiences while sharing their gifts with others.
CALIFORNIA: Tuesday, September 4, 8pm: Dominican University @ Pennafort Studio
Our first informational meeting of the school year! Please join us to hear how you can get more involved with JUNTOS!
NEW YORK: September TBA: New York @ Fordham University
Please join us for more information on how to get involved with JUNTOS! We invite students from Ailey/Fordham, Juilliard, and SUNY Purchase – please email email@example.com for more information.
BOSTON: September TBA: Boston @ Boston Conservatory
Our first year collaborating with dancers at Boston Conservatory! We invite you to attend an informational meeting to learn about JUNTOS. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
This project offers a select group of dancers the opportunity to travel and tour for two weeks to central Mexico for an international and intercultural exchange through dance. Artists perform in cities and present their choreography beyond New York’s boundaries. Members explore both traditional and contemporary dance cultures: they train and learn repertoire with groups and choreographers like Jaime Camarena’s company Apoc Apoc, a professional modern dance company in Mexico City. Participants engage in exchanges with ballet folklorico groups (Monserrat Guitierrez’s Mexican youth baile folklorico company Ollin Yoliztlin) as well as perform at international dance festivals. JUNTOS dancers are encouraged to initiate leadership particularly while teaching movement in orphanages and to the local community. Through JUNTOS: Mexico, artists combine their professional dance world outreach in local communities, orphanages, and retirement homes. Check out a sample itinerary here!
JUNTOS: Guatemala focuses on what art can offer in a third-world country. Dancers travel for nine days through the Guatemalan highlands, engaging in community outreach in Mayan villages and urban centers. JUNTOS participants teach dance workshops in public and private elementary schools and perform for communities unfamiliar with contemporary performing arts. In addition, dancers exchange with other artists in Quetzaltenango, exploring various traditional and contemporary expressions. JUNTOS: Guatemala offers dancers venues to perform for large public audiences. Itinerary coming soon.
JUNTOS: Costa Rica and Nicaragua is a mixture of elements from both the Mexico and Guatemala trips. Dancers spend 5 days in Costa Rica and then travel north to Nicaragua for the remainder of the trip. Dancers travel to five different cities in this time, focusing on teaching dance workshops to various communities: a girl’s foster home, a professional dance school, a dance academy with little access to training, among others. Performances are focused in smaller, rural communities and areas although there are a few larger performances. Dancers must be prepared for 2-3 daily activities (teaching, learning, and performing). Check out the latest itinerary here!