New York Live Arts Theatre

Oct 26th  - 29th,  2022

Three For the World

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THREE FOR THE WORLD

Three Innovative Choreographers

in Collaboration

Miriam Barbosa

Javier Dzul

Adrianna Thompson

and TFTW Dancers:

Itzkan Barbosa, Andrea Dusel-Foil,

Federico Garcia, Barbara Koch, Danielle Marie Fusco,  Kennyth Montes de Oca, Aaron Smith and Robert "Buddy" Valdez

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Choreographer

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Miriam Barbosa

(Choreographer, Performer)

Miriam Barbosa is a former member of the Martha Graham Dance Company and a faculty member at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance and Alvin Ailey School. She founded Miriam Barbosa Dance formerly known as South Carolina Contemporary Dance Company since 2007 choreographing and performing worldwide. Miriam is a Gyrotonic & Gyrokinesis Master Trainer. She holds an MFA in Architecture & Urbanism from the University of Fine Arts, Brazil, where she also received her Classical Ballet Training. She has taught and choreographed for the University of South Carolina Dance Program, Fashion Institute of Technology, SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, Paul Taylor Summer Intensive, Nevada Festival Ballet, Barcelona Institut del Teatre, Lisbon Dance Co, Portugal National Conservatory of Dance, Ginasiano Ballet School, Rome Olympic Auditorium, Emproart Brazil, USC Dance Conservatory, Center for Dance Education, Barcelona Dance Center and the Corella Dance Academy. Barbosa has staged several of Graham's masterpieces, creating a documentary for SCETV. She choreographed Blood Memories in collaboration with Javier Dzul and they were awarded best choreography from the Dance and Arts Festival in Italy. She also performs in non-traditional spaces, adding sensorial multi-dimension with aerial techniques in collaboration with musicians, poets and visual artists such as Columbia Museum of Art and the Arts Festival at Brooklyn Park. Ms. Barbosa has premiered several works at the NY Live Arts Theater. She has performed with Dzul Dance for over 20 years and most recently they have performed their latest collaborative work in Brazil.

Choreographer

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Javier Dzul

(Choreographer, Performer)

Javier Dzul has one of the most impressive and exotic résumés in modern dance. He grew up in the jungles of southern Mexico, the last King of a remote Mayan tribe. Mayan ritual dance was in his blood. Dzul left his home at 16 to study and dance professionally with Ballet Folklorico de Mexico and the national ballets of Mexico and Cuba. Martha Graham granted him a scholarship that brought him to the U.S. for the first time. Since arriving to New York City, he has performed with the Martha Graham Dance Company, Pearl Lang Dance Theater, Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble, among others. Along the way, Javier trained as an aerialist and upon incorporating circus arts into his repertoire, he has become the resident dance company at Circus Warehouse (LIC), the lead training facility for circus arts in the tri-state area. Today, Dzul fuses his Mayan history, the influences of modern dance legends, aerial feats, and his own sinewy, sinuous muscularity in a remarkable alchemy that brings to the stage all the ferocity and grandeur of Mayan culture, still vibrant and thrillingly alive in his work.

Choreographer

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Adrianna Thompson

(Choreographer, Performer)

Adrianna is the Artistic Director of SOULSKIN Dance which has premiered works at Dance Mission Theater, PUSHFest, SjDANCEco, Mark Foehringer Dance Project, Santa Barbara HH11 Dance Festival, and was commissioned by the Aspen Art Museum in 2016 to create a site-specific work for SOULSKIN as part of the museum’s Alan Shields exhibit  . Adrianna danced professionally in New York City with Battery Dance Co, Carolyn Dorfman Dance Co, Mark DeGarmo & Dancers, and worked with Bella Lewitzky, Milton Myers, Jonathan Wolken, Brenda Daniels, Risa Steinberg, and Mary Jane Eisenberg. As Artistic Director of MEFTAS Dance Theatre in NYC, her choreography was presented at Joyce SoHo, the Cunningham Studio, The Riverside Theatre, Mulberry Street Theater, the Downtown Arts Festival, Trisha Brown Studios, Movement Research, Theater for the New City, Dance Space, and the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, CO.  She was on faculty for Aspen Santa Fe Ballet for ten years, and guest faculty for Alonzo King LINES Ballet.  In April 2019 SOULSKIN Dance premiered Parallel Dialogues in Boulder and premiered a new ballet, Golden Mean to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus Art Movement at Dance Mission Theater. Adrianna was commissioned  for  two  dance films, Shelter in Place  (2020),  and CLOSER (2021) and the Ballet Phoenix Rising for the Aspen Fringe Festival. Closer was presented  alongside SOULSKIN's The Awakening at Dance Mission in Fall 2021.  She is a GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® Specialized Master Teacher and has been practicing the method for 30 years

Performers

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Andrea Dusel-Foil

 (Performer)Andrea Dusel-Foil is originally from Casper, WY and has performed professionally in North Carolina, Maryland, Las Vegas, Copenhagen, and New York. This is Andrea’s fourth season with Dzul Dance. Additional credits include- Concert Dance: Martha Connerton Kinetic Works, Ballet Theatre of Maryland, Ballet Mink, The Coppola Rhythm Ensemble, The Flowers Project, Miriam Barbosa Dance (Transcending & Bliss), and Dzul Dance. Variety: The Cougar Ball, The Cougar Ball Third Time’s a Charm, and Night of 1000 Stevies. Teaching: Ballet Theatre of Maryland Conservatory of Classical and Contemporary Dance, and University of Nevada Las Vegas. Education: UNC Charlotte (BA in Dance), North Carolina Dance Theatre (Professional Training Certificate), Alvin Ailey (Independent Training program), Pennsylvania Western University (MA in Exercise Science). When Andrea is not dancing you can find her teaching Pilates, Lagree Fitness, Yoga and Barre around NYC. In early 2018 she started her business Andrea Dusel-Foil Fitness, and is very passionate about helping others to reach their health and fitness goals in a supportive and non-judgemental manner.

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Danielle Marie Fusco

 (Performer)originally from Long Island, NY. she has over 20 years of professional experience. This is Danielle’s sixth season with Dzul Dance where she serves as a performer throughout Mazatlan MX, Campeche City MX, NYC, NJ. She also served administrative roles such as Festival Coordinator in Dzul International Dance Festival and is currently the Director of Outreach for DACO (Dzul Arts Community Outreach). Additional credits include: Off-Broadway Choreography: “The Anthem”,“The Vanity”(Theatre Row), “Tink!” (NY Musical Festival), National Arts Club, NY Innovative Theatre Awards, Night of 1000 Stevies. Concert Performances: Jazz Roots (NYC), Dzul Dance, Martha Graham Co (Sam Pott’s Episode in American Document at the Joyce Theatre), Graham 2, Luigi Jazz “String of Pearls” and “L'uRhythmics”; soloist/choreographer for Rachel Klein, EAC GO! At STREB in “Devaneio” by Marcela Duarte, Edgar Cortes Dance Theatre, Noemi LeFrance, Nejla Yatkin, Buglisi Table of Silence, Miriam Barbosa Dance (Transcending & Bliss), Jazz Dance Legacy (Las Vegas), Fini Productions (Italy & NY). Teaching: Martha Graham School, Rioult NY, Luigi Jazz Technique, Peridance, Sceneindgangen (Denmark), NYU, Nazareth College, Eastern Suffolk BOCES etc. Education: Marymount Manhattan College (BA Dance & Education), Martha Graham School (Certificate of Teaching, Atelier Scholarship), Luigi Jazz Center, Circus Warehouse (LIC). For full bio, please visit www.daniellemariefusco.com. This show is particularly meaningful as she is able to bring her artistry and expertise in educating audiences back home to Long Island.

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Federico Garcia

(Performer)

Originally from New Mexico where he began his dance training as a teenager at the suggestion of friends with Michele and Kevin Self, Federico went on to attend the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and The Rock School summer programs among others. While earning a degree in opera performance at New Mexico State University he continued to study dance performing with the university contemporary dance company and thus began his move into modern/contemporary dance. He began dancing with Dzul Dance shortly after moving to New York in 2012 and has also danced with Staten Island Ballet, Darrell Thorne and other projects around the city.

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Itzkan Barbosa

I(Performer) Itzkan Barbosa began classical ballet training at age 2 at the USC Dance Conservatory and the Center for Dance Education with Carolina Ballet, where she performed several roles including Odette in Swan Lake. Itzkan has studied Summer Intensive Trainings at CPYB, ABT, SFB, Barcelona Dance Center and she was awarded a full scholarship with the Paris Opera Ballet. Since 2014 she has trained in New York City at Ballet Academy East and she has performed the lead role in Balanchine’s Walpurgisnacht Ballet, amongst many other works. She came to Miami City Ballet School Summer Intensive in 2018, where she soon joined the corps de ballet from 2019-2022. Itzkan has been highlighted by the Adrienne Arsht Center mural project painted by Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra.

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Federico Garcia

(Performer)

Originally from New Mexico where he began his dance training as a teenager at the suggestion of friends with Michele and Kevin Self, Federico went on to attend the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and The Rock School summer programs among others. While earning a degree in opera performance at New Mexico State University he continued to study dance performing with the university contemporary dance company and thus began his move into modern/contemporary dance. He began dancing with Dzul Dance shortly after moving to New York in 2012 and has also danced with Staten Island Ballet, Darrell Thorne and other projects around the city.

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Barbara Koch

( Performer) Barbara was born in Muncie, Indiana. She attended high school at North Carolina School of the Arts and received her BFA from the California Institute of the Arts. She received a scholarship as an exchange student from London Contemporary Dance School. She also trained with Stefan Wenta, Bella Lewitzky, Shelly Senter, Bill Evans and Zvi Gotheiner. She worked with Zvi Dance in NYC for over a decade and has the pleasure of touring with the company to Columbia, Germany, Poland, Russia and across the USA. Barbara has also worked for Tandy Beal, Dandelion Dance Theater, Aerol Grimes, Chen and Dancers, Lula Washington Dance Theater, and The Well Tempered Ballet. She was involved in a project on Gotland Island in Sweden. It was a collaboration of 5 choreographers and dancers from the UK, The Royal Swedish Ballet, and the The Cullberg Ballet. The project toured Stockholm, The Royal Opera House in London and a beautiful medieval church on Gotland Island. As a solo artist Barbara has performed her work in Los Angeles, San Francisco, India, and Nepal. She has also created and performed pieces on trapeze. Barbara is thrilled to be joining SOULSKIN for this season!

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Andrea Dusel-Foil

(Performer) Andrea Dusel-Foil is originally from Casper, WY and has performed professionally in North Carolina, Maryland, Las Vegas, Copenhagen, and New York. This is Andrea’s fourth season with Dzul Dance. Additional credits include- Concert Dance: Martha Connerton Kinetic Works, Ballet Theatre of Maryland, Ballet Mink, The Coppola Rhythm Ensemble, The Flowers Project, Miriam Barbosa Dance (Transcending & Bliss), and Dzul Dance. Variety: The Cougar Ball, The Cougar Ball Third Time’s a Charm, and Night of 1000 Stevies. Teaching: Ballet Theatre of Maryland Conservatory of Classical and Contemporary Dance, and University of Nevada Las Vegas. Education: UNC Charlotte (BA in Dance), North Carolina Dance Theatre (Professional Training Certificate), Alvin Ailey (Independent Training program), Pennsylvania Western University (MA in Exercise Science). When Andrea is not dancing you can find her teaching Pilates, Lagree Fitness, Yoga and Barre around NYC. In early 2018 she started her business Andrea Dusel-Foil Fitness, and is very passionate about helping others to reach their health and fitness goals in a supportive and non-judgemental manner.

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Kennyth Montes 

(Performer) is a Dominican Republic native and a Rutgers University alum holding a BFA in Dance. Montes De Oca has performed works by Bill T. Jones, Darrell G. Moultrie, Frederick E. Mosley, George Balanchine, Maxine Doyle, Keith Thomson, Maxine Steinman, Randy James, and many others. Montes de Oca is a former Ballet Hispano’s BHdos dancer, and currently is a member of the Company of Collaborative Artists under the direction of Camille Moten. This is their fourth season with Dzul Dance.

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Aaron Smith

(Performer) Originally from Nashville, TN,  Aaron began his dance training at his hometown studio. He received his BFA in Dance from Florida State University in 2021 and has now moved to New York City to pursue both choreography and performance. Aaron’s choreographic voice is driven by very physical and technical movement that combines peculiar steps within imaginative structures. In his group work, he tries to constantly surprise the audience with unexpected formations and hidden transitions. He has choreographed a duet called Relief in Tandem (2019), and an ensemble work For the sake of (2020) which included himself and seven other dancers. Both dances in their respective years were selected to be performed at the American College Dance Association’s Southeast Regional Conference. At FSU, he has performed in dances choreographed by faculty members such as Tim Glenn, Donna Uchinzono, and returning professional Franciso Graciano. Along with his training at FSU, he has attended summer and winter intensives at Paul Taylor American Modern Dance in New York. He was recently awarded the Anthony Morgan Undergraduate Choreographic Award.

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Danielle Marie Fusco

 (Performer)originally from Long Island, NY. she has over 20 years of professional experience. This is Danielle’s sixth season with Dzul Dance where she serves as a performer throughout Mazatlan MX, Campeche City MX, NYC, NJ. She also served administrative roles such as Festival Coordinator in Dzul International Dance Festival and is currently the Director of Outreach for DACO (Dzul Arts Community Outreach). Additional credits include: Off-Broadway Choreography: “The Anthem”,“The Vanity”(Theatre Row), “Tink!” (NY Musical Festival), National Arts Club, NY Innovative Theatre Awards, Night of 1000 Stevies. Concert Performances: Jazz Roots (NYC), Dzul Dance, Martha Graham Co (Sam Pott’s Episode in American Document at the Joyce Theatre), Graham 2, Luigi Jazz “String of Pearls” and “L'uRhythmics”; soloist/choreographer for Rachel Klein, EAC GO! At STREB in “Devaneio” by Marcela Duarte, Edgar Cortes Dance Theatre, Noemi LeFrance, Nejla Yatkin, Buglisi Table of Silence, Miriam Barbosa Dance (Transcending & Bliss), Jazz Dance Legacy (Las Vegas), Fini Productions (Italy & NY). Teaching: Martha Graham School, Rioult NY, Luigi Jazz Technique, Peridance, Sceneindgangen (Denmark), NYU, Nazareth College, Eastern Suffolk BOCES etc. Education: Marymount Manhattan College (BA Dance & Education), Martha Graham School (Certificate of Teaching, Atelier Scholarship), Luigi Jazz Center, Circus Warehouse (LIC). For full bio, please visit www.daniellemariefusco.com. This show is particularly meaningful as she is able to bring her artistry and expertise in educating audiences back home to Long Island.

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Sophia Rumasuglia

(Performer) Sophia is a Bay Area native that has performed professionally with Joffrey Ballet in New York, Ballet Austin, and Bay Pointe Ballet. She is currently a freelance performance artist in the Bay Area and has worked on projects with Ballet Bernasconi, No Strings Attached, Emotion Arts and Metamorphosis Ballet. She received her BFA from St. Mary’s college, and is a certified yoga and GYROTONIC® trainer.
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Robert "Buddy" Valdez

(Performer) affectionately known as “Buddy”, Robert received his dance training at the San Francisco Academy of Ballet and the San Francisco School of the Arts. He also earned a BFA from The Juilliard School. Some of the companies Valdez has performed with include Luna Negra Dance Theater, 360º Dance Company, Riedel Dance Theater, Jennifer Muller/The Works, Flexicurve, Armitage Gone! Dance, and ZviDance. Commercial work includes NYFW, Fashion/One, Comedy Central, & Janet Jackson’s Made for Now music video. Valdez is SAG-AFTRA Eligible.
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