Areytos Performance Works is a New York-based contemporary dance-theatre ensemble created by Sita Frederick. The ensemble creates innovative pieces rooted in Caribbean traditions and principles of social justice. Sita Frederick is the Founding Artistic Director of Areytos Performance Works and her ensemble’s performances include Batey Macorix, Hostos Center for Arts & Culture (2011); RGB Batey Macorix, University of Texas, Austin (2013) and Why did the pollo cross the Calle? To get to the otro Lado, Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education, Bronx, NY (2014). Their residencies include LentSpace in Hudson Square, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York City (2013); Emerging Artist Residency, The Field, New York, NY (2012, 2013); Artist Residency, Casita Maria Center for the Arts and Culture, Bronx, NY (2014); and LiftOff Creative and Business Residency, Performance Mix/Karen Bernard, New York, NY(2014). Areytos Performance Works grants include the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, made possible in part with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (2004, 2008, 2011, 2013). Frederick received a B.A. from Swarthmore College and an M.F.A. from Long Island University.
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