“Boldly sensual, unflinching in its depiction of bodies taken to extreme limits, the works of Javier Dzul vividly acknowledge the struggles of life. But these dances also radiate hope and illustrate our capacity to surmount challenge by bidding the body and mind to fly…” – Roll Magazine, 2013, Jay Blotcher
Dzul Dance, founded in 2003 by Artistic Director Javier Dzul, is a New York-based organization that fuses dance with aerial arts and contortion to communicate indigenous pre-Hispanic, Mexican and Latin culture. Their mission is to create bridges between contemporary art and historical heritage. The Company has been invited to perform nationally and internationally at the Festival Internacional de Cervantino; Edinburgh Fringe Festival; Banff Centre for the Arts; CUNY Dance Initiative/John Jay College; Bard College’s Summerscape; Harlem Stage; El Museo del Barrio; Reichold Center for the Arts; Xcaret’s Vida y Muerte Festival, Mexico; and MazatlÌÁn Cultural Festival, Mexico. Dzul’s Outreach Initiative was established in 2005 and has since brought the artistry of Dzul Dance to over 9,000 participants in communities in six different countries through performances, post-performance discussions, scholarship programs and workshops.
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