The CUNY Dance Initiative (CDI) is a new residency program providing rehearsal and performance space to New York City choreographers and dance companies. With lead funding from the New York Community Trust, the CUNY Dance Initiative offers subsidies to participating CUNY colleges to assist with artist fees, rehearsal expenses, and production, marketing, and administrative costs.



BARE Dance Company at LPAC
August 1-November 16, 2014
Master Class/Open Rehearsal: September (Date TBA) (11:00am-4:00pm)
Performances: November 15 at 8pm, November 16 at 2pm and 8pm
Tickets: $25 at the door/$20 Advance, $15 Students and Seniors or 718.482.5151


BARE choreographer Mike Esperanza will develop a new work, titled Venemous, while in residence at LPAC. The piece dives into the edge of a person’s darkest being, the moment that triggers the impulse to attack or defend against a predator, and the consequences of that choice.



Between July and December 2014, 10 CUNY colleges in all five boroughs are hosting a total of 19 residencies. In addition to providing rehearsal space for artists, the residency projects include master classes and open rehearsals specifically for students, plus showings and performances open to the public. Click here for more details on the CUNY Dance Initiative.