It’s Showtime NYC! (IST) celebrates New York City street culture and provides performance and professional development opportunities to street and subway dancers as a legal alternative to dancing in subway cars.
It’s Showtime NYC! in only its 3rd year of activity with now more than 25 members, has become the largest street dance company in New York City. A program of Dancing in the Streets to celebrate New York City street culture, the group provides performance and professional development opportunities to street and subway dancers as a legal alternative to dancing in subway cars. Led and managed by the dancers themselves, It's Showtime NYC! have created a number of pieces and commissioned major new works from international dance makers such as Anne Nguyen (Paris) and Faustin Linyekula (Congo). The group regularly presents work in Battery Park, and has been invited to perform at many events in the city including Summerstage, The Civil Court of New York State, Crossing the Line Festival, Madison Square Park, The South Bronx Culture Trail, Bronx Museum of the Arts, El Museo del Barrio, Times Square, Weeksville Heritage Center, and the Roberto Clemente Plaza. Program members participated in cultural exchanges at La Place - centre culturel hip-hop - in Paris in November 2017, and in Rio de Janeiro for Ocupação Desmistifique in January 2018. In April dancers will be Gibney's DiP Artist-in-residence.
- Regular and remunerative performance opportunities throughout NYC
- Personal and professional development
- Ongoing recruitment and retention initiatives
- Ongoing advocacy for Urban dance and performance
It's Showtime NYC! Performance schedule | Join us! | Sign up below
Too cold in the Park! - Through the winter months IST develop new dance pieces in weekly rehearsal sessions.
Weekly rehearsals | Mark Morris Dance Center | Fort Greene, Brooklyn
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