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 4th year of activity with now more than 30 members, has become one of the largest street dance companies 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, River to River festival, Times Square, Weeksville Heritage Center and the Roberto Clemente Plaza. Program members participated in cultural exchanges at La Place - centre culturel hip-hop and Centre National de la Danse (Paris), and in Rio de Janeiro for Ocupação Desmistifique. In 2018 dancers were a Gibney's DiP Artist-in-residence. For their 2018-2019 #MetLiveArts season, The Met commissioned IST with a new work, dancing in armor replica.
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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