BARRIO ALEGRIA DANCE COMPANY
For Dancers of all backgrounds
Currently being assembled
B.A.D. co 2019 will meet TBD
B.A.D. co is the dance company of Barrio Alegria. Through this program we open doors for dancers, with a lot or very few experience, to perform in our community.
To be a B.A.D. co dancer you must have the following qualities:
Be a team player
Have the highest sense of commitment
Have a high willingness to learn
Care deeply about our community
Following our commitment to support the arts, we have choreographed, produced, and participated in various shows in our community. We believe that art is not limited to people who want to become professionals; in fact, we outreach and look for anyone who identifies as a non dancer or artist, but who is looking to create change in their community. Together we strive to overcome challenges in technique, storytelling, and performance.
B.A.D. co functions as a free dance collective that looks for teaching and performing opportunities for community dancers, so we care more about creating change through dance than the limelight.
Do you only do
No. B.A.D. co coreographies have included Bhangra dances, traditional Chinese dance, and a Moroccan dance in addition to Latin dances
Will I have to purchase expensive stuff?
We believe that traditional dances have to be respectful of cultural traditions, however, we try to minimize expenses to dancers
Do you only perform in Reading?
Although performing in our city is top priority for us, we sometimes perform in other cities as well.