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Ali Rosa-Salas

ALI ROSA-SALAS is a dancer and an independent curator from Brooklyn. Her interest in New York City street and social dance forms led her to produce NO SUCH THING AS NEUTRAL, a symposium sponsored by the Barnard Center for Research on Women that examined the contributions of Flex and Lite Feet to the contemporary dance landscape.

Complicating Categorizations and Preserving Street Dance With Rep Your Style

Since the dawn of tap to the emergence of vogue, movement vocabularies founded in the nightclubs, parks, and community centers of New York City have defied the constructs of proscenium dance performance. Yet, due to their development primarily outside of institutional art spaces, these dance forms are widely referred to as “street dance,” a label that in some contexts is employed pejoratively, and in others is the source of deep pride.


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2023

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