[WORLD PREMIERE] What Time Is It?
What Time Is It? is a multi-disciplinary performance presented by It’s Showtime NYC! (IST) that invites audiences to learn more about New York City through the embodiment of our city’s own street dance culture. In this work, IST dancers collaborate with videographer Kash Gaines and Artistic Director Adesola Osakalumi to share the voices and aesthetic innovations of New York City underground dancers in contemporary performance.
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. The program of Dancing in the Streets 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.
What Time Is It? is presented by Abrons Arts Center and was created with support from the Abrons Arts Center through the Jerome Foundation AIRspace Residency Program. It is performed by It’s Showtime NYC! a program of Dancing in the Streets, developed in partnership with the Mark Morris Dance Center, with funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Puffin Foundation and the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation.
It’s Showtime NYC! is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.
The 2019-2020 Season at Abrons Arts Center is supported, in part, by generous grants from the Howard Gilman Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Harkness Foundation for Dance, the Jerome Foundation, the Scherman Foundation, and other generous Henry Street Settlement funders. This program is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and support from the New York State Council on the arts with the support of Govenor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Web image by Pascal Sonnet. Poster image by Laura Fuchs.