PROGRAMS

2021

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SteLi Dance is SO honored to have performed IN-PERSON and INDOORS at a theater this past November!!!

DP’s first ever dance festival ran Thurs – Sat, November 18 – 20, 2021 with 6 different programs. The Festival provides outstanding opportunities for choreographers in all dance genres who are presenting work around the themes: Strength, Equity, and Respect.

SteLi Dance presented their newest work Con•trib•ute

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On July 23rd, 2021 SteLi Dance and Dancers Unlimited co-produced

NoMad Dance Festival, held at E 26th street Between 5th Ave and Madison Ave, through Open Culture NYC.

 

Thank you to everyone who came out to NoMad Dance Festival on July 23rd! Thank you for making SteLi’s FIRST Outdoor event and FIRST collaboration with Dancers Unlimited a success. To those who stopped while biking or walking, or those who decided to put their bags down and join the classes, to the families and friends that took any and all public transportation just to come see us, THANK YOU! To those who danced with us through rain and shine, THANK YOU!

We are so grateful to all of the talented dancers that joined us at NoMad Dance Festival. None of this could have been possible without everyone’s tireless efforts and positivity. This goes to show how amazing things can happen when we reconnect as a community and share our happiness!

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2020

SteLi Dance was one of Dancers Unlimited's featured guest companies to show pre-recorded work in their "Reasons Legacy 6" Virtual Performance in August 2020. We showcased performance footage of "Agua Y Puerta," choreographed by Lian Kizner, from 2019, as well as rehearsal footage of "Cosmic Balance," choreographed by Stephen Galvan and Lian Kizner, from early 2020.

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In October 2020, SteLi Dance was a part of Groundswell Series' Site-Specific 2020 Dance Video Projects, where we showcased our dance film, "A NYC Pandemic Story." This piece featured 5 of our dancers in a combination of choreographed and improvised sections.

Dixon Place accepted SteLi Dance to be a part of their 30/30/30 Dance Festival on December 30, 2020, where we showcased our dance film, "Dis-Dance+Connect." This piece featured 6 of our dancers, each recorded individually, combining choreography by Lian Kizner and Stephen Galvan, as well as improvised sections.

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Past Programs

Mindfulness Sessions

SteLi Dance has been offering MORNING and EVENING Mindfulness Sessions on Instagram LIVE since November 2020, recently taking a break in May 2021.

The sessions focus on stretching the body and relaxing the mind, while bringing our awareness and focus onto our breath. 

The morning sessions are meant as a way to help start the day right, grounding you in your body to be fully present in the current moment. 

The evening sessions are used to prepare the mind and body for sleep, and release the stresses of the day.

All sessions are saved on our IGTV for 24 hours. 

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Zoom Dance Classes

SteLi Book Club:
Anti-Racism Education

The year 2020 brought out a huge shift in the world. Injustices once kept from the light rose to the surface; things once overlooked in our personal lives, as well, have entered the forefront of our consciousness. We as a community felt an urgent pull to address and educate ourselves on the role systemic racism has played in world history and in particular the effect it has had on the lives of  Black and Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC). Our intention was to hold ourselves accountable and encourage and inspire others to continue or take on learning from, discussing and sharing these stories and experiences.

 

Since June 2020, we have held weekly SteLi Book Club meetings, engaging in works with an anti-racism  lens which facilitates critical thinking for other areas of life. 

 

Session 1: "The New Jim Crow" by Michelle Alexander

Session 2: "Ten Arguments for Deleting your Social Media Accounts Right Now" by Jaron Lanier

Session 3: "Funeral Diva" by Pamela Sneed

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Dancer Talks

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SteLi Dance Company presents the Dancer Talk series, where we get to know our dancers on the topic of food or a location.

In these videos, we got to know four of our dancers,

Asim Logan, Loreal Quiroz, Kara Hauenstein, and Destiny Pino

on a personal topic of either food or a specific location in NYC - both of which have meaning to them. We hope you enjoy watching these just as much as we did making them, learning about our dancers as human beings.

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