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About the Company

 

THE BANG GROUP was founded in 1995 by Jeffrey Kazin and David Parker. It is dedicated to Parker's love of rhythmic form and is known for its commitment to craftsmanship, creative liberty and aesthetic diversity.

The company has toured and performed in 24 of the United States and appears internationally at festivals and venues in Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Monaco, The Netherlands, Scotland, Slovakia, Switzerland and Canada. It has enjoyed four seasons presented by New York Live Arts and six by its predecessor, Dance Theater Workshop, three by Danspace Project as well as several by DanceNow/NYC, Symphony Space, Harkness Dance Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors and others.

TBG has a second home in Boston developed during 15 seasons in residence at Summer Stages Dance and through long-term partnerships with The Institute for Contemporary Art, Dance Complex and The Theater Offensive. Recently Parker and Kazin have launched DanceNow Boston/NYC a choreographic exchange serving artists in both cities. TBG is also company-in-residence at The Yard on Martha's Vineyard having appeared there for the last 7 seasons and will return in 2018. The company's comic/subversive production of The Nutcracker entitled Nut/Cracked which will enjoy its 15th consecutive season in 2017 with a New England tour and performances at The Flea in New York City.

TBG has received generous support from The New York Foundation for the Arts (Build Grant,) Jerome Robbins Foundation, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Harkness Dance Foundation, Greenwall Foundation, Fund for Mutual Understanding, Arts International, Mid Atlantic Arts Fund, 2wice Foundation, Frederick Loewe Foundation, Pentacle's ARC program, Netherland-America Foundation, Tiger Baron Foundation, Hale Matthews Foundation, American Dance Abroad and several private patrons.

TBG is also a resident company of the West End Theater on Manhattan's Upper West Side where Parker and Kazin present the work of diverse choreographers thrice yearly. During this past season, the Bang Group has appeared in Belgium, Germany, Boston, Portsmouth, Providence, Philadelphia, Martha's Vineyard, The Canterbury Shaker Village in New Hampshire and at venues large and small throughout New York City. www.thebanggroup.com or follow us on FaceBook.

 

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