Hosted by: Leandro Silva
Location: Manhattan Bridges High School | NYC
Alternative Society opened with a great energy in “Segredo Da Fe.” It was a perfect indication that the night would be filled with great dancing powered by a cultural experience.
The most powerful piece of the night was “Mother’s Cry.” I don’t think there was a person in the room that couldn’t identify with the emotions in the choreography. Bravo to Karen Gayle. Performed by Adelita Hinojosa-Martin
The highlight of the night was “Baby Baby.” Alexander Hernandez and Alex Holguin are Dance Artists to watch in 2015. They defied the laws of gravity with their natural break dancing abilities, but you could also see the foundation of Capoeira that allowed them to present their magical chemistry in a refreshing way.
Overall, Alternative Society held true to the purpose of the show, which was to highlight society constantly evolving.
A message from Silva Dance Company:
While we, as members of this society, grow with these changes we still have primal urges that date back to the beginning of time, including the urge, or tendency, to conform and confine ourselves to a mold. We are seen as “other” when we strive to break the chains of conventionality, oppression and suppression. Ultimately, however, as humans we are resilient. We always find a way to overcome and celebrate life.
“A wonderful variety of multicultural entertainment…”
-Dance Mogul Magazine