Founded in 2007, Dance Iquail works uses movement to promote a world of equity and equality. DI uses the art of dance as a conduit for combating issues of social injustice primarily experienced by the disadvantaged.
Working in the universal language of movement, DI is committed to creating and presenting programs that confront the destructive and divisive nature of racism, sexism, violence, drug and alcohol abuse, the needs of the poor, and the importance of family support and unity. These debilitating problems affect all people because they transcend limitations of ethnicity, gender, or social status. Consequently, DI’s ultimate priority is to reflect those beliefs through its works, and through the diversity of it staff, on and off-stage.
Elevate (uplift) the level of appreciation, understanding, and execution of the art of dance through concerts and lectures.
Enrich the lives of audiences by producing innovative and thought-provoking works by groundbreaking artists.
Empower by developing education and community outreach programs (i.e. master classes, workshops, Q&A discussions and artistic exchange programs).
Encourage the creative abilities of cutting-edge artists working in visual arts, music, technology, lighting design and costuming to develop dynamic multi-media works of art.
DI has created more than 30 works breaking cultural and ethnic barriers by addressing issues of race, sexuality, poverty, violence, and drug and alcohol abuse. DI has performed at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center, Ailey Citigroup Theater, Painted Bride Art Center, Grace Street Theater, The Kennedy Center, NuDance festival, Dance Under The Star Choreography Festival, and Summer Stage. DI currently is creating its latest work, Public Enemy, was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.