Patrick O'Brien, Artistic Director of his eponymous dance company, is set to premiere his first evening-length work next month. O'Brien, an active member of the NYC dance and arts community for the last seven years, began research for this project with the support of a 2018-19 CUNY Dance Initiative Residency at Laguardia Community College. Now back for a second consecutive year and the culmination of those efforts, the work titled: Enough, aims to tackle the complex nature of ownership and consumerism.
Jermaine Rowe is an unstoppable force and here's why:
Tell us about yourself (who are you and what do you do, qualities people should know about you)
My name is Jermaine Rowe. I was born in Jamaica. I moved to New York 16 years ago to pursue a career in theatre. I consider myself a storyteller. So, acting, singing, dancing, creating new works, are the gifts I've honed to transform myself to access the truth in the stories I need to embody.
Cuéntanos acerca de ti
Nací en Monterrey Nuevo León, en el seno de una familia convencional, soy la menor de 5 mujeres y la única en la familia que se dedica al arte. A la muerte de mi padre, en el año de 1992, decido emigrar hacia el sur de México para emprender proyectos profesionales y desde entonces he vivido en Morelia Michoacan, San Luis Potosí y Mérida Yucatán, mi actual residencia.
Soy mamá de dos hijos maravillosos, Lisa de 18 y que ha decidido ser bailarina también y Diego, de 21, estudiante de ingeniería Civil en el Tecnológico de Monterrey.
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
Without a doubt, to be able to achieve artistic objectives in such a demanding profession like dance. To keep having, throughout the years, total creative freedom, which allows me to develop my ideas and share them with a team that gives its heart to each work.
5 Reasons to Get Excited about Créssida Contemporary Dance
Did you hear the news, LPAC friends? Créssida Dance Company is performing in NYC for the very first time! Their performance is part of the 2019 edition of Celebrate Mexico Now Festival, a platform dedicated to present contemporary Mexican arts and culture and foster multicultural dialogues between Mexico and the U.S.