Forces of Nature
Forces of Nature has produced professional ballets, conducted dance classes and presented concerts and educational programming locally, here in New York City, nationally and internationally for over 36 years. Forces of Nature’s cultural matrix is centered in an African and an American intelligence that is global and environmental. Forces of Nature utilizes a unique blend of performing arts, which includes contemporary modern dance, traditional West African and Neo-African dance, contemporary ballet, house and hip-hop forms as well as live and recorded music , and the martial arts. In addition to annual appearances at Aaron Davis Hall , the Apollo Theater in Harlem and New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Forces of Nature Dance Theatre Company has been presented by the Joyce Theater, the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s DanceAfrica Festival and 651 Arts Series. Forces of Nature was also the featured dance company in a film project “ Free to Dance”, the PBS award winning documentary on Black Dance in the 20th Century, as well as, the National Association of Black Museums on the influence of African American dance in Western culture entitled, When the Spirit Moves, culminating in an exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.