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Passion Fruit Dance Company


  • Dance

  • Saturday, June 19, 4pm
  • Free with RSVP
  • Hunter Center

RSVP to the performance and lecture here.

What is the groove? How do you find it? And how important is it in self-expression? In Dance Within Your Dance, choreographer Tatiana Desardouin invites the audience to connect with the techniques, rhythms, and essence of hip-hop and house dance styles. Not just a simple aesthetic, “the groove” is the soul of street and club dance. A coalescing of community, fashion, training, introspection, liberation, and individual journeys, in this performance Passion Fruit explores how the groove can be a road map to social justice through the physical expression of Black culture.

The performance is a revised excerpt of the original piece, transformed into a duet with Lauriane Ogay (from Switzerland) and Tatiana Desardouin (Haitian in origin, born and raised in Switzerland). This version will include a small photo exhibition on the groove by Lauriane Ogay. The performance will be followed by a lecture from the artists.

Title of the piece: Dance Within Your Dance (30 minute excerpt)
Choreographed by: Tatiana Desardouin
Performed by: Passion Fruit Dance Company, Tatiana Desardouin & Lauriane Ogay
External Eye: Adesola Osakalumi and Miki Tuesday
Vocals (acapella): Sam I Am Montolla
Music & video editing: Loreto Jamlig
Photos: Loreto Jamlig & Lauriane Ogay
Lighting Designer: Coel Rodriguez
Music credits:
The Clown by Maribou State Feat. Pedestrian (Axel Bowman Remix)
The reminiscence by Altered Natives
Imam by Mark De Clive Lowe & Daz-I-Kue (Re-Bruk Remix)
There Now acapella by Sam I Am Montolla
There Now by Frits Wentink (feat. Loes Jongerling)


Photos: Loreto Jamlig