December 27, 2016 |

Dzul Dance

More about Dzul Dance

2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Dzul Dance fuses multiple dance forms with aerial circus arts and contortion as a means to communicate indigenous pre-Hispanic, Mexican and Latin culture and create bridges between contemporary art and historical heritage. By transforming bodies into earthbound and airborne forces of nature Dzul breaks physical, cultural and political boundaries.

“Boldly sensual, unflinching in its depiction of bodies taken to extreme limits, the works of Javier Dzul vividly acknowledge the struggles of life. But these dances also radiate hope: the leaping and swirling company members illustrate our capacity to surmount challenge by bidding the body and mind to fly…” (Roll Magazine). Dzul Dance was created in 2003, and Artistic Director Javier Dzul and his diverse company of performers have been presented throughout the world, garnering reviews that hail Dzul’s “acrobatic wizardry” and his ability to turn his dancers of “remarkable elasticity” into “creatures of the air as well as of the earth” (The New York Times).