Sita Frederick/Areytos Performance Works

Sita Fredrick, photo by Melissa Bunni Elian

Sita Fredrick, photo by Melissa Bunni Elian

Sita Frederick/Areytos Performance Works presents Otro Lado, an excerpt from their latest site-specific project Why Did the Pollo Cross the Calle?…To get to the Otro Lado, for three performers dancing in chicken-wire fences. APW has developed sections of the work at artistic residencies at Casita Maria Center for the Arts and Culture (Spring 2014) and New Dance Alliance LiftOff Creation and Business Residency (August 2014) and will be in residence this August as part of LMCC’s Process Space.

Sita Frederick, Artistic Director, Areytos Performance Works, is a choreographer, performer, arts administrator and educator based in New York City. After graduating from Swarthmore College, Frederick performed with Bessie-winning choreographers Jawole Willa Jo Zollar of Urban Bush Women and Merian Soto, co-founder of Pepatian. In 2003, Frederick and visual artist José Miguel Ortiz co-founded Areytos Performance Works, a multi-disciplinary performance company that presents contemporary dance-theatre rooted in Caribbean traditions and the principles of social justice. Frederick has received support from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, Bronx Action Lab, Puffin Foundation, Aaron Davis Hall’s Fund for New Work, Harlem Dance Foundation, and Swarthmore College. Presenters of her work include Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center/Kumble Theater, Aaron Davis Hall/Harlem Stages, Pregones Theater, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, Pepatian@Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out, Congress on Research in Dance, University of Texas in Austin, Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, among others. Frederick holds a Master of Fine Arts in New Media Art and Performance from Long Island University, Brooklyn.


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