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MADBOOTS DANCE IS A QUEER, ALL–MALE, CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANY BASED IN NEW YORK CITY. 

 

 the hyper-physical, provocative dance company led by Jonathan Campbell and Austin Diaz, was named 25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine in 2016 and has reached audiences nationally and internationally, tackling topics of male identity and queer culture.

THE COMPANY HAD THE HONOR OF CLOSING THE 2015 JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL IN THE DORIS DUKE THEATRE, AS WELL AS PERFORMING WORKS AT 

CHUTZPAH! FESTIVAL (VANCOUVER, B.C.), OFF THE EDGE FESTIVAL AT THE RIALTO (ATLANTA), FIRE ISLAND DANCE FESTIVAL, VELOCITY DANCE CENTER (SEATTLE), HUDSON VALLEY DANCE FESTIVAL, THE 92ND STREET Y, STRAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS, BAM FISHER HILLMAN, THE DUO MULTICULTURAL ARTS CENTER, TISCH SCHOOL OF THE ARTS, GIBNEY DANCE CENTER, SOAKING WET SERIES, TOES FOR DANCE (TORONTO), ALTO JONIO DANCE FESTIVAL (ITALY), DUMBO DANCE FESTIVAL GALA, AND DAVID MIXNER'S 1969 BENEFIT PERFORMANCE. 

 

THE BOSTON GLOBE HAS NOTED THE cOMPANY'S 

"REFRESHING, OFTEN THRILLING,
STRAIGHTFORWARDNESS."

 

 

PHOTO—DANIEL ROBINSON @DROBPROD

 

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IT IS OUR MISSION TO QUESTION THE PHYSICALITY OF ARTISTIC EXPRESSION AND PUSH THE ENVELOPE OF MOVEMENT INVENTION, BY CREATING COMPLEX AND THEATRICAL ENVIRONMENTS STEEPED IN ATHLETICISM. THE WORK REVELS IN ANTITHETICAL AESTHETICS AND UNCOMFORTABLE REALITIES, OFTEN EXPLORING THE MANY FACETS OF THE MALE IDENTITY. AS QUEER ARTISTS, WE FEEL THE TOPIC IS EVER–PRESENT IN OUR WORK. AS QUEER ARTISTS, WE RECOGNIZE ALL THOSE THAT HAVE COME BEFORE US, THOSE WHO HAVE PAVED THE WAY AND ALLOWED US TO FURTHER OUR VOICE. REGARDLESS OF GENDER AND SEXUALITY, A THROUGH LINE OF HUMANITY IS INTEGRAL TO THE WORK.

 

PHOTO—GERARDO VIZMANOS
PHOTOS BELOW—GUS REED

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MEN ARE WEAK. MEN ARE DELICATE. MEN ARE SENSITIVE. MEN ARE QUIET. MEN ARE EFFEMINATE. 
MEN ARE SUBMISSIVE. MEN ARE DEMONSTRATIVE. MEN ARE INSECURE. MEN ARE INFERIOR.
MEN ARE GENTLE. MEN ARE BEAUTIFUL. MEN ARE SAD. MEN ARE SPINELESS. MEN ARE INVOLVED. 
MEN ARE VULNERABLE. MEN ARE IMPURE. MEN ARE RESPONSIBLE. MEN ARE TENDER. 
MEN ARE COMPASSIONATE. MEN ARE FORGIVING. MEN ARE SILENT. 


MEN ARE LOST. MEN ARE LOST.

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