Using spirituality as a vessel of connection and the common denominator between two different yet similar religions, empathy, trust and intimacy is shared withinside the multitudes of relationships that we embody with each other. To release into the complexities gives us access to be with each other and to see from the other side

Please Join Us: BAC Open House Studio Showing, November 16 at 1PM


Tushrik Fredericks (he/him) — co-choreographer

Recipient of Princess Grace Award (Chris Helman dance honor), nominated by TRIBE (Founding artistic director, Shamel Pitts) in 2021 is originally from Johannesburg, South Africa. Growing up he found himself drawn towards the style ‘KRUMP‘. He graduated from the Peridance Certificate Program in NYC in June 2015 and has had the opportunity to work with Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY (Danielle Agami, Artistic Director), Sidra Bell Dance New York (Sidra Bell, Artistic director) and UNA Productions (Chuck Wilt). Fredericks was an assistant lecturer to Sidra Bell at The University of the Arts Philadelphia for Sophomore students (2016-2018). In May 2021 Fredericks received 3rd prize for dance at the SoloTanz Festival in Stuttgart for his first rendition of his self choreographed solo (territory) of the heart and in May 2023 he showcased the completed rendition of the solo at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts in Brooklyn, NY.

Rebecca Margolick (she/her) — co-choreographer

is a Canadian choreographer and dancer based in NYC. Her works have been presented in Turkey, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Poland, Bulgaria, Mexico, Israel, and across the U.S and Canada. She was named one of Dance Magazines Top 25 to Watch in 2021. She has received fellowships from the New Directions Choreography Lab at Ailey School, Conney Conference, and a LABA Fellowship at the 14th St Y. She was Dance Artist in Residence at The Banff Centre for the Arts, and has had residencies with Croatian Institute for Movement and Dance, Dance Deck Vancouver, La Galerie Choreographique France, BC Movement Arts and Derida Dance in Bulgaria. Margolick has been commissioned to create original works on UNA Danza Joven at La Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica, LITVAKdance, Ballet B.C.’s Annex, Ailey/Fordham BFA Program, Michiyaya Dance, and DancePORT Derida. She is creating a new work for Oregon Ballet Theater’s 2023/2024 season. As a freelance dancer she has worked with a number of artists including UNA Productions, Belinda McGuire, Kayla Farrish, Allen Kaeja, Patricia Norowol, Jerome Bel, Derrick Belcham, among others. She was a company member with Sidra Bell Dance New York from 2012-2016.

Funding was provided from Trust For Mutual Understanding and Derida Stage.

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