Dancer and choreographer Reuel Rogers dances POWER, a solo dance work, at Battery Dance Festival in New York City. Read more here.
Reuel Rogers is a dancer/teacher/coach/choreographer. Reuel studied at Codarts, the renowned dance academy in Rotterdam, before returning to his home island of Curaçao, where he has since been performing, teaching and choreographing. He has created a unique style of dance all his own, based in urban dance, hip hop and break dance, combined with contemporary sensibilities through his mentorship with Battery Dance. Reuel has traveled as far as China, Egypt, and Israel for dance competitions, and performed in Nigeria, Trinidad and Tobago, and Slovakia. This will be his third appearance at the Battery Dance Festival.
POWER Is a solo dance work which explores the concept of power from several perspectives. Movement wise, the work experiments with the idea of power and control in the body, and the dynamism of locomotion, journeying from zero to 100 and back from 100 to zero. It is also about the act of manifesting, i.e. the power to make things happen that exists within each of us. It is about making and achieving goals. Finally, the piece also celebrates the power of nature: the wind, a force that we can’t see but can feel, and the waves, a force that we can touch but can’t hold.
Battery Dance presents the 42nd Annual Battery Dance Festival. The Battery Dance Festival is New York City’s longest-running free public dance festival. Each year, the Festival draws a combined audience of over 12,000 in-person and over 35,000 virtual viewers.