“The evening’s most driving, well executed movement came from New York’s Jennifer Archibald and her Arch Dance Company”
– Washington Post
“Jennifer Archibald has successfully melded hip-hop with modern dance.”
“Most lauded performance”
– Miami Herald
– New York Times
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Arch Dance Company based in New York City is a unique mosaic of culturally diverse dancers with elite training from around the globe. Since 2006, the company has brought intense energy to the stage under the artistic direction of Jennifer Archibald.
Arch Dance brings “realness” to every creation which evolves from personal investigations of human behavior. Exploring movement styles ranging from an array of aesthetics, Archibald incorporates classical training, street, funk and lyrical dance styles into contemporary high energy performances. Company dancers are required to defy gravity and lyrically fly across space encompassing both the hard edge of street dance and the fluidity of classical technique.
Lynn Simonson states “[Jennifer] is evolving a style of movement that is historically grounded and ahead of its time. Archibald’s potential vision and outstanding talent ensures her place as an innovator in the field of modern and jazz dance. The impact she has made on New York’s dance scene is changing the way in which people look at Hip Hop dance. Her innovative choreography is transforming Hip Hop dance as a new American art form.”
Arch Dance Company has performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C, Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out Stage, New York’s Aaron Davis Hall, Riverside Church, The Duke Theatre, The Ailey Citigroup Theater, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Judson Memorial Church, Dance New Amsterdam, Washington D.C’s. Dance Place, Miami’s New World Theatre, the Santa Fe College Arts Center, The Phillips Arts Center in Gainesville, Florida and the University of South Florida. In 2012, Arch Dance performed for New York’s Wave Rising Series, the Leon Arts Festival and WestFest.