Join Hi Artist on Tuesday, September 10 for an intimate evening of contemporary dance presented in partnership with Airbnb Experiences.
The Hailed by Gothamist as one of “The Best Things To Do In NYC,” Hi Artist events combine an intimate dance performance with a lively gathering to deliver a “once in a lifetime experience” featuring “some of the most creative [dancers] in the country” (Airbnb). Guests enter the private loft of 61 Local—referred to by Time Out New York as “the new nerve center” of Brooklyn’s craft brew scene—through a discreet back door, transporting them to a speakeasy dance theater where everyone has a front row seat. Hi Artist founders Elizabeth Cooke and Xenia Mansour (who are also local dancers) emcee the evening, providing additional context about the artists and sharing untold stories behind the dance pieces being shown. Intimacy reigns supreme: events end with the performers joining the audience for drinks and conversation, giving guests the unique opportunity to meet and mingle with the artists after the show.
The September 10th event showcases an array of dance styles from contemporary to hip-hop. The program includes a new feel-good urban dance duet by Michael Chua and Christine Flores (who most recently appeared in Hozier’s “Almost (Sweet Music)” Official Music Video; the U.S. premiere of Ashley Menestrina’s “Symphonie Pour un Homme Seul”; a new original solo by Nico Gonzales: and Alex Tenreiro Theis’s "What S Mío".