DanceAction is a contemporary dance company based in New York, led by Argentinian choreographer Carmen Caceres. Our ethnically diverse team is comprised of artists from several disciplines such as dance, music, drama, and visual arts. Together we create dance works that reflect social realities that concern people, relationships, and social justice. Our primary purpose is to interpret these issues and use our works to propel change.
DanceAction is a New York based contemporary dance company founded by Carmen Caceres in 2012. The company works as a creative platform to produce dance works in collaboration with musicians, designers, and visual artists. DanceAction participated in numerous festivals and performance series in New York and abroad, such as Performance Studio Open House (PSOH) at Center for Performance Research, Take Root at Green Space Studio, and Under Exposed at Dixon Place. DanceAction’s first full-length work, “Game Night” was part of the First International Contemporary Dance Festival of Mexico City (FIDCDMX) in August 2016. The company has recently presented an entire evening of works inspired by political activism and social justice at Center for Performance Research, Brooklyn, NY. This first self-produced event featured DanceAction’s latest work “2 Minutes Hate”, a solo piece created in collaboration with musician Martin Fuks titled “No soy de aqui”, and the full-length piece “To make a blindfold, measure the size of your head” based on the dirty war in Argentina.
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Carmen Caceres (Choreographer/Dancer) is a dance artist, originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina. She received a BA in Dance and Education at SUNY Empire State College and deepened her studies in dance at the former Merce Cunningham Studio in New York. She also participated in several repertory and composition workshops with the Cunningham school’s faculty. In her native city she graduated from the National School of Dance and has studied Dance Composition at the National University of the Arts UNA.
She has been creating and presenting dance works in Argentina and NY since 2009. Her works have been presented in several venues such as Dixon Place, Green Space Studio, Triskelion Arts Center, and Center for Performance Research.
As a performer and collaborator she worked with artists Ines Armas, Isabel Lewis, Jillian Peña, Elia Mrak, Lisa Parra, Sari Nordman, Dardo Galletto, Jody Oberfelder, and Sarah Berges among others. Carmen also works as a movement and dance educator for children at diverse organizations in New York City and Brooklyn, including the Manhattan Kid’s Club, the Brooklyn Arts Council, and the School at the Mark Morris Dance Center.