Creating Space
BAX is proud to continue CREATING SPACE into its second year. This program provides opportunities to support and develop artists of all races, backgrounds, cultures, sexual orientations, gender identities and aesthetic traditions.


Creative/Social Acrobatics for Adults
Diane Tomasi

January 4-June 14, 2017

An upbeat, judgement-free and social class for adults of all genders, sexualities and body types that uses tumbling and partner acrobatics to build strength, flexibility and coordination. Exploring various levels of cartwheeling, handstanding/balancing, forward rolling and weight sharing one will gain communication skills and confidence in relying on one’s own body as well as trusting that of a partner (or two).

$60/5-Class Card | $14/Single Class (drop-in, no pre-registration required)

Click HERE for more information.


200x200_Dance_to_the_PeopleDANCE TO THE PEOPLE
— Maira Duarte & more

February 9-March 30, 2017

BAX is providing a home for Dance To The People, an open collective of dancers looking to generate opportunities for dance training, movement research and choreography. For eight weeks Dance To The People and BAX will curate a weekly donation based class, inviting teachers who seek to develop a particular dance technique, or answer specific movement questions, and hence making the learning space a collective laboratory.

DANCE TO THE PEOPLE was originally founded by Maira Duarte and Geneva Manley, both graduates of the Master in Arts Dance Education program at NYU Steinhardt. After being awarded the CUNY Dance Initiative space grant in 2014, other dancers started to join. Michelle Applebaum and Alex Romania came to Staten Island to teach workshops on choreographic methods and improvisation, and became permanent collaborators. Pavel Machuca and Joanna Stone joined in January to be part of a choreographic process led by Maira Duarte. Presently they lead their own projects within DTTP. Other collaborators are the Italian choreographer Benedetta Capanna, and Cameron McKinney, who both collaborated in the making of a piece with Maira Duarte.


200x200_2015_Ballez_TableauxADULT BALLEZ
— Katy Pyle & Jules Skloot

(2 Sessions): March 6- April 10 and Mondays, May 8-June 12.

$14/single class | $60 for a 5-Class Card; drop-in, no pre-registration required

Adult Ballez is a dance class that explores the traditionally gender-binaried, exclusive culture of ballet class, radically re-imagining it as a site of liberatory, joyful, and inclusive queer play.

Classes are open to all queers and allies. Socks are useful, ballet shoes not required, beginner to advanced levels are ALL WELCOME.

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My Skin as Witness
–Tanisha Christie

Now – March 22, 2017

At this time, the workshop is done by request and based on artist’s availability. If you are interested email the artist directly at tanishachristie at


*Photo Credit JD Urban


200x200_Dancing_While_BlackDANCING WHILE BLACK
— Paloma McGregor

Showcase: Friday | March 31, 2017 @ 8pm
Saturday | April 1, 2017 @ 8pm

DANCING WHILE BLACK is an artist-led initiative of Angela’s Pulse that supports the diverse work of Black dance artists by cultivating platforms for process, performance, dialogue and documentation. We bring the voices of black dance artists from the periphery to the center, providing opportunities to self-determine the languages and lenses that define their work. 

More information to come.


200x200_Needing_ItNEEDING IT
— Helix Queer Performance Network

Tuesdays, May 9 – June 27, 2017

In this unique workshop, students develop their own material while studying the history of queer performance in NYC, and meeting the great queer artists of our day. Theater artist and Helix Queer Performance Network director Dan Fishback facilitates NEEDING IT based on the pedagogical techniques of performance artist and original Split Britches member Deb Margolin. NEEDING IT is part of an ongoing education initiative of The Helix Queer Performance Network, a collaboration between La Mama Experimental Theatre Club, The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics and BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange seeking to empower queer performers, unite diverse communities and celebrate the legacy and lineage of queer performance in New York City.



My Skin as Witness
–Tanisha Christie

Sundays 1:30 -3:00 p.m. (Oct. 9, 23, 30, Nov. 6, Dec. 4)

My Skin as Witness is a series of mini creative workshops with individuals or small groups of 2 or 3 that will include storytelling and creative exercises that explores Personal History, Grief and Civic Discourse.  My Skin as Witness is a place to connect deeply with your personal story, to create, and commune with others. Participants may be asked if they can be documented; their anonymity will be respected.

This is a workshop for adult participants of all ages, races, backgrounds and abilities. BAX is NOT wheelchair accessible.

Click HERE for more information.

*Photo Credit JD Urban


BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange presents A Helix Queer Performance Network Event:
SUBMERGE 2016: will you?
Curated by: Naimonu James

November 6 – 13, 2016

SUBMERGE 2016: will you? is a month-long festival of performance, theater, and visual art by LGBTQPOC, co-presented with the Helix Performance Network. Submerge was begun by Dan Fishback and the 2016 festival is curated by Naimonu Jones.

Submerge is funded in large part by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Learn more HERE.