HDC Dance Ensemble is a Providence based performing arts collective, founded by Gisela Creus, Danielle Davidson, and Orlando Hernández. Their works incorporate elements of voice, percussion, improvisation, and storytelling through physical theater/dance to create unique interdisciplinary dance experiences, primarily in a blend of tap and contemporary dance theater.
They have been presented by DanceNOW Boston, The Provincetown Dance Festival, Fresh Dance Fridays, AS220's Modern Movements Festival, AS220's Providence Dance Festival, Roger Williams University, and Providence College. They currently have three duet works in repertory, two solos, and a trio. These works are ready to be presented at a theater near you. :)
For the winter/spring season of 2020, HDC will be working on a commission from American Indie Rock Band ARC IRIS. HDC will be designing the movement, in collaboration with four local dancers, and then performing in iTMRW; a 75-minute dance theater piece set to a live performance of the futuristic concept album by the Providence art-pop trio.
iTMRW combines live music by Experimental Art Pop trio Arc Iris and contemporary dance and performance art by HDC Dance Ensemble to satirize a post-apocalyptic world where advertisements come in the form of “pop-up thoughts” and entire cities float on islands of trash. This piece reckons with the future of technology, misogyny, capitalism and climate change. iTMRW’s visual aesthetic lives within the cross-section of high art, popular culture, and futurism.
HDC and its collaborating dance artists Jessica Howard, Ellen Oliver, Jacob Regan and Stephanie Turner, will be touring New England with Arc Iris in the spring of 2020 with more dates and locations to be announced soon; so stay tuned!