Hostos Events

CUNY Dance Initiative
Javier Padilla
& The Movement Playground | Open Rehearsal

  • Repertory Theater
    7:30 p.m.
    Tickets Required
    (718) 518-4455

A native of Puerto Rico, Javier Padilla is an emerging choreographer, dancer, pilates instructor and movement artist based interested in utilizing innovative technological and marketing strategies to enhance artist visibility and creating works for both traditional and nontraditional environments.   “My movement vocabulary derives from analyzing emotional and physical impulses, utilizing improvisational scores and strategies and finding new ways of incorporating gestures that can express intent and energy while still remaining true to the performer's self.”  After a week-long residency at Hostos, Javier and the Movement Playground invite you to open rehearsal of new works.


The CUNY Dance Initiative receives major support from The Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Howard Gilman Foundation, and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Jerome Robbins Foundation, the SHS Foundation, the Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, and the Harkness Foundation for Dance. CDI is spearheaded and administered by The Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College.