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Established in 2017, Julia Kane Dance Collective is a project-based dance company comprised of varying artists in the NYC area. Julia strives to captivate audiences by seamlessly combining elements of technical jazz dance with contemporary movement. The company’s work has been reviewed as “Strong, dynamic, and beautiful,” while “imbuing a sense of strength through bold, cohesive movements.”
Most recently, Julia presented (sun)BURST in partnership with Broadway Dance Center, and in collaboration with artists who have each faced a cancer diagnosis. The event raised almost $5,000 for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Kid' dance movement and therapy program, Drea's Dream.
In September 2019, Julia and the company presented Cultivated Chaos, to benefit Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, as PMT's Artist in Residence. The two sold out performances raised over $1,000 for Dr. Matthew Matasar's Lymphoma Survivorship Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Julia Kane Dance Collective premiered onstage at Jazz at Lincoln Center in the Booking Dance Festival in 2018. Since then, they have performed at venues around NYC, including Dixon Place, Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance, Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, at the JCE Jazz Choreography Project, KLICK'T's iDance4aCure Benefit, Peridance's APEX Showcase, and The NYC Choreographer's Forum, among others.
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Sun·burst /ˈsənˌbərst/ (noun) : a sudden brief appearance of the full sun from behind clouds.
(sun)BURST was presented by Julia Kane Dance Collective and Broadway Dance Center in collaboration with artists who have each faced a cancer diagnosis. we will be bringing light to the stories of growth within their individual cancer journeys, while raising awareness and funds for those who are still working through and towards their own.
BURST celebrated the journeys of Katie Drablos, Alyssa Epstein, Julia Kane, Marc Kimelman, Wynter Mack, Brianna Mercado, Evan Ruggiero, Nick Silverio, Jamie Salmon, and Byron Tittle.
The event included video interviews conducted, filmed, and edited by Allison Zdunczyk -- without whom the event would not have been nearly as powerful. Incredible thanks to Full Out Creative for livestreaming the event, Jenna Maslechko for photographing, and Zanza Steinberg for capturing video. Raffles were graciously donated by Alexa Rae Makeup, ATHLETA Flatiron, BDC Online, James Jin Images, MalJPet Photo, The Limit Fit, Physique 57, and Media By Z. These gracious donors helped us raise $1,000 for the family of BDC's own brain cancer fighter, 10 year old Wynter.
BURST sold out in person, and raised almost $5,000 for MSK Kid's dance and movement therapy program, Drea's Dream.