BENNYROYCE DANCE is a contemporary dance company based in Brooklyn, NY that cultivates multidisciplinary collaboration and inspires collective innovation under the artistic leadership of Filipino-American dancer and choreographer Bennyroyce Royon. Founded in 2010, BENNYROYCE DANCE delivers fresh, energetic, and inventive works that engage diverse audiences in imagining unknown possibilities, in seeking boundless connections and meaning, and in embracing the dynamic movements of life through performances, classes, and workshops in New York City and beyond.
Royon fuses an eclectic range of dance styles, imprinting his movement with a tactile physicality sensitive to the enigma, grace, and energy of the ever changing landscape of the human condition. A sense of playfulness and wonder motivates his work, typified by kinetic gestures and movements connected to the intellect and instinct of an individual or group. Royon sees his work as a conversation not only between the body, space, and time, but also between artists from different fields.
BENNYROYCE DANCE has appeared in New York City at Manhattan Movement Arts Center, The Ailey Studios, The Joyce Theater, The Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance, Baruch Performing Arts Center, The Wild Project, and at The University Settlement. Outside of New York City, BENNYROYCE DANCE has appeared in Washington State at Velocity Dance Center in Seattle, The Theatre at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, and the Roxy Theater in Morton; in Louisiana at the New Orleans Fringe Festival’s Café Istanbul; and in Oberlin, Ohio’s Hall Auditorium with Ohio Dance Theatre.
BENNYROYCE DANCE has most recently been awarded a CUNY Dance Initiative residency at Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture and has received other residencies from Brooklyn Music School in Brooklyn, NY (2014), Velocity Dance Center in Seattle, WA (2014), Armitage Gone! Dance at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, NJ (2013), and The Art Mill in Jeffersonville, NY (2011).