AGUA DULCE DANCE THEATER was co-founded by Alicia Díaz and Matthew Thornton in New York City in 2006. Their work draws from contemporary dance, movement-theater, martial arts, chi-gung, improvisation, and an interest in outdoor and site-specific projects.

Agua Dulce has performed at The Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out Series, Blue Curtain Music and Dance Summer Festival, The New York Dance Parade, The Vissi Dance Theater Dance in America Series, Hathaway Brown School, Sneak Reviews @ the Cleveland Public Theater, The Old Grand Rapids Public Museum, The RAD Festival in Kalamazoo, MI, The Wealthy Theater in Grand Rapids, MI, Hope College, and in El Museo de la Ciudad de Querétaro, Mexico. Their collaboration with video artist KimSu Theiler “The Seed and The Gardener” was presented in the 2011 Dance Films @ The Flea Festival. Díaz and Thornton also recently collaborated with choreographer Steven Iannacone in “Desde el Jardín” performed in the Alwin Nikolais Centennial Alumni Concert in NYC.

Other ADDT collaborators include percussionist Sebastián Guerrero, instrumentalist Bill Sallak, video artist Alexis Raskin, and sound designer Oliver Lyons.

ADDT was Artist-in-Residence at the Holland Area Arts Council, MI. while Díaz and Thornton were assistant professors of dance at Hope College from 2009-2011. In fall 2011 they joined the dance faculty at The University of Richmond.

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