Javier Dzul


Javier Dzul has one of the most impressive and exotic résumés in modern dance.  He grew up in the jungles of southern Mexico, the last King of a remote Mayan tribe.  Mayan ritual dance was in his blood.  Dzul left his home at 16 to study and dance professionally with Ballet Folklorico de Mexico and the national ballets of Mexico and Cuba.  Martha Graham granted him a scholarship that brought him to the U.S. for the first time.  Since arriving to New York City, he has performed with the Martha Graham Dance Company, Pearl Lang Dance Theater, Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble, among others.  Along the way, Javier trained as an aerialist and upon incorporating circus arts into his repertoire, he has become the resident dance company at Circus Warehouse (LIC), the lead training facility for circus arts in the tri-state area.

Today, Dzul fuses his Mayan history, the influences of modern dance legends, aerial feats, and his own sinewy, sinuous muscularity in a remarkable alchemy that brings to the stage all the ferocity and grandeur of Mayan culture, still vibrant and thrillingly alive in his work.


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