June 11th - July 7th
Bring It Home Residency and Performance - Maui, HI
Adaptations Dance Theater presented their third annual Bring It Home performance in Maui, HI. Bring It Home strives to bring artists back who have a strong connection to the island showcasing community and artistry. This year, Nathaniel was asked to perform as guest artist as well as choreograph. “the others” is an original work about the experiences of being a minority. Set to an edited score including songs by Sister Gertrude Morgan, Thomas Newman, Laura Mvula, M.I.A., Les Tambours du Bronx, and Bon Iver, "the others" was created specifically for the dancers of Adaptations Dance Theater. For more information about Adaptations Dance Theater, click on the link HERE.
Click the link HERE for more information on the "the others on the Creations page.
March 8th - June 3rd
Company XIV's Cinderella - Brooklyn, NY
Nathaniel had his Company XIV debut in the Spring 2018 production of "Cinderella," a baroque burlesque Off-Broadway performance. Nathaniel performed choreography by Company XIV's Founder and Artistic Director Austin McCormick. Below are some photos of the time dancing at Theatre XIV.
Click the link HERE for more information about Company XIV.
"An Evening of Work with Nathaniel Hunt" - Brooklyn, NY
Up-and-coming choreographer, Nathaniel Hunt shares a culminating program from a collective of communities, unified in this evening to perform his works. A diverse repertoire welcomes you into a personal lens of raw and honest entries, from Nathaniel’s diary transformed into movement. “Experiences may be different but feelings are the same.” Follow Nathaniel’s footprint through an exploration of moments, some personal insecurities, his reaction to the Orlando shooting at Pulse nightclub, recurring feelings of rejection, and a physical representation of what meditation means to him. These works share congruent themes of vulnerability, struggle balancing strength, and connectivity. This compilation is only the first series among what is sure to become a lifetime of accumulated entries, to transcend audiences on an invigorating journey.
*Guest appearances by dancers of Company XIV, Parsons Dance, Sean Curran Company, and previous members of Ailey II
“As days turn into nights and life goes on, I learn more about myself from the time that has passed. I am fortunate that the following of dancers who want to work with me has grown tremendously since my very first choreographed work of my professional career. I owe a lot of who I am to the people who have been in my processes. Their passion, vulnerability, strength, technique, physicality, and fearlessness has challenged me in more ways than I could ever imagine. They push me to create something deeper and richer. So to all of those collaborators, I send a huge "thank you" to you all.”
January 13th - 14th
Diversity of Dance's 2018 Winter Repertory Showcase - New York, NY
Nathaniel choreographed a piece entitled "through the woof" for 16 passionate, diverse, and dynamic dancers. This original piece was for 2018 Winter Repertory Showcase, a benefit performance for the American Cancer Society. The showcase was held at the Manhattan Movement Arts Center in NYC.
Click the link HERE for more information on the piece "through the wood" on the Creations page.
Howard County High School Dance Residency - Howard County, MD
Nathaniel had the honor to have a residency with the Howard County Public School System. Within the residency, Nathaniel taught 3 masterclasses at all 12 high schools. Each class was a tailored to the level and abilities of the dancers, but he kept his messages clear throughout the residency: It doesn't matter where you come from, you have the capability and the capacity to achieve success and greatness. Below are some photos from the schools that he had the honor to work with!
Santa Fe College Residency - Gainesville, FL
Nathaniel returned to Gainesville, Fl to work with the dancers at Santa Fe College! During his week long residency, he taught masterclasses and created
a new work for 8 dancers entitled "figments." He had
the joy of bringing the talented Samantha Barriento
with him to be his assistant to the work. The dancers
worked rigorously for they premiered Nathaniel's new
work at the Young Dancer Workshop the following week!
Click the link HERE for more information on the piece "figments"
on the Creations page.
Bucknell University Residency - Lewisburg, PA
Nathaniel had the utmost honor to return to Bucknell University for another residency! During his residency, he taught classes in Modern and Jazz techniques as well as set a new piece entitled, "STILL." His piece was in collaboration with the beautifully talented Carmen Gillespie. Carmen is a tenure professor at Bucknell as well as a well established and published poet. Nathaniel used Carmen's words from her newly published book "The Ghosts of Monticello" to create phrase work for the piece. For more about Carmen and her profound artistry please visit her website HERE.
Click the link HERE for more information on the piece "STILL" on the Collaborations page.
Yeini Mora's "SUR" Music Video - New York, NY
Nathaniel recently filmed Yeini Mora's new music video "SUR" with 3 other male dancers: Fernando Cabrera, Daniel Carias, and Karaj Pettis!
It was shot by the Hudson River
in Manhattan, New York.
Choreographed by Angel Kaba,
directed by William Rivera, and
filming by Alexander Escorcia.
The video is released and is
available to view on Youtube
and Vivo! Check it out!!
When Men Dance Campaign- New York, NY
Nathaniel was invited to be apart of the When Men Dance campaign by Pillow Talk Project! The campaign "explores the experiences of men in dance, while revealing their own complex relationship swith masculinity and the transformative power of dance to reimagine themselves and the world around them." Check out more information HERE and be on the lookout for the release of the project in the upcoming months.
Faculty at Earl Mosley's Institute for the Arts - Kent, CT
Nathaniel was on faculty at the Earl Mosley's Institute for the Arts (EMIA) held at the Marvelwood School in Kent, CT. He taught modern, contemporary, and improvisational classes as well as restaged "p a t c h e d" for selected dancers to perform on Saturday the 15th for Dancing On the Mountain!
June 2nd - 28th
Bring It Home Residency and Performance - Maui, HI
Adaptations Dance Theater presented their second annual Bring It Home performance in Maui, HI. Bring It Home strives to bring artists back who have a strong connection to the island showcasing community and artistry. This year, Nathaniel was asked to perform as guest artist as well as choreograph. “p a t c h e d” is an original work comprised of interwoven ideas of struggle, support, persistence, and uncertainty. Created specifically for nine dancers of Adaptations Dance Theater, this piece challenges the dancer's physical, artistic, and emotional capabilities. For more information about Adaptations Dance Theater, click on the link HERE.
Click the link HERE for more information on the "p a t c h e d" on the Creations page.
"Dare to Dream Big" - Diversity of Dance Benefit Gala Performance @ BAM Fisher
Nathaniel had the honor to dance alongside some of his oldest friends in a performance benefiting Diversity of Dance held at the BAM Fisher Theater. The piece, "Rise," was an all-male piece representing the many male dancers who has been apart of Earl Mosley's Hearts of Men Intensive. "Rise" was in honor of Public Advocate, Letitia James, for her tireless advocacy on behalf of the youth of New York City. Below is a clip of rehearsal of "Rise" as well as photo from the evening.
Ballet Hispanico's NY Season @ The Joyce Theater
Nathaniel had a successful home season at the Joyce Theater with Ballet Hispanico. With a total of 9 performances in 6 days, he performed for many audiences in Chelsea, New York. He danced "3. Catorce Dieciseis" by Tania Perez Salas and "Con Brazos Abiertos" by Michelle Manzanales.
Ballet Hispanico's En Familia @ The United Palace of Cultural Arts
Nathaniel had the opportunity to perform an En Familia (an interactive dance performance for the whole family) at the historic and beautiful United Palace. He performed excerpts from "Flabbergast" by Gustavo Ramírez Sansano, and "Club Havana" by Pedro Ruiz. Post show, the audience had the opportunity to have a Q&A with the dancers, as well as meet the dancers.
Ballet Hispanico's Tour to California
The company traveled to Santa Barbara and Los Angeles for both community arts partnerships and performances for audiences of all ages. The company was apart of "Viva el Arte de Santa Barbara!" to provide masterclasses and Performances for Young People throughout the Santa Barbara area. The company also partnered with Cal State L.A. with a technical and dance residency that concluded with a evening performance at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex in L.A.