Rovaco Dance was founded in June, 2015 in New York City. It operates under the artistic direction of Rohan Bhargava, and has showcased work at reputed venues such as Ailey Citigrouop Theater, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, Jamaica Performing Arts Center, Gaertner Center for Performing Arts (Texas), Triskelion Arts, DeBaun Performing Arts Center (Jersey), and Truro Center for the Arts (Massachusetts). The company has received awards from Tamasha NYC and SAIPAF 2015, and it holds commissions from The Dance Gallery Festival, The Moving Beauty Series, and Mare Nostrum Elements. In Spring of 2017, Rovaco produced a show featuring live music and dance in collaboration with Mannes School of Music. The company is also scheduled for a residency at LaGuardia Community College as part of CUNY Dance Initiative.
Consciously rejecting or challenging labels of concert and commercial dance is a creative risk that drives Rovaco. It enables us to produce work in a state of limbo; abstract yet familiar, experimental yet entertaining. What if commercial and concert dance were unintelligible from each other? How can we make this happen?