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 Citigroup Theater, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, Gaertner Center for Performing Arts (Texas), DeBaun Performing Arts Center (Jersey), and Truro Center for the Arts (Massachusetts). In Spring of 2017, Rovaco was awarded a grant to work with composers at Mannes School of Music. The company has been commissioned by Mare Nostrum Elements, Dance Gallery Festival, and the James Luce Foundation. Currently, it holds a 2-year residency at LaGuardia Community College as part of CUNY Dance Initiative.
Rovaco is dedicated to creating bold, innovative, and physical dance works. Our goal is to tell intriguing and authentic stories, drawing from universal human experiences. We strive to entertain, build community, and spark conversations through art.
We believe that by instilling variety in abstract contemporary dance, we can make this art form more accessible and engaging for audiences. Innovating and collaborating with dancers and other inter-disciplinary artists becomes crucial to this end. It is their physical vocabulary, perspective, and input that helps us fashion a diverse repertoire.