The Asian American Arts Alliance (A4) and Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company jointly present this AAPI Dance Festival as part of the Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) 2023 conference. The program features "Sex Robot" and "The Devil's Advocate" by Rovaco! Tickets are now on sale.
Curated by Jessica Chen, this performance titled "Dancing Lotus - Celebrating Asian Choreographic Voices" will feature works by three prominent Asian choreographers including Rohan Bhargava/Rovaco Dance! Tickets are now on sale through the link below.
We are back with the fourth edition of our annual Rovaco Dance Party with support from Brooklyn Arts Council! Join us for Indian snacks & drinks, dance, live music, and a DJ after-party at Triskleion Arts in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. All guests are required to show proof of full Covid-19 vaccination to attend. Masks are required indoors, optional outdoors. Tickets are now on sale!
The Asian American Arts Alliance, Final Bow for Yellowface/Gold Standard Arts Foundation and the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company jointly present this AAPI Dance Festival as part of the Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) 2022 conference. The program features Rovaco alongside 7 other Asian American choreographers presenting cross-genre and cross-cultural works. Registration and Vimeo account required!
We are back with the third edition of our annual Rovaco Dance Party after a hiatus in 2020! This year we are adding an immersive socializing experience influenced by Indian hospitality culture with support from Brooklyn Arts Council! Join us for Indian snacks & drinks, dance, live music, and a DJ after-party at Triskleion Arts in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. All guests are required to show proof of full Covid-19 vaccination to attend. Masks are required indoors, optional outdoors. Tickets are now on sale!
Rovaco was selected for Little Island's Perform in the Park series and we are excited to present a mixed repertoire of live music and dance! The event is free to attend and no reservation is required. Simply head over to The Glade at Little Island at 1:30pm to enjoy the performance!
Rovaco brings to stage a highly physical and intimate excerpt from our work KAMA titled "The Underground" for the 40th Annual Battery Dance Festival! The performance takes place outdoors by the Hudson river and is free to attend! More details and line-up can be found through the link below.
Rovaco is pleased to announce that Periapsis Music and Dance has commissioned Artistic Director Rohan Bhargava to create a new work set to music by composer Asha Srinivasan. The piece will premiere in-person as well as virtually alongside work by choreographers Gabrielle Lamb, Alia Kache, and Annie Nikunen. Tickets can be purchased through the link below and proof of vaccination is required for in-person attendees.
This three day Zoom event celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Month by highlighting notable and rising AAPI artists working in the field of dance. Featuring two evenings of excerpted works, the final evening will culminate in an intimate fireside chat moderated by Artistic Director Rohan Bhargava. RSVP link below!
Artistic Director Rohan Bhargava will speak on the panel "Dancing the Asian American Experience" moderated by Phil Chan, Co-Founder of Final Bow for Yellowface. This event kicks off AAPI Heritage Month as well as the 10,000 Dreams Choreography Festival. It is presented by New York Public Library's Chatham Square Branch.
Rovaco will be featured on Monday, May 3rd as part of a month long festival highlighting Asian dance artists in celebration of AAPI Heritage Month. Hosted by Final Bow for Yellowface, this event will allow audiences to stream an excerpt from our work KAMA for 24 hours through the link provided below!
Rovaco performed live for this low-risk, indoor arts event following guidelines provided by the NY State Governor's Office. We presented the duet "Slow Motion Lament" performed by Nico Gonzales and Alden Henderson, alongside performances by Kayla Farrish/Decent Structure Arts.
Rovaco was chosen for the Major Commission by Making Moves Dance Festival in 2020. As a culmination of our residency we are premiered "Aaiye (Welcome)" followed by a Q&A session. Aaiye is a duet exploring Indian hospitality through contemporary dance and Nukkad Natak, a form of Indian street theater. Link to watch highlights from the work is below!
As a culmination of our Jadin Wong Fellowship 2020, we are sending chai making kits to the first 50 respondents and inviting everyone to join us for a FREE Zoom presentation and cooking session with Artistic Director, Rohan Bhargava. Watch the full video of #GupShup below!
We were lucky to continue rehearsing and creating during the pandemic and got invited by Brooklyn Bridge Park to have an outdoor rehearsal as part of their "Open Studios" event in October! Learn more about the event and companies involved by clicking below.
We are super excited to perform live for this low-risk, indoor arts event following guidelines provided by the NY State Governor's Office. There is very limited seating, masks are required, and social distancing rules apply. Rovaco will be showcasing work alongside Spark Movement Collective.
Rovaco has been chosen for the Major Commission by Making Moves Dance Festival 2020! In September, we will be showing a work-in-progress as part of JCAL Online, and then premiering the full evening-length work virtually in January 2021.
Artistic Director Rohan Bhargava has been awarded the prestigious Jadin Wong Fellowship by A4 as Emerging Dance Artist 2020. This award includes a $6,000 cash grant, career coaching, and artistic mentorship from resepcted dance leaders. We will present a public program to culminate the fellowship in February 2021!
Exactly one year after the world premiere of KAMA, we are excited to announce that this evening length production will stream online as part of LaGuardia Performing Arts Center's "LPAC In Your Living Room" initiative. It is FREE for all but you can support the participating artists during this COVID-19 pandemic by donating when the stream is live. Link below!
Rovaco presented a new piece with collaborators Saul Gunipa (music composer), Tais Szilagi (singer), and Taylor Edelle Stuart (video/projection artist) revolving around the concept of home and community. It premiered at St. Michael's Episcopal Church on October 19th and First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn on October 20th as part of Habitat: Home NYC.
Rovaco was back at Hunter Dance Center teaching advanced level contemporary class. We gave lecture demonstrations and technique classes at KIPP Sunnyside Highschool and we also taught masterclasses for St. Thomas Univeristy's brand new dance program!
This was Rovaco's very first commission to set work on college students! Artistic Director, Rohan Bhargava created a group piece for dance majors at Sam Houston State University in Texas that premiered as part of The Dance Gallery Festival 2019.
We are back with the second edition of Rovaco Dance Party! It was a huge success last year and this year we are stepping it up with more live music! Join us for free drinks, dance, music, and a DJ after-party at Triskleion Arts in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Tickets now on sale, limited availability!
Rovaco has been comissioned to stage "Kool Kids 2.0" as part of Rhythmically Speaking's "Cohort" Production. We will be setting this iconic work featuring live beatboxing in June, 2019 with performances in August!
Rovaco is back for HI Artist X AirBnB Experiences, presenting "Visions," a solo danced by Nico Gonzales for the August 2019 edition. This intimate event invites audiences to have a dialogue with the artists, breaking the fourth wall in a warm and welcoming way!
Embodying the theory that all people are connected through a social network of six or fewer degrees, Six Degrees of Separation will connect 6 choreographers in one showcase. Rovaco presents "Sex Robot," a female trio excerpted from "KAMA."
Since January 2018, Rovaco has been working on an evening length dance-theater work revolving around love, sex, and addiction. Featuring five dancers and an original score by composer Saul Guanipa, this performance is supported by a residency through CUNY Dance Initiative. Critic review from the performance is linked below!
Rovaco is working with City University of New York's Dance Initiative in collaboration with LaGuardia Performing Arts Center. This residency offers rehearsal space, resources, and funding to emerging and established choreographers. The company will premiere a new work on April 18th and 19th as a culmination of this residency.
Join Rovaco for a free masterclass for advanced/professional dancers taught by choreographer Rohan Bhargava. We will delve into the company's most recent work, KAMA, set to premiere on April 18th & 19th!
Artistic Director Rohan Bhargava teaches contemporary floorwork at 100 Grand Soho courtesy of The Nash Conspiracy. Admission is $12 and half-guest spots are available for $6. Simply write to us via email or Instagram to claim discounted entry!
Rovaco presents "Sex Robot," a female trio danced by Elise Pacicco, Jihyun Kim, and Anna Pinault, alongside work by other talented choreographers.
Rovaco is excited to announce a female dancer audition for its 2018-19 season. The company is looking to hire two female dancers for its next premiere in April, 2019 as part of CUNY Dance Intiative. To learn more and apply, click the link below.
Artistic Director Rohan Bhargava partners up with Los Little Guys AKA Dimitri Kalaitzidis and Erik Elizondo to teach workshops in India, ending with Bangalore!
Advanced and professional dancers get two opportunities to work with Rovaco Dance and Los Little Guys in Mumbai! September 8th and 9th at Nritya Shakti Studio and September 10th-14th at The Wooden Stage. Learn more and RSVP by clicking the links.
Artistic Director Rohan Bhargava partners up with Los Little Guys AKA Dimitri Kalaitzidis and Erik Elizondo to teach workshops in India, starting with New Delhi!
Join us for an evening of dance, music, and drinks in celebration of Rovaco's 2018-19 Season! Featuring beatboxing by Fernando Acevedo, piano performance by Stanislav Fridman, after-party beats by Cameron Mckinney/DJ Tokyo Drifter, and FREE beers for all! Tickets are available via the link below starting at $15.
Rovaco presents a revamped version of "The Wedding" at this intimate event in Gramercy! Ticket prices include wine and beer for the evening.
Rohan Bhargava is back at his alma mater as part of NYU's Tisch Dance Alumni Workshop. Under the guidance of dance legend Gus Solomons Jr. he will be working on a new solo for dancer Nico Gonzales which will eventually be a part of our new evening length work for CUNY Dance Intiative. Catch the work-in-progress showing on Sunday, July 1st -- no RSVP is required.
Rohan Bhargava and Nico Gonzales travel to Vermont, VT to teach a 4-day long summer intensive geared for ages 11 through 18. Daily classes in ballet, contemporary, and dance composition.
Rohan Bhargava is honored to be a guest teacher for the reputed Parsons Dance Company's summer intensive in New York City. He will be teaching two back-to-back contemporary floorwork classes with a hip-hop flair!
Rovaco is super excited to host our FIRST EVER open call for dancers in New York City. We are looking for one male performer to join the company's current season with paid rehearsals, tours, and performances! Check out the link below and apply before spots fill out, audition by invite only!
Rovaco Dance is proud to present a 15-minute excerpt from Kool Kids 2.0 at the Periapsis Guest Showcase. Performances will be in the prestigious arts theater of Long Island University in Downtown Brooklyn. Early bird prices and artist discount available through link below!
Join us for a three course meal, live music, dance performances, and silent auction at Etcetera Etcetera Restaurant. Partial proceeds go to fund Tercera Ola to help in the rebuilding of Puerto Rico.
The company travels to Catskills, NY where we get studio space to work on our commission for the Dance Gallery Festival. On Sunday night, we perform an excerpt from "Kool Kids" and a work-in-progress showing from the new work.
Rovaco Dance premiered 7 new works created in collaboration with composers from Mannes School of Music. The project was supported by Alsop Entrepreneurship Award. Read a wonderful review posted by Dance Enthusiast by clicking below.
Rovaco's Artistic Director, Rohan Bhargava travels to Mumbai to teach a 5-day contemporary dance intensive! The Wooden Stage is a reputed studio run by successful Aerialist, Shruti Jasani.
This FREE performance event features four outstanding choreographers and Rovaco has been invited to show an excerpt from Kool Kids! There will food from Insomnia Cookies and all you need to do is RSVP below!
This festival first ran in Sam Houston State University where Rovaco had the pleasure to teach and perform. The following weekend it came to NYC at Manhattan Movement and Arts Center for more performances!
Rovaco performs "Havas" (originally a part of "Azadi") in this evening length show featuring several modern dance companies.
Tamasha NYC celebrates South Asian Performing Artists, and Rovaco Dance produced an evening length show as part of this festival. At the closing night ceremony, Rovaco's production was awarded for "Outstanding Choreography" and "Best Dance Group Performance".
"The Devil's Advocate" (originally commissioned by Mare Nostrum Elements) returned to stage at this prestigious festival in Jamaica.
Artistic Director, Rohan Bhargava puts up a fully improvised performance to live music by the extremely talented Daisy Jopling at this event featuring international cuisine and spectacular entertainment.
This show was Rovaco Dance Company's first evening length production. We showcased a wide variety of work under the umbrella of our mission of "Abstracting Entertainment".
Showcased a re-envisioned version of "Johnny Bravo vs. Johnny Bravo" alongside comedic work by other artists
Rovaco premiered "A Time of Confidences" for this improvisation in arts festival
Rovaco premiered "Generation Z" and "Johnny Bravo vs. Johnny Bravo" and was awarded a commission from Moving Beauty Series based on audience voting
Performed "The Wedding" in an intimate and informal setting
Premiere of "The Wedding" and "The Shake Up" followed by an artist talkback
Rovaco presented "ALROCO" and received audience feedback in this event hosted by Williamsburg Arts Nexus
In support of Orphanages International Worldwide, Rovaco helped raise funds for an orphanage in Bihar
"The Missing Mizaru" premiered in this international festival which supports South Asian performing artists. Additionally, Rohan Bhargava was given an award for "Best Choreography" at the closing night ceremony
This annual show presents selected works of Tisch Dance Alumni