BAC Open Resident Artist

Baye & Asa

Dance company Baye & Asa will develop HotHouse, a dance work exploring the impact of social isolation and the systemic criminal confinement of American people and communities.


Baye & Asa
Artist Bio

Baye & Asa

Baye & Asa is a company creating movement art projects directed by Amadi ‘Baye’ Washington & Sam ‘Asa’ Pratt. Individually they have performed with Akram Khan Company, Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More, Abraham in Motion, David Dorfman Dance, Gallim, Kate Weare Company, and The Francesca Harper Project. For the past year thay have been presenting their short film, Second Seed.

Second Seed has won numerous awards including the Jury/Audience Awards at Portland Dance Film Festival, the Best Director Award at Phoenix Dance Film Festival, and the Social Justice Award from Chicago's In/Motion Dance Film Festival. They are currently creating a new work as Artists in Residence at the 92nd street Y. This duet, titled Suck it Up, was commissioned by The BlackLight Summit and premieres at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in early February, followed by an NYC premiere at the 92nd Street Y mainstage series on February 24. In March they will premiere The One to Stay With, a piece commissioned and performed by BODYTRAFFIC at the Joyce theatre. In October, they will debut HotHouse, a duet co-produced by Pioneer Works. They are also creating new work for the Martha Graham Dance Company for a Spring 2023 Joyce premiere, and have been selected as one of Dance Magazine's "25 to Watch" for 2022.

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