EDGAR CORTES DANCE THEATER
is a New York based dance company founded in 2009 by Portuguese dancer and choreographer Edgar Cortes.
In 2009 the company was invited to perform a duet entitled "LAGRI MAR" at LaMaMa Moves - Mavericks in Motion dance festival held at LaMaMa Experimental Theater in New York City.
In the same year the company was awarded a grant from Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NOMAA) for the work "UNICORNIUS" which was inspired by "The Hunt of the Unicorn" tapestries that are permanently on display at The Cloisters Museum in Northern Manhattan, NYC. The work was premiered in Fort Tryon Park in Manhattan and was later performed at Horton's Point Lighthouse in Southold, Long Island.
The company also received grants from NOMAA for the work “Water Poodles”, inspired by the beauty and artistry of Esther Williams and synchronized swimming and it premiered at Fort Tryon Park in June of 2010 and for "Dali Aqui" inspired by surrealist painter Salvador Dali. It premiered at the Hispanic Society of America in New York City in the summer of 2011.
The piece "Quatro" is inspired by the 4 seasons and it premiered at The Hispanic Society of America in the summer of 2012.
The work “SOL-I-DÓ” is inspired by Portugal and its traditions and it premiered at Riverside Theatre in September 2013.
"CIRCOPIA" premiered in May 2019.
NOCTURNAS is the new piece to premiere at Fort Tryon Park in New York City in the Summer of 2024.