sarAika

movement collective

We make dance for and about people.

All photos are by BeccaVision unless mentioned.

What we offer

Perform our works at your event

We’ve performed for over 70 events throughout NYC and broadly since 2021.

Create your work

Commision. 
We do commit to maximize your company’s artistry and dancers abilities.

Model for your arts

For students to professional artists.
From basic line to complexed shape.
Your artistry × our artistry

Share our methodology

Full range of motion by:
Joints fluidity, Dynamic weight shifting, Reflective floor-work. And how creating space inside our body reflects outside space.

WHAT'S NEXT?

Special International Collaboration Class

sarAika × Katia Tubini from Italy Collab class 
6/19/2024 6-8pm
@Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, Studio1 (248 West 60th Street, New York, NY 10023)

  • Reflective Floorwork choreography by sarAika
  • LPP Dance Company’s Repertoire by the choreographer Katia Tubini from Italy

Let Me Love You: Intersectional Love Stories

Saturday 6/22, 7 – 10pm EDT

@The Flea Theater (20 Thomas Street New York, NY 10007)

Let Me Love You: Intersectional Love Stories” is a show based on the concept of the five love languages- words of affirmation, acts of service, giving/receiving gifts, quality time, and physical touch. This event would showcase a diverse range of artistic talents, including singers, actors, dancers, and more. Our vision is for this event to become a bi-annual occurrence, each time with a different theme to keep it fresh and exciting.

TIME CAPSULE PROJECT
~MNiverse~

July 1st, 7:30~
@Chain Theatre(312 West 36th Street #4th floor New York, NY 10018)

MNiverse Present Contemporary Dance Show vol. 1
Tsumugu -紡ぐ-

Collaborators:
Catherine Messina, Caleb Patterson, Sara Pizzi, Aika Takeshima, Emmy Wildermuth

Queensboro Dance Festival

  • Sat June 8 Tour Opening, Travers Park 6:00 PM (raindate June 9)
  • Friday June 21 Evergreen Park 5pm
  • June 28 6:30-7:30 PM Teaching QDF Class Xchange
  • Sat Aug 3 Queensbridge Park 5:00 PM
  • Thur Aug 15 Forest Park Bandshell 7:00 PM (please note time change)
  • Sat Aug 17 Fort Totten 5:00 PM
  • Tue Aug 27 Athens Square 6:00 PM (raindate 28th)
  • Sun Sept 15 Queens Theatre FINALE 5:00 PM

NYC PRIDE MARCH 2024

Details coming soon!

Calling for DANCERS, DRAG PERFORMERS, MUSICIANS!

Our mission

sarAika movement collective advocates for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the dance ecosystem. As spokeswomen of immigrants, women, POC, and queer in NYC, we strive to create art representing and empowering the communities we belong to.

sarAika makes dance for and about people.

About us

Sara Pizzi

Choreographer, dancer, director,

conceptual artist

Sara Pizzi (she/her) is a dancer, choreographer, conceptual artist and director from Italy. In 2020, Sara defined her creative space S|R|P|Z collaborating with local artists in order to achieve her goal of creating art as a non-activist documentary of this world to explain what it should be changed, to give some possibilities of change and create space of reflection. 

Aika Takeshima

Dance artist, choreographer,

DEI practitioner

Aika Takeshima(she/her) is a dance artist, choreographer, DEI practitioner, and co-director of the sarAika movement collective from Japan. She is also a founder of “LIVABALL,” a DEI (Diversity Inclusion Equity) consultant. She creates dance works and advocates for a more inclusive society for her ultimate goal: to help people find more freedom and possibilities in themselves, aiming to make society more livable to all.

Our team

Faustine Lavie

dancer

Mayu Nakaya

dancer

Haley Morgan

Dancer, Administrater & Marketer

Maitlin Jordan

Dancer

Arianna Wellmoney

Actoress

REBECCA MARCELA OVIATT/BECCAVISION

PHOTO&VIDEOGRAPHER

Carol Prud’homme Davis

RESIDENCY ARTIST

What others are saying about our past works

Contribution for us means

As immigrants, women, POC, and queer, we strive to create art that represents and empowers the communities to which we belong. Our collective comprises artists from our communities who perform and produce artworks that reflect topical aspects and personal insights delivered for our communities to spark empowerment, reflection, and inspiration.
If you believe in the power of art to empower communities, we would appreciate your support and donation. Every small or large donation is appreciated and fundamental in realizing our dreams and empowering our communities.

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