(March 2016) WLRN's Nadege Green writes, "Gentry George, the collective’s founder, was born and raised in Miami. This is the company’s first performance outside of New York, and George says it’s only natural that he came home.  George, who also dances with the Dance Theatre of Harlem, says Wednesday night’s performance, "Courageous Chapel, Abandoning Theater," is largely inspired by his experience in the church."

(March 2016)

WLRN's Nadege Green writes, "Gentry George, the collective’s founder, was born and raised in Miami. This is the company’s first performance outside of New York, and George says it’s only natural that he came home.  George, who also dances with the Dance Theatre of Harlem, says Wednesday night’s performance, "Courageous Chapel, Abandoning Theater," is largely inspired by his experience in the church."

Miami-Born Choreographer Inspired By Miami Gardens Church


(August 2015) Saturday, August 15th, 5-8pm Newark Riverfront Revival in association with Dance Mogul Magazine will be presenting the first ever dance event at Newark Riverfront Park, “Dance Stories on the River featuring Storyboard P."  

(August 2015)

Saturday, August 15th, 5-8pm Newark Riverfront Revival in association with Dance Mogul Magazine will be presenting the first ever dance event at Newark Riverfront Park, “Dance Stories on the River featuring Storyboard P."  

  This event will feature internationally renowned talent including Newark’s own tap genius Maurice Chestnut, the innovate contemporary group Zest Collective, Mystic India Bollywood troupe, and the king of street dance Storyboard P along with special guests.  If you love dance and movement, you don’t want to miss this special night honoring the genre dance by the Orange Sticks along the Passaic River.

 

This event will feature internationally renowned talent including Newark’s own tap genius Maurice Chestnut, the innovate contemporary group Zest Collective, Mystic India Bollywood troupe, and the king of street dance Storyboard P along with special guests.  If you love dance and movement, you don’t want to miss this special night honoring the genre dance by the Orange Sticks along the Passaic River.


(July 2015) Photo-journalist Chimene Jackson writes " Our insouciant lifestyles have insisted upon an art that remains shallow to keep us in languor, robed in the hebetude of remembering nothing and forgetting our eco- and sociological obligations so long as we get to laugh.  If there was ever a time for art to confront society and politics on stage it is today. This is why I appreciate Gentry's fearlessness in using things like Holocaust documentaries and dancers in touch with their humanity to choreograph his work."

(July 2015)

Photo-journalist Chimene Jackson writes " Our insouciant lifestyles have insisted upon an art that remains shallow to keep us in languor, robed in the hebetude of remembering nothing and forgetting our eco- and sociological obligations so long as we get to laugh.  If there was ever a time for art to confront society and politics on stage it is today. This is why I appreciate Gentry's fearlessness in using things like Holocaust documentaries and dancers in touch with their humanity to choreograph his work."

DANCE FOR SOCIETY - Dance As Political Space

#behindthescenes - creating "SOSÚA:  Make A Better World"


(June 2015) ZEST gears up to present a new work at the first annual Higher Ground Festival taking place inside Northern Manhattan’s Fort Tryon Park Saturday, June 27th, 2015.  Dance Mogul Magazine discusses the importance of this new creation with Artistic Director Gentry Isaiah George.

(June 2015)

ZEST gears up to present a new work at the first annual Higher Ground Festival taking place inside Northern Manhattan’s Fort Tryon Park Saturday, June 27th, 2015.  Dance Mogul Magazine discusses the importance of this new creation with Artistic Director Gentry Isaiah George.

ZEST COLLECTIVE – Centerpiece of new Higher Ground Arts Festival – Washington Heights, June 27th, 2015


(April 2015) View exclusive interviews with Artistic Director Gentry Isaiah George, Dance Artist Stephanie Salts and Musician Dylan Sneed as they talk about the world-premiere of FETUS!

(April 2015)

View exclusive interviews with Artistic Director Gentry Isaiah George, Dance Artist Stephanie Salts and Musician Dylan Sneed as they talk about the world-premiere of FETUS!

Dance Mogul Magazine #behindthescenes - Harlem Stage Gatehouse


(March 2015) Hosted by the Whitebox Art Center, dancers from the ZEST COLLECTIVE, visual artist Andrew Kaminski, and singer Kennedy all lent their time and talents to the night's festivities, which also included a DJ dance party, silent auction, and three-hour open bar.  

(March 2015)

Hosted by the Whitebox Art Center, dancers from the ZEST COLLECTIVE, visual artist Andrew Kaminski, and singer Kennedy all lent their time and talents to the night's festivities, which also included a DJ dance party, silent auction, and three-hour open bar.

 

ZEST COLLECTIVE, Andrew Kaminski, and Others Turn Out for Harlem Arts Festival Fundraiser


(March 2015) Owner of Vagabroad Journals Chimene Jackson joined ZEST one day before the premiere of “A Matter Of Heart,” this past February.  In addition to taking photographs, Jackson also blogged about ZEST’s creative procedures upon viewing the Dance Artists’ interaction with Artistic Director Gentry Isaiah George.

(March 2015)

Owner of Vagabroad Journals Chimene Jackson joined ZEST one day before the premiere of “A Matter Of Heart,” this past February.  In addition to taking photographs, Jackson also blogged about ZEST’s creative procedures upon viewing the Dance Artists’ interaction with Artistic Director Gentry Isaiah George.

Exclusive Editorial:  Vagabroad Journals, Chimene Jackson


(March 2015) On March 19th, 2015 ZEST COLLECTIVE Contemporary Performance Art presented a multidisciplinary program at White Box Art Center as part of Harlem Arts Festival’s Young Patrons’ Session. Dance Mogul Magazine went behind the scenes to capture the company’s historic premiere at the Bowery’s White Box Art Center. DMM also sat down with the company’s founder and artistic director Gentry Isaiah George to talk about the company’s collaboration with projection artist Andrew Kaminski and much more.

(March 2015)

On March 19th, 2015 ZEST COLLECTIVE Contemporary Performance Art presented a multidisciplinary program at White Box Art Center as part of Harlem Arts Festival’s Young Patrons’ Session. Dance Mogul Magazine went behind the scenes to capture the company’s historic premiere at the Bowery’s White Box Art Center. DMM also sat down with the company’s founder and artistic director Gentry Isaiah George to talk about the company’s collaboration with projection artist Andrew Kaminski and much more.

ZEST's debut at Whitebox Art Center - Dance Mogul Magazine Review

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(March 2015) Read more about ZEST's new premieres and presentation with Projection Artist Andrew Kaminski.

(March 2015)

Read more about ZEST's new premieres and presentation with Projection Artist Andrew Kaminski.

ZEST COLLECTIVE to perform Brand New Works at Harlem Arts Festival's Young Patrons Session at WhiteBox Art Center.  


(March 2015) #DIYwithDYD is a series that follows creative individuals. South African Blog Drop Your Drink interviews Artistic Director Gentry Isaiah George

(March 2015)

#DIYwithDYD is a series that follows creative individuals. South African Blog Drop Your Drink interviews Artistic Director Gentry Isaiah George

#DIYwithDYD


(February 2014) Read review by Photo-Journalist Chimene Jackson.

(February 2014)

Read review by Photo-Journalist Chimene Jackson.

Review: ZEST COLLECTIVE in A Matter of Heart - Stagebuddy.com Exclusive


(February 2015) Dance Mogul Magazine joined ZEST for an exclusive #behindthescenes experience for the creation of "A Matter Of Heart" with visual artist Brian Michael Reed. Check it out!

(February 2015)

Dance Mogul Magazine joined ZEST for an exclusive #behindthescenes experience for the creation of "A Matter Of Heart" with visual artist Brian Michael Reed. Check it out!

Creating A Matter Of Heart - Exclusive Interview with DMM


(December 2014) Never before in the history of dance has a company ever had an entire magazine devoted exclusively to profiling the company's members, vision, mission, stage performances and ethos.  Check out ZEST COLLECTIVE Contemporary Performance Art in December 2014's issue of Dance Mogul Magazine!

(December 2014)

Never before in the history of dance has a company ever had an entire magazine devoted exclusively to profiling the company's members, vision, mission, stage performances and ethos.  Check out ZEST COLLECTIVE Contemporary Performance Art in December 2014's issue of Dance Mogul Magazine!

December 2014 Issue of Dance Mogul Magazine!


(July 2014) StageBuddy connects with Artistic Director Gentry Isaiah George about the company's progress, what it means to be a #zestbug and the company's upcoming performances this summer.

(July 2014)

StageBuddy connects with Artistic Director Gentry Isaiah George about the company's progress, what it means to be a #zestbug and the company's upcoming performances this summer.

ZEST transforms Harlem - Stagebuddy.com 


(December 2013)

(December 2013)

ZEST COLLECTIVE presents new Web Dance-Drama:  LAUNCH

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