In a time when competition is heavy and jobs relatively scarce, ZEST COLLECTIVE gives opportunities to very talented Performing Artists with limited platform to showcase their inner spirit. ZEST COLLECTIVE is New York City’s premiere Contemporary Performance Art company. It was founded in November 2013 by Artistic Director, Gentry Isaiah George. Comprised of freelance Dancers, Visual and Graphic Artists, Musicians, Composers, Theater-Makers as well as emerging Choreographers, ZEST COLLECTIVE is fueled by the creative investigation of movement as experienced through exploring the body’s response to external and internal impulses.
Using the body as the primary medium of storytelling, ZEST COLLECTIVE examines issues of perception and identity in contemporary society. Our three main goals are Artistic, Spiritual, and Movement Freedom. Sometimes we rehearse and perform in unconventional venues because we believe that by introducing our Artists to new and varied spaces we bring about instinctually organic movement qualities. Each day we enter new territories to explore our creative infinities in “No Rule” environments.
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Dance Artist for Ailey 2 and Artistic Director / Founder of New York City's premiere Contemporary Performance Art Company - ZEST COLLECTIVE, Juilliard graduate, Gentry Isaiah George is taking giant leaps forward in the dance world. In April 2013, the NY Post heralded George as one of “3 Men to watch in Ballet.” In 2010 he was named a “Promising Artist of the 21st Century,” by the Costa Rican Government, having participated in a series of cultural outreach programs and performances during his enrollment at The Juilliard School.
George was born August 19, 1990 in Miami, Florida. At age eight, he began his Artistic studies with Linda Agyapong, founder of The Community Book and Dance Academy. He studied extensively with Sylvia Padron, and later with Peter London before graduating from New World School of the Arts. (Click here for website)