Providing a platform where performers and audiences of all ages are inspired to celebrate the techniques, creative powers and fusion of dance movement.
A world where the primary impulse to move is honored and nurtured.
ARGA NOVA DANCE / Beckles Dancing Company
Beckles Dancing Company was founded in May 1995 by André R. George, the gifted dancer, teacher and choreographer whose career spanned the U.S., Europe and the Caribbean. The ensemble was formed as nova … dancers’ company! with twelve dancers and gave its debut at the Theatre on Elm Street (ToES) in Dallas, TX in November that year.
After Mr. George’s death the following year, Mr. Beckles assumed the leadership of the company and calling it Nova Dancing Company. As of 1 April 2004, the company is called Beckles Dancing Company!
This is a cosmetic change, as the legal name has been, and will remain, ARGA NOVA DANCE. The new name reflected the fiftieth birthday of Artistic Director, Loris Anthony Beckles; his survival for five years past a major health crisis; and the honoring of his family name.
Since 1995, BDC has presented dance concerts to diverse Texas audiences. The company has danced in various venues, including the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas Museum of Art, South Dallas Cultural Center, Dallas Public Library, HCC Central in Houston and the Carpenter Arts Center in Irving. We have been the guest of Momentum Dance Company, Real Women Dancing in Nacogdoches TX, Contemporary Dance/Forth Worth and the Houston Black Dance Festival. BDC has also appeared in Austin.
ANDRÉ R. GEORGE ASSOCIATION (ARGA)
The André R. George Association was founded in 1997 to support and promote dance and related Arts and Issues. It presents dance companies, festivals, lectures, etc. that build community and understanding. ARGA is dedicated to the memory of André R. George, the gifted dancer, teacher and choreographer and founder of Beckles Dancing Company.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Opportunity to serve in the growth of ARGA NOVA DANCE
The Board of Trustees for ARGA NOVA DANCE is the governing body of the organization. Trustees are charged with promoting and supporting the activities of the organization.
The functions of the Board of Trustees, as set forth in our bylaws, are to set long-range, strategic plans, hire and supervise staff, and set the annual budget.
The Board of Trustees meets every month, with committees meeting as necessary. Board members are asked to serve on at least one committee. Each member is expected to contribute or acquire monetary donations for the organization annually.
Interested in serving?
2 ways to apply:
1. Online: Fill out the application below,
and email your resumé.
2. By Mail: ARGA NOVA DANCE
3630 Harry Hines Blvd. Dallas, TX 75219
ARGA NOVA DANCE
Board of Trustees
Loris Anthony Beckles
Jacinta Camacho Kaplan
Tiffani Furlough Rogers
Helena L. Banks
Kamyar P. Kadivar
Karen Bower Robinson
Mary Lois Sweatt