10 Hairy Legs


P.O. Box 4452
Highland Park, NJ 08904
County: Middlesex


Mrs. Elizabeth S. Sobo

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For general operating support for the 2019-20 dance season and education programs.

Organization Background

10 Hairy Legs, founded by Randy James in 2012, is a dance company -- comprised entirely of men -- performing James' work as well as existing and newly commissioned works. 10 HL does not reflect a specific point of view about the male experience, but rather celebrates and explores the tremendous technical and emotional range of the male dancer. Randy James, at the forefront of this generation's choreographers, educators and arts advocates, is the driving force of 10 Hairy Legs, serving as its Artistic Director. James was awarded his third Choreographic Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts in 2014. In 2015 10 Hairy Legs launched 10 HL Projects, which includes women for specific productions outside of the all male company. The first of these is a new full-length work based upon C. S. Lewis' "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," choreographed by James that had its World Premiere at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in January 2016.

In addition to their work with 10 Hairy Legs, our company members are currently featured artists with The Bang Group, Stephen Petronio Company, Doug Elkins Choreography, Etc., Tiffany Mills Company and Zvi Dance, among others.

Education is an important component of our work. We provide a wide range of programs suitable for all ages, whether for the aspiring professional, novice beginner or artist citizen, focusing on the many facets of maleness as expressed through dance.

Since our founding, we have served more than 30,000 patrons, students, artists and educators with our programs of performance and education throughout the NY/NJ region, in New York City at New York Live Arts, The 92nd Street Y, The Brooklyn Dance Festival, Modern Dance at Bryant Park, Dixon Place, Joe's Pub, The West End Theatre as part of the Soaking Wet Festival, on Fire Island for the Dancers Responding to Aids Benefit Week End, Dance at Socrates, in Philadelphia as part of the Koresh Come Together Festival, on tour in The Cayman Islands and New England and broadcast nationally and internationally on The Meredith Vieira Show and Nick Cannon's Red Nose Dancathon.

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