N4th Theater Programs
Buen Viaje Dance Company
North Fourth Art Center's resident company, Buen Viaje Dance, was founded in 1984, and is currently under the artistic direction of Briana Van Schuyver. Buen Viaje means Good Journey in Spanish and over the years the mixed ability company has journeyed to present their original choreography at a VSA international festival in Washington DC, were featured in a Rocky Mt Emmy-winning Colores segment produced by KNME-TV, and received recognition for excellence in dance education from the National Dance Educators Association and a Bravos Award for excellence in arts education from the Albuquerque Arts Alliance.
To see the 2022 BVD Showcase
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North Fourth New Works
North Fourth New Works is a festival highlighting New Mexico's best up-and-coming playwrights and a chance for audiences to see world premieres from page-to-staged readings. Performances vary in length and genre, all highlighting New Mexico talent in a festival dedicated to helping local arts professionals. The festival gives writers an opportunity to hone their scripts, helping them take the next step towards publishing and producing their work. It's also an exciting opportunity for audience members to attend world premiers and see new works before they become big! The festival premiered eight selected works in 2022, and fifteen in 2023.
Theater for Young Audiences
An original and immersive theater experience that transports children and their parents to a whole new fantastical world, these plays encourage young audience members to become part of the story and immerse themselves in a world that lets their imaginations take flight.
Aurora and the Great Unfreeze was the first production of North Fourth's Theater for Young Audiences Program and was co-produced by Quarantine Productions in July 2022. The goal of the program is to present original works by local theater artists and companies that engage and inspire the next generation of artists.
Arts Hub Fellowship
North Fourth partnered with Arts Hub to bring this program to artist entrepreneurs in New Mexico. Each session is a six-week intensive that works with a cohort of 12 arts-based small business owners. Participants learn from professionals in marketing, small business administration, grant writing, and more.
In 2022, Arts Hub and North Fourth presented two sessions- one in the spring and one in the fall. Click here for more information on the program and to stay up-to-date on upcoming sessions.