Mineral Movement Lab on July 3

Alexis Convento and Bennyroyce Royon

Mineral School and Bennyroyce Dance Productions, a New York City-based contemporary dance company led by Juilliard-trained dancer and choreographer Bennyroyce Royon, have partnered to produce and present Mineral Movement Lab. Mineral Movement Lab is an intensive five-day movement laboratory from June 29 through July 3, in which Bennyroyce Royon and four dancers he selected from Seattle will delve into the creative process of new contemporary dance works and present it to the public in a free performance set from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 3, in the gym. Children are especially welcome.

Bennyroyce — that’s him leaping through the air — was born in the Philippines, grew up in the Northwest, and currently lives in New York City, where he leads his own company called Bennyroyce Dance Productions, a project-based, multimedia, contemporary dance organization committed to cultivating collaboration and inspiring innovation under his artistic vision. Known for its fresh, energetic, and inventive works, BDP’s dance productions engage audiences to imagine unknown possibilities, seek meaningful connections, and celebrate the dynamic movements of life.

Benny has received choreographic commissions from Atlanta Ballet, Bad Boys of Dance, The Juilliard School, and The Joffrey Academy of Dance, just to name a few. His works have been presented in New York City at The Joyce Theater, the Salvatore Capezio Theater, Baruch Performing Arts Center, The Wild Project, and at The University Settlement. His company has been awarded residencies at Armitage Gone! Dance Studio @ MANA Contemporary in Jersey City, NJ and at The Art Mill in Jeffersonville, NY. He is currently a Creative Resident at Seattle’s Velocity Dance Center this summer.