The Compass Project is a weekend of dance that reflects on the challenges of navigating cultural tension in the present day.

Inspired by Ballet 5:8's 2017/18 Season program Compass, The Compass Project stretches across time and space to explore some of the most pressing topics in our country and in our cities today.

At times witty and satirical, and at times deeply emotional, Compass is full of athleticism, power and poetry.

Saturday, April 7 | Sunday, April 8

The Mark O’Donnell Theater
Actor's Fund Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY


In the Program


"...when these charged topics are approached through Julianna’s choreographic lens of compassion, it is clear that the purpose of the program is not political at all. Its true purpose is to inspire empathy and kindness, and all artists involved in Compass deserve congratulations for successfully emoting and delivering this message with grace."

- Kristi Licera,


You can join the conversation.

Following each performance, audience members are invited to attend a TalkBack panel discussion with the performers and choregraphers.

 Vivid Ballet || Photo by Ian Christmann. 

Vivid Ballet || Photo by Ian Christmann. 

 Ballet 5:8's  Strangers & Angels    || Photo by Lana Kozol

Ballet 5:8's Strangers & Angels || Photo by Lana Kozol


"Ballet 5:8 is an imaginative, hard-working group of artists with some very carefully thought out ideas."

- Johnny Nevin,


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