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 Photo by Stephen Delas Heras; "Messy Humans," choreography by Ashley McQueen

Photo by Stephen Delas Heras; "Messy Humans," choreography by Ashley McQueen

Choreography 
that was at once innovative to the eye and relatable within the heart
— Jessica Ruhlin, Critic

Smashworks Dance Collective, directed by choreographer Ashley McQueen, is a New York-based group of movers dedicated to the strengthening of artistic voice and experiential movement. Originally founded in St. Louis amidst performances presented by ANNONYArts, Smashworks relocated to New York City in 2015.

Through site-specific work inspired by the human experience, McQueen aims to create dance that reaches a broad range of art-seekers. Blending strong artistic voices with athletic, technically demanding movement, the collaborators of Smashworks define the tone of each piece with their innovative responses.

The company debuted at the Tiny Dance Festival of Brooklyn, and within the past year presented work in multiple venues and festivals, ranging from the Connelly Theatre in East Village to Green Space in Long Island City. Smashworks thrives off unique and intimate performance environments, creating space for audience/performer connections.