Viewsic Dance is noted for its commitment to visual wizardry, sonic imagination and virtuosic in dance styles, which is a feature of most performances in its international touring schedule.
Founded by Germaul Barnes in 1993 the - Viewsic Dance (formerly Viewsic Expressions Dance) premiered at The Drake Dance Theater in Philadelphia, PA. The company's touring schedule steadily expanded to include cities in the U.S., Europe, Africa, Asia, South America. 2009 proved to be a big year for the emerging company. In 2009, Viewsic Dance made its first national television interview launch on the ABC News series New York Viewpoint. As will as debuting at the prestigious New York Central Park, Summer Stage Festival. 2015 Time Warren cable featured VD program Black Bones, which aired on New Year's Eve.
Since 2009 Viewsic Dance is a company-in-residence at the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza, THE CENTER FOR ARTS & CULTURE - Choreoquest Project. The company has gained world-renowned attention as one of the most vibrant emerging dance companies performing across the United States and international festivals.
Currently based in Brooklyn, NY, the company has maintained and strengthened its ties to several cities around the world, most notably Moscow Russia - Boroditsky Dennis Dance Company (BDDC), Toronto, Canada - Dance Immersion, Concord, MA - Emerson Umbrella Performance Arts Center, and Greensboro, NC - University of North Carolina Greensboro. Viewsic Dance pieces appear regularly in New York, NY, Boston, MA, and Phoenix, AZ.
Viewsic Dance has collaborated with other artists, such as choreographer Nia Love, and tap dancer Maurice Chestnut, South African composer Bongani Ndodana; flutist Maxim Rubtsov; pianist and composer Thollem McDonas; Russian National Wind Quintet; organist Cameron Carpenter; and Grammy Award winner pianist and composer Paul Sullivan.
In September of 2010, Viewsic Dance launched NYC DANCE CONNECT. A dance series taught by a dynamic team of dance & music instructors. Viewsic Dance has provided carefully designed and comprehensive training for students, professionals, inner city outreach programs, and the arts of collaboration for people of all ages, gender, and varied abilities. Viewsic Dance strives to help every student reach their full potential no matter what level of dance they are currently at.