34th Battery Dance Festival
Battery Dance Company
Battery Dance Company will be holding its annual Battery Dance Festival, formerly known as the Downtown Dance Festival, this August in Robert F. Wagner Park. The Battery Dance Festival is New York City’s longest-running dance festival. Come enjoy not only a beautiful view of the New York Harbor, Ellis Island, and the Statue of Liberty, but also dance performances by companies from around the world ranging from classical ballet to post-modern, Indian classical to Afro-Cuban. Wagner Park provides a truly unique location for dance; the stage is placed on the esplanade with seating on the lawn and benches. This Festival, free-of-charge to the public, provides a perfect way to relax while viewing amazing, international dance in a calm, family-friendly environment. The Festival will run from August 15th to the 20th with two-hour performances from 6:30-8:30 each evening. Battery Dance Company also invites you to attend a special closing event at Pace University’s Schimmel Center on August 21 from 6:00-8:30pm. We hope you will join us in supporting the arts at this wonderful, universal celebration of dance.
International Companies that will be performing include Erasing Borders Festival of Indian Dance, Ingun Bjørnsgaard Prosjekt, Norway, Trouble Crew, Romania, Polish Dance Theatre, Poland, Sankofa Danza, Colombia, and Botega Dance Company, Italy. New York Companies include Alison Cook Beatty Dance, Asia Duo, Ballet Neo, Battery Dance Company, Beatrice Capote, BOOMERANG, Buglisi Dance Theatre, Cornfield Dance, Indelible Dance, Jennifer Muller/ The Works, Mari Mead Dance Collective, Morales Dance, Pajarillo Pinta’o, and Tina Croll + Company.
[Photo Credit: Darial Sneed]
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