Battery Dance presents The 36th Annual Battery Dance Festival
Battery Dance, in association with Battery Park City Authority, announces the 36th Annual Battery Dance Festival, with free performances on August 13-18, 2017, from 7pm to 9pm against the breathtaking backdrop of the New York Harbor at Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park in Battery Park City, culminating in a closing event and reception on August 19, 2017, from 6pm to 8pm at The Schimmel Center at Pace University. For more information, visit http://batterydance.org/battery-dance-festival/. Tickets for August 19 will be available beginning 8/1.
Established by Battery Dance in 1982 as the Downtown Dance Festival, today the Battery Dance Festival (BDF) is New York City's longest-running free public dance festival. Audiences are traditionally drawn from the large downtown working population and residents, families, tourists, senior citizens and dance fans from the greater NYC metropolitan area. Each year, the Festival attracts a combined audience of over 12,000 people.
The Battery Dance Festival provides a unique opportunity for both established and emerging dance companies to present original works of high artistic merit in a free public forum. BDF revels in the panoply of dance that our city offers, with strong emphasis on the inclusion of diverse dance styles and an international roster of performers. American choreographers such as Michelle Dorrance, Robert Battle and Elisa Monte have all presented their works alongside pre-eminent companies from Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and the Caribbean.
This year's featured artists include:
Amy Marshall Dance Company
Ariel Rivka Dance
Buglisi Dance Theatre
Erv Works Dance
Fadi J. Khoury's FJK Dance
Mari Meade Dance Collective (MMDC)
Martha Graham School
Maxine Steinman & Dancers
Nadine Bommer Dance Company
Peridance Contemporary Dance Company
SYnC Dance Company
The Movement Playground
IAAC Erasing Borders Festival of Indian Dance (August 15)
Cia. Elías Aguirre (Spain)
Compañía de Danza Contemporánea de República Dominicana (Dominican Republic)
Mophato Dance Theatre (Botswana)
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