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DANCE NOW announces the 2019 DANCE NOW Festival, September 4–7, at Joe’s Pub

DANCE NOW announces the 2019 DANCE NOW Festival, September 4–7, at Joe’s Pub




Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette Street (between East 4th Street and Astor Place)
New York, NY


Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 8:00pm daily through September 7, 2019




DANCE NOW announces the lineup for the 2019 DANCE NOW Festival. Acclaimed for its signature short-takes format, the DANCE NOW Festival presents a diverse range of works from some of today’s most innovative and dynamic dance makers. The 24th season of this lively fall festival will feature 40 emerging and established choreographers, including DANCE NOW veterans and festival newcomers. Every show features Emcee TruDee (aka Deborah Lohse). 

The annual DANCE NOW Festival serves as a vital testing ground for the development of full-evening works to be presented at Joe’s Pub as part of DANCE NOW’s Commissioned Artist Series. As part of this mission, the festival offers a unique challenge for artists: to create a clear and complete artistic statement in five minutes or less for the Pub’s tiny stage. The festival producers select ten artists whose work best meets the festival challenge to participate in an encore program. The overall challenge winner receives a development stipend, creative residencies at DANCE NOW Silo on Kirkland Farm in Bucks County, PA, and at Arts On Site in New York City, and a future commission to create a new work for Joe’s Pub. 

The 2019 DANCE NOW Festival will take place Wednesday to Saturday, September 4–7, at 7pm, at Joe’s Pub at The Public. The encore performance will be presented on Thursday, September 26, at 7pm. Joe’s Pub is located at 425 Lafayette Street (between East 4th Street and Astor Place).

DANCE NOW Festival subscription: Purchase a ticket for two or more festival shows for $16 per show. Single tickets are $20 in advance/$25 at the door. Encore tickets are $25 in advance/$30 at the door. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 212-967-7555, online at joespub.com, and in person at the Public Theater box office from 2pm to 6pm. 


2019 DANCE NOW Festival Lineup and Schedule:


Wednesday, September 4

The Bang Group

Sarah Chien

Brendan Drake

Melanie Greene


Loni Landon Dance Project

Tiffany Mills Company

Dmitri Peskov

Alice Sheppard

Amber Sloan


Thursday, September 5


Adam Barruch


Sara Juli


Claire Porter / PORTABLES 

Ruckus Dance

Yoshito Sakuraba / Abarukas

Gus Solomons jr

Maleek Washington


Friday, September 6

Kimberly Bartosik / daela

binbinFactory / Satoshi Haga & Rie Fukuzawa

Blue Wyatt Project 

Doug Elkins

Orlando Hernández

TAKE Dance

Tiny Trip

Kate Weare Company

Nicole Wolcott


Saturday, September 7

Tsiambwom M. Akuchu


Cleo Mack

The People Movers x The RAD Lab

Joshua L. Peugh

Subject: Matter

Caleb Teicher & Company

Nicole Vaughan-Diaz

Megan Williams Dance Projects

Zvi Dance


*Programs subject to change.

**Pictured: ZviDance

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