AUG 12 | Virtual


Take a trip around the world on the first night of the 40th Annual Battery Dance Festival! You’ll be introduced to compelling dancers and filmmakers from the Netherlands, South Korea, Mexico and Tanzania before touchdown in Puerto Rico.


Time & Location 

Click here at 7pm EDT: https://youtu.be/B77Uqw9WorQ 

The video will be available to watch for 10 days after the premiere and will expire on Aug 22nd.

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Los Perros del Barrio Colosal

Puerto Rico/NYC

Through the exaggerated mannerisms of daytime television, the six characters of Los Perros del Barrio Colosal take us on a wild romp through the challenges of creative decision-making. Diving dramatically into the adventure of an imagination yet to be physicalized, they ask us to consider the far side of the moments when our ideas threaten, with disjointed urgency, to swallow us whole.


About the Company

Omar Román De Jesús (Bayamón, Puerto Rico) is a recipient of the 2020 Jacob’s Pillow: The Ann & Weston Hicks Choreography Fellowship. He has been commissioned by Instituto de Cultura de Puerto Rico to create work for the International Dance Festival of Puerto Rico where he was awarded the Ambassador of Dance medal. His work was presented at Chop Shop: Bodies of Work and will be presented at PRISMA International Dance Festival in Panama, the Jerusalem International Choreographic Competition and the Palm Desert Choreography Festival.



Uninhabited Island | World Broadcast Premiere

South Korea

Dancer/choreographer Jaewoo Jung embodies and reflects on the process, struggles and survival of all who enter and exit between the real world and the “Isle of Solitude.”


About the Artist

Braveman’s artistic director, Jaewoo Jung is known for his choreography that features vigorous, fiery movements. His work has been presented in festivals around the world such as the New York 92Y Harkness Dance Center, Israel Suzanne Dellal, Czech Republic ProArt Festival, Hungary Monotanc Festival, Bulgaria Water Festival for Contemporary Arts, SIDance, Seoul International Choreography festival (SCF), MODAFE.



MI blanco, MI Negro | World Broadcast Premiere


This film, made for the Battery Dance Festival, is a window into the soul and dreams of six different characters that live in their own version of México. Two hatted figures guide us on a journey in performances that involve the bodies, faces and gestures of the characters as well as the space that surrounds them. 


About the Company

Colectivo Chilaquiles Rojos was created during the pandemic of covid-19 in the year of 2020 as a necessity of expression of the different artists that conform the group, we believe that art is an agent of conscience and that through the amalgamation of different disciplines and points of view we can generate a change in our current world, the group is conformed by dancers, musicians, circus performers and visual artists who share the idea that having fun, enjoying life and creating art are part of our labor as humans. We are a mixture of ideas with a common goal, to share love.



A Moment – Wakati | World  Broadcast Premiere


Two male dancers explore the overlapping layers of an encounter, how a moment in time can change an individual’s attitudes, thoughts, experiences, and life in general. 


About the Company

Nantea Dance Company is a Tanzanian-based non-profit contemporary dance company composed of Tanzanian freelance dance artists, founded in 2015 by Alawi Saidi Alawi and Samwel Japhet. Our mission is to produce new works and activities through dance, promote and develop dance in Tanzania, and inspire youths to become ambassadors of development and social change.



We Arnhem Chapter II


Dancers Jurriën Schobben and Alberto Villanueva Rodríguez and colleagues of Introdans celebrate the resilience of their adopted city of Arnhem, The Netherlands, in a dance film about freedom and reconstruction.

Presentation of this performance is made possible by Dutch Culture USA.


About the Company

Dancers Jurriën Schobben and Alberto Villanueva Rodríguez came to Arnhem (The Netherlands) for a career with the dance company Introdans. Jurriën Schobben auditioned at the Dutch National Ballet Academy in Amsterdam at the age of eight. Two years later, he continued his studies at the John Cranko School in Stuttgart. Jurriën has been dancing with Introdans since 2010. At the age of fifteen, Alberto Villanueva Rodríguez auditioned at the Real Conservatoria Profesional de Danza in Madrid. After graduating, he started dancing at the Ballett de Teatres de la Generalitat in Valencia. In 2011, he moved to The Netherlands for a career with Introdans.

Introdans takes a contemporary approach to ballet: one that’s creative and surprising. Dynamic, dazzling, gravity-defying, Introdans captivates one and all in a total dance experience – with passionate commitment and to international standards. Introdans believes that the language of dance is so universal that it can bring together and move entire generations. Introdans achieves this by appealing to a broad public and actively connecting with them. The company performs for young & old(er) and organises activities and projects for wide spectrum of target groups. Because Introdans moves you.