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2023 Battery Dance Festival

Battery Dance presents the 42nd Annual Battery Dance Festival

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The Battery Dance Festival is New York City’s longest-running free public dance festival. Each year, the Festival draws a combined audience of over 12,000 in-person and over 35,000 virtual viewers.

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Free Outdoor Performances

August 12-18, 2023

7:00 – 9:00pm

Rockefeller Park – Battery Park City

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Rain Date 

August 19

7:00 – 9:00pm

Rockefeller Park – Battery Park City

 



FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES

 

AUGUST 12

Young Voices in Dance – Featuring Marley Poku-Kankam, Aliyah Banerjee & Shashank Iswara, Dareon Blowe, Mateo Vidals, Luke Biddinger, Cameron Kay, Samanvita Kasthuri, Micah Sell, Queensborough Community College, Willem Sadler, Tulia Marshall, and Joanne Hwang

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AUGUST 13

Featuring Batara Gowa, Battery Dance, Reuel Rogers, Keturah Stephen, Trainor Dance, NU-World Contemporary Danse Theatre, and IMGE Dance

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AUGUST 14

Featuring SOLE Defined, Erv Works Dance, Jiemin Yang, Teodora Velescu and Lari Giorgescu, Batara Gowa, and FANIKE! African Dance Troupe

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AUGUST 15

India Independence Day – Featuring Rudrakshya Foundation, Durgesh Gangani, and Amarnath Ghosh

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AUGUST 16

Featuring Julian Donahue Dance, Citadel + Compagnie, Teodora Velescu and Lari Giorgescu, Jerron Herman, Carolyn Dorfman Dance, and Dancers Unlimited

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AUGUST 17

Tribute to Turn of the 20th Century Modern Dance Pioneers – Featuring Jennifer Muller/The Works, Dances by Isadora, Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance, Denishawn, and Lori Belilove and The Isadora Duncan Dance Company

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AUGUST 18

Featuring Adriana Ogle & Toru Sakuragi, Amanda Treiber, Bruce Wood Dance, Citadel + Compagnie, Boca Tuya, Reuel Rogers, and Battery Dance

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FULL PERFORMANCE LINE-UP

Featuring 7 classes at Battery Dance Studios.

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Directions to the In-Person Festival

 

Rockefeller Park – Battery Park City
75 River Terrace (North Esplanade)


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The 2023 Festival is supported by:

 

Blue, black, and silver Subaru logo.

The Shubert Foundation Logo

The Bowery Mission logo.

Black and white Vitamin Water logo

Gray and white Unteatru logo

 

Crossfire Sound Productions Logo

"Tatoos Not Brands" book cover

 


Banner image photo credit: Zaki A’Jani Marshall at the 2022 Battery Dance Festival, by Steven Pisano