Battery Dance presents the 42nd Annual Battery Dance Festival

in association with


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


Local Companies

Amanda Treiber

Battery Dance (World Premiere)

Boca Tuya

Carolyn Dorfman Dance | New Jersey (NYC Premiere)

Dancers Unlimited | Hawaii (NYC Premiere)

Erv Works Dance

Fanike! African Dance Troupe

Jerron Herman (World Premiere)

Jiemin Yang

Julian Donahue Dance

Keturah Stephen (NYC Premiere)

NU-World Contemporary Danse Theatre (NYC Premiere)

SOLE defined | District of Columbia (NYC Premiere)

Trainor Dance Inc. (World Premiere)


Turn of the Century Dance Pioneers

Dances by Isadora


Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company

Time Lapse dance

Tap Dancers SOLE performing

Photo: SOLE defined

Photo: Time Lapse Dance

International Companies

Circumstances | Netherlands/Belgium

Citadel + Cie | Canada

Reuel Rogers | Curacao

Rudrakshya Foundation | India (NYC Debut)

Tabanka Dance Ensemble | Norway (U.S. Debut)

Teatrnowszy | Poland 

Odissi Dance performed by Rudrakshya from India

Photo: Rudrakshya Foundation

*Local Companies are selected by an independent curatorial panel that evaluates applications received through an open and free online application process. The day of Indian dance is curated by Jonathan Hollander. International Companies are selected by an internal panel at Battery Dance in coordination with international partners.


Directions to the In-Person Festival


Rockefeller Park – Battery Park City
75 Battery Place (Esplanade)

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The 2023 Festival is supported by:




Banner image photo credit: Spencer Everett & Isabella Aldridge at the 2021 Battery Dance Festival