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Battery Dance presents the 37th Annual Battery Dance Festival

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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 draws a combined audience of over 12,000 people.

The Battery Dance Festival provides a unique opportunity for outstanding dancers and choreographers 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, Paul Taylor, Mary Anthony, Elizabeth Streb and Darrell Moultrie have all presented their works alongside pre-eminent companies from Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and the Caribbean.

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Free Opening Night Outdoor Movie

Moving Stories (see trailer)

August 11, 2018

8:00 – 9:30pm

Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park – Battery Park City

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Free Outdoor Performances

August 12 to 17, 2018

7:00 – 9:00pm

Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park – Battery Park City

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Free Indoor Closing Event

August 18, 2018

6:00 – 8:00pm

The Schimmel Center

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Local Companies

Ariel Rivka Dance

Asya Zlatina and Dancers | Pennsylvania 

AThomas Project

Ballet Nepantla

Battery Dance

Calpulli Mexican Dance Company, Inc.

Caterina Rago Dance Company

DANAKA

Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company

Douglas Dunn + Dancers

Hivewild

Jamal Jackson Dance Company

JOIN Ensemble

Caterina Rago Dance Company

 

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

Day of Indian Dance

Anuj Mishra, Kantika Mishra, and Neha Singh | Lucknow, India

Parul Shah Dance Company | NYC

Piyush Chauhan and Preeti Sharma | Delhi, India

Sandip Mallick | Kolkata, India

Anuj Mishra & Kantika Mishra

International Companies

Cie Paranoyak | Gabon

Citadel + Compagnie | Canada

Damir Tasmagambetov | Kazakhstan

Iker Karrera | Spain 

Mophato Dance Theater | Botswana

Skopje Dance Theater | Macedonia 

Skopje Dance Theater


Directions to the Festival

 

Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park – Battery Park City
20 Battery Place

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The Schimmel Center at Pace University
3 Spruce Street

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