For the past 40 years Battery Dance Company has toured, held master classes, lectured and presented, provided technical training, and conducted its signature arts education program Dancing to Connect in over 62 countries worldwide. Battery Dance’s history of reaching diverse international audiences has earned the organization a reputation of being a leader in cultural diplomacy.
Committed to working with local partners and in increasing their sustainability, Battery Dance has partnered with over 200 foreign organizations and continues to lead the arts community in heralding new and innovative international collaborations.
“The New Face of Cultural Diplomacy.” -The New York Times
Battery Dance has worked in countries in crisis, with peoples in conflict, and across stigmatized communities. Breaking down barriers between people, the organization aims to make dance accessible to everyone, cultivate the young leaders of tomorrow, and to promote artistic excellence and social relevance.
Follow Battery Dance’s international travels on our Facebook page and watch video of performances, workshops, and interviews on our Vimeo site.
Cultural Diplomacy Toolkit
Battery Dance is committed to promoting socially relevant arts programs, regardless of whether those programs are conducted by us or by other arts organizations. To achieve that goal, Battery Dance has developed the first online guide on how to conduct international programming for cultural diplomacy.
The Cultural Diplomacy Toolkit is Battery Dance’s official online platform for disseminating the organization’s knowledge and expertise in the field of Cultural Diplomacy. The toolkit provides lessons learned, best practices, and information on venues, partners, and locations.
The Cultural Diplomacy Toolkit is live and can be accessed by clicking on the map below.