Battery Dance Festival is an annual free public dance festival produced in August by Battery Dance Company at Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park in Battery Park City.
Dancers perform on a custom-built stage in the park with New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty as a backdrop. The stage is a metaphor for using dance to find collective and personal freedom.
Battery Dance Company has a mission of teaching and performing dance in New York City and around the world to break cultural barriers and reach our common humanity.
The company does arts-in-education work in New York City education and has a truly impressive record of international cultural exchange.
36th annual Battery Dance Festival 2017
Outdoor performances at Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park in Battery Park City, August 13-18, 2017 from 7-9pm followed by an open disco dance party.
Closing event and reception at Schimmel Center in the Financial District, August 19, 2017 6-8pm. It’s free, but reservations are required. They will be available August 1 at firstname.lastname@example.org
Many wonderful dance companies participate in the festival. These are the Latin ones.
Compañía Nacional de Danza Contemporánea Republica Dominicana
The National Contemporary Dance Company of the Dominican Republic has a repertoire that extends from Contemporary to Latin dance. We’re Dominican. We can really dance. The company performs on Monday, August 14 and Wednesday, August 16.
The company is giving a workshop at Battery Dance Studios in the Financial District on Tuesday, August 15 from 10:30am – 12pm. Required RSVP opens August 1. Free
Compañía Elías Aguirre
Elías Aguirre is an urban dancer and choreographer who has a special relationship with nature. One of his inspirations is parkour, the free running use of urban architecture that is a bit like Super Mario Brothers in the real world.
The company is giving a workshop at Battery Dance Studios in the Financial District on Wednesday, August 16 from 10:30am – 12pm. Required RSVP opens August 1. Free
For more information, visit www.batterydance.org/battery-dance-festival