The BAAND Together Dance Festival puts five of NYC’s most iconic dance companies on the outdoor stage at Damrosch Park in Lincoln Center for free.
BAAND Together Dance Festival
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, Ballet Híspanico, Dance Theatre of Harlem, and New York City Ballet perform on Lincoln Center’s Restart Stage at Damrosch Park, Tuesday-Saturday, August 17-21, 2021 at 7:30pm. FREE. lincolncenter.org
Every show includes performances by each of the five companies. Assigned seats are available with a reserved seat lottery on the TodayTix app or by calling Lincoln Center at (212) 875-5456. There are at least 1,000 seats for walk ups at each show. Entry will be ten minutes before the show. Get in line early (1-2 hours before).
The participating companies are also leading dance workshops on Festival days at 4pm. There are workshops for all ages, families and kids.
Dance is great therapy for all the things we have been going through. Kids are natural dancers. Bring them. You might have a future star in the family, but they need to see their future.
We don’t know how the stage will be set up, but Damrosch Park events usually have a seating or dancing area, surrounded by a large open area. People without tickets often enjoy performances from that surrounding open area. Again, we don’t know if that’s true for this event.
NYC’s Iconic Dance Companies
American Ballet Theatre and New York City Ballet are NYC’s iconic ballet companies. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre is a modern dance company whose artistry and organization are at the same level. Together, these are NYC’s big three dance companies.
Dance Theatre of Harlem is an African Diaspora ballet company created by City Ballet alumni. It’s dancers include some great Latin artists. Ballet Hispánico is a Latin contemporary dance company. Both companies have strong organizations that are very active in our communities.
The BAAND Together Dance Festival lets you see some of NYC’s leading dance companies outdoors for free. Thank you Lincoln Center. lincolncenter.org