40th Annual Battery Dance Festival – Live and Virtual Performances

    40th Annual Battery Dance Festival

    August 12 – 20, 2021

    Free In-Person & Livestreamed Performances

    August 15 – 20, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
    Robert F. Wagner Park and Livestreamed on YouTube

    August 12 – 14, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
    Streamed Online

    Battery Dance announces the companies that will be featured in the 40th Annual Battery Dance Festival with 16 international dance films from 14 countries from August 12-14 and in-person performances by 38 companies from August 15-20, 2021, at 7pm ET at Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park, New York City that will also be live-streamed. For more information, visit https://batterydance.org/battery-dance-festival/.

    Battery Dance Festival, New York City’s longest-running free public dance festival, was established by Battery Dance as the Downtown Dance Festival in 1982. It normally draws audiences of approximately 2,000 people each night. The Festival went virtual last summer, attracting 30,000 viewers across 206 countries. This summer, it will run as a hybrid model with 6 nights of staged performances for in-person and live-streamed audiences, preceded by 3 nights of virtual performances by international artists.

    “Dancing in the open air, with the river and sky in the background, is always a blissful Battery Dance Festival experience,” said Jonathan Hollander, President and Artistic Director, Battery Dance Company & Dancing to Connect. “This year, it will be even more exhilarating as people come out of isolation to witness the entrancing performances at Wagner Park. Before the action starts on stage, three nights of truly riveting dance films from many corners of the globe will be screened. Creativity was running high during the pandemic, and we have harvested a heady mix from voguing on a mountaintop in Lebanon to swing dancing in South Korea; commedia dell’arte in Mexico to birdlike flocking in the Netherlands.”

    International Dance Film Festival, ONLINE ONLY, at 7pm ET
    August 12, 2021

    Introdans (The Netherlands)
    Dance Troupe Braveman (South Korea)
    Chilaquiles Rojos Colectivo (Mexico)
    Nantea Dance Company (Tanzania)
    Boca Tuya / Omar Román De Jesús (Puerto Rico/NYC)

    August 13, 2021

    Team AJC (South Korea)
    Jiva Velázquez (Paraguay)
    Bollwerkfilm (Switzerland)
    Arabesque Vietnam (Vietnam)
    Australian Dance Theatre (Australia)

    August 14, 2021

    Chenglong Tang (China)
    Jill Crovisier (Luxembourg)
    Abhilash Ningappa (India)
    Dancing Earth Creations (United States)
    Hoedy Saad (Lebanon)
    Massala Company (France)