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Dutch Dancers to Perform at NYC Battery Dance Festival

Sun, Aug 11 - Sun, Aug 18  2019

_I_n August, it is time for the annual Battery Dance Festival, New York City’s longest-running free public dance festival. Each year, 12,000 people flock to Battery Park for seven evenings full of performances and workshops by U.S. and international dancers and choreographers. This year, Dutch dancer and choreographer Emma Evelein, and Reuel Rogers from the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao will perform at the festival. For Reuel Rogers, this will be his U.S. debut.

Schedule

Sunday August 11, between 7 and 9 PM
Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park
Performance by Emma Evelein (line-up: Danuka Ariyawansa | Sri Lanka [World Premiere]; Leah Barsky and Cristian Correa | Argentina; Mezopotamya Dans | Turkey [U.S. Debut]; Hussein Smko | Iraq (Adel Euro Campaign for Dancers Seeking Refuge Fellow) [World Premiere]; Keerati Jinakunwiphat / / Dive | USA; Emma Evelein Dance and Choreography | Netherlands; Music from the Sole | USA; Battery Dance | USA)

Monday August 12, between 7 and 9 PM
Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park
Performance by Emma Evelein (line-up: Water Street Dance Milwaukee | USA; Jon Ole Olstad | USA; Mari Meade Dance Collective / MMDC | USA; Laboration Art Company | France [U.S. Debut]; Pony Box Dance Theatre | USA; Mezopotamya Dans | Turkey [U.S. Debut]; Emma Evelein Dance and Choreography | Netherlands)

Wednesday August 14, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Battery Dance Studios, 380 Broadway, 5th floor
Free workshop by Emma Evelein
Reserve your spot here.

Friday August 16, between 7 and 9 PM
Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park
Performance by Reuel Rogers (line-up: Battery Dance | USA; MATHETA Dance | USA; Annalee Traylor | USA; SEAD’s Bodhi Project | Austria [U.S. Premiere], Reuel Rogers | Curaçao [U.S. Debut])

Saturday August 17, between 6 and 8 PM
Schimmel Center
Performance by Reuel Rogers (line-up: B-E | Lithuania; SEAD’s Bodhi Project | Austria [U.S. Premiere]; Reuel Rogers | Curaçao [U.S. Debut]; Battery Dance | USA)
Reservations required via Schimmel Center

Saturday, August 17, 1:30 PM – 3 PM
Battery Dance Studios, 380 Broadway, 5th floor
Free workshop by Reuel Rogers
Reserve your spot here.

For the full performance schedule, visit batterydance.org.

About Emma Evelein

https://vimeo.com/280106864

In 2015, Emma Evelein graduated at the School of Arts Amsterdam in urban/contemporary dance and music-theatre. She danced in European and Israeli companies like Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company and Fresco Dance Company, as well as participated in projects with choreographers like Emanuel Gat and classes with Batsheva Dance Company. She is fond of the combination of film and dance and has choreographed cinema films and videoclips for Dutch and international artists. “White rooms” (Factor B) won the International Music Video Underground award (Los Angeles). “Sisters” (EYE film museum Amsterdam) won both the TopKapi Fiction Prize (Berlin) and the Eye Audience Choice Award (Amsterdam).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GhhSj-Wre4

About Reuel Rogers

Born on the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao, Reuel Rogers, also known as, B-Boy Crunk, started his life in the performing arts as a gymnast. After he found his passion in dance, he trained as a dancer at CODARTS Rotterdam in hip hop and break dance as well as various other styles such as modern, jazz, ballet, kizomba, and tango.

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