The 39th annual Battery Dance Festival is New York City’s longest-running free public dance festival. Each year, the Festival draws a combined audience of over 12,000 people.
This year the festival goes virtual in lieu of the week-long in person program. As in previous years, the festival is free, but registration is required to save a virtual spot. The online performances take place from August 14 to 22, 2020 at 7PM, online on Youtube.
Battery Dance cherishes the tradition of introducing Festival audiences to wonderful dancers and dance companies from around the world. Going virtual provides access to different performances and new audiences.
Emma Evelein who performed at the 38th edition created a dance film called Sisters: https://batterydance.org/battery-dance-festival/from-europe-japan/
Reuel Rogers, based in Curacao returns with Hero, a World Premiere: https://batterydance.org/battery-dance-festival/from-battery-dance/
and Fractal Collective’s film From the Streets to the Seats is a U.S. Broadcast Premiere, connecting Amsterdam and New Amsterdam in a New York tribute: https://batterydance.org/battery-dance-festival/tribute-to-nyc/
Furthermore, Emma Evelein will be teaching a workshop as part of the Festival.
Festival Dates and themes with Dutch works:
From Europe & Japan – Aug 17
From Battery Dance – Aug 21
From NYC – Aug 22