Battery Dance is now accepting applications for the 41st Annual Battery Dance Festival
Battery Dance is now accepting applications for the 41st annual Battery Dance Festival, with free performances August 14-20, 2022 at Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park, New York. Applications should be submitted online at https://batterydance.org/apply/.
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 attracts an audience of around 2,000 each night from across the city. large downtown population of workers, residents, families, tourists, seniors, and dance fans from the greater New York City area and beyond. The Festival will be broadcast live to our global audience, reaching thousands of international viewers each evening. Battery Dance Festival offers a unique opportunity for professional dancers and choreographers of all genres to present original works of great artistic value in a free public forum with the backdrop of New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty and the sunset. . Past participants have included Dorrance Dance, New York Theater Ballet, Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, Vanaver Caravan, Dancing Earth Indigenous Dance Company, Music from the Sole and Jamal Jackson Dance Company alongside preeminent companies from Africa, South Asia. , East Asia, Europe, South America and the Caribbean. Video of last year’s Festival here: https://youtu.be/WyoBotvyRwA.
Battery Dance established its open-air festival in 1982 as part of its engagement with its native community of Lower Manhattan where it has been based since its founding in 1976. As one of the United States’ leading cultural ambassadors, Battery Dance connects the world through dance. The Company pursues artistic excellence and social relevance by creating vibrant new works, performing on stages around the world, presenting dance in public spaces, serving the field of dance and teaching people of all ages with particular attention to the disadvantaged and conflict zones. Battery Dance is committed to strengthening the cultural vibrancy of its home community in New York City, expanding programming across the United States, and building bridges around the world through international cultural exchanges with programs in 70 country to date. You can find more information on their website, www.batterydance.org