Battery Dance presents the 36th Annual Battery Dance Festival, in association with Battery Park City Authority, with free performances beginning August 13th, 2017 through August 19th, 2017 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. These performances will take place against the breathtaking backdrop of New York Harbor at Robert F. Wagner Park in Battery Park City.
Battery Dance created its outdoor festival in 1982 as part of its engagement with its home community of Lower Manhattan where it has been based since its founding in 1976. Battery Dance connects the world through dance and is one of America’s leading cultural ambassadors.
They are committed to enhancing the cultural vibrancy of its home community in New York City, as well as extending programming throughout the U.S., and building bridges worldwide through international cultural exchange programs in 70 countries to date.
Today, the Battery Dance Festival is New York City’s longest-running free public dance festival. Each year, the festival seems to attract a combined audience of over 12,000 people. It provides a unique opportunity for both established and emerging dance companies to present original works of high artistic merit in a free public forum.
The festival celebrates the array of dance that our city offers, with a strong emphasis on the inclusion of diverse dance styles and an international roster of performers. American choreographers have presented their works as well as pre-eminent companies from Asia, Europe, South America, Africa, and the Caribbean.