Time: August 14, 2010 at 1pm to August 20, 2010 at 2pm
Location: One New York Plaza, and Battery Park
Street: Battery Park
City/Town: New York
Website or Map: http://www.batterydance.org
Event Discipline: performance, dance
Organized By: Battery Dance Company
Latest Activity: Aug 16, 2010
Battery Dance Company’s 29th Annual Downtown Dance Festival is a free seven-day festival programming Battery Dance and a dozen other local companies joined by international companies from India and Japan.
The festival takes place August 14-20 at two sites in Lower Manhattan: One New York Plaza and the lawn of Battery Park. This year’s DDF will feature Kathakali dancers and musicians from India, supported by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations. Another international highlight will be performances by one of Japan’s most respected classical modern dance companies, Yuko Takahashi Dance Company from Sendai.
Returning this year is the popular audience participation program; Everybody Dance Now! At the end of each festival day, audiences are invited to get up on stage with a company to learn and perform choreography.
Weekend performances will take place on August 14th and 15th from 1 – 4 pm in Battery Park, the Festival’s home for over a decade. During the weekdays that follow, August 16 – 20 from 12 – 2 pm, performances will be presented at One New York Plaza, a venue new to the Festival. All performances are free and open to the public.
We're looking for volunteers for the festival! Please contact Mirjam van der Ham, Festival Intern, for further information on the time slots available at firstname.lastname@example.org.