Applications Now Open for the 37th Battery Dance Festival


Applications Now Open for the 37th Battery Dance Festival


Established by Battery Dance in 1982, the Battery Dance Festival is New York City’s longest-running free public dance festival. Audiences are traditionally drawn from the large downtown working population and residents, families, tourists, senior citizens and dance fans from the greater NYC metropolitan area. Last year, the Festival drew a combined audience of over 12,000 people.

Battery Dance Festival provides a unique opportunity for both professional and emerging dancers and choreographers to present original works of high artistic merit in a free public forum. The Festival revels in the panoply of dance that our city offers, with strong emphasis on the inclusion of diverse dance styles and an international roster of performers. American choreographers such as Mary Anthony, Robert Battle, Jacqulyn Buglisi, Jane Comfort, David Dorfman, Michelle Dorrance, Andrea Miller, Darrell Moultrie, Jennifer Muller, Elizabeth Streb, and Paul Taylor have all presented their works alongside pre-eminent companies from Asia, Europe, South America and the Caribbean.

Deadline is March 1, 2018.

Festival Date: Aug 12-17, 2018 at Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park, NYC
Closing Performance: Aug 18, 2018 at Schimmel Center at Pace University, NYC

*Material submitted should be the work that you plan to present at the Festival

*In order to be considered, work should be at a minimum of 10 minutes and a maximum of 30 minutes in length

*If the work is still in progress, please send rehearsal material with sufficient information to be judged

*Videos submitted should not be edited (promotional videos will not be accepted)

*Sample video for application should not exceed 20 minutes

*Modest honorarium will be provided to all companies

*Each company can submit 2 works maximum, each work requires a separate application

*International Companies: the Festival is not responsible for international travel, incidentals, fees and cost related to visa processing. Hotel accommodations are provided.

To apply, fill out the form here.