Battery Dance Company presents the 31st Annual Downtown Dance Festival, 8 days of free performances staged at Battery Park, One New York Plaza and at Dance New Amsterdam on August 11th-18th. The DDF is New York City’s longest-running public dance festival and is Battery Dance Company’s gift to its home community. International highlights this year include Sri Warisan, a 15-member troupe from Singapore that is known for its authentic presentation of Malay ethnic dance, music and theater; Vanaver Caravan, the dance and music ensemble from New Paltz performing a tribute to Woody Guthrie on the legendary American folk musician’s centenary year; Philadelphia-based Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers, and ten New York companies showcasing various genres ranging from modern ballet to fusion. On Friday, August 17, in a special celebration of Indian culture, the Indo-American Arts Council has curated the 5th Edition of the Erasing Borders of Indian Dance Festival.
List of the Dance Companies Performing at the 31st Annual Downtown Dance Festival:
-Buglisi Dance Theater
-Dance Cat-Alyst Company
-Exit 12 Dance Company
-Figures in Flight
-Jamal Jackson Dance
-Peridance Contemporary Dance Company
-Phoenix Project Dance
-Sri Warisan Som Said
Saturday, August 11 — Sunday, August 12, 1:00 P.M.—4:00 P.M.
Location: The Lawn at Battery Park, adjacent to State Street at Pearl Street
By Subway: 1 to South Ferry; 4/5 to Bowling Green; R/W to Whitehall
Monday, August 13—Friday, August 17, 12:00 P.M.—2:00 P.M.
Location: One New York Plaza
Directions: Water and Whitehall Streets
By Subway: 1 to South Ferry, R to Whitehall, 4/5 to Bowling Green