Battery Dance Presents 40TH ANNUAL BATTERY DANCE FESTIVAL – Preview

Battery Dance Company Photo by Darial Sneed


International Dance Film Festival

August 12 – 14, 2021
7 pm EST

In-Person Performances

August 15 – 20, 2021
7 pm EST





Robert F. Wagner Jr Park
Battery and 1st Places
Manhattan, NY 10280

Streaming via Youtube


Battery Dance presents companies in the 40th Annual Battery Dance Festival, including 16 international dance films from 14 countries and in-person performances by 38 companies.

“Before the action starts on stage, three nights of truly riveting dance films from many corners of the globe will be screened. Creativity was running high during the pandemic, and we have harvested a heady mix from voguing on a mountaintop in Lebanon to swing dancing in South Korea; commedia dell'arte in Mexico to birdlike flocking in the Netherlands,” says Jonathon Hollander, President and Artistic Director, Battery Dance Company & Dancing to Connect.

The Battey Dance Festival schedule is as follows:

International Dance Film Festival:

Day 1

Introdans - The Netherlands

Dance Troupe Braveman - South Korea

Chilaquiles Rojos Colectivo – Mexico

Nantea Dance Company – Tanzania

Boca Tuya / Omar Román De Jesús - Puerto Rico/NYC


Day 2

Team AJC - South Korea

Jiva Velázquez - Paraguay

Bollwerkfilm – Switzerland

Arabesque Vietnam - Vietnam

Australian Dance Theatre – Australia


Day 3

Chenglong Tang - China

Jill Crovisier - Luxembourg

Abhilash Ningappa - India

Dancing Earth Creations -United States

Hoedy Saad - Lebanon

Massala Company – France

In-Person Festival Performances:

Day 1 - India Day

KATHAK: Parul Shah Dance Company featuring Parul Shah, Mohip Joarder with guest artist, Jin Won (two duets including "Yugal" by Kumudini Lakhia and a world premiere choreographed by Parul Shah)

BHARATANATYAM: Kasi Aysola & SaiSantosh Radhakrishnan (world premiere choreographed by Kasi Aysola)

KUCHIPUDI: Traditional Solo by Swathi Gundapuneedi-Atluri

BHARATANATYAM: Choreographer Maya Kulkarni presents two world premieres featuring Mesma Belsare, Aishwarya Medhav, and Aishwarya Sriram

MUSICAL INTERLUDES: Eventually Epic with Sachin Premasuthan and Debarun Bhattacharjya

SUTRADHAR (Narrator): Rajika Puri


Day 2 - Young Voices in Dance 

 Kate Louissaint & Nhyira Asante

Imani Gaudin

Spencer Everett & Isabella Aldridge

Brian Golden

Ramya Durvasula

Lily Summer Gee

Grace Yi-Li Tong

Kanyok Arts Initiative


Day 3

Luke Hickey

Graciano Dance Projects

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Baye & Asa

Rohan Bhargava/Rovaco Dance Company

Jon Lehrer Dance Company


Day 4

Dancing Wheels

Will Ervin - Erv Works Dance

Demi Remick & Dancers


Battery Dance

William Byram

Day 5

CHR Project

Christian Warner

Jamal Jackson Dance Company

New York Theatre Ballet

Akira Uchida, Maddy Wright, Joshua Strmic

Christopher Williams

Dolly Sfeir

Battery Dance


Day 6

Flamenco Vivo II

Ohiole Dibua

Ballet Nepantla


Galletto y Guzmán

Beatrice Capote

Battery Dance

For more information, visit the Battery Dance website.

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