Monday, August 8, 2011

Free in NYC: 30th Annual Downtown Dance Festival August 13 to 20

From a release:

Free in NYC: 2011 Downtown Dance Festival
The 30th Annual Downtown Dance Festival
Various Locations in Manhattan, New York City
August 13 to 20, 2011


New York - Battery Dance Company will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Downtown Dance Festival with 8 days of programming at multiple venues from August 13th- August 20th.  The Festival will feature two sensational companies from Malaysia and Poland, Sutra Dance Theatre and Silesian Dance Theatre, performing alongside the diverse mix of New York-based companies that have been the foundation of the DDF since its inception.

As part of an effort to expand the reach of the Festival, BDC will offer low cost master classes and workshops at its studios, taught by dancers from Martha Graham Dance Company, Lar Lubovitch and others, as well as a free indoor performance at Dance New Amsterdam.

2011 Participants

BALAM Dance Theater
Ballets With a Twist
Battery Dance Company
Dancewave
Jamal Jackson Dance Company
Lydia Johnson Dance
Murray Spalding Mandalas
Silesian Dance Theatre (From Bytom, Poland)
Sutra Dance Theatre (From Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

Schedule of Events

Saturday, August 13—Sunday, August 14, 1:00—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

Saturday August 13th
Lydia Johnson Dance
Ballets With a Twist
Murray Spalding Mandalas
BALAM Dance Theatre

Sunday August 14th
Murray Spalding Mandalas
Dancewave Company
Battery Dance Company
Silesian Dance Theatre
Jamal Jackson Dance Company

Monday, August 15—Friday, August 19, 12:00 P.M.—2:00 P.M.
Location: One New York Plaza, Water and Whitehall Streets

By Subway: 1 to South Ferry, R to Whitehall, 4/5 to Bowling Green

Monday August 15th
Jamal Jackson Dance Company
Lydia Johnson Dance
Ballets With a Twist

Tuesday August 16th
Sutra Dance Theatre




Wednesday August 17th
Erasing Borders: IAAC Festival of Indian Dance

Thursday August 18th
Silesian Dance Theatre

Friday August 19th
BALAM Dance Theatre
Battery Dance Company

Saturday, August 20th, 8pm
Location: Dance New Amsterdam, 280 Broadway (Entrance on Chambers)

By Subway: J/M/Z/A/C/E/1/2/3 to Chambers Street
Sutra Dance Theatre
Silesian Dance Theatre

Master Class and Workshop schedule TBA
Location: Battery Dance Company Studios
Directions: 380 Broadway, 5th Floor (Between Walker and White)
By Subway: N/Q/R/6/A/C/E to Canal, 1 to Franklin

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