40th Annual Battery Dance Festival opens August 15

Wagner Park will again host the Battery Dance Festival starting August 15 with India Day and running through August 20. All performances start at 7p. The full schedule is below. Register for a performance by scrolling through the dates here.

Battery Dance was decades ahead of its time with outdoor performances — the festival started here in 1982. This is its 40th anniversary year, and to celebrate there will be 40 performances on the stage downtown. The company itself was founded in 1976.

This also gives me a chance to rerun Jimin Kim’s photos from two years ago.

August 15, 2021 – 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

August 16, 2021 – 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

August 17, 2021
Luke Hickey
Graciano Dance Projects
Company | E
Baye & Asa
Rohan Bhargava/Rovaco Dance Company
Jon Lehrer Dance Company

August 18, 2021
Dancing Wheels
Will Ervin – Erv Works Dance
Demi Remick & Dancers
Battery Dance
William Byram

August 19, 2021
CHR Project
Christian Warner
Jamal Jackson Dance Company
New York Theatre Ballet
Akira Uchida, Maddy Wright, Joshua Strmic
Christopher Williams
Dolly Sfeir
Battery Dance

August 20, 2021
Flamenco Vivo II
Ohiole Dibua
Ballet Nepantla
Galletto y Guzmán
Beatrice Capote
Battery Dance


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  1. Love these photos.