Dance offerings might seem scarce during the last few weeks of August, but with September comes the fabulous DanceNOW [NYC] Festival. Celebrating its 15th anniversary season, the 2009 festival will honor its past, present, and future with an expanded season of performances at three different venues. 75 choreographers will perform in 12 different showcases at 3 destinations. The full lineup of artists is listed on DanceNOW’s website.
Destination I: Dance Theater Workshop
September 8–12, 2009 (Tuesday through Saturday), All Performances at 7:30pm
Tickets are $20 in advance/$25 at the door, and are available at DTW’s Box Office (212.924.0077) or online.
Dance Theater Workshop is located at 219 West 19th Street (between 7th & 8th Avenues) in NYC. Subway: 1 train to 18th Street; A, C, E, L trains to 14th Street / 8th Avenue.
Destination II: DUO Theater
September 26, 2009 (Saturday)
Fab Festival & Block Party: 1:00-5:00pm – Free
DanceNOW@DUO Theater: 4:00pm, 5:00pm and 6:00pm – Free
Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis beginning 30 minutes prior to each performance.
DUO Theater is located at 62 East Fourth Street (between 2nd Avenue and The Bowery) in NYC. Subway: D, F, V trains to Broadway-Lafayette; F, V trains to 2nd Avenue.
Destination III: Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater
Thursday, October 22 at 7:30pm, Friday, October 23 at 8:00pm, and Saturday, October 24 at 9:30pm
Tickets are $20 in advance/$25 at the door, and can be purchased by calling 212.967.7555, online, and in person at The Public Theater Box Office from 1pm to 6pm and at Joe’s Pub from 6pm to 10pm.
Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater is located at 425 Lafayette Street (at Astor Place) in NYC. Subway: 6 train to Astor Place; R, W train to 8th Street.
DanceNOW [NYC] is produced by Directors Robin Staff, Sydney Skybetter, and Tamara Greenfield.
Shani Nwando Ikerioha Collins (SNIC) will perform at DanceNOW at DTW on September 8, 2009, photo by Matthew Karas