Battery Dance Festival: Africa | Downtown Alliance

Battery Dance Festival: Africa

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Aug 19, 2020
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Battery Dance
Free
Free virtual performances from August 14-22, 2020, available online nightly via YouTube. Films will remain online for ten days after their premiere. The Battery Dance Festival brings together 52 filmed performances including 28 premieres from 19 countries. Established in 1982, the Battery Dance Festival is New York City's longest-running free public dance festival. Tonight, African artists draw from their traditional dance, culture and communities in creating original contemporary works. Moving Into Dance Company performs Road and Everlast, fusing African and Western contemporary movement, ritual and music. Thina, created by Phumlani Nyanga and performed by the dancers of Luthando Dance Academy, portrays a young South African family as they struggle to maintain harmony. Abdul Kinyenya's Twete attracted worldwide attention when shown on Battery Dance TV in May, earning a reprise in the Festival.
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