The DanceNOW [NYC] Festival, celebrating its 15th anniversary season in 2009-10 with an expanded season of performances at three different downtown venues that honor it's past, present and future, wraps up its celebration with a new Dancemopolitan series, LIVE at Joe's Pub, October 22-24. These three LIVE showcases bring festival artists to Joe's Pub's intimate stage, where DanceNOW [NYC] inaugurated its successful Dancemopolitan in 2003 as part of The Festival season. The October festival series is hosted by The Dang-It Bobby's, the Brooklyn-based duo of singer songwriter Kris Bauman and guitarist Luca Benedetti, and features dance works that incorporate live music and/or text by guest artists - Julian Barnett, Christal Brown/INSPIRIT [23&24], Dixie Fun Dance Theatre [22&23], dnoDances [22&24], Zach Morris with Donna Ahmadi, Negative 30 Dance [23&24], Portables/Claire Porter, Christina Reaves [22&23], Tami Stronach Dance and Beat Boxer Adam Sutta and Mary Suk [22&24].
First held in the fall of 1995, the DanceNOW [NYC] Festival aims to present a broad spectrum of the NYC dance scene, offering audiences opportunities to re-connect with artists they know, while also sharing in the spirit of artistic discovery that has exemplified DanceNOW [NYC] since its inception.
DanceNOW [NYC] DanceNOW [NYC] is supported, in part, with funds from the Barbara Bell Cumming Foundation, Jerome Robbins Foundation, Edith C. Blum Foundation, Harkness Foundation for Dance, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, and New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.