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Ballet Hispánico
B Unidos Instagram Video Series
Continues 50th Anniversary Celebration

August 2020 Watch Party Schedule, or

Ballet Hispánico continues B Unidos, its video series, with Watch Parties in August 2020, available at,, or

Enjoy a Company performance from the comfort of your own home, followed by live Q&A sessions with Artistic Director and CEO of Ballet Hispánico Eduardo Vilaro, choreographers and Company dancers:

Wed August 5 at 7pm: Cada Noche...Tango
Wed August 19 at 7pm: Danzón

"As a community of dancers, artists, and human beings, we are all in this together. We will persevere through this challenging time and we hope that these videos provide a coping outlet, for you, for our followers and the community overall," said Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director and CEO of Ballet Hispánico.

Cada Noche...Tango (1988)
Choreography by Graciela Daniele
Music by Astor Piazzolla
Costume Design by Patricia Zipprodt
Cada Noche...Tango
takes a look at the underground nightlife of Buenos Aires in the 1920s and 30s. An endless cycle of violence and conflicting passions ensues as men and women come together to dance late at night - every night.

World Premiere: October 18, 1988 at The Joyce Theater

Choreography by Eduardo Vilaro
Music: "You've Changed" by Carey/Fischer, arr. by D. Balakrishnan
"Danzón" by Paquito D'Rivera, arr. by M. Summer
"A Night in Tunisia" by Dizzy Gillespie/F. Paparelli, arr. by D. Balakrishnan
Reorchestrated by Alex Brown
Costume Design by Diana Ruettiger
Lighting Design by Joshua Preston

Initially evolved from Haitian contradance, the Danzón has been called the official dance of Cuba. Eduardo Vilaro has taken this traditional and quintessentially Cuban dance form and reinvented it with contemporary language to construct a joyous celebration of music and movement.

The creation of Danzón was made possible through generous support from the Chicago Community Trust. Additional support was provided by the University of Notre Dame's DeBartolo Performing Arts Center and Strathmore in North Bethesda, MD.

Ballet Hispánico Premiere: December 1, 2012 at the Apollo Theater

# B Unidos
The Instagram series features videos created by the three arms of the Ballet Hispánico: the professional company, the School of Dance, and Community Arts Partnership (CAP) and featuring the hashtag #BUnidos at


Battery Dance
The 39th Annual
Battery Dance Festival
In Virtual Form
August 14-22, 2020

Battery Dance announces the 39th Annual Battery Dance Festival with FREE virtual performances from August 14-22, 2020, available online nightly 7pm - 8pm via YouTube. For more information, visit Films will remain only through August 31, 2020.

Themed evenings will include World and U.S. Premieres on film, with works from the Middle East, Africa, Europe and the Americas, and pieces that celebrate the resiliency of New York City and the Festival itself. A special India program will be presented on August 15th, India's Independence Day.

Established in 1982, the Battery Dance Festival (BDF) has been celebrated as New York City's longest-running free public dance festival as well as one of its most wide-ranging. Audiences are traditionally drawn to Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park in Battery Park City from the large downtown working population, residents, families, tourists, senior citizens and dance fans from the greater NYC metropolitan area. Each year, the Festival attracts a combined audience of over 12,000 people in person. The audience will be multiplied many times over with the ability to attract viewers from the entire world this year.

"Constricted by the pandemic and uncertainties over how to safeguard both performers and audience members, we've decided to go virtual in our 39th year. In doing so, our curators have discovered a wealth of beautiful material on film, most of which has never been seen before by our audience. So let's celebrate silver linings and look forward to eight nights of rare and inspiring dance across many genres," said Battery Dance founder and Artistic Director Jonathan Hollander. "We would like to extend a special thank you to Battery Park City Authority, The Fund for the City of New York, Goldman Sachs and others who are standing beside us in this virtual iteration."

Annually, the Battery Dance Festival provides a unique opportunity for dance companies to present original works of high artistic merit in a free public forum. BDF revels in the panoply of dance that New York City offers, with strong emphasis on the inclusion of diverse dance styles and an international roster of performers. American choreographers such as Robert Battle, Michelle Dorrance and Jacqulyn Buglisi have all presented their works alongside pre-eminent companies from Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and the Caribbean.

Choreographer Kyle Abraham
and NYCB's Taylor Stanley
join forces for a powerful collaboration

Please find below the link to a beautiful short film, co-produced by New York City Ballet and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts:

"Ces noms que nous portons" is a world premiere solo choreographed by Kyle Abraham for NYCB Principal Dancer Taylor Stanley. The film was shot on June 30 on the Josie Robertson Plaza, lit in celebration of Pride. Kyle and Taylor have written the following statement about their collaboration on Ces noms que nous portons, and encourage viewers to learn more about and consider supporting Black Lives Matter, the LGBTQ Freedom Fund, and The Okra Project.

A message from Kyle Abraham and Taylor Stanley
When we first worked together on "The Runaway" for NYCB in 2018, an instant bond was created. There was a synergy of shared experiences and shared narratives. And although our pathways and audiences may differ, we share a united sense of a weighted experience that holds our history and our art form alike.

This collaboration aims to celebrate our queerness and our color in a way that hopefully stresses its importance, its fragility, and its strength. We dance, and create dances for those who have yet to see themselves on a stage. We dance, and create dances for our community and beyond. We dance, and create dances to nourish our souls. We make dances to reflect, to ask, to heal.

We want to honor the lives of those who we have lost due to the color of their skin or their identity. May they remain close to our hearts and at the forefront of our actions as we continue to create, reflect, and dance. For the both of us, we commemorate our PRIDE.

Kinesis Project dance theatre
Breathing with Strangers: Along the Water's Edge
A Livestream Series
August 14-23, 2020

Kinesis Project dance theatre presents Breathing with Strangers: Along the Water's Edge, live streamed from waterfronts across New York and Pennsylvania from August 14-23, 2020 at 6:30pm EDT. A site-specific, large-scale outdoor dance performance, Breathing with Strangers is a ragged, sweeping and surprising love song to New York City. Two dancers meet, twist, and wind through the pathways of various waterfronts, dancers will appear in unlikely and beautiful places. Viewers will hear stories of New York interactions and can share their own on

Breathing with Strangers will surprise, and delight all ages. To RSVP for the free series, visit More information is available at

August 14, 2020 at 6:30 PM EDT
LIVE: Summer on the Hudson presents: LiveStream from Riverside Park South
Sumaya Mulla Carrillo and Jiemin Yang perform Breathing with Strangers as a duet.

August 15, 2020 at 6:30 PM EDT
LIVE: Kinesis Project presents: LiveStream from Inwood Hill Park
Melissa Riker performs Breathing with Strangers as a solo with support.

August 21, 2020 at 6:30PM EDT
Vimeo Premiere from The Point, Pittsburgh
Nicole Truzzi performs Breathing with Strangers at The Point, the convergence of three rivers: the Allegheny, the Manongahala, and the Ohio river.

August 22, 2020 at 6:30PM EDT
Vimeo Premiere from Upstate New York
Claudia Lynn Rightmire performs Breathing with Strangers in Keene Valley, NY.

August 23, 2020 at 6:30 PM EDT
Live Premiere of Full Compilation and Conversation with artists
Full company performs Breathing with Strangers.

Live Streaming is provided by videographer Ellen Maynard and supported by Frigid New York, this performance series is made possible by Summer on the Hudson and Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone, through LMCC, COVID-19 Relief Emergency Grant from DANCE/NYC , The Indie Theatre Fund Rapid Relief Fund as well as generous individual donations.

Breathing with Strangers is a dance work developed over the last year in Riverside Park South and Snug Harbor Cultural Center with support of Summer on the Hudson, LMCC/UMEZ and CUNY Dance Initiative.

Summer on the Hudson
is Riverside Park's annual outdoor arts & culture festival, taking place place from 59th street to 181st streets from May - October, and virtually in 2020. Co-produced by NYC Parks and the Riverside Park Conservancy, Summer on the Hudson features a mix of concerts, dance performances, movies, children's shows, educational workshops, wellness activities, and more. All events are free and open to the public with the aim of bringing quality arts programming to six miles of diverse neighborhoods on the west side of Manhattan.


New York Theatre Ballet School
Online Classes
August 3-28, 2020

New York Theatre Ballet School continues its online summer classes August 3-28, 2020. Through the program, students receive world-class Cecchetti training from top industry instructors. The classes are intermediate level ballet, with elementary pointe. For more information and to register, email All classes will be held through Zoom in Eastern Daylight Time.

Online August Classes
August 3-28, 2020

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Intermediate level ballet with elementary pointe

"The safety of our students and staff is of utmost importance," said Diana Byer, founder and artistic director, New York Theatre Ballet School. "We are hopeful we can open the doors to our studio in September, but classes may resume online pending further stay at home orders. Alternatively, we may offer a combination of in-person and Zoom classes, as we are doing safely and successfully this summer."

Students of NYTB School have appeared professionally on Broadway in the productions of The Lion King, School of Rock, Billy Elliott, and South Pacific, and with New York City Ballet, Carnegie Hall with The New York Pops, Signature Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, Metropolitan Opera House, Theatre for a New City, and Cherry Lane Theatre.

NYTB has earned national acclaim for its restoration and revival of small masterworks by great choreographers and for its innovative hour-long ballets based on children's literature. NYTB tours family and adult programs both nationally and abroad. Its audiences know the Company for its theatrical expressiveness, high production quality, and intimate accessibility to every audience member.

For more information, visit

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
WPA Virtual Commissions August Premieres

"While it may be some time before we can once again see performances like these in real time and space, this year's Works & Process affirms that even when circumstances are constrained, creativity can still take flight and soar."
- The Wall Street Journal

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, is proud to announce August premieres for Works & Process Artists (WPA) Virtual Commissions. New commissions are posted on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube (@worksandprocess) every Sunday and Monday at 7:30 pm.

August 2 Ashley Laracey and Troy Schumacher
August 3 Gabrielle Lamb
August 9 Michael Novak and Josh Prince
August 10 Malcolm Jason Low and Jodi Melnick
August 16 Adrian Danchig-Waring, Joseph Gordon and HIPS
August 17 Alejandro Cerrudo and Ana Lopez
August 23 Silas Farley
August 24 Andrea Miller
August 30 Courtney Cochran
August 31 Carson Murphy and Nicholas Van Young

Since April, in direct response to the pandemic and to financially support artists and nurture their creative processes during these challenging times, Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, has presented Works & Process Artists (WPA) Virtual Commissions. Through the generosity of our board and donors, over $150,000 in commissioning funds is being granted to over 100 artists to produce new video works while social distancing. Each under five minutes long, these virtual performances spotlight leading creators who have participated in past Works & Process programs.


(Participating artists as of July 23)
Stella Abrera * Evita Arce * Ephrat Asherie * BalletX * Brandon Stirling Baker * LaTasha Barnes * Reid Bartelme * Lisa Bielawa * Stefanie Batten Bland * Joshua Bergasse * Hope Boykin * Brian Brooks *
Camille A. Brown * Nora Brown * Tony Buck * Nathan Bugh * Rena Butler * Donald Byrd * Chris Celiz * Alejandro Cerrudo * Courtney Cochran * Gaby Cook * Anthony Roth Costanzo * Dylan Crossman * Adrian Danchig-Waring * Machine Dazzle * Viva DeConcini * Simone Dinnerstein * Michelle Dorrance * Silas Farley * Jack Ferver * Tom Gold * Joseph Gordon * Amy Hall Garner * Anthony Hawley * Maxfield Haynes * Dance Heginbotham * HIPS * Adam Charlap Hyman * Dick Hyman * Michael R. Jackson * Jeremy Jacob * Colin Jacobsen * Michael Jagger * John Jarboe * Harriet Jung * Larry Keigwin * Gabrielle Lamb * Ashley Laracey * Pontus Lidberg * Ana Lopez * Malcolm Jason Low * Dave Malloy * Missy Mazzoli * Ryan McNamara * Sara Mearns * Jodi Melnick * Andrea Miller * Isaac Mizrahi * Nico Muhly * Carson Murphy * Gillian Murphy * Michael Novak * Josh Prince * Caili Quan * Sascha Radetsky * Jamar Roberts * Anthony Rodriguez * Leonardo Sandoval * Kamala Sankaram * Zoe Sarnak * Penny Saunders* Claudia Schreier * Troy Schumacher * Margo Seibert * Dan Siegler * Dawn Sinkowski * Victoria Sin * Gus Solomons Jr. * Ethan Stiefel * Karma Stylz * Macy Sullivan * Pam Tanowitz * Adam Tendler * Conrad Tao * Caleb Teicher * Richard Thomas * Charles Turner * Nicholas Van Young * Preeti Vasudevan * Eyal Vilner* David Watson * Omari Wiles * Zack Winokur * Nicole Wolcott



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