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  • $20

Purchase a ticket for two or more festival shows for $16 per show. Single tickets are $20 in advance/$25 at the door. Encore tickets are $25 in advance/$30 at the door.


Acclaimed for its signature short-takes format, the DANCE NOW Festival presents a diverse range of works from some of today’s most innovative and dynamic dance makers. The 24th season of this lively fall festival features 40 emerging and established choreographers, including DANCE NOW veterans and festival newcomers. Every show features Emcee TruDee (aka Deborah Lohse).

The annual DANCE NOW Festival serves as a vital testing ground for the development of full-evening works presented at Joe’s Pub as part of DANCE NOW’s Commissioned Artist Series. As part of this mission, the festival offers a unique challenge for artists: to create a clear and complete artistic statement in five minutes or less for the Pub’s tiny stage. The festival producers select ten artists whose work best meets the festival challenge to participate in an encore program. The overall challenge winner receives a development stipend, creative residencies at DANCE NOW Silo on Kirkland Farm in Bucks County, PA, and at Arts On Site in New York City, and a future commission to create a new work for Joe’s Pub.

2019 DANCE NOW Festival Lineup and Schedule:

Wednesday, September 4
The Bang Group
Sarah Chien
Brendan Drake
Melanie Greene
Loni Landon Dance Project
Tiffany Mills Company
Dmitri Peskov
Alice Sheppard
Amber Sloan

Thursday, September 5
Adam Barruch
Sara Juli
Claire Porter / PORTABLES
Ruckus Dance
Yoshito Sakuraba / Abarukas
Gus Solomons jr
Maleek Washington

Friday, September 6
Kimberly Bartosik / daela
binbinFactory / Satoshi Haga & Rie Fukuzawa
Blue Wyatt Project
Doug Elkins
Orlando Hernández
TAKE Dance
Tiny Trip
Kate Weare Company
Nicole Wolcott

Saturday, September 7
Tsiambwom M. Akuchu
Cleo Mack
The People Movers x The RAD Lab
Joshua L. Peugh
Subject: Matter
Caleb Teicher & Company
Nicole Vaughan-Diaz
Megan Williams Dance Projects
Zvi Dance

Programs subject to change.