DanceNOW Joe's Pub

Our eleven year partnership with Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater has encouraged hundreds of dance innovators to challenge their craft by exploring new and unprecedented creative paths, often pursuing the most audacious of their artistic dreams, to design work for the intimacy of New York City’s ‘best tiny stage.’ Unveiling a treasure trove of critically acclaimed works, including Doug Elkins’ Fraulein Maria, David Parker’s ShowDown and Misters and Sisters, Nicholas Leichter’s The Whiz, Kyle Abraham’s Heartbreaks and Homies, Nicole Wolcott and Vanessa Walter’s Alley of the Dolls, Take Dance's Somewhere Familiar Melodies, Adam Barruch's My Name is Adam and most recently Parker’s new, Head Over Heels, Joe’s Pub has become an unparalleled resource for the development of new work, and DANCENOW’s home base. Despite the 9- by 11-foot stage, audiences can expect risk-taking and surprise, as well as extraordinary dancing and magical experiences.

DANCENOW JOE'S PUB FESTIVAL

Each fall, right after Labor Day, the DANCENOW JOE'S PUB FESTIVAL features bite-size choreographic gems from 40 of today’s most innovative dance makers to reveal the vast terrain of artistic voices – diverse, passionate and highly innovative - that make up the New York City dance community.

Continuing our signature format of presenting generations of artists side-by-side, ranging from young innovators to maturing performers, the DANCENOW JOE'S PUB FESTIVAL has become a testing ground for new ideas, directions and work to be developed in our DANCENOW JOE'S PUB Featured Artist series throughout the year. 

2014

DANCENOW JOE'S PUB FESTIVAL & ENCORE

September 3, 4, 5, 6 & 13

  

APPLY TO PARTCIPATE  BY MAY 1

To APPLY, go to DANCENOW’s NYCharities Page and make a $12.00 payment for each piece you want to submit an application for. Then, fill out this application. If you have any questions at any point in the process, please contact Producer Sydney Skybetter, at sydney@dancenownyc.org.

 

 

 

 

DANCENOW JOE'S PUB FESTIVAL CHALLENGE

The DANCENOW JOE'S PUB FESTIVAL offers a ‘challenge initiative’, asking festival participants to take the DANCENOW ‘less is more’ mantra to heart and create a five-minute choreographic gem specific to the intimacy and limitations of Joe’s Pub.  Each fall, during the FESTIVAL the artist and work that best meets the DANCENOW Challenge to create a concise, clear and complete artistic statement in five minutes or less receives a $1,000 development fee, a free week-long residency at DANCENOW Silo on Kirkland Farm in Pennsylvania and a 20-hour space grant from the Gibney Dance Center.

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION

Festival audiences will have a chance to partcipate in the creative process. Each evening, audience members will select the artist that best meets the DANCENOW Challenge. Five artists will each receive a free and week-long creative development residency at Silo.

All work presented in the DANCENOW Joe’s Pub will be considered for future development in DanceNOW Joe’s Pub’s Dancemopolitan Series.

 

 

 

 

"NO ONE THOUGHT WE COULD DO MODERN DANCE ON A STAGE OUR SIZE, AND THE DANCEMOPOLITAN SERIES HAS PROVED EVERYONE WRONG!" - Shanta Thake, Director of Joe's Pub

 

 

 

 

2014 DANCEMOPOLITAN COMMISSIONED ARTIST SERIES

CLAIRE PORTER'S PORTABLES
Sen·tence

APRIL 25 & 26

A romp /of lan-guage (with a cast)-of character (s) 

Sen·tence  is a celebration/fascination/investigation of PARTS OF SPEECH. It is a new work by Claire Porter that includes Falling for Prepositions, a movement/song story about a composer who has fallen for prepositions. Silly and tender, Falling for Prepositions will be performed by soprano Marla Berg and Porter with music composed by USA Artist Mary Ellen Childs. Developed while in residence at the Baryshnikov Arts Center with funds provided by the New Music USA Live Music for Dance Program with generous support from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.

Also on the program is Pronoun Emergency, the "Audience Favorite" during DanceNow Joe's Pub Challenge 2013. Addressing the them/us/you/me of emergency preparedness, Pronoun Emergency is a fast romp around the room onto the life-raft. Performers are dancer/actors, Matt Buffalo, Dana Crowe, Misaki Karachi, Porter, Susan Thomasson and Sabatino Verlezza.

Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26 at 7pm

Doors open at 6pm for Dinner and / or Cocktails.

Show Starts Promptly at 7pm.

Tickets are $15 in advance $20 at the door

212-967-7555

joespub.com

The Public Theater (1pm to 6pm)

Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater 

425 Lafayette Street at Astor Place, New York City

 

2014 DANCENOW JOE'S PUB FESTIVAL - SEPT 3, 4, 5, 6 & 13

 Full Event Details and Line Up by June 1

2014 COMMISSIONED ARTIST SERIES

Deborah Lohse

Gregory Dolbashian/The Dash Ensemble

SARA du JOUR

Nov 8 & 9 at 7pm 

 

2015 CELEBRATES OUR 2OTH ANNIVERSARY SEASON

JOIN THE CELEBRATION - LET US KNOW YOUR IDEAS!

info@dancenownyc.org

 

DanceNOW 2013 - Excerpt Reel from Dancing Camera on Vimeo.