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. 

2015 DANCENOW JOE'S PUB FESTIVAL  

2Oth Anniversary Celebration!

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 DANCENOW JOE'S PUB FESTIVAL

19th Annual Season

Sept 3, 4, 5, 6 at 7pm

Encore Performance on Sept 13 at 7pm

 

 

DANCENOW is pleased to announce the lineup for the 2014 DANCENOW Joe’s Pub Festival. This eclectic showcase will feature performances by forty choreographers and their companies over four evenings from September 3 to 6, with an encore performance on September 13. The 2014 lineup of artists and companies features fan favorites, including festival veterans and returning artists, alongside today’s rising stars and festival newcomers.

A testing ground for the development of new work, the DANCENOW Joe’s Pub Festival centers around a unique challenge for artists: to create a clear and complete artistic statement of five minutes or less for the specifics of the stage at Joe’s Pub. Audiences select the work of one artist/Challenge winner each night to receive a weeklong creative residency at DANCENOW Silo on Kirkland Farm in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. DANCENOW’s producers and advisors will select one additional artist whose work overall best meets the DANCENOW Challenge to receive a $1,500 development stipend and a weeklong creative residency at DANCENOW Silo on Kirkland Farm. The top ten audience favorites, including the five Challenge winners, will be featured in the encore program on September 13.

 

2014 Festival Line-Up

Wednesday September 3

The Bang Group                           

Tze Chun Dance Company

Jane Comfort & Company

Mark Dendy Projects

Gibney Dance       

Jamal Jackson Dance Company    

LEDA       

Chelsea Murphy and Magda San Millan

Skybetter & Associates                                         

Amber Sloan                                             

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Thursday September  4

277Dance Project                         

binbin Factory    

Lawrence Goldhuber/BIGMANARTS     

Nicole Bindler & Gabrielle Revlock                                   

Dance Cartel        

Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company           

Jen Ed Productions           

Harlem Dance Club         

bryanstrimpelMOVEMENT

Verlezza Dance/Sabatino Verlezza         

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Friday September  5

Adam Barruch Dance                                

Bridgman|Packer Dance               

 thefeath3rtheory| raja feath3r kelly

Formal Structure/Malcolm Low

Jordan Isadore          
Loni Landon

RG Dance Projects: Ruben Graciani                                

Steeledance                                               

Take Dance
WonderTwins


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Saturday September 6

Banana Peel Dance/Aaron Draper                                    

Gerald Casel Dance      
Li Chiao-Ping Dance         

Katherine Helen Fisher Dance      

Heidi Latsky Dance                                                          

Deborah Lohse + Cori Marquis + Donnell Oakley                                   

Pengelly Projects: Fritha Pengelly 

Claire Porter’s PORTABLES                  

Jessy Smith & Alberto Denis

Zvidance

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Saturday September 13 at 7pm

ENCORE! Featuring the top tier works and 'challenge winners' from the 2014 Festival Season.

Tickets

 

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 COMMISSIONED ARTIST SERIES

Deborah Lohse

Gregory Dolbashian/The Dash Ensemble

SARA du JOUR

Nov 7 & 8 at 7pm 

  

2OTH ANNIVERSARY SEASON

JOIN THE CELEBRATION IN 2015

LET US KNOW YOUR IDEAS!

info@dancenownyc.org

 

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