Booking Dance Festival 2021

21 in 21

COME DANCE WITH US!

Join us for our first ever virtual dance extravaganza featuring 21 different dance companies in '21

Featuring 21 different dance companies showcasing at Booking Dance Festival 2021, with 40 pieces of choreography performed by 236 dancers – and 7 world premieres!

Our Booking Dance Festival showcases are designed to give marketing visibility for selected dance companies to get bookings for live performances in venues worldwide.

This year marks our 9th annual Booking Dance Festival NYC and in celebration we are featuring two extraordinary events:

NEW DIRECTIONS is an inspirational “dance buffet” with a menu of “choreographic courses” of new work CREATED during the Pandemic. Presenting 23 new dances with 7 world premieres!

INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY launches our new MOVING FORWARD series of dance moves designed to inspire and connect. Every Monday highlights a selection of our diverse artists teaching their newest moves – join us on our social media platforms to feel those steps while learning that rep! Looking forward to moving forward!

NEW DIRECTIONS: BOOKING DANCE FESTIVAL 2021

15 dance companies ∣ 23 dances ∣ 7 world premieres!

Join us for our virtual BOOKING DANCE FESTIVAL extravaganza – a “dance buffet” featuring “choreographic courses”!

See our feature in Broadway World on BOOKING DANCE FESTIVAL 2021!

Two perfectly curated programs of work created during the Pandemic captivate and inspire – the first entitled NEW and the second DIRECTIONS with an introduction and intermission of insights by Talent Representative Jodi Kaplan.

Panel discussions with the artistic directors on topics – New Directions the Dance Film, From Stage to Screen, and Site Specifics – can be found on our Vimeo.

ON DEMAND AVAILABLE: NOW THROUGH APRIL 30, 2021

Purchase tickets to NEW DIRECTIONS:

Tickets in USA & CANADA

Tickets in INTERNATIONAL LOCATIONS

INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY 2021
BOOKING DANCE IS MOVING FORWARD!

In celebration, Booking Dance is launching our MOVING FORWARD series of dance moves designed to get everybody feeling those steps while learning that rep! Join a selection of our roster artists as they lead the way every Monday by teaching a combination from their newest works across our social media platforms!

Start the week in synch with a diverse style of dance repertoire designed to inspire and connect. Looking forward to moving forward!

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

Please join us for enrichment programming complementing our virtual dance curation.

NEW DIRECTIONS

Accompanying panel discussions with groups of participating artist (45 minutes in length). Click here to view.

Topics covered:
New Directions in Dance Films
From Stage to Screen
Site Specifics

ENCORE

Join us for a panel discussion with selected ENCORE showcasing artists. These companies include a dynamic range of dance styles performed in our most recent BOOKING DANCE FESTIVAL at Jazz at Lincoln Center in 2020 – contemporary, modern, poetic, cabaret, dance theater, ballet, and even Ukranian folk dance!

Sunday, May 2 at 11am EST: ENCORE PANEL* Click here

*Also available for viewing following initial airing date


WORKSHOP – FESTIVALS AND FUNDRAISING!

Esteemed Talent Representative Jodi Kaplan and Tony–Award winning Producer Fran Kirmser will be hosting a virtual weekend workshop in the Fall 2021. Stay tuned for dates/times.

The performing arts world is opening up! With venues and festivals planning their re–openings, this workshop will help artists come out of the gate strong with the information needed in relation to booking festivals and getting the funding to support it. This 3-hour intensive workshop features sessions focused on bookings with Talent Representative Jodi Kaplan and fundraising with Producer Fran Kirmser. We hope that you can join us! More information on the workshop will be sent out as we near the event.

“We are thrilled to have gathered up to the minute information for our clients and emerging artists for their touring and funding coming out of this pandemic and can't wait to share the information with you in this three-hour virtual workshop” – Fran Kirmser & Jodi Kaplan

Inquiries to: jka@bookingdance.com



Arts Industry Professionals

The information below is for Presenters in the Performing Arts field.

Full Program

We are offering complimentary livestream tickets to Performing Arts Presenters to NEW DIRECTIONS On Demand now through April 30, 2021.

Presenters Comp Form to access NEW DIRECTIONS On Demand


PLAYLISTS

For Arts Industry Professionals to have the opportunity to watch each of our 21 dance artists individually at your leisure, please feel free to peruse our playlists as our dynamic companies grace your screens! The full programs are curated by Producer Jodi Kaplan in her recommended order, but we recognize that you might want to connect with specific artists on your own time and terms.

Please fill out this form to receive access to the password for On Demand viewing of the password protected full programs and playlists for your convenience.

Presenters Comp Form to access On Demand viewing

NEW DIRECTIONS – PLAYLIST

View the individual company performances from NEW DIRECTIONS. Each of the 15 dance artists has a separate video showcasing their work. These can be accessed by clicking directly on the company name to see their dances. The dances are posted in the order of the NEW DIRECTIONS showcase.

NEW DIRECTIONS: BOOKING DANCE FESTIVAL 2021
FULL PROGRAM NEW DIRECTIONS

Full Program of NEW DIRECTIONS Playlist

Program 1: NEW
Program 2: DIRECTIONS

Program 1 – NEW

Ariel Rivka Dance - Unorthodox
Astra Dance Theatre – Cod'ine*
GPC Entertainment – Dazed
Chicago Dance Crash – Lil Pine Nut
GPC Entertainment – Sing Sing Sing
Dancers Unlimited NYC & Hawai'i – MoveMEANT: Dance is Medicine
Valerie Green/Dance Entropy – Home*
Alessandra Corona Performing Works– Labyrinth*

Program 2 – DIRECTIONS

Mauricio Vera, #DanzaRestless – Restless
Nejla Yatkin Dance (NY2Dance) – The Other Witch
Prince Dance Theatre – The Turning Point*
BARKIN/SELISSEN – Body Cells
Louise Reichlin & Dancers/ Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers – Urban and Tribal Dances: Batida & Together
Elisa Monte Dance – Geography of Grace*
Dancers Unlimited NYC & Hawai'i – Edible Tales* & Forward
GPC Entertainment – BASEBALL!
Ariel Rivka Dance – If I Forget You
Forza Dance Company – Maria*
ArtLab J – Waiting For Spring
BARKIN/SELISSEN – Accidental Suite
Louise Reichlin & Dancers/ Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers – Urban and Tribal Dances: Remembrance

*Public world premiere at BOOKING DANCE FESTIVAL 2021



ENCORE – PLAYLIST

View the individual company performances from ENCORE. Each of the 12 dance artists has a separate video showcasing their work. These can be accessed by clicking directly on the company name to see their dances. The dances are posted in the order of the ENCORE showcase.

Click Here for PLAYBILL – featuring 12 ENCORE artists in the full 2020 lineup
Click Here for past performance info: www.jazz.org/events/t-10290

ENCORE: BOOKING DANCE FESTIVAL 2021

FULL PROGRAM ENCORE
PLAYLIST ENCORE

This year's distinctive event encompasses a dynamic range of companies from across the USA, providing an overview of dance in America today. Styles presented include: ballet, hip– hop, acrobatics, body percussion, modern, contemporary, jazz, dance-theatre, fusion, cabaret, and a returning audience favorite of dazzling Ukranian Folk to round out a magical evening of unforgettable performances.

Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble
Elisa Monte Dance
Chicago Dance Crash
Louise Reichlin & Dancers / Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers
Water Street Dance Milwaukee
Margie Gillis – Legacy Project
Eisenhower Dance Detroit
Art of Motion Dance Theatre
Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble
Guilty Pleasures Cabaret
FOUND Movement Group
Alessandra Corona Performing Works
Dancers Unlimited
Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble









OVERVIEW OF BOOKING DANCE FESTIVAL

To date, Booking Dance Festival NYC has featured over 130 different dance companies from 20 states across the U.S.A., with 1,000 dancers having performed in BDF NYC at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Since its inception in 2013, there has been an emphasis on highlighting American dance artists. Additionally, the festival invites a selection of top international artists to participate each year. Past artists have travelled all the way from China, Italy, France, Martinique, and Canada to perform at Booking Dance Festival.

A continued emphasis for JK&A's ninth annual Booking Dance Festival is its educational outreach program, inviting young students throughout the NYC metropolitan area to view the performance for free, inspiring a new generation of artists. Expanding to include youth across the USA to benefit from our virtual programming.






 
 




RECENT SHOWCASE

Booking Dance Festival 2021

NEW DIRECTIONS: Sunday, February 14, 2021
15 dance companies ∣ 23 dances ∣ 7 world premieres!
11am–1pm EST

ENCORE: Thursday, April 29th, 2021
12 dance companies ∣ 16 dances
7–9pm EST


SHOWCASING ARTISTS:
ENCORE 2021 Booking Dance Festival

MAIN ROSTER ARTISTS:
Eisenhower Dance Detroit (MI)
eisenhowerdance.org

Elisa Monte Dance (NYC)
elisamontedance.org

BOUTIQUE ROSTER ARTISTS:
Alessandra Corona Performing Works (NYC)
acoronaworks.com

Chicago Dance Crash chicagodancecrash.com

Dancers Unlimited/DUNYC (NYC)
dunyc-hi.com

Found Movement Group
(Nashville, TN)
foundmovementgroup.com

Guilty Pleasures Cabaret (NYC)
guiltypleasurescabaret.com

Water Street Dance Milwaukee
(Milwaukee, WI)
waterstreetdancemke.com


GUEST ARTISTS:
Art of Motion Dance Theater (NJ)
aomdt.org

Louise Reichlin & Dancers /
Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers (CA)
lachoreographersanddancers.org

Margie Gillis – Legacy Project* (Canada) Margiegillis.org

Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble (PA)
voloshky.com


SHOWCASING ARTISTS:
NEW DIRECTIONS 2021 Booking Dance Festival

Alessandra Corona Performing Works (NYC)
acoronaworks.com

Ariel Rivka Dance (NJ)
arielrivkadance.com

ArtLab J (Detroit, MI)
artlabj.com

Astra Dance Theatre (Los Angeles, CA)
astradancetheatre.com

BARKIN/SELISSEN (NYC)
barkinselissenproject.org

Chicago Dance Crash chicagodancecrash.com

Dancers Unlimited/DUNYC (NYC)
dunyc-hi.com

Elisa Monte Dance (NYC)
elisamontedance.org

Forza Dance Company (NYC)
michaellabarron.com

Guilty Pleasures Cabaret (NYC)
guiltypleasurescabaret.com

Louise Reichlin & Dancers /
Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers (CA)
lachoreographersanddancers.org

Mauricio Vera (Chile)
instagram.com/danzarestless

Nejla Yatkin (NY2Dance)
ny2dance.com

Prince Dance Theatre (Hawai'i)
princedance.org

Valerie Green/Dance Entropy (NYC) DanceEntropy.org

 

 
 

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