The FESTIVAL Challenge

The DANCE NOW Joe’s Pub FESTIVAL asks festival participants to create a five-minute choreographic gem, specific to the space at Joe’s Pub.  The artist that best meets the DANCE NOW Challenge, and creates a concise, clear and complete artistic statement, in five minutes or less, receives a $1,500 development fee and a free week-long residency at the DANCE NOW Silo residency facility at Kirkland Farm in Pennsylvania.

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

Shows Start Promptly at 7pm.
Tickets: $20, $25 at the door
212-967-7555,, The Public Theater (1pm to 6pm)
Joe’s Pub at The Public / 425 Lafayette Street at Astor Place, New York City


with support, in part, with public funds from
The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council,The Barbara Bell Cumming Foundation, Jerome Robbins Foundation, Harkness Foundation for Dance, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, The New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and The New York State Legislature and The National Endowment for the Arts.

Deb Lohse on Dancing at The Pub

Jane Comfort & Company's Clown Car by Yi-Chun Wu







SEPT 6,7,8,9,28

Wednesday Sept 6:

TAKE Dance   
Amber Sloan
Subject: Matter  
Heidi Latsky Dance
Jane Comfort & Company
binbinFactory / Satoshi Haga & Rie Fukuzawa
Loni Landon Dance Project
Cleo Mack Dance Project
The Feather Theory

Thursday Sept 7:

Nicole Wolcott
Jamal Jackson Dance Company
Wallie Wolfgruber
Claire Porter / PORTABLES
Shaina & Bryan / BS Movement
The Dash Ensemble
Christal Brown
Donnell Oakley Makes Dance
The People Movers

Friday Sept 8:

The Dance Cartel  
Kyle Marshall Choreography
Kate Weare Company
Ellis Wood Dance
Paula Josa-Jones/Performance Works
Jessy Smith
RG Dance Projects - Rubén Graciani
Gibney Dance Company
Jordan Isadore

Saturday Sept 9:

Megan Williams
Dante Brown Warehouse
Tricia Brouk
Katherine Helen Fisher
The Bang Group
Magda San Millan
Schoen Movement Company
Gus Solomons jr
Brendan Drake