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 for the festival, $16 festival discount when you buy more than one show.  Encore tickets are $25 in advance, $30 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 and Company's Clown Car by Yi-Chun Wu







SEPT 6,7,8,9,28

HOSTED BY TruDee (aka: Deborah Lohse)

Wednesday Sept 6

BIGMANARTS,TAKE Dance, Amber Sloan, Subject: Matter, 
Heidi Latsky Dance, Jane Comfort and Company,
binbinFactory / Satoshi Haga & Rie Fukuzawa,
Loni Landon Dance Project, Cleo Mack Dance Project, Kyle Marshall Choreography

Thursday Sept 7

Nicole Wolcott, Jamal Jackson Dance Company,
Wallie Wolfgruber, Claire Porter / PORTABLES,
Shaina & Bryan / BAIRA, ZviDance,
Gregory Dolbashian, Christal Brown/INSPIRIT,
Donnell Oakley Makes Dance, The People Movers

Friday Sept 8

The Dance Cartel, Kate Weare Company, Ellis Wood Dance,
Raja Feather Kelly / The Feath3r Theory, Paula Josa-Jones/Performance Works, Jessy Smith,
BOOMERANG, RG Dance Projects - Rubén Graciani,
Gibney Dance Company, Jordan Isadore,

Saturday Sept 9

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