HISTORY

Breaking Ground, Fort Jay, Governors Island, 2006, Invasion by Noémie Lafrance. Photo: Julieta Cervantes

Breaking Ground, Fort Jay, Governors Island, 2006, Invasion by Noémie Lafrance. Photo: Julieta Cervantes

Founded in 1984, Dancing in the Streets (Dancing) has produced and presented over 500 FREE public performances by over 300 contemporary artists, including site-specific productions at spectacular urban sites by Meredith Monk, Ann Carlson, Douglas Dunn, Eiko & Koma, Joanna Haigood, Steve Koplowitz, Tere O’Connor, Elizabeth Streb, Reggie Wilson, and Yasuko Yakoshi.

 

Breaking Ground, Floyd Bennett Field, 2008, Five
Entrances into a War Machine by Stephan Koplowitz.
Photo: Julie Lemberger

In its early years, Dancing fostered site-specific work as a public art form across New York City, the U.S. and overseas. Since 2001, Dancing has become an urban pioneer, producing dance performances in unknown sites throughout the NYC metropolitan area, including the massive Port Authority Grain Terminal in Red Hook, the Tobacco Warehouse in Brooklyn Bridge Park, Fort Jay on Governors Island, Hangar B at Brooklyn’s Floyd Bennett Field, and the streets of the South Bronx.

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