The 2012–13 Season marks DANCENOW’s tenth year of programming dance at Joe’s Pub. The season kicks off with the 2012 DANCENOW Joe’s Pub Festival featuring an exciting lineup of 40 choreographers/dance companies over five evenings from Wednesday September 5th through Saturday September 8th, including our new ENCORE evening on Saturday September 15, featuring the top ten choreographers whose work best meets the DANCENOW Challenge which asks festival artists to take our “less is more” mantra truly to heart and create a choreographic work of five minutes or less that makes aconcise artistic statement.

Each evening, the audience will vote for a Challenge winner who will receive a free weeklong creative residency at DANCENOW Silo on Kirkland Farm in Pennsylvania. One winner from the entire festival run, selected by DANCENOW producers and advisors, will receive a $1,000 creative development stipend, a free weeklong creative residency at Silo on Kirkland Farm, and a 20-hour space grant from the Gibney Dance Center.

Continuing its signature short-takes format, the DANCENOW Joe’s Pub Festival showcases a wide-range of work by emerging and established artists, offering audiences a look at the rich diversity of dance in New York City.

The festival serves as a testing ground for new ideas, providing artists with a unique opportunity to experiment with their craft and create work for New York City’s “best tiny stage.”

Wed, September 5
Adam Barruch Dance
binbinFactory / satoshi haga & rie fukuzawa
Maura Nguyen Donohue
Marjani Forté
Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance
Donnell Oakley   

Rainwater Dances/Nellie Rainwater
Erika Randall
RG Dance Projects – Rubén Graciani

Thurs, September 6
alex|xan: the Median Movement
The Anata Project/Claudia Anata Hubiak            

Janis Brenner & Dancers      

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
Luke Murphy   

Portables/Claire Porter 

Molly Shanahan
Bryan Strimpel
Makiko Tamura/ Small Apple co
Simone Sobers Dance

Fri, September 7
Jane Comfort & Company
The DASH/Gregory Dolbashian
SARA du jour
Erica Essner Performance Co-Op
The Good to Go Girls
Jamal Jackson Dance Company
Sara Joel
Kawamura the 3rd 

Amy Larimer  


Amber Sloan 

Sat, September 8
The Bang Group
Christal Brown    

Loni Landan
Deborah Lohse
Khaleah Londons/LAYERS
MADboots dance co.
Christopher K. Morgan & Artists
TAKE Dance
Megan Williams 

Price: $15 in Advance; $20 at Door