The DANCE NOW Story: a 25th Anniversary Celebration
DANCE NOW SteelStacks, celebrating its 10th Anniversary in 2020, and in partnership with DANCE NOW (DN) is bringing its new dancenow.online programming to ArtsQuest. The six month long series (September 2020–May 2021) of online events brings the work of a roster of 42 diverse and highly innovative artists, including interviews, artist-to-audience celebrations, and much more to audiences in Lehigh Valley for the very first time.
DN has reimagined its acclaimed Festival series, presented annually in NYC at Joe’s Pub and traditionally held just after Labor Day each year, with an alternative virtual space to celebrate its artists and this landmark anniversary. As a response to the ongoing pandemic, this new DN online programming is a way for DN to support its NYC community of artists in this unprecedented and challenging time, and to bring the work of a broad and diverse spectrum of dance innovators into the homes of audiences across the globe, including those here in Lehigh Valley, PA.
Each monthly chapter (September, October, November, February, March, and May) will bring new, emerging, and longtime veterans of the DN Festival together to honor DANCE NOW’s past, embrace the present, and explore future possibilities for artists and audiences alike. The virtual series will also include an interactive timeline featuring photos, interviews, and additional facets of the DANCE NOW STORY.
The first three chapters, in addition to a subscription to the entire series, are on sale now via DANCE NOW’s website. Information and ticketing for the final three chapters – a.k.a. the Winter season – will be released in December. ArtsQuest remains a proud partner of DANCE NOW and thanks Robin Staff, the Executive Artistic Director and Producer for DANCE NOW and longtime ArtsQuest Performing Arts Board member, for allowing us to be a part of this beautiful celebration.