The outdoor Battery Dance Festival (once the Downtown Dance Festival) has always been one of the best places to catch international companies, so it came as no surprise that this South American lineup was full of delights. The bill was split between New York company Pajarillo Pinta’o—founded by Limón Dance Company vet Daniel Fetecua—whose works you see here spanning traditional folk forms and Latin-inflected modern dance, and the Colombian company Sankofa Danza Afro, whose chair-brandishing work “La Ciudad de los Otros” segued from traditional Afro-Colombian forms into pulse-pounding contemporary hip-hop. If you missed it, you should be sure to catch the Jose Limón International Festival this fall and, as always, stay abreast of the best dance events this week!
Check out pictures of the Evening of Colombian Dance in Battery Park
The Battery Dance Festival took viewers on a dance-filled vacation to South America, all without leaving New York Harbor
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