2021 Season Dates: June 28-August 1
plus pre-season Sundays in June
Pre-Season Sunday Events
Jamal Jackson Dance Company Open Rehearsal and Q&A
Coming Together: A Juneteenth Celebration at Lincoln Center, Restart Stages
YDC Special Events
Guest Repertory Project: Ballet Hispánico
Guest Artist Series
City-Wide Outdoor Performance Tour
Multi-Camera Livestream Finale Concert
Last Day Reflections and Celebration
Choreographer + Composer Project
Ten professional composers will be on board with us this year, to collaborate one-on-one with our student choreographers. Students who propose an original work will be paired with a composer, to collaborate on the work from start to finish. A rare and invaluable experience for a teen choreographer.
Wednesday July 21 @ 4PM
The Plaza at 300 Ashland
at the corner of Lafayette Ave & Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Co-Presented by Downtown Brooklyn Partnership.
Programming at The Plaza at 300 Ashland is made possible by support from Two Trees Management Co.
Friday July 23 @ 6PM
Culture Lab LIC
5-25 46th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101
Tuesday July 27 @ 1PM
Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance
2474 Westchester Ave, Bronx, NY 10461
Wednesday July 28 @ 2:30PM DANCE THE ART
@ 3PM STAGE PERFORMANCE
Socrates Sculpture Park
32-01 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, NY 11106
Saturday July 31 @ 4PM
Livestream Finale Concert by CultureHub
**ONLINE ONLY** Watch the Livestream Finale Concert directly on the YDC Youtube Page
All performances are FREE and open to the public.
Young Dancemakers Company presents free concerts of their unique, original choreography based on meaningful personal and social themes. The group dances to both live and recorded music, made in collaboration with professional composers. They will perform their latest works and an excerpt of Ann Reinking’s Ritmo y Ruido being set by Ballet Hispánico artists. Ballet Hispánico, is the nation’s renowned Latino dance organization and one of America’s Cultural Treasures.
The one-hour concert will be followed by lively dance-making with the audience, led by the company, plus post-concert Q&A.
About Downtown Brooklyn Partnership
Downtown Brooklyn Partnership is a not-for-profit local development corporation that serves as the primary champion for Downtown Brooklyn as a world-class business, cultural, educational, residential, and retail destination. Working together with the three business improvement districts (BID) that it manages – the MetroTech BID, Fulton Mall Improvement Association, and Court-Livingston-Schermerhorn BID – the Partnership’s diverse activities include attracting new businesses and improving the environment for existing companies; facilitating the construction of public spaces and streetscapes that promote an active and cohesive community; supporting and promoting Downtown Brooklyn’s cultural assets; and encouraging a unified sense of place and an engaged civic community. For more information, visit www.downtownbrooklyn.com.
About the Plaza at 300 Ashland
The Plaza at 300 Ashland sits at the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District, adjacent to the brownstone Brooklyn neighborhoods of Fort Greene, Boerum Hill, and Park Slope. DBP has partnered with premier Brooklyn arts organizations such as BAM, BRIC, Brooklyn Public Library, Mark Morris Dance Group, MoCADA, 651 Arts, and Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA) to offer free, high-quality programming for everyone. Programming at The Plaza at 300 Ashland is made possible by support from Two Trees Management Co.
Space Shares at La MaMa makes theatre spaces available to artists for non-curated productions.