Established by Battery Dance in 1982 as the Downtown Dance Festival, today the Battery Dance Festival (BDF) is New York City’s longest-running free public dance festival. Audiences are traditionally drawn from the large downtown working population and residents, families, tourists, senior citizens and dance fans from the greater NYC metropolitan area. Each year, the Festival draws a combined audience of over 12,000 people.
ARD joins the lineup at Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park on Sunday, August 12th from 7-9pm.
After enthusiastic reception at the 2017 Riverside Dance Festival, we are thrilled to announce that this collaboration continues! ARD will spend a week in residence setting "Ori" on Ballet Vero Beach for their 2019 season and beyond, making them the first company outside of ARD to perform this acclaimed work.
ARD brings a selection of repertoire to GRTW Academy in Randolph, New Jersey!
With a mission to inspire intellectual curiosity and critical thinking, GRTWA aims to to nurture students in an environment infused with the richness of Jewish life. Through dance and discussion, students and their families will celebrate the beauty of Shabbat - experiencing specifically curated and reflective programming at their own school.
ARD collaborates with Amy Marshall Dance Company and Chanel DaSilva for a season dedicated to empowering female expression.
For the 11th season, ARD presents two new works: She, a dance that delves into the emotional waves of motherhood, and a solo work that reflects on the sacrifices one makes for passion, which will be amplified by visual projections. In addition to ARD’s acclaimed No Words, Amy Marshall Dance Company joins the program to showcase eighteen years of inspiring, dramatic dance. And after a successful debut at the 2017 ARD season, Chanel daSilva returns to set a premiere piece on four ARD dancers with her signature energetic style.
Runtime: 80 minutes
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ARD joins a lineup of 8 choreographers working in New Jersey and New York for an unforgettable matinee performance at BAM Fisher (Fishman Space).
Early Bird Price (through 3/25): $18
After 3/25: $22
It's an Esther-avaganza!
ARD brings an excerpt of "The Book of Esther" to the FED's women's-only brunch in honor of Purim, when a woman saved the day! Participants will learn with Sivan Rotholz about Queens Esther and Vashti of Purim lore and about the Mound of Ishtar -- the predecessor of today's hamantaschen -- while enjoying a delicious vegetarian meal and dance performance together.
ARD brings "Holly" to this years Show Up and Dance, highlighting chapters and students of the National Honors Society for Dance Arts.
1pm & 3pm at the Loree Dance Theater @ Rutgers University, Douglass Campus.
Show Up and Dance is an opportunity for dance artists to exhibit their work in a supportive environment. Members of Dance New Jersey are invited to showcase a work in progress or present a complete work, as a means to solicit constructive feedback from peers and to gain exposure. The general public is invited to join in the fun for a nominal fee. Members need not pay anything additional to participate, but pre-registration is required.
Tickets available at the door: $10 General Public, $5 Children 12 & under/Seniors
ARD returns to the Gordon Center for Performing Arts for an eclectic evening of original dance from across the region.
In advance - $20/adult; $10/child or student
At the door - $22/adult; $12/child or student
Children ages 15 and under are eligible for child prices.
FREE and open to the community
The community is invited to see the all-female critically acclaimed contemporary dance troupe, Ariel Rivka Dance, perform "The Book of Esther." This is a special presentation for children at Sunday School, but we welcome parents, grandparents and the community to join us!
The Dance Gallery International Festival was created in 2007 by Astrid von Ussar and Mojca Ussar and has since become a well-known festival with annual showcases in New York City and Texas. ARD is thrilled to have been selected for the 11th season Artist Lineup!
See the stories of Vashti and Esther come to life in an interactive, educational, family-friendly performance. A condensed, 25-minute dance performance is sure to delight audience members of all ages. The afternoon will continue with samples of Ariel Rivka Dance repertoire.
Before the performance, audiences enjoy a workshop with Artistic Director Ariel Grossman and Composer David Homan. The two will discuss the art of collaboration and how they use music and movement to tell a story
ARD brings a special performance to this event, which features creative meditation, music, and a festive holiday dinner.
FED noun \ˈfed\
Dinner parties where you are fed by gourmet food, inspirational ideas, and the company and creative energy of your dinner companions.
Ariel Rivka Dance reflects on ten seasons of emotionally-stirring modern dance with a pair of career-spanning programs. Along with beloved repertory and fresh collaborations, including one New York and two world premieres, each evening also highlights work from peers including Chanel DaSilva (Program A), Taylor 2 (Program B), and RIOULT Dance NY’s Michael Phillips (Program B). ARD signature pieces, live music and a family-oriented program, will also be on display. Programs run 90 minutes with a 15 minute intermission except for the Family Matinee which runs 1 hour.
Ariel Rivka Dance and Chanel DaSilva
Wed, Sep 6 at 7:30pm
Thu, Sep 7 at 7:30pm / $75 VIP ticket available. Includes preferential seating and access to ARD’s 10th Anniversary Celebration post-show.
Ariel Rivka Dance, Michael Phillips/RIOULT, Taylor 2
Fri, Sep 8 at 7:30pm / Pre-Show Talk at 7pm
Sat, Sep 9 at 7:30pm / $75 VIP ticket available. Includes preferential seating and access to ARD’s Closing Night Party post-show.
Ariel Rivka Dance
Sat, Sep 9 at 2pm / $1 Child ticket available.
The Riverside Dance Festival is a unique experience in Intensive Summer Study for ages 10 and up, presented by Riverside Theatre and Ballet Vero Beach. Accepted students will experience day-to-day life with New York's acclaimed "Ariel Rivka Dance." Students will have the opportunity to take daily technique classes in Ballet and Contemporary Dance forms from ARD and Riverside’s own distinguished faculty, they will also participate in master classes, open rehearsals, and work towards the creation of their own work to be performed alongside ARD in a mixed repertory concert to culminate the festival.
Join us for our 3rd annual board-hosted party, an engaging evening with the dancers, creators and supporters behind Ariel Rivka Dance!
Saturday, May 20 at 7:30pm at New York Live Arts
Tickets start at $50 and include wine, cheese, dessert and snacks all evening!
In celebration of ARD's 10th season, the company will perform choreography spanning their entire repertoire, and share the evolution of their latest creation No Words. The newest member of ARD, costume designer Mondo Morales, will discuss his collaboration on No Words as well as the re-costuming of Box and Ori.
We look forward to welcoming you into our creative process!
GK ArtsCenter presents the inaugural season of the Brooklyn Bridge Dance Festival! Curated by Jonathan Howard Katz, artistic director of Periapsis Music and Dance, the festival brings together choreographers from New York City and beyond who have each found their own unique artistic voice.
Friday, April 28, 8:00 pm:
- Ariel Rivka Dance
- Benjamin Briones Ballet
- ChristinaNoel & the Creature
- Gelsey Kirkland Ballet
- Mari Meade Dance Collective (MMDC)
- Thomas/Ortiz Dance
Presented in partnership with The Associated Pomegranate Society
With elegant energy and fluid choreography by Ariel Grossman, Ariel Rivka Dance’s The Book of Esther investigates, through emotionally driven movement, the biblical stories of Queen Vashti and Queen Esther, epitomizing the Jewish traditions of community, collaboration, and support. Featuring a strong and vibrant all-female cast and a distinctive melodic musical score by Grossman’s husband, David Homan, this beautiful dance adaptation of the well-known Purim story wrestles with issues women have faced in both historical and modern times.
Ariel Rivka Dance (ARD) shares an afternoon of its repertoire. The work explores emotionally driven movement with underlying currents of technique and structure. In this all-female contemporary dance company, each of the eight women brings a particular perspective and interpretation of the choreography resulting in a stunning collaboration.
Collaboration and accessibility are the heart of ARD, and we produce shows that incorporate various styles of dance and original music by composer David Homan, exposing our audiences to quality artistry in an inviting way.
$20 Member | $30 Public | $16 Senior Member | $24 Senior Public | $15 Student
The Book of Esther:
The Journey of Queen Vasti and Queen Esther
Jewish Federation of Greater Houston event for
PJ Library Families and Public
See the stories of Vashti and Esther come to life in an interactive, educational, family-friendly performance. A condensed, 25-minute dance performance is sure to delight audience members of all ages.
Before the performance, audiences enjoy a workshop with Artistic Director Ariel Grossman and Composer David Homan. The two will discuss the art of collaboration and how they use music and movement to tell a story.
FREE | Family Program | Recommended for ages 3–5