"Indian Dance, Via Bollywood, By Way of Russia, Near Wall Street"
"Woodie Guthrie, Choreographer's Muse"
"Beneath the Dappled Light, There's Safety and Charm in Numbers"
"They'll Be There With Bells On"
"Erasing Boarders, Downtown Dance Festival, New York"
"The Downtown Dance Festival: moving in a light of delight"
“When Dancing the Senses…No Explanation Required...”
“The new face of cultural diplomacy.”
“Breaking the dancing barriers. The performance was mesmerizing.”
“Wow! I’ve experienced a whole new kind of class. The teaching style was so different and so fresh.”
“…one of the best things that ever happened to modern American dance.”
“This is a dance company with exceptional spirit.”
“They find full audiences and enthusiastic applause everywhere they go. The repertoire of the company provokes, stimulates, elicits questions. “
“Highly accomplished and gorgeously choreographed.”
“Some of the best performances we’ve seen in a long time.”
“One of New York’s most public-spirited Dance Companies”
“Fleets of fancy, they cut across continents but are bound by a common thread – their love for the Arts and their artistic director/choreographer, Jonathan Hollander, a powerhouse of energy.”
“Supple and technically perfect American dancers. ”
“Battery Dance Company shows that dance can be a tool to foster diplomacy.”
“The teacher taught me to open my heart and open my mind and do something I want.”
“The Dancing to Connect workshops not only showcased the voices and personalities of the students, but proved that those voices have profound and meaningful value.”
“Jonathan Hollander has succeeded in injecting in this performance the sheer magic of contemporary art, daring even the challenge of abstraction.”
“The fusion is undying, the stage is volatile and the performers transform themselves as the show goes on.”
“This was truly a feast. The story told by intriguing, heart-touching and meaningful gestures, aroused our imagination.”
“The breathtaking dance and the equally intriguing music truly swept us of our feet.”
“The choreographies of the Battery Dance Company were as much an artistic phenomenon as a sociological one.”
“Battery Dance Company has found a place of its own in New York”Listen to Jonathan Hollander’s and Roman Baca’s interview with John Dankosky on WNPR’s ‘Where We Live’