• To build community
  • To dance how you feel
  • To document an experience
  • To make art beyond a stage
  • To connect with other humans
  • To collaborate with performance and technology
  • To be outside in the concrete jungle under an open sky
  • To experience self expression through movement of both camera and dancer

DANCE THE ROOF

IS AN IMMERSIVE PERFORMANCE PLAYSPACE IN NYC

WHERE EVERYONE

HAS A CHANCE

TO CREATE, MOVE, AND PLAY


 

Thanks for all who participated in OUR LAST DanceTheRoof! 

If you would like to host the next one, please contact us!

What is DanceTheRoof?

For half a day you have the opportunity to be a part of a performance playspace, where both camera and performer are in motion for an audience of participants and observers. As a participant make the experience what you want - directing, moving, capturing, and playing where the process is part of the performance. In the past, people have directed video dances, thrown out words to dance do, experimented with camera angles, led group exercises, guided newbie filmmakers and dancers alike, taken mesmerizing dance photos, documented pieces, inverted and subverted choreography, bared their souls...anything is possible (as long as you stay on the roof!). It is a rare space where you are given creative freedom to play, create, and perform simultaneously.

 

Every 30 minutes, there's something new being created and you have the chance                                                                                                                                                                                                   to observe, participate, and document it.