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"It Goes by Quick", a World Premiere by Ana Maria Lucaciu at Battery Dance Festival

Updated: Aug 30, 2021

We are thrilled to support the return of the Romanian-born New York-based choreographer Ana Maria Lucaciu to the 40th edition of the spectacular Battery Dance Festival with a show entitled "It Goes by Quick”, which amply demonstrates her deft treatment of calculated gesture and rich physicality through a series of overlapping duets and ensemble choreography that reveals profound secrets of human interaction.

Join us in person at Robert F. Wagner Park – Battery Park City, NYC on August 20 @ 7 pm EST! This event is free and you can register HERE. We strongly encourage that all in-person audience members wear a mask to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

You can also watch the show online HERE. The video will be available for 10 days after the premiere and will expire on August 30.


World Premiere

Choreography by Ana Maria Lucaciu

Starring: Sarah Housepian, Vivake Khamsingsavath, Jillian Linkowski, Sean Scantlebury, Sara Seger & Răzvan Stoian - Battery Dance Company

Music/composer: original score by T.M. Rives with music by Artie Shaw, AGF Costumes: Ana Maria Lucaciu

A sneak peek into the rehearsals of "It Goes by Quick"

Born in Bucharest, ANA MARIA LUCACIU graduated from the National Ballet School of Canada, moving on to dance with the parent company, Royal Danish Ballet, Augsburg Ballet, Portuguese Contemporary Dance Company, and Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet. Her choreography has been presented by the Norwegian National Ballet, New Dialect and SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance, among others. Holder of a BFA in dance from Empire State College, Ana Maria teaches dance across the US, Europe, and Asia. Read more at

The free annual BATTERY DANCE FESTIVAL, formerly known as the Downtown Dance Festival, takes place outdoors at Robert F. Wagner Park, in front of the sparkling New York Harbor. Last year, the festival went fully virtual, but for its 40th edition this year it is offering both in-person and streaming options: three nights of virtual performances from around the world, followed by six nights of live performances that will also be live-streamed on YouTube. - Time Out New York

More details about the Festival and the 2021 program HERE.

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