Contemporary Dance

Exciting dance companies perform back-to-back on summer Fridays

Fresh and original, innovative artists showcase exhilarating works. Curated by Tiffany Rea-Fisher.

A part of our free Picnic Performances, drop in and enjoy Contemporary Dance with food and drink for purchase, blankets free to borrow, and lawn games available to all.

The New York Times says our dance series is “making dance part of a broader public conversation and providing an ideal picnic backdrop to boot,” while Dance Magazine calls Contemporary Dance “one of the best parts of summer in NYC.”

Check out the Picnic Performances page to see the full summer lineup and plan your visit!

Find this on the Bryant Park map

See all Bryant Park programs


June 14: Jennifer Muller, Talissa Bavaresco / BAVA Dance, Patrick O’Brien Dance Project, and Steps Conservatory.

June 21: Buglisi Dance Theatre, VON HOWARD PROJECT, Beatrice Capote, and LaGuardia Dance Ensemble

June 28: LaneCoArts, Syren Dance, Jarred Bosch, and Harlem School of the Performing Arts

July 5: David Dorfman, Francesca Harper, URBAN / TRIBE, and Earl Mosley’s Institute of the Arts