A ballerina dancer in red shirt and black leggings performs on a white platform. The Statue of Liberty is visible in the distance.

Dancing in Sacred Space

  • Monday, April 20
  • 7 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Museum Auditorium

This program is cancelled.

Battery Dance, a lower Manhattan–based dance company, held a public dance festival on the World Trade Center plaza each year between 1976 and 2001. Just two weeks after the 9/11 attacks, the company presented a spontaneous performance at the Franklin Street subway station on the cusp of the “frozen zone,” drawing residents from their homes. Eighteen years later, Battery Dance returns to the World Trade Center for a night of performance dedicated to the citizens of the more than 90 nations killed in the attacks. This performance includes seven live dance works and live accompaniment by the same musicians who performed originally at the Franklin Street Station.  


Tadej Brdnik accompanied by Samir Chatterjee, Sanghamitra Chatterjee, Eric Phinney & Yousif Sheronik

Junious Brickhouse

Beatrice Capote

Aditi Mangaldas

Revanta Sarabhai

Hussein Smko

Razvan Stoian

Amanda Treiber, New York Theatre Ballet

with Alison Crowther & Anthoula Katsimatides.


Curated by Jonathan Hollander.


This program is presented in partnership with Battery Dance.


Tickets to this program are $25 each; $10 for Museum members.

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Through the second annual 9/11 Memorial & Museum Summit on Security, presented by First Data, now Fiserv, public programs in 2020 are made possible by the Anheuser-Busch Foundation, Craig Newmark, founder, craigslist & Craig Newmark Philanthropies, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Lockheed Martin Corporation, SOS Security, and Verizon.