Dance @ The Tank

The Tank supports emerging choreographers, dancers, improvisers, and cross-disciplinary performers whose work celebrates or challenges the current field of contemporary dance and movement. We present premieres of full-length works, tours, and more.

Past dancers and choreographers who have performed at The Tank over the years include:

Project Limb | Hattie Mae Williams | AUNTS | Kyle Abraham | Tiffany Rea Fischer | Erick Montes | Danielle Russo | Peter Chamberlain | MariaColacoDance | and hundreds more!

The Tank’s signature dance program is xyz nyc. Choreographers and dancers who have never met are paired together and create a dance that is performed at The Tank a week later! All dancers who apply to participate are welcomed on stage, promoting an unparalleled level of accessibility to performing and viewing dance. Each xyz revolves around a different theme with a prominent guest speaker corresponding to the theme. The goal of the guest speaker’s feedback is to expand the audience's vocabulary for talking about what they just saw. Audiences gain a new perspective into the choreographic process as well as an opportunity to see premiered works fresh out of rehearsal! In the spring, one piece from each xyz will be invited back for the culminating xyz challenge. This performance means that choreographers revisit their piece from xyz and work with other choreographers to create a seamless evening of dance telling one story. Conceived by Jill Rousseau. Curated by Annalisa Ledson.

Current dance curators are: Jill Rousseau and Olney Edmondson.

Do a show here! As with all of our programming, we operate with an ongoing open submissions process. Click HERE for application instructions!

312 West 36th Street / First Floor / New York, NY 10018