Past Events

Dance Theatre Etcetera’s performance projects engage with sites, animating public space and fostering dialogue on important local issues.

DTE Executive Director Martha Bowers’s site-specific performances played a central role in the foundation of the organization, leading to its investment in local youth through arts education and introducing the organization to the NYC community.

In 2007, developer Greg O’Connell (The O’Connell Organization) recognized the key role these performances had played in ongoing urban renewal efforts in Red Hook, Brooklyn, and provided DTE with its office/studio space on the Red Hook waterfront.

From 2003 to 2010, DTE presented the acclaimed site-specific dance production Angels and Accordions at Green-Wood Cemetery. In June 2010, DTE was honored with a Certificate of Merit from the Municipal Art Society of New York that recognizes “people, places, organizations and momentous events that have, in our view, made an exceptional contribution to the life of New York City.” DTE was nominated for the award by Alison Tocci, President of Time Out, Inc.

DTE’s award winning site-specific projects have served as important opportunities for advanced dance and theatre students to take part in professional productions as part of their learning process.

Red Hook Fest 2017

The 24th Annual Red Hook Fest: We Push Forward, the FREE live music and dance festival on the Brooklyn waterfront, was June 9-10th, 2017. Featuring community workshops, free resources, family activities, games, face painting, and world-class performers, Red Hook Fest is annual fun for the whole family. We had a stellar line-up of performers, including musical ... Read more...

Red Hook: Move It

Dance Theatre Etcetera, a Red Hook-based arts organization, teamed up with Good Shepherd Services to offer free professional dance performances and a DJ dance party at their 2016 Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Red Hook: Move It / Community Thanksgiving Dinner Thursday, November 17, 2016 Doors at 5:45PM, Performances at 7:15PM Beacon Community Center P.S. 15/Patrick F. ... Read more...

Dance on the Greenway 2015

Dance on the Greenway  2015 was a FREE fall festival of site-specific dance on the IKEA waterfront. Due to inclement weather, the 2015 festival was held at DTE’s offices on rain date Sunday, October 4, 2015. Sign up on the DTE mailing list to get all the latest news on our upcoming programs! This year’s ... Read more...

Spark Prize

We’re a Spark Prize Finalist! We’re so pleased to announce that Dance Theatre Etcetera is among 20 nonprofit organizations selected as finalists for Brooklyn Community Foundation’s inaugural Spark Prize, the first and only honor of its kind celebrating changemakers in the borough’s thriving nonprofit sector. Five organizations will be awarded grants of $100,000 each in ... Read more...

Red Hook Fest 2016

The 23rd Annual Red Hook Fest: Going Global, our FREE live music and dance festival on the Brooklyn waterfront, was a success! We enjoyed performances by reggae band Meta and The Cornerstones, Afro-Cuban jazz/tap master Max Pollak/RumbaTap, Afro-modern dance choreographer Francine E. Ott/The Walk, Japanese women’s drum ensemble COBU, and flex dance pioneer Reggie “Regg Roc” Gray and The D.R.E.A.M. Ring, plus ... Read more...

Angels and Accordions (2003-2010)

Angels and Accordions Conceived and choreographed by Martha Bowers Music: Guy Klucevsek and Bob Goldberg Visual Installation: Alexander Heilner Part walking tour, part performance, part guided meditation through the beautiful and richly historical Green-Wood Cemetery, Angels and Accordions was produced by Dance Theatre Etcetera and The Green-Wood Historic Fund, and presented as part of openhousenewyork’s ... Read more...

The Dream Life of Bricks (2002)

Conceived, written and directed by Martha Bowers Music: Philip Hamilton Set Design: Ed King Lighting Design: Larry Smallwood Production Manager: Larry Smallwood Commissioned by MASS MoCA with support from the Rockefeller M.A.P Fund and the Mary Flagler Cary Live Music for Dance Program. Produced by Dance/Theatre/Etcetera in collaboration with MASS MoCA. In 2001, Martha Bowers ... Read more...

Home Wisdom (2000)

Conceived and Directed by Martha Bowers Sound Design and Musical Direction: Mark McCoin Produced in collaboration with Deborah Reshotko and SPEAKING OF DANCE. Funded by Artists and Communities:America Creates for the Milennium, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation. Denver history fused with the city’s present-day scene through ... Read more...

Safe Harbor II (1998-1999)

Conceived and Directed by Martha Bowers Music by Tiye Giraud SAFE HARBOR II was commissioned by the Taipei Theater and the Mulberry Street Theatre as an original site-specific work adapted for the stage. It was presented at the Taipei Theatre in the Spring of 1999 in Midtown Manhattan. “A refreshingly unslick yet breathtaking production.” – ... Read more...

Safe Harbor (1998-1999)

Conceived and Directed by Martha Bowers Music by Tiye Giraud SAFE HARBOR II was commissioned by the Taipei Theater and the Mulberry Street Theatre as an original site-specific work adapted for the stage. It was presented at the Taipei Theatre in the Spring of 1999 in Midtown Manhattan. “A refreshingly unslick yet breathtaking production.” – ... Read more...

Oasis (1997)

Commissioned by Dancing in the Streets On-Site New York City program Produced by Dance/Theatre/Etcetera Conceived and Directed by Martha Bowers Music by Ralph Denzer OASIS was a live dance and music performance that toured NYC’s community gardens in 1997, drawing attention to the Gardens’ battle with the City to preserve their spaces. A live brass ... Read more...

Blue Train

Conceived and Directed by Martha Bowers and John King Music by John King Co-produced by Dance/Theatre/Etcetera and the Wagon Train Project in Lincoln, Nebraska. BLUE TRAIN was a site-specific event which began in the Wagon Train Performance Loft and proceeded to take audience members on a tour of the adjacent rail yards in Lincoln, Nebraska. ... Read more...