A person in a white shirt and jacket and black pants looking down with their arms up while standing in front of a two-person band
A person dancing with one arm and leg in the air while four dancers with numbers on their chests and a person sitting at a table with a computer look on
Three dancers wearing blue clothes looking to the left with one hand on their hips and the other hand holding a blue or pink ribbon that's arching over them

New Victory Dance: Program C

July 25 - 28
Recommended Grades
Grades 2 - 12
Free for Education Partners
What Kind of Show?
Dance; dynamic and diverse
80 minutes including interstitials and Talk-Back
The Duke on 42nd Street at New 42 Studios 229 W 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

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About New Victory Dance

Now in its 10th season! New Victory Dance celebrates the artistry and diversity of NYC dance with performances specifically curated for young audiences. Featuring a cross-section of internationally recognized New York City-based companies, New Victory Dance consists of three distinct programs each showcasing three unique dance companies. It’s a full summer of dance free for summer schools and camps!

The Program

Luke Hickey

A Little Old, A Little New

This high-energy percussive revue accentuates the powerful connection between tap dancers and jazz musicians in syncopated conversation. A delicious smorgasbord of styles, rhythms, steps and songs—old and new—explodes in this love letter to tap dance’s jazz roots. 

Monica Bill Barnes and Company

The Running Show (Excerpt)

Full of rigorous athletic movement, The Running Show is a live documentary about the life of a dancer.  Robbie Saenz de Viteri and Monica Bill Barnes create a work that combines movement and language in surprising ways inviting the audience to see the dancer as a new kind of sports hero.

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company

“Festival” from Red Firecrackers

Created especially for family audiences, “Festival” is the explosive finale of the Company’s flagship production Red Firecrackers. The choreographer uses dazzling props, colorful costumes, mesmerizing music, fantastic acrobatics and lively traditional dance to showcase the spectacle of the Lunar New Year celebration.


Luke Hickey
Monica Bill Barnes and Company; Photo: Paula Lobo
Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company; Photo: Joseph Wagner


About the Dance Companies

Get to know the companies performing in New Victory Dance: Program C.

Luke Hickey

The NYC-based tap dancer, choreographer and actor Luke Hickey was on Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” list in 2020—just two years after making his choreographic/directorial debut with his work A Little Old, A Little New at Birdland Jazz Club. His work has been performed across the country, including at Jacob’s Pillow, American Dance Festival, and the Joyce Theater’s season at Chelsea Factory.

Monica Bill Barnes and Company

Founded in 1997, this NYC-based dance company began with a collection of solos that could be performed anywhere. Barnes has since collaborated with many artists in developing relatable work with a subversive sense of humor. Since 2013, Monica Bill Barnes and Company has been co-led by Monica and Robbie Saenz de Viteri with the mission to “bring dance where it doesn’t belong.” Their work has traveled from Off-Broadway to the Sydney Opera House and many places in between.

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company

Led by a triumvirate of women, Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company provides innovative cultural experiences that reflect the inspiring hope and energy of the Asian immigrant’s journey. New works are developed with dancers and choreographers from diverse backgrounds, and the company also preserves a variety of festive dances from different regions of China.

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New Victory Dance Supporters

New Victory Dance is supported, in part, by a generous grant from the Blavatnik Family Foundation in honor of Dawdie Appelson, a teacher, arts enthusiast and life-long supporter of the performing arts.

Jody and John Arnhold | Arnhold Foundation | Howard Gilman Foundation | Harkness Foundation for Dance | Public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council | New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature | The Jerome Robbins Foundation