5th Year Fest

An all-star roster of artists help the CUNY Dance Initiative (CDI) celebrate five years as a groundbreaking model for support in the dance field. Eleven NYC choreographers — all current and former CDI residents — showcase the breathtaking depth and scope of what dance is capable of expressing. Two singular programs present everything from site-specific performance, street dance, flamenco, and tap, to classical and contemporary dance.

Wednesday – Saturday, March 20 – 23, 2019
Baruch Performing Arts Center
55 Lexington Ave, NYC
Tickets: $11 – $36

PROGRAM A – March 20 & 22 at 7:30pm

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PROGRAM B – March 21 & 23 at 7:30pm

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In 5 years, CDI has offered dance artists:

5,807 | Residency Hours (studio & stage)

9,426 | Audiences for Shows

2,178 | Workshop/Open Rehearsal Attendees


Co-presented by the CUNY Dance Initiative and Baruch Performing Arts Center.
Lead funding for CDI’s 5th Year Fest is generously provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation,
with additional support from the Mertz Gilmore Foundation.