Dance Company

Monica Bill Barnes & Company is a contemporary American dance company that brings dance where it does not belong.  We create and produce each work entirely from its own rulebook—dancing to radio interviews on the biggest stages in the world, hosting a weekly show in a crowded office party, or leading a choreographed exercise routine in an art museum.  Within each of these new contexts and borrowed environments, we constantly find humor in our awkward, everyday triumphs and failures. 
The company consists of a team of collaborators – Artistic Director/Choreographer, Monica Bill Barnes, Associate Artistic Director/Performer, Anna Bass, designers Kelly Hanson (Set/Costume) and Jane Cox (Lighting) and our newest company member, Robbie Saenz de Viteri (Creative Producing Director).  Together, this team creates the most unlikely experiences for every kind of audience.  


What projects did you work on at SPACE?

Happy Hour, a weekly after-work dance show with free cocktails and karaoke, coming back to New York for a second run this spring. We performed it in the Ryder Farm barn and we're taking it to The Kennedy Center, so it's safe to say we think we its got legs. Come see us this spring, every Wednesday starting April 20th. Purchase tickets HERE (by clicking this link, you are leaving the SPACE on Ryder Farm website).


Happy Hour. Here's a flipbook style video about our newest show Happy Hour.  We made this in January when we added performances to our initial run, but we're keeping it going this spring! Come see us for cocktails and karaoke in April and May.

Choreographer Monica Bill Barnes joined Jacob's Pillow Scholar-in-Residence Maura Keefe to discuss dance making and humor.

A Performance Hybrid as Unexpected as Dance on the Radio ‘Three Acts’ Stars Ira Glass and Monica Bill Barnes