Give a gift to NDA this holiday season and support free expression!

Parijat Desai, still from video by Nic Petry

This year, we face changes across the nation that are having impact around the world. In a small loft in Tribeca, we are considering why we do what we do and why it matters.

Here are some of the reasons we have come up with:

  1. All voices need to be heard—the alternative and the new, those pushing boundaries and defining fresh genres and those who have made a difference historically.
  2. Art allows us to see things in new contexts.
  3. Experimentation and collaboration support greater understanding.
  4. A single voice can provide inspiration for others.

As you embark on your end-of-year giving, please consider a gift to New Dance Alliance.

This is how we make a difference:

We provide a platform for diverse voices: Performance Mix Festival

Over 32 years of the festival, we’ve presented a veritable who’s who of experimental dancemakers from the 1980s to the 2000s:Yvonne Meier and Jennifer Monson (1985), Arthur Aviles (1988) (2016), Diane Torr (1988), Merián Soto (1990), Zeena Parkins (1990), RoseAnn Spradlin (1991) (1994), Douglas Dunn (1992), Jane Comfort (1993), Trajal Harrell (1998), Yasuko Yokoshi (2003), Karen Sherman (2005), Frederick Gravel (2007), Dana Michel (2007) (2009) (2012) (2014), Ginnette Laurin/O’Vertigo (2010), Ivo Dimchev (2011), Roxane Butterfly (2013), Jaamil Olawale Kosoko (2015), Erick Hawkins Dance (2015), and more.

Simon Portigal, photo by Adrian Morrillo

We help audiences see things in new contexts: LiftOff Creative and Project Development Workshop and Residency Program

Our artists share their works globally, including in Montreal’s FTA Festival, Portland’s PICA, ImPulsTanz festival-Vienna International Dance Festival, and have been recognized with coveted honors and awards such as the Silver Lion Award for Innovation in Dance (Venice Biennale), the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, the Doris Duke Artist Award, and the NYC Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award.

We provide a safe space for experimentation and collaboration: Subsidized Rehearsal Space

Over 100 artists use our space annually to create new works.

We create as a way to inspire marginalized voices and a courageous new generation: Karen Bernard/Creator and Performer

For over 30 years, Karen Bernard has shown her unique perspective on the importance of women’s voices through the creation and production of original works that focus on female identity and empowerment, exploring topics such as age, gender, and motherhood. Through her extensive travels, she has been able to meet many national and international artists, many of whom she has nurtured and presented—some for the first time in New York City.

Karen Bernard, photo by Svelta Atanasova

Your support of New Dance Alliance will provide a noteworthy opportunity to an artist.

Give the gift of free expression and make more possibilities come to life.

Best wishes for the holidays, and may you have a very happy New Year!