Give a gift to New Dance Alliance this season

View from NDA’s loft studio

As you embark on your end-of-year giving, please consider supporting New Dance Alliance

The world continues to be a tumultuous place. In a small loft in Tribeca, we look back on the year, again considering why we do what we do and why it matters:

  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.


—Here’s how we make a difference—

Subsidized Rehearsal Space
Providing a safe space for experimentation & collaboration

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

LiftOff Creative & Project Development Workshop and Residency Program
Helping audiences see things in new contexts

Our artists share their works globally, including 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.

Siri & Snelle, Collasping Distances photo by Tale Hendness

Performance Mix Festival
Providing a platform for diverse voices

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), Larissa Valez-Jackson (2018) and more.

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

Alongside developing New Dance Alliance, 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 national and international artists, many of whom she has nurtured and presented—some for the first time in New York City.

Your support of New Dance Alliance will provide an important opportunity to the artists we serve.

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


All donations are fully tax-deductible