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.


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Apply now for Performance Mix Festival 2018 – just one week left!

Apply now! One week left! Over photo of Clara Furey of Par B. L.eux, photo by Francis Ducharme

Apply now: Just one week before the deadline!

New Dance Alliance Presents Performance Mix Festival: 32
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Applications are now being accepted for the 32nd Annual Performance Mix Festival, to be held June 7-10, 2018 at University Settlement.

Performance Mix Festival presents physically-based, experimental performance. For short works programming, works should not be more than 15 minutes long. Longer works will be considered, but programming space is limited. Artists receive a fee, complimentary video documentation, and rehearsal space.

The application deadline is one week from today:
Thursday, November 2, 2017.

Previous Performance Mix Festival artists should wait one year before reapplying.

Please share this with any artists you know who may be interested.

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Applications now open for Performance Mix Festival 2018

Clara Furey and Peter Jasko Untied Tales (the vanished power of the usual reign) Photo by Francis Ducharme

Apply now!

Applications are now being accepted for the 32nd Annual Performance Mix Festival, to be held June 7-10, 2018 at University Settlement.

Performance Mix Festival presents physically-based, experimental performance. For short works programming, works should not be more than 15 minutes long. Longer works will be considered, but programming space is limited. Artists receive a fee, complimentary video documentation, and rehearsal space.

The application deadline is Thursday, November 2, 2017.

Previous Performance Mix Festival artists should wait one year before reapplying.

Please share with any artists you know who may be interested.

Apply now!

Thank you to our funders:

New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State LegislatureNY CultureQuébec Délégation Générale New YorkMertz GilmoreHarkness Foundation for DanceThe Performance Project at University Settlement

View our complete list of funders

LiftOff Workshops Start February 6!

Tuesday evenings
February 6 – April 24
(see more information and schedule)
(4-6 set-up warm-up optional) 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Full workshop: 10 sessions

$200 plus 20 hours of rehearsal space at $5 per hour

Drop-in: Individual sessions

$25 per session

LiftOff Creative and Project Development Workshop

Group Share and Feedback:

  • works-in-process
  • marketing materials
  • application materials
  • production strategies

Facilitated by Karen Bernard with guests

For more information and to register, email newdancealliance@gmail.com

About LiftOff

Fall/Winter and Winter/Spring workshops strive to create a safe and intimate space to receive feedback that supports the aesthetics of seasoned artists and explore resources to enable development. The group meets weekly for a three-hour session for 10 weeks with feedback facilitated by NDA director Karen Bernard.

During the workshop three guests from the industry are invited to participate in the feedback process. Past guests have included Mathew Lyons, Curator, The Kitchen; Yvonne Meier, Choreographer; Kathy Kaufmann, Lighting Designer; Anya Liftig, Performance Artist; Yve Laris Cohen, Performance and Multidiscipline Artist; Moirah Evans, Choreographer; Craig Peterson, Dance Curator, Abrons Arts Center; Shelley Hirsch, Singer and Composer; among others.

NDA’s studio is located at 182 Duane Street in the heart of Tribeca.

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