Congratulations, Hortense Gerardo!

Gerardo has received support through New Dance Alliance from NYSCA 2017 Electronic Media & Film Presentation Funds Grants, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes for the presentation of her film “Infinite Corridor” in Performance Mix Festival 31 on June 11 followed by talk back. Read more about Hortense Gerardo and purchase tickets to the June 11th performance here.

Apply now for the LiftOff Creative and Project Development Residency

Summer residency in August 2017. Resident artists receive 30 hours of rehearsal space, two creative feedback sessions, and one project development session facilitated by NDA’s director Karen Bernard.

There is no fee for the residency. To be eligible, applicants must have created and publicly presented three works of a minimum length of 10 minutes each. Past Performance Mix and LiftOff artists should wait one year before reapplying.

Applications are due June 1st!

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Announcing the 31st Annual Performance Mix Festival

June 8-11, 2017

University Settlement

184 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002

New Dance Alliance is pleased to announce the lineup for the 31st annual Performance Mix Festival. “The most elaborate festival of the unpredictable” (The New York Times), the 2017 festival will feature works by 20 local and international dance artists, as well as Performance Mix’s annual community breakfast, a dance party, and more. The festival runs June 8?11, 2017, at University Settlement.

Curated by New Dance Alliance Founder and Director Karen Bernard, this year’s festival will feature an extraordinary group of artists with diverse approaches to performance. With ideas and themes as varied as evolution, cultural identity, anarchy, and fairy tales, as well as the more indefinable, the works presented at this year’s festival invite audiences to engage with the unexpected, and even to experience some of the newest voices in downtown dance.

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Artist roster

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

Remember New Dance Alliance for your end-of-year gifts

From New Dance Alliance: Best wishes for the holidays and may you have a
happy new year!

As you plan your end-of-year giving, please consider helping New Dance Alliance grow the programs that help artists grow. For 30 years we’ve been nurturing hundreds of artists through:

1. Performance Mix Festival,

our celebrated festival offering fully produced performance opportunities to emerging and established artists across disciplines. Stay tuned for more details about the 31st annual festival, June 8-11, 2017 at University Settlement.

2. Subsidized Rehearsal Space,

supporting creative process with affordable workspace amidst a shrinking market.

3. LiftOff Creative and Project Development Workshop and Residency Program,

offering a mix of creative and business support for emerging and mid-career artists through workshops, consultations and a generous residency.

4. Karen Bernard/Solo

Karen Bernard’s uncompromising body of solo work continues to challenge expectations of what women artists can be and do on stage. Her formidable presence and committed vision has inspired new generations of creators for over three decades.


Please join us in supporting innovative & meaningful art-makers!

Donations are 100% tax-deductible.

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