Sign up now for LiftOff Workshop Fall/Winter 2017!

October 3 – December 26
6:00 – 9:00 PM

(10 sessions, space is limited)

Cost: $250

For more information and to register, email

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.

Twenty hours of discounted rehearsal space available at $5 per hour. The studio is located at 182 Duane Street in the heart of Tribeca.

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From Cill Rialaig Artist Residency

I have arrived at Cill Rialaig Artist Residency. It is too beautiful to be morbidly creative, but my husband doesn’t have a problem.

–Karen Bernard

Announcing 2017’s LiftOff Creative & Project Development Resident Artists

The following artists will participate in August 2017’s residency, which includes 30 hours of rehearsal space and two creative feedback and project development sessions facilitated by NDA’s director Karen Bernard.

Click the links below to learn more about the artists.

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Thank you for a great Performance Mix Festival!

Dance party with DJ Black Lotus

Performance Mix Festival: 31 @ University Settlement has shot right by with outstanding performances of rapture, fierceness, and mystery; the best cheese danish from Duane Park Patisserie and thin-crust pizzas by Grandaisy; a workshop via Barcelona; and a spinning vinyl party. Read more

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