New Dance Alliance brought me and my dance work several times to be part of the Performance Mix. I value how NDA continues to provide a place for experimentation through performing the work. I truly believe that the only ways I can understand what I am making as an artist is through how it is received, as well as how I send it to an audience. Without the audience, I am only in a studio, preparing. And…in showing work in the midst of other artists also taking these risks in presenting their pieces in an environment that encourages continued risk, we can transport each other to the next step we need to take to continue to make the piece/s. Here is reassurance that we are not in isolation, and we are not doing it for nothing. It does matter.
—K.J. Holmes, dance artist/actor/singer/educator (New York City)