Great compilation of excerpts of performances from the festival with a broad variety of performers, dancers and choreographers. From 1991 to 2006.
It is an important documentation of the Downtown New York City scene of the last 15 years.
With excerpts of performances by Jenifer Monson, Ishmael, Houston-Jones, Kelly Garfield, RoseAnne Spradlin, ChenekiLerner, Guy Yarden, Dennis O’Connor among others…
Interview with Karen Bernard Director of New Dance Alliance and producer of the Performance Mix Festival.
Formed in 1979, New Dance Alliance (NDA) is a non-profit tax exempt arts service organization whose mission is to actively promote emerging forms of innovative dance, video, music, and interdisciplinary performance work. NDA was founded to support an artistic community with limited institutional resources, and to provide this community with increased opportunities to share experimental works with the public. Today NDA remains dedicated to its founding principals and has expanded its programming to include services that enable artists’ career advancement.
NDA was integral to my early artistic development. Led by Karen Bernard, I was able to meet fellow artists while on a wonderful week long residency at Earthdance. I also received some wonderful performance opportunities through NDA and later had the pleasure of being a part of the selection committee for the festival. NDA is deeply important to the cultural fiber of NYC and beyond!
—Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, choreographer/performer/curator/producer (New York City)