It was a pleasure and an honor to be part of Performance Mix Festivals #31 (Infinite Corridor) and #36 (Meeting the Moai: Head Over Heels.) In both instances, the artists were made to feel welcomed and truly celebrated for their work, as reflected by attention to publicity, technical needs, and convivial gatherings. This festival truly practices diversity, equity, and inclusion, as manifested in their roster of performing artists each year. Big thanks to New Dance Alliance, Karen Bernard, and the entire Performance Mix Festival team who make it such a fulfilling and joyful experience for artists and audiences alike.
Our programs are adapting to the guidelines of the City of New York.
New Dance Alliance stands in support of the Black community. NDA’s initial aims were to support an artistic community that has limited institutional resources and to provide that community with increased opportunities to share experimental works with the public.
We recognize our change is necessary and late. We promise to fight back against systemic racism in our own organization and help hold other arts organizations accountable. We will deepen the work of bringing forward the voices of black artists.
These are our first steps in working towards anti-racism. We will be instituting other initiatives in the near future.
Performance Mix Festival
Performance Mix Festival “The most elaborate festival of the unpredictable,” (The New York Times), is a jam-packed program of local, national, and international artists with new perspectives on how we experience dance. Stay tuned for details about Performance Mix Festival #37, to be held at Abrons Arts Center as part of the @Abrons Series on June 8-11, 2023. Learn more >
Black Artists Space to Create
The Black Artists Space to Create is a residency program offering three Black artists a safe space at Modern Accord Depot in Accord, NY. Each artist receives a one-week residency with unlimited access to a dance studio and full living space and a $2,000 honorarium. Learn more >
NDA Studio Program
NDA Studio Program offers free rehearsal space through three residencies: Black Artists Space to Create, LiftOff along with Work Sessions, and Satellite. Learn more >
Upcoming Performances & Residencies
Karen Bernard has a history of creating solo dances that challenge audiences to engage in a specific reality of everyday life issues contextualized into a heightened performative experience. Learn more >