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.
I was honored to be able to show my work in such a supportive festival. The New York Times review was among the first I received, and that was such a great help. I feel like the [Performance Mix] festival is so meaningful because among other things New Dance Alliance is willing to take a risk on less-known artists and I, for one was so grateful for the opportunity.
—Monica Bill Barnes, choreographer/performer (New York City)
Photo by Adrianne Matowetz
New Dance Alliance
182 Duane Street
New York, NY 10013