Dance/NYC is amplifying its role as a convener, connecting and educating its constituents and strengthening the collective voice for dance.
Rehearsal Space as Equity: Conversations with the Dance Community
This series of mini-conversations with artists, organizers, dance studio operators, and cultural space specialists explores the contemporary landscape of rehearsal space in New York City.
Asian American Choreography Tea House
The first event in the Redefining Practice series, Asian American Choreography Tea House is curated and moderated by Final Bow for Yellowface co-founder Phil Chan. In this discussion, Asian and Asian American choreographers Annie Heath, Nai-Ni Chen, Zhongjing Fang, and others unpack the complex relationship between personal identity and the expression of Asian cultural heritage.
Redefining Practice Town Hall Series
As the landscape for dance as professional practice, living ritual and technical production continues to evolve, Redefining Practice explores how artists and institutions are adapting, unlearning and innovating new ways of being in creation–and the many phases that creation takes–to prioritise new learnings in racial justice, physical/emotional safety, and community care.
Oceanic Currents: Indigenous Pacific Islander Movement Artists
The second event in the Redefining Practice series, Oceanic Currents: Indigenous Pacific Islander Movement Artists weaves together womanist, queer/trans, and progressive Indigenous Pacific movement artists in New York City and the diaspora, this gathering seeks to strengthen internal and external community ties, and further Native dance futures.
Dancers Protecting Their Labor
The third event in the Redefining Practice series, this dialogue unpacks the workforce experiences of dancers across genres and those who work to champion livelihoods in dance. Bringing together dance workers and advocates, the conversation offers a range of perspectives from a labor standpoint that respond to ongoing economic scarcity and inequity across the dance field, and point to collective ways to redefine current practices.
Re-Entering With Care: A Community Town Hall
The fourth event in the Redefining Practice series, curated and organized by the Dance/NYC Junior Committee. Part town hall, part community conversation, this event unpacks what it might mean to “re-enter” the dance field as the NYC dance community begins to resume in-person performances. While the onset of the pandemic marked an abrupt and jarring halt to movement practices, returning to the studio does not have to happen similarly.
Afro-Latinidad and the NYC Dance Ecology
The final event in the Redefining Practice series and presented in partnership with Ballet Hispánico, the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, and the Jerome Robbins Dance Division at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts