Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Redefining Practice | Re-Entering With Care: A Community Town Hall


A photo collage of the featured speakers

When: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. ET
Where: Zoom Meeting (Link Forthcoming)
Registration: This event has already occurred. Continue on for event details, post-event survey, and session resources.


ASL logo  ASL interpretation provided by SignNexus
Closed Captioning logo    Closed captioning provided the Viscardi Center.

If you require additional reasonable accommodation, please contact Izzy Dow at least two weeks prior to the event via email at [email protected] or call 212.966.4452 (voice only).



About the Event
Redefining Practice | Re-Entering With Care: A Community Town Hall

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. Using tools drawn both from within the Junior Committee and from Junebug Productions’ “Story Circle” methodology, this event offers ‘redefined practices’ to return to the studio while taking care of physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing.

Note: This event features a combination of presentations and interactive activities. Please expect to actively participate. 

About the 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.


Featured Speakers and Organizers - Click speaker names to access their bios:

Featured Speakers

Black and white photo of Mario wearing a septum ring, hair in a braid, a white button-up shirt and a black blazer.

Mario I. Espinoza, Social Worker

The Actor's Fund

 Rebecca, a mixed-race woman, has brown chin length hair, messy bangs, and is smiling slightly. She is wearing a blue shirt.

Rebecca Fitton, Artist, Administrator, Advocate

Dance/NYC Junior Committee

Ami Scherson Headshot

Ami Scherson, Co-Chair

Linda Ryan Headshot

Linda Ryan, Co-Chair

Anna Bjella Headshot

Anna Bjella

Anna McDunn Headshot

Anna McDunn

Brooke Rucker Headshot

Brooke Rucker

Danielle Iwata Headshot

Danielle Iwata

Jesse Obremski Headshot

Jesse Obremski

Joan Bradford

Joan Bradford

John Maria Gutierrez

John Maria Gutierrez

Katherine De La Cruz Headshot

Katherine De La Cruz

Kimberleigh Costanzo Headshot

Kimberleigh Costanzo

Leila Mire

Leila Mire

Maya Simone Z.

Maya Simone Z.

Stephanie Rivas

Stephanie Rivas

Veronica Jiao Headshot

Veronica Jiao

 Session Resources


Dance/NYC convening is made possible, in part, by support from the Howard Gilman Foundation and the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts and from the National Endowment for the Arts.



Dance/NYC seeks partners and speakers with a variety of viewpoints for its events with the goal of generating discussion. The inclusion of any partner or speaker does not constitute an endorsement by Dance/NYC of that partner's or speaker's views.

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