Dance/NYC Symposium

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2022 Hybrid Symposium

Thursday, March 17, 2022, 10:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Friday, March 18, 2022, 9:45 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 19, 2022, 9:45 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The 2022 Symposium is a hybrid event, convening on a digital conference platform with three in-person offerings at Hunter College. The Symposium digital platform features video live-streaming, speaker and audience engagement, a community bulletin board, and sponsor opportunities. The three-day event includes virtual panel discussions, interactive workshops, expert consultations, a virtual service fair and in-person keynotes. 

**For Registered Attendees Only**

About the 2022 Symposium:

Dance/NYC’s 2022 Symposium: Life cycles. Livelihoods. Legacies., focuses on uncovering the generational continuum of lives in dance. Sessions explore career and life navigation, underscoring dance and artistic practice as core human needs while building understanding across generations of audiences and dance workers. This multi-day event invites participants to investigate topics of mentorship, advocacy, leadership, and equity, within an ethos of community care.

As the only multi-day gathering of its kind for the dance community in the metropolitan New York City area; the Symposium is a meeting place for the dance field to exchange ideas, expand networks, sharpen organizational practices, and deepen the inquiry around New York City’s legacy and trajectory of dance-making.


Captioning (open and/or closed) and ASL interpretation will be available during the event. Sessions will be primarily discussion and presentation based with sporadic use of videos and/or slides. Audiences will interact through the Whova conference platform via chat functions or via video and audio presence for select sessions held through the Zoom meeting integration with the Whova platform. Captioning (open and/or closed) and ASL interpretation will be available during the event. Speakers will visually describe themselves and slides and images will be described. Video descriptions will be provided ahead of the event via the Symposium Participation Guide.

If the chat features are not accessible to you, contact our voice-only helpline at 212-966-4452, ext. 1 during the event for technical support, to propose questions, or to comment. For more information about accessibility or if you require additional reasonable accommodation, please contact Brinda Guha via email at [email protected].

COVID-19 Statement:

Dance/NYC is committed to maintaining an environment that prioritizes the health and safety of its staff, volunteers, participants, and attendees at its events. Guidelines to minimize the inherent risk to in-person gathering during the COVID-19 pandemic for the Dance/NYC 2022 Symposium are based on city, state, and federal guidelines and the guidelines of our partners at the Kaye Playhouse located on Hunter College’s campus, and will apply to anyone participating onsite for Dance/NYC Symposium events on March 17, and March 19, 2022. Guidelines are subject to change based on evolving mandates from local city and/or state officials and Dance/NYC’s ongoing assessment of these policies.

For the full description of accessibility services and COVID-19 statement,
please visit the venue page

Guest Curators and Symposium Programming Committee:

The guest curator program works to ensure that Dance/NYC is in alignment with, and amplifies the voices of, the communities it aims to serve and is made possible through the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Symposium Programming Committee exists to advise Dance/NYC in the programming and direction of Dance/NYC’s yearly Symposium—and, by extension, further the dance field in NYC.

Guest Curators

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George Emilio Sanchez, Performance Artist

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x sennyuen rance, Transdiciplinary Artist

Symposium Programming Committee

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Albert Blackstone, Director, MOMEN; Faculty, Broadway Dance Center

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Ami Scherson, Equity in Arts Leadership Prog. Associate, Americans for the Arts; Co-Chair, D/NYC Junior Committee

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Ana "Rokafella" Garcia, Managing Director, Full Circle Souljahs

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Eva Yaa Asantewaa, Senior Director of Curation; Editorial Director, Gibney

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Juan José Escalante

National Dance Institute

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Julia del Palacio, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Kupferberg Center for the Arts

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Laurel Lawson, Choreographer, Artist-Engineer, Rose Tree Productions

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Nelida Tirado, Artistic Director and Teacher of Nelida Tirado Flamenco

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Niya Nicholson, Managing Director, MOVE|NYC|

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Parijat Desai, Artistic Director, Parijata Dance Company

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Remi Harris, Programs Manager, Center for Performance Research

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Sydnie L. Mosley, Artistic Director, Sydnie L. Mosley Dances

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zavé martohardjono, Multidisciplinary dance and performance artist

Leadership support is provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Howard Gilman Foundation. The Symposium is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, and from the National Endowment for the Arts.


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Con Edison is Dance/NYC's 2022 Symposium Lead Corporate Sponsor.




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