Dance/NYC Symposium


Friday, March 20, 2020, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 21, 2020, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.


Hunter College, 695 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065
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A group of Symposium attendees smile and laugh in a semi-circle.

Photo by Christopher Duggan


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Please note that this is a two-day event. Registration covers all sessions on both days. 

Tickets are not sold for individual sessions or days and are non-refundable.


Dance/NYC 2020 Symposium

Dance/NYC’s 2020 Symposium will consider 21st century models for building a resilient and thriving dance ecosystem. It will invite participants to investigate topics of labor organizing; transformative justice; dance education in a changing political climate; and the business of dance-making, among others. 

As the only gathering of its kind for the dance community in the metropolitan New York City area, the Symposium aims to share information, innovation, and to stimulate awareness, interest, and ongoing engagement in dance and dance education. The 2020 Symposium will be hosted campus-style and make use of Hunter College’s expanding dance facilities and performance spaces for panel discussions, case studies, interactive workshops, a networking lunch, and more.

This year's event welcomes guest curators Ali Rosa-Salas & Emily Johnson

Symposium Programming Committee

Ana "Rokafella" Garcia, Managing Director, Full Circle Souljahs
Jeffrey Rosenstock, AVP External Relations and Governmental Affairs, Queens College - CUNY Dance Initiative
Juan José Escalante, Executive Director, José Limón Foundation; Dance/NYC Board
Julia del Palacio, Manager of Strategic Partnerships, Kupferberg Center for the Arts
Dr. Layla Zami, Visiting Assistant Professor, Pratt Institute; Artist, Oxana Chi Dance; Dance/NYC Immigrants. Dance. Arts. Task Force
Leah Krauss, Senior Program Officer for Dance & Special Projects, Mertz Gilmore Foundation; Dance/NYC Advisory Committee
Michelle Mantione, Dance Educator
Niya Nicholson, Managing Director, MOVE(NYC) Foundation, Inc. 
Sita Frederick, Director of Community Engagement Programs at Lincoln Center Education; Artistic Director at Areytos Performance Works; Dance/NYC Advisory Committee
Sydnie L. Mosley, Artistic Director, Sydnie L. Mosley Dances; Dance/NYC Advisory Committee
Zavé Martohardjono, Artist

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


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Jody Gottfried Arnhold is Dance/NYC’s 2020 Symposium Lead Dance Advocate.
Subsidies for the dance education community are made possible by the Arnhold Foundation. 

Con Edison is Dance/NYC's 2020 Symposium Lead Corporate Sponsor.




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