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Dance/NYC Hosts its Sixth Annual Symposium

by April Thibeault, Anonymous
January 30, 2015
Gibney Dance Lower Manhattan
280 Broadway
New York, NY 10007
(646) 837-6809
"What an amazing event…truly mind expanding and empowering."
– Annmaria Mazzini/Mazzini Dance Collective
Dance/NYC, New York City's leading organization dedicated to promoting the knowledge, appreciation, practice, and performance of dance in the metropolitan area, today announced its sixth annual 2015 Symposium happening Sunday, February 22, 2015, at Gibney Dance Center's newly renovated downtown location. This is the only full-day gathering of dance leaders and supporters in the metropolitan New York City area. (Complete schedule online.)

This year's Symposium invites participants to "rise together" and dive deep into questions of cultural equity, resilience, technology and private sector practices. "We are thrilled to welcome the dance industry's leaders and supporters as well as New York City's entire arts community to this year's Symposium," says Lane Harwell, Dance/NYC Executive Director. "By sharing innovation and information, forming partnerships, and stimulating ongoing engagement in dance, we hope to advance the art form and explore ways for dance and New York City to work as one."

Hundreds will gather for panel discussions, case studies, interactive workshops, individual legal and management consultations, a networking lunch, and more. Some of the day's highlights include: Meet NYC Arts Advocates: Dancing Toward Cultural Equity, a timely discussion about the state of arts advocacy in NYC coming on the heels of a new NYC Department of Cultural Affairs initiative to examine diversity in the cultural field; Dance Education for Every NYC Child panel led by dance educator and advocate Jody Gottfried Arnhold; Power, Privilege, & Perception: Voices in Race and Dance, a session focused on equity and inclusion; and discussions regarding rehearsal space (and lack thereof), emergency preparedness, technology, and community engagement. Many leaders in the dance field's vanguard will serve as panelists including but not limited to: Richard Move of MoveOpolis!; Eduardo Vilaro of Ballet Hispanico; Tammy Bormann of Urban Bush Women; Michele Ramos-Burkhart of Verdict Works; as well as representatives from The New York Public Library, Nonprofit Finance Fund, Dance Heritage Coalition, TenduTV, Fractured Atlas, New Music USA, Tisch Dance, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, American Ballet Theatre, Dance/USA, BAAD!, Exploring the Metropolis, NYC Department of Education, Hunter College, Lincoln Center Education, NYC Council, NY Community Trust, and more.


About Dance/NYC

Dance/NYC's mission is to promote the knowledge, appreciation, practice, and performance of dance in the metropolitan New York City area. It embeds values of equity and inclusion into all aspects of the organization. It works in alliance with Dance/USA, the national service organization for professional dance. DanceNYC.nyc

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 Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Dance/NYC 2015 Symposium
When: Sunday, February 22, 10:00am-6:00pm
Where: Gibney Dance Center, 280 Broadway (enter at 53A Chambers), New York, NY 10007
Tickets: $50 and Up. To purchase, contact Dance/NYC at 212.966.4452 or visit DanceNYC.nyc.
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