The BASC residency project was created in 2020 in response to current movements within the dance community and the movements they are building upon, and was initially led by NDA advisory board member Angie Pittman. As an artist services organization and presenter, NDA has been guided by the core question: What does it mean to center and support Black artists in this field? NDA is working to radically reimagine what it means to serve Black artists right and to do so in the specific spirit of reparations. As part of NDA’s mission, it is committed to continuing to listen, learn, and to push boundaries of what it means to create a more equitable dance field.
New Dance Alliance’s 12th round of LiftOff residencies takes place at NDA’s studio in Tribeca and provides six movement-based performance artists with a minimum of 36 hours of rehearsal space, a $500 stipend, and two Work Sessions designed for artists to share their creative process and participate in a community exchange. The 2023-24 LiftOff recipients are Justin Cabrillos, Tal Halevi, Kashia Kancey, Joy Norton, Kimiko Tanabe, and Yolette Yellow-Duke. T