Dance/NYC’s 2019 Symposium will consider the role of New York dance artists and their creativity in a changing United States. It will invite participants to investigate topics of transformative justice, the role of youth in activism and social change, increasing dance education for a thriving workforce, and radical practice, among others, in the context of a changing political climate and following CreateNYC, the City of New York’s first-ever cultural plan.
As the only gathering of its kind for the dance community in the New York metropolitan area, the Symposium aims to share information innovation and to stimulate awareness, interest, and ongoing engagement in dance and dance education. The 2019 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 Remi Harris, Stephanie Acosta, and the Hunter College Dance Department.
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 Scholar, 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, Director of Development, José Limón Dance Foundation
Silas Farley, Dancer, New York City Ballet; Dance/NYC Advisory Committee
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