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Communications Director

APAP | NYC Conference, January 10-14, 2020

The Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) conference in NYC is fast approaching, and NEFA staff will be attending, as usual. Be sure to stop at the booth or join us in any of the following events. 

Visit us at the NEFA booth #122 (Rhinelander, Level 1, EXPO Hall) to ask questions about NEFA's programs and services, to pick up a publication, or just say hello! Below are a few events where you may see NEFA staff or recent grantees in action.

Event Information

Womxn's Leadership Forum: Positioning Power

Thursday, 1.9.20, 10AM-5PM

This day-long gathering will ignite dialogue around the meaning of leadership for womxn—dissecting the mechanisms which allow the systems of patriarchy and white supremacy to operate, exploring gender and race and how they impact position and power, and uncovering the ways in which womxn can work to authentically support one another and collectively create a more equitable field.

NEFA's Theater Manager Meena Malik will be co-facilitating. 

Dance/USA Dance Forum

Friday, 1.10.19 | 9:00AM-noon | Hilton Trianon Ballroom

The annual Dance Forum brings together a wide variety of individuals working in the dance industry to connect with peers and discuss immediate, field-wide issues. Past topics have covered national trends in funding, the myths and realities of touring, success stories for inspiring audiences and presenting dance, and more recently, in 2019, dance advocacy, regional dance touring initiatives, and next-wave of dance leadership.

NEFA staff will join the annual Dance Forum along with South Arts for a panel with updates on our organizations’ grant making services for dance.

New England Presenters/Arts Presenters of Northern New England meeting

Saturday, 1.11.20. 8AM-9AM | Hilton Midtown Suite 

The New England Presenters (NEP) and Arts Presenters of Northern New England (APNNE) Meeting is for presenting organizations in the New England region and will provide an opportunity for presenters to discuss NEP/APNNE business. All presenters in New England are welcome, however only current NEP/APNNE Members will receive the post-event chart for block booking. NEFA’s Adrienne Petrillo, Daniela Jacobson, and Falyn Elhard will be present.

South Arts Meeting

Saturday, 1.11.20, 8AM-9AM | New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

NEFA's director of dance, Indira Goodwine, will be in attendance. 

Case Studies in Strategic Cultural Exchange

Saturday, 1.11.20, 10:15AM-11:15AM | Hilton Midtown Suite, Concourse D

In a time when international touring is becoming increasingly challenging, presenters, agents and artists forging important partnerships and building a foundation for strategic cultural exchange is more important than ever. Come hear about their experiences and insights from recent ventures supported by APAP’s Cultural Exchange Fund.

Moderated by NEFA executive director Cathy Edwards

2020 National Dance Presenters Forum

Sunday, 1.12.20, 3:30PM-4:30 | New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019 – Concourse D

Indigenous Performing Arts Showcase

To RSVP (not required but appreciated) or set up a meeting, email or call/text 503-847-1866.

Friday, January 10, 2020:  Maura Garcia Dance @ Alvin Ailey Studio Theatre (Lower Level):  9:30 PM

Sunday, January 12, 2020:  La Mama Experimental Theatre Club, 74 4th E Street - La Mama Indigenous showcases are followed by reception in partnership with the WAA Advancing Indigenous Performance Program from 7:00-9:00 PM

National Artists Showcases/Performances

Visit APAP's Showcase Search to see what artists and projects may have NDP or NTP touring support available

New England Artists Showcases/Performances

Abilities Dance Boston

1.10.20 at 8 PM | New York Hilton Midtown, Morgan Suite, 2nd Floor, 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019

Sara Juli's Burnt-Out Wife

1.10.20 at 7PM, 1.11.20 at 3:30 PM | Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55th St., New York, NY 10019, USA

Please join 2019-20 National Dance Project recipient Sara Juli to see excerpts of her newest dance-theater comedy feminist solo, Burnt-Out Wife, about the decay and detritus of marriage. A 30-minute excerpt will be shown. RSVP here.

Learn more at booth #241 in APAP Exhibit Hall. Presenters are eligible to receive funding through NEFA's National Dance Project Presentation Grants.

Boston Dance Theater

1.12.20, 8:00 PM | The Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019, USA

1.13.20, 2:30 PM | NY City Center Studio 4, 131 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019, USA

Thomas/Ortiz Dance

1.11.20, 6:55 PM or 1.11.20, 7:35 PM | New York City Center Studios, 130 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019

Guy Mendilow Ensemble

1.11.20, 7:10 PM | Ailey Citigroup Theater, The, 405 W 55th St (@ 9th Ave), New York, NY 10019


1.11.20, 8:00 PM or 01/12/2020 03:00 PM | Salvatore Capezio Theater, 126 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003

Thea Hopkins

1.12.20, 5:20 PM | La MaMa Experimental Theater Club, 74 E 4th St (btwn 2nd Ave & Bowery), New York, NY 10003


1.13.20, 9:30 AM | 219 West 19th St (between 7th and 8th Ave), New York, NY