NEFA at APAP 2023

Versa-Style Dance Company | photo by George Simian

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Communications Director & Co-Accessibility Coordinator

NEFA staff are excited to meet our performing arts colleagues in person at this year’s Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) conference, January 13-17, in New York City. 

Stop by a booth to learn about NEFA’s programs: 

  • NEFA booth: Rhinelander #204. Learn about the National Dance Project and National Theater Project grantees that have touring support available
  • LBMI booth: Rhinelander #208. Learn about the international performing artists touring with NEFA’s Center Stage program and inquire about booking ensembles from Argentina, Ethiopia, the Philippines, and South Africa on tour June-November 2023. Center Stage connects the U.S. with performing artists who are reframing our world in a transformative time. Artist fees, international and domestic travel, and logistics (including visas and CWAs) are fully managed and substantially underwritten. 

Find NEFA staff during APAP sessions:

  • January 13: Senior grants manager, dance, Cheri Opperman will be attending the Dance/USA dance community roundtable discussion on 1/13 at 9 AM at the Hilton. NDP Advisor Tarik O’Meally is among the speakers.
  • January 13: At the Opening Plenary in the Grand Ballroom at 4:45-6 PM, NEFA's Quita Sullivan (Montaukett/Shinnecock) will be offering a land acknowledgment along with Muriel Borst Tarrant (Kuna/Rappahannock), Artistic Associate at Spiderwoman Theater, and Henu Josephine Tarrant (Rappahannock, Kuna & Ho-Chunk), Managing Director of Safe Harbors NYC’s Reflections of Native Voices Festival.
  • January 15: NEFA is hosting an Info Session at 2 PM in the Bryant room at the Hilton. Staff members representing Center Stage, the National Dance Project, the National Theater Project, and New England States Touring will present. 

Artist Showcase Highlights

The APAP showcases include a number of NEFA-supported artists, many of whom have touring support currently available. This is not an exhaustive list and may be updated. 

January 12

Pioneer Winter Collective at New York City Center Studio 5

Ephrat Asherie Dance and Music From The Sole at Works & Process Underground Uptown Dance Festival at the Guggenheim

January 13

A number of NEFA supported dance and theater artists at the Up Next! Session:

  • Baba Israel & Grace Galu (lead creators), CANNABIS: A VIPER VAUDEVILLE  
  • Honolulu Theatre for Youth, The Pa'akai We Bring  
  • Kinetic Light, Wired 
  • KM Dance Project, Raw Fruit 
  • Versa-Style Dance Company, Freemind Freestyle 

January 14

Dianne McIntyre’s In the Same Tongue at City Center, 12:30 and 3PM

STAYCEE PEARL dance project & Soy Sos at City Center, 5PM

Versa-Style Dance Company at City Center, 5:30PM

Shamel Pitts | TRIBE at NYLA, 6PM

Boston Dance Theater at Ailey Studios, 9PM

January 15

Abilities Dance Boston at Studio 797

Emily Johnson/CATALYST at NYLA, 11:30-12:30PM

Kevin Lee-Y Green|Techmoja Dance and Theater at Ailey Studios, 4PM

DANCE IQUAIL at Ailey Studios, 4:30PM

Additional resource:

Dance Managers Collective





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