Current NDP Projects with Tour Support Available


Search below for projects eligible for touring support. Be sure to contact the tour coordinator listed for information on this project’s tour dates, and to discuss joining a project’s NDP tour and receiving a Presentation Grant.

New York, NY
Untitled D'Angelo Project

The Untitled D’Angelo Project is an evening-length work, for eight to ten dancers, focused on the concept of ‘Black Love’ and the 2014 release of D’Angelo & The Vanguard’s critically acclaimed album, The Black Messiah. The creative process...

Seattle, WA
Material Deviance In Contemporary American Culture / You are not your car

Material Deviance in Contemporary American Culture (MDICAC) is an immersive installation, dance performance, and communal ritual. It takes a sideways look at our object based reality. Refracting stuff-centered culture back to ourselves, this dream state passes through shame, nostalgia...

San Francisco, CA
Figures of Speech

Human voices from remote corners of the globe convene on the dance stage as Alonzo King LINES Ballet explores the power of lost languages. With over 3,000 languages across the globe in danger of vanishing before the end of the century, poet and activist Bob Holman has become a leading...

New York, NY
LAZARUS

In celebration of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s 60th Anniversary season, Ailey is commissioning its first two-act ballet —LAZARUS—by Rennie Harris. LAZARUS will premiere during the Company’s 2018 New York City Center holiday engagement and will...

Minneapolis, MN
Let the Crows Come

Legends throughout the world depict crows as instructors for the living and guides for the departed. In Let the Crows Come, Bharatanatyam dancer/choreographer Ashwini Ramaswamy’s investigation of ancestry and ritual becomes a genre-layering evolution of movement and music across...

Philadelphia, PA
When Birds Refused to Fly

When Birds Refused to Fly is a contemporary, evening-length dance theater project, choreographed by Olivier Tarpaga, set to the music of Orchestre Super Volta. Super Volta’s music reflects the celebratory, postindependence fevers raging across sub-Saharan Africa in the 1960s and...

Pittsburgh, PA
Touch Update

Touch Update explores the significant and often subtle implications of physical human contact. Street performances sharing touch as source material are observed by invited “Artists as Witnesses” to replace the ubiquitous “proof” of digital cameras with unique...

East Elmhurst, NY
Calpulli Mexican Dance Company's Puebla: The Story of Cinco de Mayo

Calpulli Mexican Dance Company will develop a new production, Puebla: The Story of Cinco de Mayo, engaging a guest choreographer with new works by Artistic Director Alberto Lopez Herrera. Calpulli will celebrate the culture of
Mexican immigrants from the state of Puebla, lesser...

Austin, TX
(Re)current Unrest

(Re)current Unrest is an evening length immersive performance installation “ritual” built upon the sonic foundation of Steve Reich’s three earliest works: It’s Gonna Rain (parts 1 and 2), Come Out, and Pendulum. The piece is an...

Culver City, CA
joyUS

Ana Maria Alvarez’s newest participatory and provocative Urban Latin Dance Theater work takes on joy as a revolutionary practice. With sound by d. Sabela grimes and songs

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Urbana, IL
Virago-Man Dem

Virago-Man Dem is an evening-length, dance-theater work that troubles Virago’s reference to characteristically male behaviors as well as female cultural transgressions. A nuanced study in masculinities and their multiplicities within cultures of Caribbean and African American...

Encino, CA
ELECTROGYNOUS

ELECTROGYNOUS is a multidisciplinary performance that proclaims the infinite dimensions of the Black gender spectrum to counter historically imposed notions of femininity and masculinity. Through a mix of ancient funk, futuristic soundscapes, video architectures, and kinetic poetics...

New York, NY
New Work by Claudia Schreier

Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) and Virginia Arts Festival (VAF), with support from the Kennedy Center, have commissioned a new ballet by Claudia Schreier with an original score by Jessie Montgomery for the DTH repertoire. Neoclassical in form, Schreier will create the work on 12 DTH dancers,...

Santa Fe, NM & San Francisco, CA,
...Seeds: Re Generation...

...Seeds: Re Generation...​ is a purposeful performance that Indigen-izes space as vital transformative gathering ground. Centered in Indigenous

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Sherman Oaks, CA
Halfway to Dawn

Choreographed/written/directed by David Roussève, Halfway to Dawn is an evening-length work weaving dance, music, sound, video, and text to uncover the deeper ‘truths’ of African American gay jazz composer Billy Strayhorn’s life (1915-67) while creating a...

Oakland, CA
MU/巫: 9 Goddesses

MU/巫: 9 Goddesses is a 90-minute dance theater performance—a shamanic storytelling experience where ancestral traditions are transmuted through mesmerizing dance, singing, drumming, electronic soundscapes, and audience participation. 2018 Guggenheim fellow Dohee Lee...

New York, NY
The Duet Project: Distance is Malleable

Eiko Otake will develop, in proactive partnership with host presenters, mutable evenings of duet works designed for non-theatrical spaces and adaptable to the characteristics of each community. The essence of the project is a process of collaboration involving locally meaningful artists and...

San Francisco, CA
XXX rated planet: the epigenetics of femicide

XXX rated planet: the epigenetics of femicide explores gender-based sexual violence. A documentary dance theater production, the work fuses street dance forms, verbatim theater, choreo-poetry, live song, and interactive video art. XXX explores healing from sexual trauma,...

Minneapolis, MN
Then a Cunning Voice and A Night We Spend Gazing at Stars

Then a Cunning Voice and A Night We Spend Gazing at Stars weaves stories and performance with the exchange of ideas, the sharing of food, and the endurance of spending a night together outside under the stars and sky. Taking place outdoors on 4,000 sq feet of hand-...

New York, NY
Odeon

Odeon, an original dance work for seven dancers and four musicians, is the second collaboration between sister and brother team Ephrat and Ehud Asherie (choreographer and pianist, respectively). Set to the music of Brazilian composer Ernesto Nazareth, known for mixing European...

Providence, RI
Good Grief

Everett’s decades of experience working with people suffering from trauma informs a new piece with a new generation of performers. They bring with them their personal stories and movement styles, and experiences working in schools and youth detention

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San Francisco, CA
The Wait Room

Choreographer Jo Kreiter has launched the creation of The Wait Room, a project that builds on her 21-year career as a site artist making dance at the intersection of social justice and acrobatic spectacle. The Wait Room is a performance installation that exposes the physical...

Austin, TX
Served—a dance for college campus employees

Served is a dance for campus employees, created through a multi-visit residency at a host college/ university. Featuring the skilled movement of a distinct group of

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Culver City, CA
Formulae and Fairy Tales

Formulae & Fairy Tales places the cold, highstakes world of mathematics alongside a vivid, twisted fairy tale palette of romanticized beauty. These worlds come together in Alan Turing’s story—father of the computer and artificial intelligence—encompassing nuanced...

New York, NY
Chameleon

Chameleon is a multi-tiered, multimedia performance project by Jaamil Olawale Kosoko that examines the shapeshifting, illegible, and fugitive realities of Black diasporan people within the American context. Using live feed and augmented reality media with complexity theory—the...

Seattle, WA
one great, bright, brittle altogetherness

Parts 2 and 3 in a suite of feminist dances by drag/bio-fem Cherdonna hyperbolize the normal humiliations of human existence. Part 2: Clock That Mug or Dusted focuses on the body as a canvas for social change. Cherdonna performs a live work of art with paint, objects, and...

San Francisco, CA
Nobody Lives Here Now

Nobody Lives Here Now is a poetic fable that explores the nature of disappearance as part of the fragile human condition. The piece tells the story of a fantastical

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Philadelphia, PA & Dallas, TX,
Let 'im Move You: This Is a Formation

This Is a Formation is a new dance work by Philadelphia-based choreographer jumatatu m. poe and Dallas-based J-Sette artist Jermone “Donte” Beacham. The work unites Black dancers of various genders addressing choreographic, emotional, and spiritual forms present within J-...

Brooklyn, NY
I hunger for you

Suspended in a stark yet mesmerizing world defined by light and its absence, I hunger for you creates a space where internalized forces of faith pulse through dancers’ bodies which restlessly, tenderly, and violently confront one another. Emanating from choreographer Kimberly...

Los Altos, CA
DESCENT

Performed on an architectural ramp installation with hills, curves, and peaks, DESCENT celebrates the pleasure of reckless abandon. Obliterating assumptions of what dance, beauty, and disability can be, this evening-length duet takes audiences on a transformative ride. Andromeda and...

San Francisco, CA
RUSH

RUSH is an interdisciplinary dance work and 360-degree immersive audiovisual experience that dissolves the separation between street and concert dance. A collaboration between LEVYdance and the U.K.’s 2Faced Dance, RUSH recontextualizes concert dance forms typically...

Baltimore, MD
Wicked Bodies

Witches, Trials, & Exhibitions! Liz Lerman’s new evening-length dance-theater piece, Wicked Bodies, wonders about the persistence across time and culture of old crones, evil stepmothers, and the use of the body as a source of fear by governments and institutions. Why is some...

Beacon, NY
the day - Lucinda Childs, Wendy Whelan, Maya Beiser

Dancer Wendy Whelan and cellist Maya Beiser join forces with the seminal modern dance choreographer Lucinda Childs to create an evening-length work of music and dance, with evocative music by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang. Featuring both women onstage for the duration of the...

Boulder, CO
Post-Verbal Social Network

Post-Verbal Social Network (PVSN) employs pre-industrial technologies to augment the physical labor of choreography and community. Simple mechanical apparatuses (built into costumes and shoes) will comingle with choreography to extend dancers’ bodies and functions and illuminate...

Las Vegas, NV
LOVE HEALS ALL WOUNDS

On a daily basis, we are bombarded by brutal 24-hour news cycles that reveal the inhumane realities of this world, the relentless social media updates, and a slew of misguided microaggressions that predict a fabricated value on our lives. Love Heals All Wounds will go past headlines...

New York, NY
Paramodernities

Paramodernities is a unique multidisciplinary project that engages deeply w/ the canon of modern dance in radical, reverent, & subversive ways to spark new ideas, choreographies, & conversations. It is a series of lecture-performances, or dance-experiments, generated through...

San Francisco, CA
Path of Miracles

Featuring the combined force of singers, dancers, and audiences, Path of Miracles will be the first collaboration between ODC/Dance and the San Francisco choral group Volti. ODC Co-Artistic Director KT Nelson will direct the ten ODC dancers and 17 Volti singers in a site-specific...

Philadelphia, PA
Sassafrazz: Roots & Mastery

Sassafrazz: Roots & Mastery is a 20-year exploration that will focus on the three stages of a practitioners Break life. Birth, life, and death will be represented by three levels and styles of Breaking: Top Rock, Footwork, and Ground Text. It is inspired by the word sassafras...

Brooklyn, NY
POWER

POWER is the working title of Reggie Wilson’s new evening-length dance performance work. It re-imagines compelling core Shaker values, contributions, movement practices, and histories through a postmodern American lens. This work builds on Wilson’s investigations on the...

Miami, FL
Make Believe

Investigating religious spectacle and how rituals are unified by themes of romance, magic, and celebrity worship, Rosie Herrera’s newest work, Make Believe, deconstructs what it means to believe in magic and how that bleeds into our constructions of spirituality and...

Minneapolis, MN
Weave

Weave honors the interwoven and interdependent nature of our world in an intersectional Indigenous dance project. Individual histories are woven into a performance that envelops the audience in an immersive experience of story, dance, moving image, and quadrophonic sound that brings...

Montreal, QC
Trenzado/Braided

Victor Quijada’s new, deeply personal work draws its inspiration from his experience growing up in L.A, a first-generation MexicanAmerican. Coming out of retirement and returning to the stage, Victor along with six company dancers explore themes of identity, home, and motherland. The...

New York, NY
(Iteration)/\

(Iteration)/\ investigates the relationship between the source of dance/dancing/choreography, composition, performance techniques, dance legacy, and nowness of fear and urgency. The work features choreography, video, and sound by Sarah Michelson, lighting by Zack Tinkelman, performers...

White Plains, NY
MÖNSTER OUTSIDE

SBDNY in collaboration with Per Störby (Composer) from Sweden, is developing a multidisciplinary dance, MÖNSTER OUTSIDE. The piece is performed by Bell’s four dancers and the New Tide Orquesta (NTO) from Sweden in a stage arena that marries Bell’s brand of highly...

Seattle, WA
Black Like Me: An Exploration of the Word Nigger

A multisensory exhibit and performance that explores the reverb of a single word in a global community. Comprised of five narratives, Black Like Me: An Exploration of the Word Nigger (BLM) uses physical, verbal, visual, olfactory, and sonic sensibilities to consider the effects of the...

Avondale Estates, GA
fence

Founded upon dramatic, life-changing events encountered as a child in Iran, George Staib and his company embark on their most political and socially driven work to date. fence is a journey into a messy world of power struggles and dismissed histories, an examination of how “otherness...

Brooklyn, NY
Love is Boxing (working title)

Love is Boxing combines the forces of Elizabeth Streb and the STREB Extreme Action Company with Anne Bogart and the SITI Ensemble Theater Company. STREB and SITI will create a piece that expresses the challenges and rewards of human love through shared action to fight hatred and find...

New York City, NY, Lyon, France, Buenos Aires, Argentina,
Sin Salida

Built around an embrace in motion, tango demands a continuous connection between partners. By contrast, contemporary dance exalts the meaning of individual movement. These disparate forms converse, grapple, and meld with emotion in Sin Salida, a collaboration between French-...

Columbia, SC
Migratuse Ataraxia

Migratuse Ataraxia is a multi-media collaboration and performance that confronts the physical violence and psychic weight of the “latent melancholia,” wrought by the legacies of antebellum life and symbols of racial violence in the present. It centers black experience and embodiment through an...

Port Washington, NY
Peony Dreams: On the Other Side of Sleep

Peony Dreams: On the Other Side of Sleep is a boundary-defying work of intercultural dance-theater inspired by two of the most revered plays in Chinese literature: Peony Pavilion and Dreams of Linchuan. Intertwined with the story of these works is the story of a...