Danspace Project presents new work in dance, supports a diverse range of choreographers in developing their work, encourages experimentation, and connects artists to audiences.
For over 40 years, Danspace Project has supported a vital community of contemporary dance artists in an environment unlike any other in the United States. Located in the historic St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery, Danspace shares its facility with the Church, The Poetry Project, and New York Theatre Ballet. Danspace Project’s Commissioning Initiative has commissioned over 540 new works since its inception in 1994.
Danspace Project’s Choreographic Center Without Walls (CW²) provides context for audiences and increased support for artists. Our public programs (including Danspace Presents, Platforms, Food for Thought, DraftWork), Commissioning Initiative, residencies, guest artist curators, and contextualizing activities and materials are core components of CW² offering a responsive framework for artists’ works. Since 2010, we have produced twelve Platforms, published twelve print catalogues and five e-books, launched the Conversations Without Walls discussion series, and explored models for public discourse and residencies.
Executive Director and Chief Curator
Director of Finance & Operations
Director of Development
Peggy H. Cheng
Front of House Staff
Emma Rose Brown
Board of Directors
First Vice President
Trisha Brown, In Memoriam, 2006-2017
Douglas Dunn, Emeritus
Ishmael Houston-Jones, Emeritus
Ralph Lemon, Emeritus
Bebe Miller, Emeritus
Artists Advisory Board
Chair: Ain Gordon