How it Works

If you’re a dancer who likes process as much as performance, has experience with improvisation and collaboration and has an active imagination, please read on...

NH Dance Collaborative has become increasingly sought after following its goal to bring improvisational dance as a performance element to events which include other art forms. ,   A brief overview of our process starts with an organization reaching out with an opportunity.  We then imagine what role dance might play at the event and what style of dance might be best.  When we've refined those details - we then find the best pairing within our curated group of professional dancers.  NHDC generally requires a bio, any photos or videos you have to illustrate your craft, and finally - an audition.  Ideally, auditions include jamming with other dancers within our network.  If that can’t be scheduled, we instead meet and work through some improvisational prompts.  Once a dancer has committed to a project, we develop an initial concept and meet to flush it out with everyone involved.  As a team, we more fully define the concept, make decisions about music and choose costumes.  Finally, we move to studio rehearsals and create a first iteration of what becomes a more fully developed process/performance.

If you’re an organization who wants to be bold and imaginative enough to bring performing art to your setting, please read on...

Every project that New Hampshire Dance Collaborative is involved in is entirely unique and tailored to the organization's goals.  We start by setting up a time to meet in person or by phone to learn about your objectives/what other art elements are being included.  These elements could be a full on gallery/museum exhibition - or instead rely on NHDC to work with artistic partners to create an interdisciplinary performance. We assess the space and present several scenarios for you to shape with your own vision.

Please note that if your organization is non-profit, we are able to cover expenses with a grant. If your organization is for profit but isn't able to cover all costs, NHDC has fill in funding opportunities available as well.