Neighbourhood Dance Works
Neighbourhood Dance Works (NDW) is dedicated to the development of a vibrant dance community and the advancement of emerging and mature choreographers. We are committed to the creation and dissemination of contemporary dance through workshops, residencies and dance presentations. We support local dance creation and facilitate the exchange of skills and knowledge between local, national and international communities.
Co-Founded in 1981 by Cathy Ferri and Agnes Walsh as a performance collective, Neighbourhood Dance Works began by creating innovative dance works for stage. It later shifted its focus to presentation, introducing the first Festival of New Dance in 1990, curated by Ann Anderson. Under her direction, and subsequently that of Lois Brown, Anne Troake, Sarah Joy Stoker and now a community-based committee, the festival continues to grow each year.
Neighbourhood Dance Works’ ongoing support and development of Newfoundland choreographers and dancers has advanced the careers of many Newfoundland dance artists and has made the Festival of New Dance a major cultural highlight of the St. John’s performance season.
For more information, about NDW programs please visit our website: www.neighbourhooddanceworks.com
Photo Credit (Louise Moyes)