RDDI New England Now Informational Session for Regional Dance Makers

RDDI New England Now Informational Session for Regional Dance Makers

Co-Hosted by The Dance Complex and New Movement Collaborative

The New England Foundation for the Arts’ Regional Dance Development Initiative (RDDI) is a program of the National Dance Project (NDP). The purpose of RDDI is to increase the scope, visibility and viability of dance activity in and across regions in the United States. 

RDDI New England Now is designed to strengthen and elevate visibility for New England dance makers as a direct response to findings from two gatherings with New England Choreographers and New England Dance Cultural Organizers hosted in 2017.

For more information about RDDI visit

Join us for an informational session to learn more about the seventh iteration of RDDI focused on the alignment of New England resources, relationships, and opportunities in support of New England dance makers.  

NEFA staff and Regional Advocates will share context on the developing RDDI initiative and discuss thematic priorities of the RDDI Lab to be held in 2020 at Bates Dance Festival (applications available in December).


1:30 - 1:45 PM - Arrive & Mingle

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM - RDDI Context, Intent, Activities

2:30PM - 2:45 PM - Question and Answer with NEFA Staff

To secure a spot in this session, we recommend registering by October 7, 2019.

Note: Lunch will be provided, please include dietary information with registration.


Details about performances in conjunction with Lion's Jaw Festival forthcoming.


Lion’s Jaw is a performance and dance festival produced by New Movement Collaborative that assembles a group of national choreographers, performers, educators and students to study, perform and create together for duration in an intensive environment.

Anchored by two intensives, each day includes back to back classes in improvisation, technique and composition, as well as informal workshops on everything from voice, music, costuming and film. In the evenings, artists, students and audiences share their knowledge and inspiration through jams, informal showings and performances.

For detailed information about the day to day format please visit the Lion's Jaw format page. Bios and details on this years teaching artists can be found here


The Dance Complex is a hub for the creation, study and performance of dance of all kinds, and a partner to individual teaching/performing artists and groups like New Movement Collaborative. For events leading up to and after the RDDI informational meeting, go to



Legal identification (ID) is not required to attend the event.

Gender-neutral accessible bathrooms are located on both the ground and second-floor levels of The Dance Complex Building.  


The Dance Complex ground-level Studio 7 is ADA compliant. There is a motorized lift that can bring one person at a time from the ground floor to the second floor where our lobby, staff office and studio 1/theatre are located should a guest wish to use it. There is no elevator in the building. 


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Event photo: Larry Arrington's performance at LJ2018 © The Fleet courtesy of Lion's Jaw Festival