We support and promote dance artists who are interested in taking risks, artists who seek to challenge their aesthetic and/or want to experiment with creating and presenting work in unusual or non-traditional spaces.  If you are interested in self-producing, we are here to support you!

We encourage our audiences to be open to taking risks as active dance-viewers, as well. Don't be afraid to step outside your comfort zone - you'll be surprised at what you may fall in love with!

We want to present the very best in local dance. This means curating performances that exemplify a high level of professionalism and deliver dance works that give our audiences an exciting, meaningful, and thought-provoking experience.

Your input is important to us. We want to hear your thoughts about the DIDA Season as it unfolds. What kinds of dance performance do you want to see (or make)? Is there an opportunity you'd like to share with our community? Which performances do/don't resonate with you and why? Your feedback enables us to make informed choices as we curate each DIDA Season. Send us an email

Durham is home to an amazing community of talented, dedicated dance artists, administrators, supporters and enthusiasts.

Our goals are to promote independently produced performances in the Durham area, to facilitate connections between dance professionals and local organizations, and to serve as resource for local artists.

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