New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) is pleased to announce Contemporary Dancing organized for NADA New York by Sam Gordon & CAFE DANCER. Contemporary Dancing takes its name from a song by Nils Bech, and will present a range of dancers today who dance within the art world. Presented at the second edition of NADA New York, May 10–12 at Pier 36 — Basketball City located at 299 South Street at Montgomery Street. The daily performance program is listed below.


  • Friday, May 10

12pm: Megha Barnabas, with object by Hanna Sandin, Sculpture Center, Booth 211

2pm: Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen, Bruce Nauman’s Walking in an Exaggerated Manner around the Perimeter of a Square (1967–68) Outside
2:30pm: Flora Wiegmann, Allay Alight (version 2) Outside
3:30pm: Rebecca Brooks, A Tour Thru The L.E.S. Inside
4:30pm: Michael Mahalchick Inside
5:30pm: Cassie Mey, The Jerome Robbins Dance Division Oral History Archive Inside

6pm: robbinschilds, A Hologram B C (variations) Outside

  • Saturday, May 11

11am: Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen, From Europe To The Donut District Inside

12pm: Brittany Bailey, Light Dance with Girl, live music by Bryce Hackford Outside
2pm: Flora Wiegmann, Allay Alight (version 2) Outside
3pm: robbinschilds, A Hologram B C (variations) Outside
4pm: Biba Bell, Cold Vein with Tyler Ashley and Nicole Daunic Inside
4:30pm: Megha Barnabas, with object by Hanna Sandin, Sculpture Center, Booth 211
5pm: Rebecca Brooks, S.S. with Ursula Eagly, Bessie McDonough-Thayer, and Emily Wexler Inside
6pm: Jealous Orgasm Outside
7pm: Greg Zuccolo, Too Much Tonight, Lounge



  • Sunday, May 12


11am–2pm: AUNTS with Larissa Velez-Jackson, Maggie Bennett, Jen Rosenblit, Mariana Valencia, and Stacy Grossfield Outside
3pm: Walter Dundervill, Litter with Tyler Ashley, Benjamin Asriel, Rebecca Brooks, Megan Byrne, Jennifer Kjos, Kevin Lovelady, Athena Malloy, Sarah Perron, Enrico Wey Inside

4pm: Stanley Love Performance Group, Summon Ascension Progression with Lauri Hogan, Leila Zimbel, Shizu Homma, John Beilecki, Stephanie Dixon, Vanessa Walters, Ivy Elrond, Jonathon Love, Adam Dugas, Ashley Steele Inside

4:30pm: Megha Barnabas, with object by Hanna Sandin, Sculpture Center, Booth 211

CAFE DANCER, 96 Orchard Street on the Lower East Side, founded by Elizabeth Hart, Jessie Gold, and Busy Gangnes, a group of dancers/musicians who also collaborate with artists. The bar’s countertop is by Frank Benson and there are site-specific artworks by Naomi Fisher, Corrine Jones and Robbie McDonald. Like FOOD in Soho, co-founded by Gordon Matta Clark, through to Max’s Kansas City and onto Passerby, artists have always gathered in interesting spots.



  • Saturday May 11 and Sunday May 12, 4 to 7pm.

The bar becomes a salon with works by Frank Benson, Jeff Davis, Lucky DeBellevue, Naomi Fisher, Daphne Fitzpatrick, Fowler/Gordon, Corrine Jones, Sadie Laska, Michael Mahalchick, Robbie McDonald, Virginia Overton, Jacob Robichaux, Small Spells, and more… To raise funds for stipends for the dancers performing at NADA.





  • Friday, May 10:


8pm–2am, 8pm Mark Golamco: Viola, 10pm–12am DJs Sadie Laska & Sara Magenheimer, 12pm–2am Christopher Garrett. Performance: Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen



  • Saturday, May 11:


8pm–2am, 8pm Mark Golamco: Viola, 9pm-11pm DJ Nathan Corbin, 11pm–2am DJs Gavin Russom & Go Go Dancer. Sculpture: Jeff Davis



  • Sunday, May 12:

8pm–12am, Matrix Night: DJs Busy Gangnes, Nate Harrington, Melissa Ip, Melissa Livuadais, & Sparks