BEING AN AGENT OF CHANGE Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre/Notes in Motion is rooted in our mission of offering access, nurturing community, and promoting individual expression and freedom. Our dance education programs in the NYC schools offer students tools to express themselves, engage with their peers, and gain a more well rounded school experience. Through sharing and providing access to this inclusive learning model, we are engaged in the critical work of breaking down barriers of systematic racism and oppression. We actively recruit diverse teaching artists, dancers, staff, and board to reflect, empower, and celebrate the diverse populations we serve. We are steadfast in our commitment to equity and change and driven to show up with vulnerability in an open dialogue with our schools, audiences, patrons, volunteers, and supporters. It is a privilege to share the joy of dance, offering students and audiences in-roads to discover inspiration, meaning, and joy. We continue into our third decade of dance making, sharing, and educating with a dedication to foster equality, access, and opportunity to all.
For our 21st Performance Season, we presented a Virtual Performance and Gala and 3 Outdoor Performances in NYC, High Falls, and East Hampton. We began the development of Threads which will premiere in full as our 22nd Annual Season at New York Live Arts April 7-9, 2022. Our 20th Anniversary Performance Season was presented by the CUNY Dance Initiative at Baruch Performing Arts Center. With a focus on reflection and memory, Hindsight referenced signature structures from two decades of richly layered repertory. Our 2019 Season, Crossroads, premiered at New York Live Arts. Inspired Magritte and Escher, Crossroads animated a surrealistic landscape that highlighted moments at crossroads, choosing one path or another, and how these moments steer the course of our lives.

Events, Performances, and Workshops


Threads World Premiere  | Thursday-Saturday, April 7-9, 2022 |  New York Live Arts 


PS 44 Brooklyn Professional Modern Dance Company Performance and Workshop | May 7th & 14th, 2022


In This Moment – Annual Gala | Thursday, May 19, 2022 | Home Studios @ 873 Broadway, 3rd Floor

 2022 Virtual Dumbo Dance Festival | June 26, 2022

— Green Afternoon | Saturday, August 6, 2022 | East Hampton, NY


Holiday Season Preview | January 23, 2022 | Arts on Site, NYC


Open Rehearsal | October 26, 2021 | Gibney Dance, NY

Green Afternoon | July 31, 2021 | East Hampton, NY


2021 Virtual Dumbo Dance Festival | June 10-13, 2021

Dance for Your Dinner | May 22, 2021 | CS Coach House, High Falls, NY

— Threads Season Preview | Friday, June 11, 2021 |  11th Street & 2nd Ave | Open Culture NYC

 Metropolitan in Motion | Live Streaming of Threads: A Work in Progress | March 3, 2021 

NYC Gender Conference | Move Like You: Celebrating Your Authentic Self Through Movement | October 24-25, 2020

20th Anniversary Performance Season: Hindsight | March 5-7, 2020 |  Baruch Performing Arts Center, NYC

Winter Open Rehearsal | January 15, 2020 | The Ailey Studios, NYC

New Women New Yorkers: Leadership, Creativity, and Movement | January 9, 2020 | Center for Social Innovation

American Dance Guild Festival | October 4, 2019 | Ailey Citigroup Theater, NYC

Events, Performances, and Workshops

 


PS 44 Brooklyn Dance Company Performance and Workshop
May 7th & 14th, 2022

 


In This Moment: Annual Gala
Thu, May 19, 2022
Home Studios @ 873 Broadway, 3rd Floor

 


Green Afternoon
Sat, August 6, 2022
East Hampton, NY

 


 


Holiday Season Preview
January 23, 2022
Arts on Site, NYC

 


Open Rehearsal
October 26, 2021
Gibney Dance, NY

 


Green Afternoon VIII
July 31, 2021 
East Hampton, NY

 


 


Dance for Your Dinner
May 22, 2021
CS Coach House, High Falls, NY

 


Threads Season Preview
Open Culture NYC
June 11, 2021 |  11th Street & 2nd Ave, NYC

 


Metropolitan in Motion
LIVE Streaming of Threads: A Work in Progress  March 3, 2021

 


 


NYC Gender Virtual Conference 
“Move Like You: Celebrating Your Authentic Self Through Movement”
October 24-25, 2020

 


20th Anniversary Performance Season: Hindsight World Premiere
March 5-7, 2020
Baruch Performing Arts Center, NYC

 


Winter Open Rehearsal
The Ailey Studios, NYC January 15, 2020

 


New Women New Yorkers: Leadership, Creativity, and Movement
January 9, 2020 
Center for Social Innovation

 


October 4, 2019
Ailey Citigroup Theater, NYC

Arts-in-Education

For the 2021 Summer Rising, City Arts Corps Initiative, Notes in Motion received 10% of all the arts partnership grants awarded to performing arts organizations. Now with schools back in full swing, our dance programming is expanding all over the city. In 2021-2022, we anticipate bringing dance to 70 NYC Schools.