DNA closing, how disgraceful for a cultural city

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Last Chance for Dance?
No Way!
Rally for justice for DNA

Please join us for a rally to show Mayor Bloomberg and the City that Dance is important.We need dancers and dance lovers to come out in force. We cannot allow the City to let DNA be lost to the dance community.
Please share this message with your friends.

date:        Tuesday, july 13, 2010

time :       1:00 pm

location: Steps of City Hall

DNA Press Statement


Download DNA’s Press Statement – July 2010
Download DNA’s Letter of Support from Community Board 1
Download DNA’s Letter of Support from the Council of the City of New York
Download The Quarterly Arts Soiree at Webster Hall Supports DNA by hosting a Dance Party

Preserve Dance in Lower Manhattan – Sign the Statement of Support, share this link with your friends and make a gift today

I support Dance New Amsterdam because it is an important cultural organization that has made a major impact on both the quality of life and the accessibility of dance in Lower Manhattan. I believe in the value that culture in general and dance in particular brings to our lives and our communities.

Eight days before facing eviction proceedings from its Lower Manhattan home, Dance New Amsterdam (DNA) is fighting to keep its doors open to continue a 26 year history shaping the contemporary global dancer and being a launching pad for today’s artistic voice.

Despite successful efforts to stabilize financially, DNA as a not-for-profit arts organization is unable to sustain a current commercial lease agreement of $68,945 in monthly rent which includes a monthly city tax of $33,050. Questions regarding public policy issues connected to the lease remain unaddressed. Tireless work over the past two years requesting re-negotiation of lease and non-profit tax abatement has yielded no consensus for resolution.

It is essential that every measure possible be undertaken by NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services and Fram Realty to ensure that Dance New Amsterdam can continue to serve the dance community as it has for the past 26 years.

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3 Responses to “DNA closing, how disgraceful for a cultural city”

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  2. Martha Chapman Says:

    THANK you for your support and for keeping DNA in the public eye! We have won more time to negotiate with our landlord and the city – and the reason why is posts like this. MANY THANKS! Check out DNA’s facebook page or website for more pictures and videos of today’s rally, which was a BLAST in the pouring rain!

    Martha Chapman
    Board member and Faculty member at DNA

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