NWD Projects

NWD Projects is excited to announce this collaboration with Andrew Chapman, Director of Mobile Dance Film Festival

Asking the question “What will you miss when it’s gone?”, the festival will highlight the work of dance artists from diverse communities, urban and rural, who are creating work focused on bringing attention to the correlation between environmental justice and social justice.

Inner cities are already feeling the consequences of climate gentrification and forced migration. Rural areas face the impact of extreme weather events. What is happening in your community? We encourage dancers and filmmakers to look around their streets, and their communities, to bring those stories to life. 

For more information contact: Dale Andree at dandree@nationalwaterdance.org or Andrew Chapman at achapman@mobiledancefilmfestival.com


 Sunyoung Park, NWD Projects, Mateo Serna Zapata

The mission of NWD Projects Inc. is to promote dance as a vehicle for social change through the creation of new work that increases awareness of environmental and social issues through collaboration with the artistic, educational, and scientific communities. NWD Projects makes use of technology and the internet to create a national community, which offers platforms for supporting artistic exchange among professional artists, educating students, and engaging and informing the public. NWD Projects commits to the goal of equity for all by supporting new and diverse ideas from those who challenge us and instituting new structures that can lead us toward a more equitable future.


We are honored and privileged to be able to do this work on lands that have been cared for by many indigenous communities of the past, present, and future—including our friends the Council of the Original Miccosukee Simanolee Nation Aboriginal Peoples, the Seminole Tribe of Florida, and the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida. We encourage you to learn more about their environmental priorities and to do your best to support policies that integrate those conservation principles.

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NWD Projects, “National Water Dance 2020” is supported in part by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, and Live Arts Miami.

NWD Projects is committed to providing disability accommodations for all of our events and performances. We believe that the arts are enhanced and enriched when all community members have the ability to participate. Please contact us for more information or to request specific accommodations.


 “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ~ Margaret Mead