Performa/Dance, cofounded in 2014 by Jennifer Hart and Edward Carr, is a project-based company in Austin, Texas. Its mission is to nurture and support new, creative voices in contemporary dance, thereby enriching the local arts community by engaging audiences and exposing them to the connective, transformative, and transcendent power of dance. Performa/Dance seeks to create dialogues with artists across geographies and media, inviting them to take risks and cultivate their art, with the aim of fostering multicultural understanding and deepening artistic excellence.

We are currently planning future projects launching as early as the summer of 2015, stay tuned for more information.


Photos by Oliver Endahl and Nadine Latief

Thank you to all our Kickstarter supporters
who helped make our inaugural project
IGNITE: Three Works a reality:

Andy Albright
Paul Michael & Anne Marie Bloodgood
Merle Boyd
Pei-San and Daniel Brown
Lili Cantu and Chris Maass
Sergio & Eva Capareda
David Carr & Anne Jane Gray
Lonnie Chunn & Ann Bupp
Christi Cuellar Lotz
Margo Davis
Lisa del Rosario
Benoit Egloff
Sam Feipel
Alyce Finwall
James Fuller


Claudia Garvey
Hollis & Robert Gaston
Mary Greene & Walter Cramer
Rosanne Gronseth
The Haas-Hood Family
Jessica Heilman
Sean & Tessa Henry
Katie Isaacs
Patrick & Karen Kane
Hannah Kinney
Jasmine Kostraba
Samuel Asher Kunzman
Paula & Iain (Adopted Britland family)
Claire Maurey
Jill and Tom Maurey

Julie Meder
Maggie Medford
Nan Merritt
Wendy Lou Nakao
Caryn Newburger
Peggy Patten & Todd Kinney
Christina Pesoli
Susan Pfeiffer
Randy Potts & Terri Thomas
Cindy & Paul Rank
Steve Redman
Edie Rogat & Cotter Cunningham
Ann & Michael Sahaida

Hector and G.G. Saravia
Abdo Sayegh
Barbara Shack
Pat Shingetsu Guzy
Lynne Short
Adrienne Soucy, MD
Eve Shulte
John Swanger
Tom Trigg
Marie Ulsh
Tiffany Walker
Elise Winters
Stephanie Pia Wonchala

Header photo by Oliver Endahl