Under the Co-Artistic Direction of Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar, BDT generates its work through the collective curiosity of its directors, designers and performers, as they re-imagine character, relationship and context through choreographic, musical and visual structures. Each piece is developed over months of rehearsal in which the company collaborates on every component of the production.

The process is both time-intensive and an expensive necessity for the creation of our original, multi-genre works. WE CAN’T DO IT WITHOUT YOUR SUPPORT.

Individual donations of any kind directly support artist’s fees and creative development.



The BDT Creation Circle is a group of lead individual contributors committed to the development and support of the company’s newest works through major gifts designated for commissioning and world premieres.

Creation Circle members receive exclusive updates throughout the creation process, invitations to work-in-progress showings and previews, and behind the scenes access to the company’s artistic directors via reading lists, research and source materials, film and literary inspiration, and personal interaction.

To learn more about the BDT Creation Circle, or to join the Circle, please contact Executive Director Sara Pereira da Silva. [/one_half]


To support our artistic programming at any time, click the link above (via credit card/PayPal) or send checks payable to “Big Dance Theater” to:
Big Dance Theater
303 Clinton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231

Big Dance Theater (Big Dance Theater, Inc.) is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.


Big Dance Theater is supported, in part, by the Doris Duke Performing Artist Awards program, the Emma A. Sheafer Charitable Trust, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation New York Theater Program; and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Big Dance Theater receives major support from the Starry Night Fund, Anonymous, Virginia and Timothy Millhiser, the W Trust, the Herding Cats Foundation, and the Heimbinder Family Foundation.