Space Grant


The JDSG was created in honor of Ms. Duddy's exemplary service during her tenure as an Eva Dean Dance board member (2006­-2015) and for her untiring service to the New York City Dance community. The space grant awards dance artists 20 hours of complimentary rehearsal space at Union Street Dance for the purposes of developing new work or refining repertory. 
***This program is continued with the generous support of the Duddy Family.


2018 J.D.S.G ARTIST(S)
Hadar Ahuvia-Hadar Ahuvia is a performer and choreographer who makes work grounded in physical research and political consciousness. Raised in the U.S.A. and Israel, she trained at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance and received a BA from Sarah Lawrence College. Her work has been presented at Judson, Dixon Place, CPR, BkSD, Danspace DraftWork, Movement Research Fall Festival, AUNTS, Catch, Roulette, NYLA, the 14th St Y, and Eastport Art Center, and SPACE Gallery, Maine. Ahuvia has worked with Sara Rudner, Jill Sigman, Donna Uchizono, Molly Poerstel, Anna Sperber, Jon Kinzel, Stuart Shugg, Tatyana Tenenbaum, and Kathy Westwater, and currently performs with Reggie Wilson/ Fist and Heel Performance Group.  Ahuvia was 2012 DTW/NYLA Fresh Tracks Artist, a 2015 Movement Research AIR, a LABA Fellow at the 14th St. Y, a 2016 Grace Paley Organizing Fellow at Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, the recipient of 2017-18 CUNY Dance Initiative Residency, and a 2018 Bessie nominee for Outstanding "Breakout" Choreographer. Learn more about Hadar at

Dance NOW


Parul Shah (2017)

Satoshi Haga and Rie Fukuzawka aka binbin Factory (2016)

Seema Iyer (2016)


Joan Duddy Photo copy


For more information about Ms. Duddy's service to the New York City Dance community visit JoanDuddyObituaryNYTimes.

"...Joan opened doors for choreographers and dancers where doors did not previously exist. Her heart of gold was only matched by her unstinting critique; a balance that helped her create an environment that nurtured the artistic growth of countless choreographers throughout the 80's and up until her death..." -Eva Dean


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