The mission of NOLA Dance Reader is to promote informed, thoughtful discourse about dance in New Orleans and to provide support and a public outlet for members of the New Orleans community who want to hone their dance writing and analysis skills. The NDR mission is more voices and multiple points of view. The mission is audience development through increased familiarity with elements of dance technique, dance history, and contemporary context. To respond, think, learn, and share. Insightful, constructive critique. Building on the momentum of a growing, deeply rooted dance community. Challenging ourselves to consider new perspectives, engage with different dance forms, and push toward more rigor and risk-taking in our artistic practices.