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David Neumann
Artistic Director
Advanced Beginner Group
125 Kensico Road
Thornwood, NY 10594.

Advanced Beginner Group is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and all contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


We are truly grateful for the generosity of the organizations and individuals listed below. Thank you!!
(list as of July 2017)

Advanced Beginner Group’s I Understand Everything Better was co-commissioned and co-presented by The Chocolate Factory and Abrons Arts Center.

Associate Producer: Mabou Mines.

I Understand Everything Better was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts. I Understand Everything Better was also made possible in part by a grant from the David and Leni Moore Family Foundation.

I Understand Everything Better was partly developed during a creative residency at the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography at The Florida State University, in partnership with New York Live Arts and with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Advanced Beginner Group acknowledges support in the form of a technical residencies from The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, The Banff Centre Theatre Arts Residency Program, and BRIClab at BRIC. I Understand Everything Better was created with development and residency support from MASS MoCA and a joint residency, supported by MASS MoCA and Jacobs Pillow Dance, supported by the Hunter Family Foundation; and with the support of a MacDowell Fellowship.

Additional supporters:
Liz Abrahamsen, Nicholas Anderson, Ivy Baldwin, Caroline Barnard, Pamela Barton, Sarah Benson, Patty Bradshaw, Jennifer Brandes, Jordan Burg, Amy Casello, Margee Challa, Katherine Chopin, Jody Christopherson, Janet D. Clancy, Alanna Coby, Laura Colby, Kevin Confoy, Constance Congdon, Corina Copp, Anne DeAcetis, David Dorfman, Ruthie Epstein, Daniel Fish, Sharon Fogarty, Benjamin Forster, Leigh Garrett, Salli Garrigan, Jill Godmilow, Neil Greenberg, Cheryl Henson, Liriel Higa, Patricia Hoffbauer, Jennifer Ikeda, Susannah Millonzi Jolly, Melanie Joseph, Monika Jouvert, Karen Kandel, Andy Kelso, Sue Killam, Danny Kopel, Sonja Kostich, Tina Landau, Karen Lawrence, Jim Leedom, Casey Llewellyn, Deborah Lohse, Trey Lyford, Merceditas Manago Alexander, Susan Marshall, Mike and Debbie McCarty, Maedhbh McCullagh, Anais Mitchell, Mia Morris, Katrina Newman, Miho Nikaido, Katie O, Barney O’Hanlon, Evren Odcikin, Okwui Okpokwasili, Tari Pantaleo, David Parker, Sarah Plotkin, Louisa Pregerson, Duncan Raymond, Kristina Satter, Rakesh Satyal, Barbara Sauerman, Lake Simons, Elizabeth Snodgrass, Gustave M. Solomons, Joe Stackell, Amy Stollmack, Richard Sylvarnes, Douglas and Georgia Thackway, Rose Anne Thom, Sarah Tortora, Martin Wechsler, Jay Wegman, Rebecca Wender