Mission Statement

HDC Fundraiser in Prospect Park, Brooklyn

"The Hoover Dam Collective is a group of young artists based in Brooklyn, New York, who are particularly interested in making work that crosses the boundaries of specific art disciplines. The Collective was founded in 2009 by a group of dynamic individuals from the world-renowned arts conservatories at State University of New York at Purchase College. The HDC produces concerts and arts events in and around New York City which feature collaboration between music, dance, film, theater and visual art. We are interested in exploring how our various art forms overlap by creating a new genre of performing art that incorporates all forms of creative investigation. The concert events are site specific to each venue and it is our endeavor to transform these interdisciplinary performances into a laid-back party setting. Our primary goal is to expose our art to new audiences and break down the barrier between spectator and performer. We hope to cultivate local talent and give young artists the opportunity to learn through collaboration, while also providing exposure opportunities. Most importantly, we hope that our work can help audiences re-evaluate the role that art has in our lives and in the world around us."