2012 Grant Awards: Art Works
[ August 11, 2011 deadline ]
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Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior
Arts Resources in Collaboration, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the Eye On Dance Archive Legacy Project. Materials in this archive include videotapes of dance performances and conversations, photographs, dance periodicals, artist notes, studies, and educational material dating back to 1976.
Attack Theatre, Inc.
To support Some Assembly Required: Public Art (SAR: Public), a project in which dancers and musicians engage community members in a creative response to public works of art and transform that response into a public performance. The company will choose five works of outdoor, public art to use as the focus for a series of free, dance-based performances, and will create an online component where audiences can respond to the work.
To support Ballet Under the Stars, a free outdoor performance series in local parks throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area. The company will perform classical and contemporary ballet works at each performance.
Ballet Tech Foundation, Inc.
New York, NY
To support a tuition-free ballet training program. The program, founded by choreographer Eliot Feld, provides pre-professional arts training including an integrated public academic education and a student performance troupe.
Ballet Works, Inc. (aka James Sewell Ballet)
To support a residency and performances by James Sewell Ballet in Minnesota. In advance of the residency, young dancers from Detroit Lakes and Grand Rapids, Minnesota, will be invited to the James Sewell Ballet's studios in the Twin Cities for a master class and will attend a performance in the company's home theater.
Cal Poly Corporation (on behalf of Cal Poly Arts)
San Luis Obispo, CA
To support the JumpBrush Pacific Coast Dance Convergence, a biennial dance festival. The festival will feature a "Reverse Residency," in which guest artist Joe Goode Performance Group will work with local choreographers to stage a new work which will premiere at the end of the festival.
CAVE Organization, Inc.
To support the LUDUS Training Program and resident company LEIMAY. International butoh dance masters will lead master classes and lecture on their work in teaching/performance residencies at CAVE studio in Brooklyn, as well as offer workshops and create a new work with the dance community in New York.
Chez Bushwick, Inc. (aka Jonah Bokaer)
To support the creation and presentation of Eclipse by choreographer Jonah Bokaer, in collaboration with visual artist Anthony McCall, composer Chris Garneau, and lighting designer Aaron Copp. Bokaer uses the metaphor of the astronomical event of an eclipse to create a work that unfolds in four episodes, in which sequences of dancers in duets and trios will perform inside a 45' x 45' square space.
Chicago Film Archives, NFP (aka CFA)
To support the first phase of the preservation and dissemination of the moving image and audio collection for dancer and choreographer Ruth Page (1899-1991). The collection contains rehearsals and performances that date back to 1922, and a comprehensive series of interviews and oral histories with Page that date from 1957.
Collage Dance Theatre (aka Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre)
Los Angeles, CA
To support a series of site-specific performances by choreographer Heidi Duckler. The works will be created around the theme of "expulsion," relating to issues of migration, dislocation, and the fragile nature of home.
San Francisco, CA
To support the CounterPULSE Performing Diaspora program, for dance artists who are using traditional performance as a foundation for experimentation and innovation. In partnership with the National Steinbeck Center, the program will include residencies, creation of works, festivals, a symposium, discussion series, and an interactive online platform.
To support the creation and presentation of Body Tjak 13, a new multidisciplinary collaborative work. Members from body music ensembles Çudamani (Bali, Indonesia), Barbatuques (São Paulo, Brazil), and Slammin All-Body Band (Oakland, CA) will use movement, dance, rhythm, sound, and voice to create the work.
D.C. Wheel Productions, Inc. (aka Dance Place)
To support the presentation of dance performances and accompanying residency activities at Dance Place. Artists to be presented include Kyle Abraham, Lionel Popkin, LEVYdance, Pearson Widrig, Camille Brown, Dana Tai Soon Burgess & Company, Daniel Phoenix Singh & Company, Junk, Dance Exchange, Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers, Karen Sherman, and the Dance Africa, DC Festival.
Dance Camera West
Los Angeles, CA
To support the presentation of the Dance Camera West Dance Media Film Festival. Activities will include programs of international short dance films, a documentary series, a short film series, outdoor screenings of dance and site-specific media, a Screendance Filmmakers Lab, and several panels with production professionals, producers, and distributors.
Dance Exchange, Inc.
Takoma Park, MD
To support the second phase of How to Lose a Mountain, a multimedia work choreographed by Artistic Director Cassie Meador. The project will involve full production of the work and will include stories documented on a 500-mile walk from Meador's home in Washington, DC, to the mountains of West Virginia.
Dance Films Association, Inc.
New York, NY
To support a national tour of the Dance on Camera Festival. The world's oldest annual film/video festival will include domestic and international programs, and a student film competition culminating in a student short presentation.
Dance Ring (aka New York Theatre Ballet)
New York, NY
To support the restaging and presentation of Antony Tudor's Dark Elegies for New York Theatre Ballet's Signatures '13: A Tudor Retrospective program. Dark Elegies is danced to composer Gustav Mahler's song cycle Kindertotenlieder (Songs on the Death of Children), a work consisting of five songs sung by a baritone, with lyrics based on poems by Friedrich Ruckert.
Dancing in the Street, Inc.
To support the sixth annual festival Hip-Hop Generation Next: From the South Bronx to South America. In partnership with the Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education, the festival will include a commissioned hip-hop work by Emilio "Buddha Stretch" Austin, Jr., and Adesola Osakalumi in collaboration with Fabiano "B-boy Neguin" Lopes; a concert featuring Latin music, hip-hop, and reggaeton (a Puerto Rican urban form of music with roots in Latin and Caribbean music); a block party; films and panel discussions; and ArtWorks, a paid internship for teens.
Daniel Phoenix Singh & Company (aka Dakshina)
To support Dakshina's reconstruction and presentation of Anna Sokolow's Lyric Suite and Magritte Magritte. Marking the fifth year of partnership with the Sokolow Foundation, the performances will be accompanied by post-performance discussions and an educational exhibition about Sokolow's vision, body of work, and her place in the modern dance continuum.
Diavolo Dance Theater
Los Angeles, CA
To support education and outreach programs. The company will partner with venues in Los Angeles while on tour to present Young People's Concerts, master classes, intensive training residencies, lectures, and open rehearsals.
Dimensions Dance Theater, Inc.
To support the educational outreach program Rites of Passage. The program focuses on the Congolese Diaspora and will include classes in Congolese, West African, Afro-Haitian, Afro-Cuban, modern, jazz, and Brazilian dance, as well as tap, ballet, percussion, spoken-word, acting, hip-hop, and choreography.
To support regional dance touring and outreach activities in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. The company will present a repertory program, including Artistic Director Toni Pimble's Concerto Grosso, choreographer Gillmer Duran's Without the Cover, and choreographer Gerald Arpino's Light Rain, as well as a touring production of a new ballet, Jungle Book: Mowgli's Adventure.
Festival Dance & Performing Arts Association, Inc.
To support the Festival Dance Youthreach Project. Touring professional companies will provide free performances and master classes for students in grades 3-6 in north central Idaho and eastern Washington State, presenting a range of dance genres including ballet, modern, jazz, and multicultural dance.
Fourth Arts Block, Inc. (aka FABNYC)
New York, NY
To support Connect the Blocks, a series of workshops, events, and online resources for independent dancemakers in New York City. Fourth Arts Block, a neighborhood-wide coalition of cultural groups for the East 4th Cultural District, and OurGoods, a barter network for the creative community, will partner to offer an online platform that connects people for resource sharing, increases affordable rental space hours for rehearsals as part of FABNYC's Dance Block program, expands a Load Out! program of unwanted items to twice a year, and facilitates other events.
Friends of NORD, Inc.
New Orleans, LA
To support a tuition-free youth and senior citizen dance education program. The program is organized by the NORDC/NOBA Center for Dance, a cultural community partnership of the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission and the New Orleans Ballet Association.
Friends of Olympia Station (aka Tandy Beal and Company)
Santa Cruz, CA
To support the touring of HereAfterHere: A Self-Guided Tour of Eternity, created by choreographer Tandy Beal. The work is interwoven with multigenerational dancers, text, and brief video interviews with the public about what happens after death.
Gotham Arts Exchange, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the Artist Access and Mentoring Program, part of the Gotham Dance Festival, and Focus Dance, an American platform of dance artists presented at the Association of Performing Arts Presenters. The Artist Access and Mentoring Program will allow emerging artists Jodie Gates, Peter Quanz, and Andrea Miller to further develop their audiences by presenting them on a shared bill during a two-week festival at the Joyce Theater in New York City.
To support guest artist residencies for New York choreographers Doug Elkins and Kate Weare. Portions of each residency will take place in Cleveland and Akron and include the creation and performance of a work as well as numerous outreach activities such as master classes, open rehearsals, artist talks, and educational programs at local schools.
Idaho Dance Theatre, Inc.
To support a tour and educational outreach programs in Idaho. The tour will include contemporary dance performances presented to rural/underserved communities such as Grand Targee, Idaho Falls, Ketchum, Mackay, Pocatello, Salmon, and the Blackfoot Indian Reservation School.
Isadora Duncan Foundation for Contemporary Dance, Inc.
New York, NY
To support a month-long offering of performances, classes, workshops, and pre-performance lectures and seminars celebrating the legacy of Isadora Duncan. The Foundation's resident performing company, Lori Belilove & the Isadora Duncan Dance Company, and the junior company, The Belilovables, will perform a retrospective of Duncan's work at the Judson Memorial Church.
Jazz Tap Ensemble, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA
To support the production of Masters & Mentors, the third in a series of DVD documentaries of original works by and for the Jazz Tap Ensemble. The DVD will feature performances and choreography by tap artists such as Gregory Hines, Jimmy Slyde, Harold Nicholas, Eddie Brown, and Brenda Bufalino.
LEVYdance, Inc. (Consortium)
San Francisco, CA
To support AMP, an innovative program that pools valuable resources to create an alternative to the single choreographer dance company model. In partnership with Headlands Center for the Arts, LEVYdance will engage in an eight-week residency with guest choreographer Sidra Bell and two of her dancers to create new work.
Lobero Theatre Foundation
Santa Barbara, CA
To support DANCEworks, a four-week residency for an emerging choreographer at the historic Lobero Theatre. SUMMERDANCE Santa Barbara will collaborate on the project to provide an artist with significant time and space to develop new work on an actual stage (instead of in a studio).
Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the Graham and Greek Myth project which will explore Martha Graham's landmark works based on Greek stories and dramas. Works will include a reconstruction of Graham's Phaedra, Cave of the Heart, Errand into the Maze, and excerpts from the full-length Clytemnestra.
Miami Hispanic Ballet Corp.
To support the presentation of the International Ballet Festival of Miami/Los Angeles, bringing works of as many as 110 artists from more than 20 ballet companies representing countries from five continents. For the first time, the festival will take place in Los Angeles, and will feature a Ballet Performance Series, International Young Ballet Medal Winners Performances, a film series, workshops, master classes, and an art exhibit series and dance books presentation.
Muller Works Foundation (aka Jennifer Muller/The Works)
New York, NY
To support New Views/Next Stages, a series of education and community outreach initiatives to build new audiences for dance. The project will include in-school arts programs for students in New York City public schools, a presenting series to mentor new voices in dance and theater, an extensive roster of public performances, a choreographic laboratory for company members, and a college residency commissioning program.
New York Live Arts Inc. (Consortium)
New York, NY
To support the Dance Leadership and Residency Program, an innovative initiative that will offer two-year residencies to mid-career artists with salary and health benefits. In partnership with Arizona State University, the project invests intensely in an artist's career development and longevity.
Nichole Canuso Dance Company
To support the creation and presentation of The Garden, a new multimedia dance work by choreographer Nichole Canuso. Inspired by the writings of Jorge Luis Borges, The Garden will immerse the audience in a world of live dancers, live music, and video installations in which they become integral to the performance and performers themselves.
Painted Bride Art Center
To support the presentation of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company in Body Against Body, an evening of vintage dance works created by Jones and Zane. Body Against Body will consist of two reconstructed and re-imagined duets and a coinciding gallery exhibit featuring Zane's photographs.
Philadelphia Dance Company (aka PHILADANCO)
To support the restaging and video documentation of Suite Otis, choreographed by George Faison. Rehearsal footage and interviews with Faison, Executive Artistic Director Joan Myers Brown, and company members will be documented.
Philadelphia Fringe Festival (aka Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe) (Consortium)
To support the Hatchery Consortium Project which addresses the need for more comprehensive support for dance artists to develop new work. In partnership with the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography and a cohort of other organizations, including The Chocolate Factory, Live Arts Brewery, Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, and Vermont Performance Lab, the initiative will build a collaborative residency project to foster the development of five mid-career artists each year.
Washington Depot, CT
To support the International Collaborators Project, a program which fosters creative collaboration with guest artists from different creative backgrounds. Guest artists will include film director Trish Sie, master juggler Michael Moschen, and choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.
Professional Flair, Inc. (aka The Dancing Wheels Company & School)
To support the commissioning of new works by choreographers David Rousseve and Michael Uthoff. The works will premiere in Cleveland in a program titled Diversity in Dance: The Dancing Wheels Company's 32nd Season, and then will be excerpted for educational and touring purposes.
Ringside Inc. (aka STREB )
To support the audience development and access programs Public/Action New York and Public/Action on Tour, based on Extreme Action, a method of movement developed by choreographer Elizabeth Streb. Performances and classes for students will take place at Streb Lab for Action Mechanics (SLAM), the company's home in Brooklyn; while the tour program will involve a series of residencies throughout the United States comprising rehearsals and performances, a youth education program, adult workshops, lecture-demonstrations, and panel discussions.
Ririe-Woodbury Dance Foundation (aka Ririe-Woodbury Dance Co.)
Salt Lake City, UT
To support dance residency activities and performances in Georgia, Louisiana, and Utah. The project will include lecture-demonstrations, creative movement classes, teacher workshops, open rehearsals, master classes, parent/child workshops, artist talks, and performances.
School of American Ballet, Inc. (aka SAB)
New York, NY
To support the tuition-free Boys Program and community outreach activities. The project will comprise no-fee auditions, free ballet classes, free public ballet demonstrations, and a series of lecture-demonstrations to the general public and underserved students throughout New York City.
Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater
To support Coming to a Point: The Chattanooga Project, which will engage communities of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and will culminate in a performance. Participants in the project will include students at Bright Elementary School, healthcare providers from Memorial Health Care System, Chattanooga State Community College students, and members of the Chattanooga dance community.
Trust Under Clause Fourth of the Will of Antony Tudor (aka Antony Tudor Ballet Trust)
Ocean Beach, NY
To support the development of lesson plans to be integrated into the artist-in-residency programs of the Antony Tudor Dance Studies Curriculum. These lesson plans, in the form of Power Point presentations, fulfill the mission of the Trust by continuing to promote Antony Tudor's works and teachings to students of dance and university arts departments.
UBW, Inc. (aka Urban Bush Women)
To support the creation and presentation of a new work by Artistic Director Jawole Willa Jo Zollar in collaboration with choreographer Liz Lerman. The evening-length work, My Legs Were Praying, will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the passing of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel and the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., through dance, voice, and text. Zollar and Lerman will create workshops that will contextualize the performances.
University of Nebraska at Lincoln (on behalf of Lied Center for the Performing Arts)
To support the Arts Across Nebraska program, which will introduce Nebraskans of all ages to modern dance. Repertory Dance Theatre, based in Salt Lake City, will perform its multimedia retrospective Time Capsule: A Century of Dance, which features works by choreographers such as Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, José Limón, and Merce Cunningham.
University of Washington
To support the staging, presentation, and documentation of a suite of modern dance solos from 1928-44 choreographed by Jean Erdman, Helen Tamiris, and Ethel Winter. The dances will be performed by the University of Washington's Chamber Dance Company, comprised of MFA students, and will be recorded and housed in the Chamber Dance Company Archive in the university's library.
University of Wisconsin at Madison
To support the restaging of Bill T. Jones's D-Man in the Waters: 1st Movement on the University of Wisconsin at Madison's undergraduate dance students. The residency, led by former Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance company member Catherine Cabeen, will include master classes, rehearsals, and lectures on the company's work, as well as free showings for local middle and high school students.
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