Dancing While Black receives funding from the Surdna Foundation and Dance/USA’s Engaging Dance Audiences

Dancing While Black receives funding from the Surdna Foundation and Dance/USA’s Engaging Dance Audiences

After three years of collaborating with so many phenomenal Black dance artists and partner organizations, we are excited about additional support from the Surdna Foundation and Engaging Dance Audiences will allow us to deepen our work and broaden our reach with three initiatives:

Dancing While Black: Shouting from the Edges, a new model of partnering with communities with Historically Black Colleges to curate and present Story Circles, panels, performance and Master Classes for the Masses. In 2015-16, we will pilot this program in New Orleans in partnership with longtime collaborator Stephanie McKee, artistic director of Junebug Productions.

Dancing While Black: In Our Own Words, a new digital journal which will launch in Fall 2016

Dancing While Black Fellowship, bringing together eight emerging Black choreographers in a collective developmental process

The Surdna Foundation seeks to foster sustainable communities in the United States — communities guided by principles of social justice and distinguished by healthy environments, strong local economies, and thriving cultures.
Engaging Dance Audiences is administered by Dance/USA and made possible with generous funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
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