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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Events

june

5jun - 30All DayWorks on Waterfeaturing an installation from the set of Building A Better Fishtrap(All Day) EST 3LD Art & Technology CenterBuilding A Better Fishtrap:Fishtrap Showing
16jun6:00 pmLive Feed: Building a Better Fishtrappart of a 2016-18 Live Feed residency6:00 pm EST New York Live Arts StudiosBuilding A Better Fishtrap:Fishtrap Showing
17jun6:00 pmLive Feed: Building a Better Fishtrappart of a 2016-18 Live Feed residency6:00 pm EST New York Live Arts StudiosBuilding A Better Fishtrap:Fishtrap Showing
28junjun 287:00 pmjun 30- 9:00 pmPlace making, Place taking, Place keepingA Works on Water Conversation7:00 pm EST 3LD Art & Technology CenterBuilding A Better Fishtrap:Fishtrap Community EngagementAngela's Pulse:Guest Appearance

july

15julAll DayBuilding a Better Fishtrap at the Celebration of the Starlight Park River House(All Day: saturday) EST Starlight Park, South BronxBuilding A Better Fishtrap:Fishtrap Community Engagement,Fishtrap Showing