In February, A. Nia Austin-Edwards, a longtime Angela's Pulse collaborator, attended Dance Black Joy: Global Affirmations and Defiance. The 3-day convening was a dynamic space of dialogue, performance and celebration; she reflected some voices and residue from the experience in poetry.
We are incredibly excited and grateful to share that MAP Fund has selected Fishtrapas a 2016 grant recipient.
How do we imagine twenty-first century configurations of performance curation and presenting that acknowledge the particular concerns of audiences and artists of color? How does performance that relates to people of color fit into trends of contemporary curatorial practice?
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.