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I Speak Dance
ODC, based in San Francisco, has developed I Speak Dance to introduce 18-25 year old college students to the world of dance. It aims to cultivate fluency and life-long interest in dance among a you...
SLAM Remote
As background, dance companies are beginning to stream live performances to reach more audiences. While streaming captures the visual aspects of a dance performance, it fails to portray other impor...
Dance Savvy
With EDA support, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco created the pilot program Dance Savvy to build understanding of contemporary dance for a target audience of YBCA's visual arts and...
Family Day at PNB: Pacific Northwest Ballet
Family Day at PNB is an in-studio sharing opportunity for students that participate in PNB's DISCOVER DANCE in-school residencies. The event takes place on a Saturday, in PNB's largest, black-box, ...
Black Girl Spectrum (BGS): Camille A Brown and Dancers
Founded in 2014, Black Girl Spectrum (BGS) is a multi-faceted community engagement initiative that explores the spectrum of identities among Black girls and women while working to create safe space...
Audience Engagement During Dance Presenting Series: Dance Center of Columbia College
Our goals with the EDA grant revolved primarily around building and sustaining relationships with communities and artists of color. We have a long history of diverse programming, but embracing thi...
Bandaloop Experience Exposed: BANDALOOP
The three parts of our programming are described below. Immersion Workshop: Our vertical dance immersion workshops begin with a shared question - what do we hope to get out of this experience? F...
Cultural Scripts: Heritage Works
Cultural Scripts, a program of art and dialogue, engages people of Detroit and surrounding communities in exploration of cultural traditions, normalcy, identity, and empowerment. The program involv...
Samba in the Streets
Samba in the Streets (SITS) Viver Brasil’s (VB) community engagement program, provides free Afro-Brazilian dance, music and song workshops to youth and adults. Throughout the program’s life, more t...
Red Hook Fest Residency Program: Hook Arts Media, Inc. formerly Dance Theatre Etcetera
Our EDA program consisted of three dance residencies at three local nonprofit organizations. At each site Dance Instigators ( Hook Arts Media dance artists- Rajonna Lewis, Brittany Smith and two da...
Dance for Social Change (DSC) Day of Action (A Block Party With A Purpose): Dancing Grounds
We host the Day of Action / St. Claude Festival prior to the DSC performance premiere, where our teen dance company presents original work about a social justice theme they have selected. The goal...
Stories in Motion: Community Celebration Gatherings: Alabama Dance Council
The community gathering event needs to have a theme or purpose that shapes the community gathering content. In Alabama, we are celebrating different cultural perspectives and genres in dance using ...
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo engages communities with educational programming as an extension of the work the company does onstage as a world class all-male comic ballet company, defying e...
African Roots of Hip Hop: Destiny Arts Center
We selected "after;" however, African Roots of Hip Hop is a multi-stage engagement process that started a few weeks prior to the mainstage performance and ended with post-performance workshops with...
Buniyaad/Foundation: Ananya Dance Theatre
1. #Spinespin Dialogues: Emerging and established leaders from local communities of color participate in a series of conversations about movement and story sharing circles with our dancers. This ex...
Every Body Move (EBM): CABD INC
Built on our belief that social dance works as a powerful tool for social change, EBM brings the artistic rigor of Camille A. Brown & Dancers’ beyond the stage and into communities. EBM works to cu...
Cultural Scripts Round 2: Heritage Works
Cultural Scripts, a Heritage Works’ project of dance and dialogue, engages the people of metro Detroit in the exploration of cultural traditions, normalcy, identity, and empowerment via cultural tr...
Peer Audience Ambassadors Program: TU Dance
TU Dance used this grant opportunity to empower youth to orient the adults in their lives to dance culture. It supported a series of events including; bringing youth to a cultural awareness traini...
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