The NEA Funds Innovative Dancing Projects

Dance is a universal language, and everyBODY has a unique vision of what dancing is. In their series, everyBODY uses rigging to create a dynamic dance performance that explores the physics of the body: centrifugal force, momentum, and the escalation of dropping weight. These ideas challenge the conventional view of the body and the societal roles it plays. The NEA supports projects that explore the complexities of the human body.

Call to Remember is a multi-year collaboration between nationally renowned dancers in New York and Minneapolis. This collaborative project emphasizes Blackness, remembrance, and the value of appearances. The first part of the creation process involves using Divination tools to imagine the home of the dancing body. Using the results, each performer has to build the piece around the ideas and values of the community. Once completed, the pieces are performed in various venues, and the audience has the opportunity to view them in a museum setting.

The NDP Finalist pool is made up of forty new projects

The winners of these competitions will receive a $10,000 finalist award. The funding will support the creation and development of the dance projects, as well as the sustainability of the dance artists. It will also provide additional opportunities for collaboration between different teams. For example, the funds will be used to hire local and regional dance companies for their productions. The winning projects will have a unique platform to make their work known throughout the world.

In addition to the competition for production grants, the NDP also funds the creation and performance of new dance projects. The company is an award-winning contemporary dance company presenting original choreography. The ensemble includes both established choreographers and the most promising young talents in contemporary dance. All the dancing projects that are chosen to participate in the competition will be performed at its premieres in the San Francisco Bay Area. You can see the full list of projects by visiting the NDP website for more information.

Haint Blu, a multi-disciplinary dance project, takes inspiration from an origin myth shared by Japan and Cambodia. The show features a unique dance-theater performance with a Southern theme, Haint Blu combines karaoke, chanting, and gagaku court music. Its synchronized movements are performed in different countries to reach a variety of audiences and explores questions about the place of humanity in the global climate crisis.

The NDP Finalist pool includes 40 new dance projects. The projects that are not selected for production grants will receive a $10,000 Finalist Award. This award is a true investment in the creative process of a new dance project, as it helps to sustain the project’s ongoing creation, development, and growth. Further, it provides a platform to explore the dancers’ unique stories. The audience will enjoy the performances and learn from the experiences of the artists.