“We are proud to have facilitated support for so many dance making organizations in the first round of the relief fund, which was created to help to alleviate immediate pressures due to COVID-19, prioritizing those most immediately impacted by white supremacy and systemic oppression,” said Alejandra Duque Cifuentes, executive director of Dance/NYC. “But there is still work to be done. We received an astounding number of applicants for the initial iteration, and a new round of funding will provide much needed support to our dance making community as we continue in our road towards recovery.”
The recipients of the first round of the Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund for Dance Making Organizations, which will each receive one-time awards of $2,500-$5,000, are:
Abby Z and the New Utility
Alpha Omega Theatrical Dance Company
Bombazo Dance Co, Inc.
Buglisi Dance Theatre
Caleb Teicher & Company (fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas)
Carmen Caceres DanceAction (fiscally sponsored by New York Live Arts, Inc.)
Catherine Galasso Projects (fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas)
Christopher Caines Dance / Can't Sleep, Inc.
Dance Entropy, Inc.
Dances For A Variable Population
Dancing In the Streets
Danielle Russo Performance Project (fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas)
Divine Rhythm Productions (fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas)
Donna Uchizono Co
Ecuadorian American Cultural Center
Elisa Monte Dance
Emily Johnson / Catalyst (fiscally sponsored by AMERINDA)
Eryc Taylor Dance, Inc.
Exit12 Dance Company
Fist and Heel Performance Group
Flamenco NYC Inc. (fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas)
Forces of Nature Dance Theatre
General Mischief Dance Theatre
H+ | Theatre of the Mind (fiscally sponsored by New York Live Arts, Inc.)
Hudson Ballet Theatre, Inc.
Ice Theatre of New York
Jamel Gaines Creative Outlet, Inc.
Jeremy McQueen’s Black Iris Project (fiscally sponsored by New York Live Arts, Inc.)
Jiva Performing Arts
Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance
Kate Weare Company (fiscally sponsored by The Field)
Keigwin + Company
Kennedy Dancers, Inc.
Kinesis Project dance theatre
Kyle Marshall Choreography (fiscally sponsored by The Foundation for Independent Artists)
Matthew Westerby Dance Company
Monica Bill Barnes & Company, Inc.
Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
nora chipaumire (fiscally sponsored by The Foundation for Independent Artists)
Parijata Dance Company (fiscally sponsored by Pioneers Go East Collective, Inc.)
Redhawk Native American Arts Council
Rod Rodgers Dance Company
Sidra Bell Dance New York (SBDNY, Inc.)
Siren - Protectors of the Rainforest, Inc.
Something Positive, Inc.
The Collectives for Music and Dance, Inc.
The Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York, Inc.
The New York Korean Performing Arts Center
Tiffany Mills Company
TOPAZ ARTS, Inc.
Vangeline Theater/New York Butoh Institute
WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company
Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre
The 69 grantees include representatives from eight (8) counties in the metropolitan New York City area: Bergen (1), The Bronx (5), Hudson (2), Kings (15), Nassau (1), New York (39), Queens (5), and Westchester (1). Grantees are majority African, Latina/o/x, Asian, Arab, and Native American (ALAANA)-led (48 of 69 or 70%), and include fifty (50 or 72%) companies with women-identifying or gender nonconforming/non-binary/genderqueer leadership, three (3 or 4%) with disabled leadership, and thirty-two (32 or 46%) with immigrant leadership. There are thirteen (13 or 19%) fiscally sponsored dance projects among the grantees.
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