BAM and New York Live Arts (Live Arts) unite their respective annual Pride programs for the first time in a special live streaming event--The House Party with Everybooty on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 8pm EDT. The Pride 2020 event features a multitude of singular artists and collectives performing in drag, dance, song, storytelling, video collages, and more. The House Party with Everybooty will stream on livestream.com and will be accessible on BAM.org and NewYorkLiveArts.org.
Town Hall conversations with hosts J. Bouey and Melanie Greene who created The Dance Union Podcast.
Two events celebrating Juneteenth, that day on June 19, 1865 when Union soldiers landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.
(1) With Dance/NYC’s advisor Tiffany Rea-Fisher and The International Association of Blacks in Dance the Juneteenth Million March invites activists across Manhattan, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Staten Island, & Queens to protest for justice on Friday, June 19, 2020 at 2:00pm at City Hall in Manhattan. Join the march here
(2) Summerstage’s “Honoring the 155th Anniversary of Juneteenth” invites Creative Outlet Dance Theatre, Hope Boykin and Ruddur Dance as part of an eight-hour day of events. Find out more here
As a part of its regular grantmaking, separate from grants related to CARES Act funding, the National Endowment for the Arts announces over $84 million for 1,144 new awards to organizations in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and each of the five U.S. territories. Grants will be awarded in 13 artistic disciplines, arts research, and partnership agreements with all U.S. state and regional arts agencies.
The New York City dance recipients include:
A Better Jamaica, Inc.
Arts Resources in Collaboration, Inc.
ballet Tech Foundation, Inc.
Brooklyn Ballet, Inc.
CABD Inc (Camille A. Brown Dance)
Dance Continuum, Inc. (Susan Marshall & Company)
Dance Theatre of Harlem, Inc.
Dancing in the Street, Inc.
Everybody Dance Now!
Gotham Dance, Inc. (aka Bebe Miller Company)
Read more here
Brice Mouset of Mouset/OUI DANSE says: "Regardless of how contained or isolated we feel, dance opens windows to escape, to feel free, to breathe and to connect.
Thanks to all the dancers from my virtual classes "Dance From Home" for being passionate and creative in this project."
Here are two: VIMEO #1 & VIMEO #2
FROM GERMAINE ACOGNY:
In the midst of our current situation, when millions of us around the world are isolated from each other, we invite you to experience Acogny classes and connect as a community, in the comfort of your own home or space.
As always with Acogny, we will listen to our body, we will touch it, we will connect with it and we will find joy in the movement!
Thank you for joining us! Looking forward to letting our suns shine with you!
LEARN MORE HERE
FROM THE FOLKS AT "We DANCE:"
"Monday was our tech rehearsal for We DANCE for Artist Relief Tree. As we came together as a cast and crew, we acknowledged that we need to stand in solidarity with the black community."
On Tuesday, we made a decision to postpone our We DANCE for ART benefit dance concert until Friday, June 12th at 8pm EST.
All those involved in creating this event feel that the priority is to hold space for important conversations and dialogue about social injustices.
Thank you to Dyane Harvey Salaam, one of our incredible artists performing at We DANCE, for this photo and for being a light during this dark time.
All my best,
Founder & CEO
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I am a performer, historian, consultant and dance writer. I am a Empire State College's online program Center for Distance Learning. I am also a former faculty member at The Ailey School and the Alvin Ailey/Fordham University dance major program, Hunter College, Sarah Lawrence College (Guest), Kean University and The Joffrey Ballet School's Jazz and Contemporary Trainee Program. I write on dance for The Amsterdam News, Dance Magazine and various publications. Click below to read more about me at my home page - "About Me."