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NEA grants for dance for 2014

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Interesting. Thanks for posting. ABT got $70,000 to stage Ashton's Cinderella, and NYCB got $80,000 to present the new Liam Scarlett and Justin Peck ballets in 2014.

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Thanks for posting the link California. Nice to read that so many dance companies across the country get at least something.

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The list of ballet companies grantees are:

  • Aspen Santa Fe Ballet ($20K, touring)
  • Atlanta Ballet ($20K, new work)
  • Ballet Austin ($10K, multimedia collaborative new work)
  • Ballet Memphis ($10K, new work)
  • Ballet Met ($20K, new work)
  • ABT ($70K, new work)
  • Ballet West ($20K, new work)
  • Boston Ballet ($45K, new work, company premiere)
  • Carolina Ballet ($10K, new work)
  • Cincinnati Ballet ($10K, new work)
  • Dance Theatre of Harlem ($30K, national tour)
  • Grand Rapids Ballet ($10K, new work)
  • Houston Ballet ($50K, company premieres)
  • Joffrey Ballet ($20K, new work)
  • Louisville Ballet ($15K, new work)
  • Miami City Ballet ($50K, company premiere)
  • Milwaukee Ballet ($20K, new work)
  • Nashville Ballet ($20K, company premiere)
  • New York City Ballet ($80K, new work)
  • North Carolina Dance Theatre ($10K, new work)
  • Pacific Northwest Ballet ($45K, sponsor mixed program of new and old)
  • Pennsylvania Ballet ($30K, company premiere)
  • Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre ($20K, new work)
  • Richmond Ballet ($20K, new work)
  • San Francisco Ballet ($70K, new work)
  • Smuin Ballet ($10K, company premiere)
  • Tulsa Ballet Theatre ($20K, company premieres)
  • Washington Ballet ($20K, new work)

Five companies -- Boston, Houston, Nashville, Pennsylvania, and Smuin, in addition to Alvin Ailey -- raised the money based on presenting Kylian works. PNB and Tulsa Ballet Theatre are doing Cerrudo works. Grand Rapids Ballet and Washington Ballet are doing works by Ochoa Lopez. ABT and Joffrey are doing Wheeldon ballets.

San Francisco Ballet received the second-largest grant for ballet; the description lists a commission by Ratmansky.

One step removed is that PHILADANCO received $50K to work with Ulysses Dove's brother to reconstruct and present Dove's "Bad Blood," which means we will likely see it at PNB in the future.

Arts presenters and festivals that typically present ballet are:

  • Chicago Dancing Festival ($20K)
  • Dance St. Louis ($30K)
  • Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival ($80K)
  • Joyce Theater Foundation ($80K)
  • New Orleans Ballet Association ($40K)
  • Virginia Arts Festival ($15K for the Dance Theatre of Harlem residency)

Administrative/marketing entities across dance are:

  • Career Transitions for Dancers ($10K)
  • Dance/USA ($80K)
  • Dancers' Group ($10K, to support "In Dance" publication)
  • Dance Works ($30K)
  • International Association of Blacks in Dance ($10K)

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ABT and Joffrey are doing Wheeldon ballets.

Joffrey is using the grant money to present Wheeldon, but ABT is using theirs for the Ashton "Cinderella":

Ballet Theatre Foundation (aka American Ballet Theatre)

$70,000 New York, NY

To support the restaging and performances of Sir Frederick Ashton's "Cinderella," set to Sergei Prokofiev's score. The evening-length, three-act ballet will be an American Ballet Theatre premiere, and will be set on the company by former Royal Ballet dancer Wendy Ellis Somes. Sir Frederick Ashton is widely credited for the innovative growth of ballet in modern-day England, and for nurturing a distinct British style.

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My apologies: Ballet Met is the other company to use their money for a Wheeldon ballet.

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Some very interesting awards -- thanks so much for the link! And Helene, thanks for doing the sorting and categorizing -- I was noticing all the Kylians, but didn't put everything together.

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I am surprised at there is nothing for American Dance Festival...

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I am surprised at there is nothing for American Dance Festival...

They're getting $60,000:

American Dance Festival

$60,000 Durham, NC

To support the commissioning of works and performances during American Dance Festival. The project will feature the creation and presentation of new and reconstructed works by established and emerging artists such as John Jasperse Company, Shen Wei Dance, Pilobolus, Ballet Hispanico, Kate Weare Company, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, Tere O'Connor, Adele Myers and Dancers, Carl Flink, Netta Yerushalmy, and Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. A mini-festival of Minnesota artists such as Chris Yon, Chris Schlichting, and Emily Johnson will be featured. International artists to be presented may include Lucy Guerin from Australia, Ultima Vez of Belgium, Emanuel Gat Dance from France, and Gregory Maqoma from South Africa.

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Oh, thanks... Thats reassuring... I didn't see then in Helene's list.

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I don't see any ballet companies or choreographers in that description.

Modern dance companies and festivals received a boatload of $$ in grants. Cal Perfs received money for a non-ballet Mark Morris work, and the usual suspects, like the usual ballet companies, were grantees. That would be an appropriate topic in the "Modern and Other Dance" forum.

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I understand. I should have clicked through to the site instead of thinking Helene had posted the all dance info here. I didn't realize ADF did not present ballet. I've always equated it with The Pillow.

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Before moving to the Duke campus ADF was based at Bennington in Vermont and then Conneticut College..

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ADF was founded by the generation of American modern dancers who didn't trust ballet -- the school and the festival have certainly moderated their perspective over time, but they don't present ballet in the same way that the Pillow does.

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