Atlanta's modern dance community has long operated on what amounts to table scraps when it comes to public arts funding. But recent grants suggest it soon may be invited to dinner -- even if it is just to sit at the children's table.
Patton White's Beacon Dance received a $10,000 short-term grant from the DeKalb County Office of Arts, Culture and Entertainment, and a $5,000 grant from the Georgia Council for the Arts to complete "The Mapping Project," a total of 12 site-specific works in DeKalb County parks and nature centers. The next performance will be in Gresham Park on Aug. 31 at 6 p.m.
Sue Schroeder's Several Dancers Core received $10,000 in funding from the GCA, and has established a partnership with the Woodruff Arts Center and the Rialto Center for Performing Arts. This season, Several Dancers Core will present a series of performances at the Rialto, beginning in October with Mexico's Alicia Sanchez y Compania. Negotiations are also underway to convert the old Symphony Hall into a dance performance space once the new Symphony Hall is completed.
Room to Move Dance Director Amy Gately will curate dance for a new front porch performance venue and studio at the Chastain Gallery, about to undergo a quarter-million-dollar renovation. The company received $5,000 this year from the GCA and $2,500 from Atlanta's Bureau of Cultural Affairs.
Little harsh, in'it?
Oh that's right...I DID say enjoy yourself.
Go to hell Kombo!
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