April 2019 In Dance

community news Cherie Hill Voted President-Elect of California Dance Educators Association


Friday, April 5, 12pm, City Hall Rotunda, SF, FREE

National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures Announces Grants to Latinx Artists and Organizations Totaling $267,000, the awards provide fund- ing to 26 Latinx artists and collectives and 17 Latinx arts organizations in 13 states and Puerto Rico. “Through the NALAC Fund for the Arts we are proud to continue recognizing and investing in Latinx artists and organizations across the country and Puerto Rico,” said María López de León, NALAC’s president and CEO. “These artists and organizations uplift our com- munities, building opportunities to renew our diverse identities and to imagine ways to move forward in solidarity.” Bay Area awardees include: Andreina Maldo- nado, DíaPa’Son, randy reyes, and Storm- Miguel Florez nalac.org Doris Duke Charitable Fund Announces Awards for Excellence and Broad Leadership of the Arts Sector The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation announced 16 arts organizations receiving awards in recognition of their existing bodies of work and for their potential continued impact on their respective fields. Each awardee demonstrates outstanding artistic programs and visionary leadership yet varies in mission, constituency served, cultural expressions, geographic location and scale, vividly illustrating the many paths to success in the arts sector. Bay Area awardees are Dancing Earth and Fresh Meat Productions. ddcf.org


Cherie Hill, choreographer, educator, and Luna Dance Institute’s Director of Commu- nity & Culture, assumed the active position as president-elect of the California Dance Education Association (CDEA). CDEA, a state affiliate of the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO), is a non-profit profes- sional organization serving emerging, prac- ticing, and master dance artists, teachers, and scholars. CDEA helps advance dance as a performing art in diverse educational sec- tors and communities throughout California. Isadora Duncan Dance Awards The 33rd annual "Izzies" were announced at a ceremony on at SOMArts in San Francisco on March 25, 2019. Special Awardees included Lenora Lee Dance for Within These Walls and San Francisco Ballet for Unbound: A Festival of New Work . Sustained Acheivement awards went to AXIS Dance Company, Carnaval San Francisco, and Jodi Lomask. A full list of awardees can be found at their website. izzies-sf.org Dance/USA Announces Archiving Services for Artists and Dance Groups The services, which include consultations, archive assessments, inventories, and guid- ance on digitization and records manage- ment, are designed to assist artists and dance companies with securely preserving, organizing, and sharing their legacy records. Dance/USA members will receive discounted or waived fees for these services. danceusa.org

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This April’s performance is an opportunity to celebrate the work of the 2019 Danc- er’s Choice Award winner, Sangam Arts, an organization that provides an innova- tive platform for artists from diverse backgrounds to come together to collaborate and co-create world-class music and dance performances. Sangam Arts has selected the Simorgh Dance Collective to perform traditional and folkloric dances of the Silk Road at this free City Hall event. The mission of the Simorgh Dance Collective is to create a supportive and creative community to present the rich, ancient culture and heritage of Iran.


Celebrate Bay Area Dance Week at San Francisco’s Home for Dance odc.dance/BADW

“I Have A Dream” presents


Stories of Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr. portrayed in Indian Classical Dance Saturday, April 27, 4pm Oakland Asian Cultural Center 388 Ninth Street, Suite 290, Oakland tickets: www.abhinaya.org

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