Presenting: FY 2010 Grants
Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior Endowment approval.
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American Masterpieces: Presenting
American Masterpieces: Presenting
Aaron Davis Hall, Inc. (aka Harlem Stage)
New York, NY
To support the Fats Waller Project, presented at Harlem Stage. Composer/pianist Jason Moran will create a program that will explore Waller's music and include performances, films, discussions with musicians and scholars, original recordings, and video and photography exhibitions.
Brooklyn Information & Culture, Inc. (on behalf of Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Festival)
To support the American Masterpieces Series, presented as part of the Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Festival. Programming will explore the impact of immigration in America through master works in dance, music, and film.
El Teatro Campesino
San Juan Bautist, CA
To support the remounting of La Virgen de Tepeyac (The Virgin of Tepeyac). First adapted by playwright Luis Valdez in 1971, the performance tells the story of the apparitions of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the year 1531 in Mexico.
To support Celebrating Ailey: Dance and Music. The project will explore the legacy of choreographer Alvin Ailey through residency activities and presentations of dance, music, and film screenings.
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Ltd.
To support a series of presentations celebrating the works of influential minimalist artists. Performances of works by choreographer Lucinda Childs, composer Philip Glass, multidisciplinary artist Meredith Monk, choreographer Lar Lubovitch, and pianist Horace Silver will be complemented by community activities.
Kings Majestic Corporation (aka 651 ARTS)
To support Ronald K. Brown: 25, a music and dance program presented by 651 ARTS. Performance and outreach activities will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the choreographer's dance group Evidence.
Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
New Orleans, LA
To support a performance series focused on "free people of color" in 19th -century New Orleans. Activities will include an orchestral performance, a visual arts exhibition, a theater performance, a symposium, family activities, and the distribution of educational materials.
Montgomery County Community College, Pennsylvania
Blue Bell, PA
To support the presenting series The American Dream in Transition: The 50s. The series will focus on two major works: Miles Davis's Kind of Blue and William Inge's Bus Stop.
National Black Arts Festival, Inc.
To support the revival of Voodoo Macbeth, accompanied by documentation from the original 1936 production. An adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth to 19th-century Haiti, the play will be presented by Atlanta's Allaince Theatre.
New Haven International Festival of Arts & Ideas, Inc.
New Haven, CT
To support Opening a Door to the Future, featuring works by choreographer Susan Marshall and new music ensemble Bang on a Can All-Stars. Performances will be complemented by workshops, master classes, and panel discussions.
Nuyorican Poets Cafe Inc.
New York, NY
To support the Nuyorican Poets Cafe Poetic Heritage Festival. Young performers will stage plays and readings of poems by artists who were presented by the cafe during early stages of their careers, including founders Miguel Algarin, Pedro Pietri, and Miguel Pinero, as well as Ntozake Shange, Ishmael Reed, and Sandra Maria Esteves.
Portland Institute for Contemporary Art
To support the presentation of the Wooster Group's There is Still Time...Brother (2007), an installation/performance work. Activities of this project will be part of the 2010 Time-Based Art Festival at the Pacific Northwest College of Art.
Pregones Touring Puerto Rican Theatre Collection, Inc.
To support the Latino Masters component of the IN DA BRONX Series. Puerto Rican artists Papo Vazquez (trombonist/composer), Eva de la O (singer), and Magdalena Gomez (performance poet) will perform and participate in residency activities.
Regents of the University of California at Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA
To support the Paul Bowles Centennial Festival. Activities will explore the work of author, composer, translator, and ethnographer Paul Bowles (1910-1999).
San Francisco Performances, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
To support the presentation of choreographer Lucinda Child's DANCE. Outreach activities will include master classes, post-performance discussions, open rehearsals, exhibitions, and video screenings.
Susquehanna Folk Music Society, Inc.
New Cumberland, PA
To support the American Masters: the Future of the Traditional Arts Series. Music and dance performances will be complemented by lectures, workshops, and educational activities.
University Musical Society
Ann Arbor, MI
To support American Masterpieces: Performance and Context. The presenting series will explore the American legacy of master works in the genres of classical and contemporary music, jazz, modern dance, and traditional folk music.
University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc.
To support the series American Masterpieces: Pushing Form, Boundaries, and Expectations. Participating artists will include the Turtle Island Quartet with guest pianist Cyrus Chestnut and instrumentalist Mike Marshall, and Montana Repertory Theatre.
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
To support Walking with Jawole, a residency with the Urban Bush Women. In a series of performances ad community-based activities, Artistic Director Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and the Urban Bush Women members will conduct numerous events as part of the university's initiative Black Women in Cultural Production.
University of Washington (on behalf of UW World Series)
To support the American Masters Series of dance and music presented by the UW World Series. Artists will present works from the American canon created by Martha Graham, Paul Schonfield, William Bolcom, Libby Larsen, Charles Ives, Samuel Barber, Aaron Copland, Virgil Thomson, Roy Harris, Duke Ellington, and George Gershwin.
Walton Arts Center Council, Inc. (aka Walton Arts Center)
To support MyAmerica, a dance and music series celebrating our national cultural and artistic heritage. Participating artists will perform and engage the community in outreach programs including in-school residencies, master classes, lecture/demonstrations, mini-concerts, and educational activities.
Number of Grants: 21 Total Amount: $1,185,000
National Endowment for the Arts · an independent federal agency
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