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DGDC Receives $10K Grant from Rockefeller Brothers Fund

The Company in the opening section of Intersections, from the 1999 dance Plasma Field. Photo: Kevin Suttlehan

The Rockefeller Brothers Fund has allocated a grant of $10,000 to the NYC nonprofit toward the creation of an interactive educational digital resource geared toward a general viewership.

The project, Dance With Us, seeks to bridge the divide separating dance from mainstream culture, underscoring the primacy, purpose, and possibility of dance in contemporary life. Combining the instructional with the performative, the resource aims to increase the public’s knowledge of dance and their dance literacy, to share the love of dance, and to introduce ways to view, speak about, and participate in dance with comfort.

This project is deeply aligned with the Company’s core values, pedagogy, and programming, which has consistently gained acclaim. This digital resource will be distributed widely and freely, contributing to the Open Educational Resources movement (OER), in which knowledge is shared without cost, providing access to all.