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June 2021

A Note from Carolinda and Andrea

As restrictions begin to lift in the U.S., we are once again reminded of the resiliency of dancers, companies, choreographers, and those who love the art form. We are constantly amazed by the impossible things you have accomplished each and every day throughout this very challenging year and hope you take a little time to celebrate. 

We're certainly celebrating! We could not be more grateful for your support during this time. American Dance Abroad is no stranger to difficult times - we were founded in the middle of a recession afterall. But this year is different in so many ways. You made it possible for ADA to assist American dance companies in preserving their foothold overseas and seed new ventures in addition to safeguarding our programs so that they are ready to go when international doors re-open.

American Dance Abroad is deeply devoted to strengthening international visibility and opportunities for the breathtaking artistry of American dance. This vital work creates international cultural bridges in ways that few organizations can. 

Soon (fingers crossed!), we will be traveling internationally to promote American dance, which is at the heart of all we do. 

Carolinda and Andrea

Rapid Response Now Open!

Rapid Response, a travel subsidy program to assist American dance companies and artists who receive invitations to perform, teach, or conduct creative research outside of the United States, reopened its submission portal on June 1.  The June 1 deadline has been extended to June 15.

Any professional U.S. dance company can request Rapid Response support once the company or individual has received an invitation from an international programmer, festival, or venue. Rapid Response is intended to help artists say "yes" before a programmer's timeline gives out, and to provide leverage to raise additional travel funds and to respond quickly to requests. Amounts will generally range from $1,000-$2,500, and are paid as reimbursement. 

Requests for support are reviewed quarterly. Remaining deadlines for 2021 are:

September 1 (for engagements on or after November 1), and December 1 (for engagements on or after February 1).

Decisions will be generally announced within two weeks of each deadline.

Apply Now

Awards and Special Recognitions

Recognizing awards and special recognitions received by American artists both at home and abroad.
Click here to submit an award for inclusion

USArtists International Names Round One Awardees

USArtists International supports the presence of U.S. performing artists on international stages and encourages engagements that develop and expand both the careers and artistic goals of U.S. performers by providing connections with presenters, curators, and fellow artists. Additionally, it promotes justice in the arts community by elevating the diverse voices contributing to the vibrant array of creative expression in the United States. USAI provides grants of up to $15,000 toward eligible expenses.
2021 Dance Awardees

Heidi Duckler Dance
Fintdaz, Chile

Jonah Bokaer Choreography
Re:Formers Festival, Russia

Stephen Petronio Company
House in Net – International Festival, Brazil

The TL Collective
The Panama International Festival of Performing Arts, Panama


Upcoming Events and Opportunities

Visit American Dance Abroad's Events & Opportunities page for all the latest deadlines. Contact to submit an opportunity for inclusion.

O Rumo do Fumo
Open Call for Residency Program
Due: June 20, 2021
Learn more
Ensibuko Arts Festival
Open Call for Festival Submissions
Due Rolling
Learn more
Cindanza 2021
Open Call for Video Submissions
Due: August 24, 2021
Learn More
Nice Dance Film Festival
Open Call for Video Submissions
Due June 21, 2021
Learn more
China SPAF
Open Call for Pitch Session Applications
Due: July 31, 2021
Learn more
International Contemporary Dance Festival of Mexico City
Open Call for Festival Applications
Due: August 31, 2021
Learn more
*The inclusion of an opportunity or event posted on American Dance Abroad's newsletter should not be interpreted as an endorsement of that opportunity. American Dance Abroad has created this listing in an effort to increase access to and knowledge about international opportunities.

News From the Field  

American Dance Abroad brings you links to relevant COVID-19 articles of international importance. Please send us your suggestions for new links to include next month.

Prostheses—like dances—exist in relation to history, and can gesture towards more equitable, more inclusive futures, and performances with more possibilities.
There's a new path to union benefits and protections for dancers who earn money on social media.

The venue will welcome audiences back indoors June 19 for the Tribeca Festival’s closing night.

What have the last 14+ months been like for freelancers, dancers who do not belong to a specific company or studio but instead make the majority of their income from booking one-off projects and gigs? Dance Spirit spoke with seven freelancers from around the dance world to hear what it's been like going at it alone.
How many programmers are actively seeking work by disabled artists? Do cultural venues have adequate engagement strategies to reach disabled people in their communities? These are some of the questions that the Time to Act report has posed in order to assess the knowledge (and lack of knowledge) amongst performing arts managers across Europe. 
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation today announced details for Creatives Rebuild New York (CRNY), a three-year, $125 million initiative to reactivate New York State’s creative economy and secure the future of its artists.

Virtual U.S. Dance Presentations of Note

Two Nights Out is a visual EP featuring dynamic performances and original music created by The Dragon Sisters, Cain (Odessa) Coleman and Issa Perez. This multimedia film is a deep dive into the sisters’ musical prophecies and creative aesthetic.

June 25-26, 2021

7-9pm EDT

 $10, $15, $20, pay-as-able

   Register Here

The Joyce Theater Neo, a world premiere digital duet  with ABT Principal Dancers James Whiteside and Isabella Boylston  in the brand-new choreography from Alexei Ratmansky.  Filmed on the Joyce stage under the direction of Nel Shelby Productions, Neo is a joyous reunion of great artists honoring the ability to create—and celebrate each other. 
Now - June 16

Register Here

New York City Center Studio 5 | Dancing Across Continents offers audiences an intimate look at rare pairings of exceptional dance artists from around the world. This five-part series of coaching sessions and conversations captured live explores the artistic process of a diversity of dance styles from Argentine tango and ballet to the classical Indian dance of Odissi. Date:
May 18 – Jun 24, 2021
New episode premieres online every Tue at noon ET and available on demand for 10 days

Register Here

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival The 2021 festival extends well beyond the Jacob’s Pillow grounds. This summer, watch full performances on-demand, join  livestream presentations and community events, and hear from the artists themselves in the signature PillowTalks series.  Date:
July 1-September 23, 2021

Register Here

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