Dance/USA’s Engaging Dance Audiences

The Alabama Dance Council (ADC) is one of twenty-one organizations selected nationally to receive funding in Round Four of Dance/USA’s Engaging Dance Audiences (EDA). EDA is the national funding program focused on refining and sharing dance audience engagement practices established through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. The ADC will celebrate Alabama’s cultural perspectives with guest artists and local artists in a series of “community gatherings” in multiple cities across Alabama. The “community gatherings” are designed and facilitated in a way that leads participants on a personal journey through dance and builds a sense of community with other participants.

Stories in Motion: Community Celebration Gatherings

How does your story connect with others? How does your story inspire others? How do our collective stories celebrate who we are? How can dance and movement weave these stories together as one?

The Alabama Dance Council invites you to gather with dancemakers and fellow community members to explore the ideas of place, home, and community. Five communities and one Native nation are participating in these gatherings to honor and celebrate Alabama’s diverse cultural perspectives as part of Alabama’s Bicentennial.

Join us for food and fellowship, dance making, and story circles to share reflections of how we are connected to Alabama, what connects us as members of a community, and how our sense of home and history further connect us.