Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation
Funded in March, 2004: $37500 for 1 years
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation supports the activities of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, The Ailey School, and Ailey II, all of which contribute to the Ailey's extensive Arts in Education and Community Outreach programs. Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation traditionally serves an exceptionally diverse population, including people of all races, socio-economic backgrounds, ages, physical abilities, and languages. The Dana Foundation grant will support the implementation of enhanced training workshops that address the professional development of the teaching artists and classroom teachers who conduct Ailey's arts-in-education residencies in New York City and across the country, with a particular focus on the Revelations: An Interdisciplinary Approach program. Created in 1999, Revelations: An Interdisciplinary Approach is an innovative, curriculum-based initiative that enables teachers and students to examine Alvin Ailey's signature work, Revelations, through social, cultural, historical, and aesthetic lenses, connecting it to classroom curricula in language arts and social studies.