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Four women on stage on their knees bending backward in supplication
In 2008, the ballet world celebrated the centennial of the birth of Antony Tudor, one of the 20th century's foremost choreographers. Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen saw this anniversary...
Dancers wearing black and white formal clothes in various poses dancing around a column
In the mid-1960s, the U.S. boasted only a small contingent of professional dance companies clustered in a few urban centers. By contrast, for its first of two deadlines for fiscal...
Photo of Doug Sonntag
In 1965, the first grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) was personally delivered by Vice President Hubert Humphrey to American Ballet Theatre, beginning a long and...
Bill T. Jones sitting on a step at the library
Bill T. Jones is one of the foremost choreographers in the world, having created a wide variety of multimedia dance works that explore challenging philosophical and social issues such as...
A crowd of people sitting around a table listen to a man speak
The NEA's support for dance criticism is only a few years younger than the Arts Endowment's support for the art form itself. In 1970, the American Dance Festival (ADF) used...
Three male and one felamle dancers high-stepping left to right
It's no surprise to see renowned companies such as American Ballet Theatre and the Joffrey Ballet on the roster of those that have received support for dance projects from the...
Four dancers in hunched postures moving across the stage, dressed in full-body leotards and heads hooded with similar material and covered with mirrors
When Rachel Berman was a student at the State University of New York at Purchase, a few members of the Paul Taylor Dance Company visited campus to teach Cloven Kingdom...
Dancers form a circle arround a central figure; their arms up over their heads and putting one foot in and another out.
"[ The Rite of Spring ] is an astonishing ballet, no less so today than in 1913. Nijinsky's genius as a choreographer bursts forth here in the originality of his...
Close-up with two dancers on stage, in the background two rows of dancers.
On December 20, 1965, Vice President Hubert Humphrey presented a check for $100,000, representing the National Endowment for the Arts' first grant, to the American Ballet Theatre. Humphrey, as a...

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