Chicago Arts for the Win!
The Chicago dance world makes a pretty respectable appearance in the list of awardees: Chicago Human Rhythm Project, Clinard Dance Theatre, Deeply Rooted Dance Theater and Same Planet Different World all received funding.
Chicago Human Rhythm Project, a tap performance and education organization, got $45,000 to conduct artistic residences in Chicago, Brazil and Argentina—including classes for kids.
Clinard Dance Theatre received $20,000 to do an exchange with contemporary dance company in India, so that each dance company can create a new piece.
Deeply Rooted Dance Theater was awarded $40,000 for a multi-year residency with a dance company in South Africa.
Same Planet Different World Dance Theatre got $47,000 to fund a collaboration with a dance company in Israel, for the development and premiere of a new piece.