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Movement and Grace at the August Wilson Center

A dancer practices with the nonprofit dance company, Reed Dance, who received a grant supporting a two-week summer dance intensive at the August Wilson Center.

ON THE SUNNY SECOND FLOOR of downtown’s August Wilson Center, nearly 75 dancers practice their technique. Instructor Greer Reed’s nonprofit dance company, Reed Dance, received one of six inaugural grants from the Foundation’s Programming Fund for the Wilson Center. It was launched in 2015  to support independent productions at the rejuvenated arts and cultural space. Grant recipients were chosen by a five-person panel of regionally and nationally acclaimed professional artists. Reed Dance, an organization that preserves the African American experience through dance, used its $60,000 grant to support a two-week summer dance intensive at the Center in August.

Original story appeared in Forum Quarterly - Fall 2016