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Quality of Life Grants: 1st Cycle 2011: Actively Achieving

Keshet Dance Company
Albuquerque, NM

This grant will help to support Dance and Diversity: Keshet's 2011Nutcracker on the Rocks, an original, annual holiday performance which provides the opportunity for individuals with physical disabilities to fully experience the joy of dance. Dancers explore space -- and their wheelchairs -- in new ways, shattering their own preconceptions about what defines a dancer as well as the preconceptions of fellow cast members and audience members. The integration of so many levels and abilities -- dancers with disabilities, able-bodied dancers, professionals and beginners of all shapes, ages and sizes -- builds understanding and appreciation of diversity and fosters long-term mentoring relationships. Grant funds support programmatic expenses. This grant is funded through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award # 1U59DD000338.)

Visit their website at www.keshetdance.org.

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