Snyder, Andrea (ASnyder@MAIL.Kennedy-Center.org)
Mon, 27 Apr 1998 11:29:35 -0400


On behalf of SAVE AS: DANCE, a four-year partnership developed and
supported by The Pew Charitable Trusts, NIPAD is pleased to announce
grants totaling $400,000 to three institutions whose projects have the
potential to demonstrate the best methods of documenting and preserving
dance, and $100,000 among five individuals from the UCLA National
Dance/Media Fellowship Program to advance their dance documentation

The three model projects are:

The Dance Notation Bureau, Inc. ($121,880) to create a technological
interface tool between LabanWriter and Life Forms;

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Dance Collection
($139,060) to mount the Collaborative Editing Project to improve the
dance community's abilities to produce high-quality video documentation;

Drs. A. William Smith and Vera Maletic of the OSU Dance Department
through The Ohio State University Research Foundation ($139,060) to
develop a multimedia database prototype and shell for documenting and
preserving all major components of a dance production.

The 1998 Fellows awarded NIPAD funds are:

Evann Siebens, NY and Mark Eby, CA ($38,024) in a collaboration to
create a feature length documentary video of Sissy Kaio and Hula Halau
'O Lilinoe, a Hawaiian community located in Southern California;

Johannes Holub, NY ($18,586) to videotape the reconstruction and setting
of the ballet Champion by choreographer Sophie Maslow on the Limon Dance
Company and incorporate oral histories and iconography;

Sharon Kinney, CA ($27,550) to create a video documentary of From the
Horse's Mouth, a dance/theater event conceived by James Cunningham and
Tina Croll, involving 24 well-known professional choreographers and
performers representing several generations of outstanding artists;

Laura Margulies, NY ($15,840) to produce and complete a short, animated
film inspired by the Hawaiian dance form, the Hula.

The next application deadline for the 1999 UCLA National Dance/Media
Fellowship Program is May 15, 1998. For additional information about
the Fellowship Program, contact Ming Ng at 310/206-1867 or
ming@arts.ucla.edu, or access the CIP website at

The next NIPAD Request for Proposal (FRFP) submission deadline is
October 13, 1998. For detailed information on the NIPAD grantees or the
program, please contact Andrea Snyder, Director at 202/416-8036 or
Gregory Ruffer, Program Assistant, at 202/416-8039 or
GRRuffer@mail.kennedy-center.org, or visit the SAVE AS: DANCE website at


CALL FOR ENTRIES: July 15, 1998 is the deadline for entries to the 27th
annual Dance On Camera Festival, co-sponsored by the Film Society of
Lincoln Center. For entry forms, contact Deirdre Towers, Dance Films
Association, 31 W. 21st St., 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10010, (212)
727-0764, fax (212) 675-9657, email dfa5@juno.com.


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Andrea Snyder, Director
National Initiative to Preserve America's Dance
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Washington, DC 20566

(202) 416-8036
email: ASnyder@mail.kennedy-center.org