Ana Maria Alvarez, artistic director of CONTRA TIEMPO, meeting the Consul General of the U.S. Consulate in Düsseldorf as part of the American Corner delegation to the internationale tanzmesse 2012.
American Dance Abroad is a national organization that seeks equitable cultural engagement among American dance artists and companies and their international counterparts. It facilitates introductions and creates opportunities for artistic discovery and dialogue. It was created as a tactical response to the decline of American dance in the global marketplace as put forth in Dance America: An International Strategy for American Dance, co-authored by Carolelinda Dickey and Andrea Snyder in 2009.
Acknowledging that international dance currently has a broad presence in the United States, American Dance Abroad’s primary mandate is to expand international visibility for American dance, fostering parity by increasing opportunities for individual artists and companies. We help artists and companies enter and navigate the global marketplace where they can build their own, long-term, mutually beneficial relationships.
American Dance Abroad promotes American dance at global marketplaces, festivals and international gatherings.
American Dance Abroad provides support and resources that help dance professionals establish and strengthen relationships with foreign colleagues.
American Dance Abroad provides support and resources that enable foreign colleagues to see American dance.