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North Texas Organizations Receive NEA Grants

Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Dallas Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Jubilee Theatre, Amon Carter Museum score National Endowment for the Arts funding.



published Sunday, November 27, 2011

Five North Texas arts organizations—three in Fort Worth and two in Dallas—are among the 893 American groups receiving $22.5 million in funding in the 2011 National Endowment for the Arts grants.

Both of our major opera companies, Dallas Opera and Fort Worth Opera, made the list, as did Dallas Black Dance Theatre, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art and Jubilee Theatre. For Jubilee, this will be its first NEA grant, and the $15,000 will go toward the development of a new musical about black cowboys in Texas, called Black Spurs. I scooped that story in my profile of Jubilee's artistic director Tre Garrett for DFW.com in July.

The Dallas Opera is getting money to revive Dominick Argento's opera version of Henry James' The Aspern Papers, which premiered at Dallas Opera in 1988; and the Fort Worth Opera is getting help for a production of Mark Adamo's opera of Lysistrata.

Here is a list of all the Texas projects that are receiving grants. And below is the breakdown of the North Texas recipients and their projects:

 

Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Fort Worth, TX

$68,000

CATEGORY: Art Works  

FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Museum

To support "Color!" an exhibition of American fine art color photography with accompanying catalogue. The first ever comprehensive survey of American fine art color photography, the exhibition will feature works from the medium's beginnings to present day.

 

Dallas Black Dance Theatre

Dallas, TX

$20,000

CATEGORY: Art Works  

FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Dance

To support a national tour to California, Maryland, and Texas. The tour will include performances of Ulysses Dove's Vespers, Alvin Ailey's Escapades, and a new work choreographed by Dianne McIntyre based on the life and work of singer, songwriter and civil rights activist Nina Simone.

 

Dallas Opera

Dallas, TX

$30,000

CATEGORY: Art Works   FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Opera

To support a new production of The Aspern Papers by composer and librettist Dominick Argento, based on the Henry James novella. The creative team will comprise director Tim Albery, lighting designer Thomas Hase, scenic designer Andrew Lieberman, costume designer Constance Hoffman, and will feature performers Susan Graham, Carol Vaness, and Nathan Gunn.

 

Fort Worth Opera Association, Inc.

Fort Worth, TX

$17,500

CATEGORY: Art Works  

FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Opera

To support the production of Lysistrata by composer Mark Adamo. In keeping with the company's mission to produce a variety of work spanning the history and breadth of the art form, this production marks the company's continued effort to produce contemporary opera.

 

Jubilee Players Inc. (aka Jubilee Theatre)

Fort Worth, TX

$15,000

CATEGORY: Art Works  

FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Musical Theater

To support the creation and performances of Black Spurs by playwright Celeste Bedford Walker and composer Ron Hasley, with direction by artistic director Tre Garrett. The new musical recounts the historical adventures of African American cowboys in Texas. Thanks For Reading





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Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Dallas Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Jubilee Theatre, Amon Carter Museum score National Endowment for the Arts funding.
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