We have a matching grant until the end of May! If you have the ability to give, please give what you can, when you can, to help support working artists as we meet this unique moment.
This was not what our 2020 “year of vision” was supposed to look like. This is not the year that you, or any of us saw for ourselves. The global pandemic has changed everything.
Yet our belief that dance and creativity provide value to the spirit of individuals and community has not changed. We want you, our friends, family, supporters, to know we are expanding our minds and imaginations to keep innovating in our field. Asking questions like, How do we dance at a distance? How do we use movement to process all the emotions of this time? How do we use our skills and resources to give you, our audience, some of what you need?
SBDP’s spring and summer concert gigs and workshops have been canceled but our creativity, community-building, art-making and partnerships have not. SBDP is committed to providing paid work to our dancers, who have not only lost income from canceled performances and teaching opportunities, but who have also lost their secondary jobs as waitstaff and other hourly workers.
To help make this possible, the generous folks at Meriama Fund have offered to match donations that come in over the next 2 months. I know these are uncertain times, financially insecure times. If you have the ability to give, please give what you can, when you can, to help support working artists as we meet this unique moment, and the next, and the next.
2020 Vision + Six Foot Wingspan – SBDP dancers
Pictured in photo (L to R) Frances Sedayao, Sarah Bush, Courtney Hope,
KJ Dahlaw, Julianna Cressman, Richelle Donigan.
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