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Thursday, May 25, 2006

Ford Foundation recognizes Dance Theatre of Harlem

Dance Theatre of Harlem released a press release yesterday announcing that the company has received a $1 million grant from the Ford Foundation. Dance Theatre of Harlem is known as the nation’s premier African American dance troupe, not only for the wonderful performances that it stages but also for its extensive outreach programs.

The Ford Foundation grant will fund the DTH School and Dancing Through Barriers, its education and community outreach program. The press release notes that, "The Ford Foundation played a significant role in the founding of DTH 37 years ago," said DTH Founder and Artistic Director Arthur Mitchell. "We are honored by their continued recognition of the importance and relevance of DTH's mission, especially during today's turbulent times."

We are exceedingly grateful to The Ford Foundation for its generous gift at this time," said DTH Executive Director Laveen Naidu. "Not only will it enable DTH to offer more opportunities to young people, this four-year commitment of one million dollars provides a strong foundation as we build into the future and anticipate the return of our professional company."

To view the full press release, click here

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