Announcing Eva Dean Dance’s Joan Duddy Space Grant at Union Street Dance
Congratulations to Satoshi Haga and Rie Fukuzawa of binbinFactory and Seema Iyer
Eva Dean Dance is announcing the inception of the Joan Duddy Space Grant (JDSG), to two dance artist and/or artistic teams. Congratulations to the first JDSG dance artist recipients, Satoshi Haga and Rie Fukuzawa of binbinFactory as well as Seema Iyer. Each artistic team is awarded 40 hours of rehearsal space to develop new work and hone existing repertory at Eva Dean Dance's studio Union Street Dance located in Brooklyn.
About the Joan Duddy Space Grant
The JDSG was created in honor of Ms. Duddy's exemplary service during her tenure as an Eva Dean Dance board member (20062015) and for her untiring service to the New York City Dance community. For more information about Ms. Duddy's service to the New York City Dance community visit JoanDuddyObituaryNYTimes. Below is a portion of the eulogy by Eva Dean that was published in November 2015.
"...Joan opened doors for choreographers and dancers where doors did not previously exist. Her heart of gold was only matched by her unstinting critique; a balance that helped her create an environment that nurtured the artistic growth of countless choreographers throughout the 80's and up until her death..."
Joan Duddy's dance legacy will be passed on to Satoshi Haga, Rie Fukuzawa, and Seema Iyer through their commitment and choreographic vision. Eva Dean Dance is honored to sponsor these talented artists in their ongoing journey to strengthen the presence of dance in New York City. Please check out the link for binbinFactoryand Seema Iyerfor updates on their projects.