Nick Daniels is the founder/artistic director and choreographer of The DANA Movement Ensemble. He founded the group upon graduation from Slippery Rock University with a B.A. in dance. Nick's choreography is based in Buton, African, Modern and contemporary styles, and it challenges the dancers and audience to connect on an emotional level that pulls from their personal experiences and within their souls. This presentation will feature excerpts of The DANA Movement Ensemble spanning 2 decades with generous support from Pittsburgh Foundation’s Advancing Black Arts Grant and Kelly- Strayhorn’s Freshworks Residency
Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh
The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments are committed to supporting a vibrant cultural life in the region that reflects diverse cultural offerings that appeal to the widest array of the region’s citizens. This nationally recognized grant opportunity is designed to help build careers and support the lives of artists; bolster community awareness of the rich history and current presence of excellent black arts presentation and production; increase professional network opportunities between artists and the Festival; alleviate prohibitive social and economic barriers for artists who otherwise meet Festival requirements; and produce quality art projects to enhance the Festival experience for all. This year, several artists were awarded Festival Support Grants and will appear throughout the Festival—in the Artist Market, on stages, and with art installations and exhibitions.