Disposable Bodies, an interdisciplinary performance choreographed by Silvana Cardell, associate professor of dance and director of the dance program at Georgian Court University, has shown once again that its message of justice for all living things is not disposable. The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) recently announced a $10,000 grant to Philadelphia Dance Projects to support Disposable Bodies, for which Ms. Cardell received a Guggenheim Fellowship this year. It was also a New England Foundation for the Arts National Dance Project finalist.
In Disposable Bodies, Ms. Cardell asks the audience to consider how bodies—both human and nonhuman—are treated. It’s the type of thought-provoking work the NEA supports through Grants for Arts Projects funding—“artistically excellent projects that celebrate our creativity and cultural heritage, invite mutual respect for differing beliefs and values, and enrich humanity.”
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