At an orientation for dance artists and presenters seeking Dance Advance funding, DA’s director Bill Bissell said that a recent study found our area to have an “oversupply of art with an under demand for it.” I hear that as a call to action. Here are my questions:
What are the effective ways of helping audiences become more excited about concert dance?
How do you develop dance literacy?
What can we do about art being seen as an elitist luxury?
Within the field some kinds of dance are ‘easy read’ while others require more investment. What are strategies to help audiences want to delve in to more challenging work?