2015 in review

In 2015 loveDANCEmore programs had some changes: we moved the Mudson performance series to new venues after five successful years at the Masonic Temple, Amy Falls became our program coordinator making Mudson accessible to more artists than ever, Liz Ivkovich is moving toward editing the spring journal.

With these changes, some things stayed the same: our commitment to documenting Utah dance in collaboration with 15 BYTES and the development of sustainable performance series that serve local, independent choreographers and performers.

In total loveDANCEmore presented 45 new dances by 27 choreographers featuring over 110 local dancers.

We published 2 performance journals and 25 reviews by 21 artists and scholars. We presented 1 dance film gallery, 5 works-in-progress events, 5 curated programs and sponsored works by 7 artists and collectives including Tanja London, Erica Womack & Graham Brown. Sponsorship affords artists access to tax exempt donations, liability insurance and other non-profit infrastructure.

loveDANCEmore programming reached over 10,000 audience members. This number is made up of a lot of things: journal subscribers, standing room only final Mudson performances, On Site concerts in Provo museums, a film gallery curated by Katherine Adler at Sweet Branch Library and also, our part in  “The Mists,” an immersive dance experience at Red Butte Garden’s, “Garden After Dark,” co-created by Liz Ivkovich and Alysia Ramos. The numbers reflect a contingent of artists but also an integration of dance into municipal space.

As the community events branch of “ashley anderson dances,” a registered 501(c)3, loveDANCEmore is fortunate to receive funding from Zoo Arts and Parks, the Utah Division of Arts and Museums, the Salt Lake City Arts Council, the City of Orem and individual donors but your end-of-the-year contribution would make a difference in 2016.

All but 1 public program was free and all artists participating in our projects receive stipends.

Over 50% of our budget is passed to independent artistswith an additional 20% going to artist resources.

All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law and 2016 funding will support: our continuing search for a Mudson venue, journal publication, increased artist stipends and more.

Thank you for your support of Utah dance.