NobleMotion Dance Receives M-AAA Grant
NobleMotion Dance announced that it is among a select group of regional artists and organizations to receive a Mid-America Arts Alliance Artistic Innovations grant. This award will support NobleMotion's newest production Catapult at The Hobby Center on August 25 & 26, 2017. NobleMotion Dance will also be involved in providing outreach programming through an outreach series called Structura: Dance Meets Design, for 9-17 years olds to engage with professional designers and choreographers in the construction of their own movement and structural designs in the Houston area.Funding for NobleMotion M-AAA's grant is drawn from generous underwriting by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and foundations, corporations, and individuals throughout Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas. Mid-America Arts Alliance, the nation's oldest regional arts organization, was founded in 1972 to foster cultural growth in heartland communities. Today, M-AAA primarily serves communities throughout Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas, and it develops and delivers arts and humanities programs for a national audience. Mid-America Arts Alliance programs attract more than one million people annually in more than 300 communities. Todd Stein, M-AAA's Chief Executive Officer said, "NobleMotion Dance is to be commended for their commitment to serving their community with this distinctive event. Audiences in Houston will have the opportunity to see the exciting work of NobleMotion Dance, many for the first time. Mid-America Arts Alliance is proud to help support this work and NobleMotion."
More About Catapult
NobleMotion Dance is flying high in Catapult an evening of daring jungle gym choreography. NobleMotion has partnered with an industrial designer to create 5 custom built interactive sets, reimagined from everyday structures, that shape the space and offer new terrain challenges for the dancers. Deconstructed tunnels, flipping doors, and a 12-foot spinning/teetering stone mill are a few of the landscapes. Each structure will offer surfaces for projection mapping and will be engineered as a surreal dancer obstacle course, providing innovative ways to climb, swing, and vault. It's a physically exciting show; think dance meets parkour with a dash of cirque.