The International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD) announces THE BLACK REPORT, a financial and organizational assessment of the IABD dance company membership. This report analyzes, a representative sample of 30 Black-led dance companies from across the United States.
This timely and first-ever research analysis into the value, impact and relevancy of these companies, provides insight into the factors, conditions and similar characteristics of the Black dance sector in comparison to the larger infrastructure of the mainstream dance ecosystem. It compares compensation, dance genres, founder presence, geography, staffing, touring, and so much more. This in-depth report also includes important factual data about the many, many contributions of Blacks in dance that are rarely spoken about nor included in recognized dance history books.