The Executive Director Reflects and Reports and Regales
The theme of this year at Dance Resource Center is “in living color.” After two years of evolving Dance Resource Center into a fully professional service organization, this year we move to clarify, solidify and amplify the work we do to support the Greater LA dance community in attaining organizational and artistic goals. The cornerstone of our work this year will be the launch of a new website and an improved digital infrastructure, allowing DRC to engage more deeply with our membership and constituencies.
DRC staff continues to build its role as champions of LA dance. Staff tries to see as many local companies’ performances as possible. We so appreciate the invitations and do our best to be an active part of the audience! Spread the word by listing your performances, open rehearsals and other events on the DRC Calendar!
We are out in the world making sure that LA dance’s voices are heard. This includes involvement in organizations like Arts for LA, Dance/USA, Advisors in Philanthropy, National Network of Fiscal Sponsors, Californians for the Arts, The Ford Connector Council, the Music Center’s Spotlight program, Americans for the Arts, and Emerging Arts Leaders, to name but a few. During the summer we met with the staff of LA County Supervisors, members of the LA City Council, and a wide variety of community based organizations to introduce them to Dance Resource Center and to invite them to connect through DRC to the LA dance community.
DRC’s goal is to actualize its mission through serving as a connector within the dance community and knitting the dance community together with the other sectors of the Greater LA area. We look to our members to keep in touch! The better we can create opportunities for dance makers, teachers, presenters and other stakeholders to build professional artistic lives in ways that are empowered, successful and vested in our communities. As we move towards the end of 2017, know that through our programming and advocacy work Dance Resource Center’s focus is on illuminating LA dance’s many abilities and possibilities.
I renew my offer to take any DRC member out for a meal or a snack to listen, learn and continue the conversation.
--Dancing on! Felicia