Ford Foundation honored by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: The power of dance for social justice

The Ford Foundation will be honored this evening at the Ailey Spirit Gala for its support for the arts and arts education. The evening's event will include world-renowned dancers from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in excerpts from Robert Battle's Takademe and Alvin Ailey's timeless Revelations.

The Ford Foundation is also honored to have Robert Battle, artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, as one of its 13 visiting fellows in The Art of Change—a yearlong exploration and conversation on how art can advance social justice in the world today.

As part of his fellowship, Robert Battle is exploring how dance and movement can serve as powerful weapons for social change (see more below).


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The Ford Foundation is an independent, nonprofit grant-making organization. For more than 80 years it has worked with courageous people on the frontlines of social change worldwide, guided by its mission to strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement. With headquarters in New York, the foundation has offices in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.