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The Black Report



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.

As an organization, IABD values research in the arts and its ability to catalyst change. THE BLACK REPORT is a historical publication not only for the Black dance sector but a much needed critical and important research tool that should be analyzed, recorded and updated on a consistent regular basis and provided to the entire field (i.e., academics, funders/philanthropists, researchers, scholars, etc.).

Please complete your information below, so that we may know who this data serves. Your interest helps us to justify our continued and ongoing research efforts, as we push towards a more just, equitable and better world. We THANK YOU!