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VORTEX Repertory Company receives NEA grant to support The Elementals: Water
Grant is part of NEA announcement of 863 grants and $22.543 million in funding nationwide
VORTEX Repertory Company is one of the grantees announced by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)and will receive an Art Works grant of $15,000 to support the production The Elementals: WATER. The 863 grant awards total $22.543 million, encompass 15 artistic disciplines and fields, and support projects in 47 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
VORTEX Repertory Company will create and present a unique work of theatre with music and dance to be performed in a large pool of water. The Elementals: WATER encompasses daring designs, exhilarating dance choreographed by Toni Bravo, and original music by Chad Salvata to convey environmental and spiritual messages that celebrate the beauty of water, heightening awareness, reverence, and protection of this precious resource. Conceived and directed by award-winning theatrical visionary Bonnie Cullum, the creation of WATER draws on the experience of more than 100 original VORTEX productions and world premieres. The world premiere of WATER will be at The VORTEX in Austin, Texas in August and September 2012.