Cross-Cultural Dance Resources promotes the holistic understanding and appreciation of the diversity and significance of dance as a human universal in all cultural contexts through active research, publication, consultation, and public presentation. Cross-Cultural Dance Resources transcends disciplinary boundaries between the arts, humanities, and social sciences in support of the open exploration and investigation of all dance cultures.
- Meet the challenges of Cross-Cultural Dance Resources's Mission and Vision.
- Further develop Cross-Cultural Dance Resources's rich network of resources.
- Expand research and dissemination opportunities among Cross-Cultural Dance Resources members and their colleagues.
- Improve access to dance cultures in all forms.
- Mentor and provide support to dance artists, scholars, and students.
- Increase public awareness of dance cultures and the work of the Cross-Cultural Dance Resources.
- Build a sustainable future for Cross-Cultural Dance Resources.
Cross-Cultural Dance Resource maintains its primary commitment to its core Mission and Goals while expanding its role in the local academic community and beyond into new digital frontiers. In the coming ten years, Cross-Cultural Dance Resources will continue to grow as a national and international learning organization firmly grounded in its established traditions while seeking new horizons in dance cultures, performance, research, and dissemination.
Cross-Cultural Dance Resources, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, founded in 1981 and incorporated in the State of Arizona. The organization is dedicated to research about dance and supports many types of endeavors and activities within the dance field. Policies are established by a Board of Directors, confirmed by the participation of its membership, the public, and various funding agencies. Support is provided through membership dues, donations, fund-raising activities, Arizona State University, and in the past by Arizona Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and Flagstaff Arts and Science Commission. CCDR welcomes those who are interested in volunteering their time and skills. Contributions to CCDR as a non-profit organization are tax-deductible.
Arizona State University (ASU), Tempe, AZ:
Cross-Cultural Dance Resources Collections
School of Dance
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
Arizona State University
PO Box 870304
Tempe, AZ 85287-0304
P 480-965-2326-9173| F 480-965-2247
Cross-Cultural Dance Resources
518 S. Agassiz St.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001-5711
Joann W. Kealiinohomoku, Executive Director
CCDR is a Concept
Dance, defined broadly, occurs in every human society. Because all human universals are critical to societal maintenance, CCDR acknowledges that dance is not expendable. CCDR is dedicated to learning why dance is universal and why it is not expendable. It does this through programs that research dance, and it shares its findings with the public and with scholars. Our purposes are charitable and educational: promoting dance performances and research; preserving and researching dance materials; promoting a dynamic environment for dance events; welcoming discussion and consultation.
CCDR is Energy
CCDR taps into the affective values of human living that make life worthwhile, as they are expressed through the performing arts. CCDR is sustained by the dance energy that permeates its space; by the people who participate with, at, and for CCDR; by the pervasive knowledge that dance is alive and viable throughout the world. CCDR has been vitalized by the energies brought by its Research-Choreographers-in-Residence from 1988 - 1996: Savannah Walling, Helen Pelton, David Appel, Beverly Brown, Nancy Zendora, Jonathan Lunn, Adair Landborn, Laura Whitman, and Patricia Tate. CCDR activates events. CCDR has been instrumental in bringing vital dance energies and opportunities to Flagstaff since 1981 and to the ASU campus and community of Tempe since 2006.
CCDR has a Dream
CCDR's dream is that the understanding of people, as expressed through dance and all the performing arts, will contribute to personal well-being and global peace. CCDR envisions an increasing popular, holistic appreciation of dance, and an ever greater scholarly attention on dance. Founded in perpetuity, CCDR envisions expansion. The CCDR Research Center and Business Office work collaboratively to expand: Outreach, Publications, Research, Networking, and Space.
CCDR needs you! To volunteer in any capacity: performances, lectures, library or archives aid, donor and membership development, special projects research, grant writing, Newsletter editing or contribution, bookkeeping, maintenance and repair, or to serve on the CCDR Board or special committee; contact CCDR at the "Contact" link to the left.