DALLAS (AP) - The Dallas Black Dance Theatre is rushing to raise money so it can perform at a festival that serves as the official artistic arm of the Olympics.
The troupe was invited in April to perform in at the Cultural Olympiad in Edinburgh, Scotland, on Aug. 15-19.
The troupe's executive director, Zenetta Drew, tells The Dallas Morning News that being invited is an honor and a chance to be :recognized on a world stage,: She says it's also an investment in the organization's future.
The estimated cost to send 11 dancers and four administrators to the United Kingdom is $200,000.
The money wasn't available in the group's general fund, so supporters have been trying to raise the money through private and corporate donations. About half the goal remains.
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