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SF: Isadora Duncan Awards 26 March 7pm ODC Theater


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#1 Helene

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:23 PM

The Isadora Duncan Awards, which honor dance performances in the Bay Area, will be held from 7-8:30 pm at the ODC Theater in San Francisco on 26 March.

According to the FAQ on the "Izzies" website, tickets are free to the public, but I don't see any info about whether reservations are needed:
http://izzies.org/faq/

According to an announcement we received through "Contact Us" (emphasis added),

Hosting the ceremony will be the celebrated choreographer Val Caniparoli and Denise Pate, Cultural Funding Coordinator for the City of Oakland's Cultural Funding Program.


Among those presenting awards will be Edward Villella, Founding Artistic Director of the Miami City Ballet and former New York City Ballet dancer; choreographer Scott Wells, Artistic Director of Scott Wells & Dancers; KT Nelson, choreographer and Co-Artistic Director of ODC; former San Francisco Ballet ballerina Joanna Berman; choreographer Sara Shelton Mann, founding Artistic Director of Contraband; Rudi Soriano, choreographer and Artistic Director of Likha Pilipino Folk Ensemble; filmmaker and cinematographer Austin Forbord; Carlos Carvajal and CK Ladzekpo, Artistic Directors of the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival; Rob Bailis, former Theater Director of ODC; and flamenco singer/dancer Kina Mendez, niece of legendary flamenco singer “La Paquera.”



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Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:41 AM

Here is the press release announcing the winners of the awards (emphasis in blue [mine] = ballet):

2012 ISADORA DUNCAN DANCE AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT 26th ANNUAL CEREMONY IN SAN FRANCISCO

San Francisco, California, March 26, 2012 - - The winners of the 2012 Isadora Duncan Dance Awards were announced tonight at a ceremony featuring luminaries from the local, national and international dance communities

Hosting the ceremony at ODC Theater in San Francisco were the celebrated choreographer Val Caniparoli and Denise Pate, Cultural Funding Coordinator for the City of Oakland's Cultural Funding Program.

Among those presenting awards were Edward Villella, Founding Artistic Director of the Miami City Ballet and former New York City Ballet dancer; choreographer Scott Wells, Artistic Director of Scott Wells & Dancers; KT Nelson, choreographer and Co-Artistic Director of ODC; former San Francisco Ballet ballerina Joanna Berman; choreographer Sara Shelton Mann, founding Artistic Director of Contraband; Rudi Soriano, choreographer and Artistic Director of Likha Pilipino Folk Ensemble; filmmaker and cinematographer Austin Forbord; Carlos Carvajal, Artistic Director of the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival; Rob Bailis, former Theater Director of ODC; composer, musician Joan Jenrenaud and flamenco singer Kina Mendez.

The following is the list of Izzie Award winners by award category.

Outstanding Achievement in Performance – Company
The Dancers of Terra Incognita, Revisited, performed for the West Wave Festival at Z Space.


Outstanding Achievement in Performance – Ensemble
Katie Faulkner and Brandon “Private” Freeman, Until We Know For Sure, choreography by Katie Faulkner, performed at The A.W.A.R.D Show, at ODC Theater

Outstanding Achievement in Performance – Individual
Sofiane Sylve, Symphony in C, “2nd movement, choreography by George Balanchine, performed by the San Francisco Ballet at the Stern Grove Festival

Outstanding Achievement in Choreography
Alex Ketley, Kara Davis, Katie Faulkner, Manuelito Biag, Terra Incognita, Revisited, performed in the West Wave Festival at Z Space


Outstanding Achievement in Music/Sound/Text
Zakir Hussain, Music for Scheherazade, choreography by Alonzo King, performed by Alonzo King LINES Ballet at the Novellus Theater


Outstanding Achievement in Visual Design
Axel Morgenthaler, Lighting Design; Robert Rosenwasser, Set Design; Colleen Quen, Costume Design, Scheherazade, choreography by Alonzo King, performed by Alonzo King LINES Ballet, at Novellus Theater

Christopher Haas, Set Design, Triangle of the Squinches, choreography by Alonzo King, performed by Alonzo King LINES Ballet at Novellus Theater

Enrico Labayen, Costumes & Visual Design, En-Gulfed, choreography by Enrico Labayen, performed by Labayen Dance/SF, at Dance Mission Theater


Outstanding Achievement in Restaging / Revival / Reconstruction
Antoine Vereecken, restaging of Chroma by Wayne McGregor (2006), performed by San Francisco Ballet, War Memorial Opera House


Special Award Honorees
Lorena Feijoo, Maria Kochetkova, Yuan Yuan Tan, Sarah Van Patten, & Vanessa Zahorian – “The Many Faces of Giselle” - for 5 stellar interpretations of the title role in the quintessential romantic ballet Giselle, performed by the San Francisco Ballet at the War Memorial Opera House

Nina Menendez and The Bay Area Flamenco Partnership – for the 2010 Festival Flamenco Gitano which presented two multi-generational families of flamenco artists from the Spanish gypsy community of Andalucia.

Patty-Ann Farrell – for her lighting designs for the 33rd San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival at the Novellus Theater, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Sustained Achievement Honorees
Deborah DuBowy and Words on Dance - for 18 years of presenting celebrated dance artists with the opportunity to speak about their careers and share their passion for dance with the larger dance community

Cathleen McCarthy and Joan Lazarus and West Wave Dance - for 20 years of presenting groundbreaking dance in the San Francisco Bay Area

Dr. James Garrick and The Center for Sports Medicine at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital - for the Saint Francis Dance Medicine practice, created to meet the unique needs of stage performers

The Isadora Duncan Dance Awards, known locally as the Izzies, are awarded annually to acknowledge exceptional creative achievements in the performance and presentation of dance. Awards are given in nine categories to honor the dancers, choreographers, designers, composers, dance companies, dance scholars and other individuals who have made important contributions to the San Francisco Bay Area’s thriving dance community.

During each 12-month performance cycle, running September 1 – August 31, the Committee collectively views over 400 eligible performances. The final nominees and honorees are selected at an annual voting meeting held in September after the close of the viewing cycle.

Member profiles and lists of previous nominees and award winners are available online at www.izzies.org.

The Izzies Committee is supported by donations from individuals, groups, the Fleishhacker Foundations, the Zellerbach Family Fund and Wells Fargo Bank.

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