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#1 Mme. Hermine

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:42 AM

1978
george balanchine
fred astaire

1979
martha graham

1980
agnes demille

1981
jerome robbins

1982
gene kelly

1983
katherine dunham

1985
merce cunningham

1987
alwin nikolais

1988
alvin ailey

1989
alexandra danilova

1991
fayard and harold nicholas

1992
paul taylor

1993
arthur mitchell

1995
jacques d'amboise

1996
maria tallchief

1997
edward villella

1999
judith jamison

2000
mikhail baryshnikov

2002
chita rivera

2005
suzanne farrell


2008
twyla tharp

2012
natalia makarova

sammy davis, jr. got one as well but i wasn't sure whether to include him as primarily a dancer or an actor?

some of these are on line i'm sure besides the one i found this morning.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:21 AM

Very interesting...it's also interesting to note who has not yet received recognition -- Twyla Tharp? Peter Martins? Given the Kennedy Center relationship with Farrell, you have to wonder if Martins will ever be recognized.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:30 AM

I would think their relationship with Farrell wouldn't be the only issue standing in Martins way.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:44 AM

I would think their relationship with Farrell wouldn't be the only issue standing in Martins way.


Why?

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:17 AM

Tharp was given a Kennedy Center Honor in 2008

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:46 AM

right you are! edited her in -

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:20 AM



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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:25 AM



#9 Amy Reusch

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:26 PM

Time for Allegra Kent or Patricia McBride? Tricia Brown?

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:27 PM

I'd love to see Allegra on Letterman...

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:48 PM

Time for Allegra Kent or Patricia McBride? Tricia Brown?

At the very end of the Baryshnikov tape (above), a parade of dance luminaries comes on stage (not dancing, alas). Almost all had already been honored. Those who had not were Brown, McBride, Makarova, Morris, and Hines. So sad that they were not able to honor Hines before his death. Brown and McBride look like good bets for the future. Morris might be a little too young for now. How about Helgi Tomasson?

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:09 PM

I feel intense pain and anger for every year that honoree isn't named for dance.Posted Image

For the future, I'd like to see Violette Verdy, Cynthia Gregory, and Damien Woetzel to the list. I'd also add Ben Vereen and Tommy Tune for their Broadway work.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:30 PM

I feel intense pain and anger for every year that honoree isn't named for dance.Posted Image

For the future, I'd like to see Violette Verdy, Cynthia Gregory, and Damien Woetzel to the list. I'd also add Ben Vereen and Tommy Tune for their Broadway work.


Ooh, I like your list! I'd leave Damien a while though. I think he's deserving, but he (hopefully!) has a lot of years left.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 04:21 PM

Thanks, Aurora. :) My one New Year's resolution is to respond to people who have commented on my posts. My apologies to everyone who contributed to the Western Symphony video thread. Posted Image Posted Image

I have 2 more names to add my list of honorees, Frederick Franklin and Marge Champion. Time is an issue for them.

#15 Amy Reusch

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:24 PM

Franklin! Franklin!



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