Tiler Peck, PC Matthew Karas

Is there any better treat than getting to honor the greats among us? Since 1954, the Dance Magazine Awards have celebrated dozens of dance artists who've made outstanding contributions to our field.

Lar Lubovitch, PC Stas Levshin

This year is no different. We are delighted to announce that the 2016 Dance Magazine Awards will go to choreographer Lar Lubovitch, New York City Ballet principal Tiler Peck, modern dance icon and advocate Carolyn Adams and dance historian Lynn Garafola. Keep your eye out for our December issue to learn more about the incredible impact each has made.

Lynn Garafola, PC courtesy Garafola

Join us to honor these legends at a ceremony on December 12 at New York Live Arts. Expect special performances, celebrity guests and heartfelt speeches. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater artistic director (and master speech-maker) Robert Battle will be there to present the award to his long-time mentor Carolyn Adams. Dance writer Elizabeth Kendall will introduce her colleague Lynn Garafola. Martha Graham Dance Company artistic director Janet Eilber will give choreographer Lar Lubovitch his award. And Vail International Dance Festival director Damian Woetzel will help us celebrate his former partner, Tiler Peck.

Carolyn Adams with Nicholas Gunn, PC DM Archives

It's sure to be a night you won't forget. For tickets, email dmawards@dancemedia.com or call 212-979-4872.

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