Dance Magazine Award Honoree: Carlos Acosta

This week we’re sharing tributes to all the 2020 Dance Magazine Award honorees. For tickets to our virtual ceremony taking place December 7, visit dancemediafoundation.org. “There was a time when people like myself didn’t even have a chance,” says Carlos Acosta from his office in Birmingham, England. Black, Cuban and the youngest of 11 children […]

Dance Magazine Chairman's Award Honoree: Darren Walker

This week we’re sharing tributes to all of the honorees we’ll be celebrating at the 2020 Dance Magazine Awards. For tickets to our virtual ceremony taking place December 7, visit dancemediafoundation.org. In his seven years as president of the Ford Foundation, Darren Walker has played a pivotal role in supporting the arts through the lens […]

The Dance Magazine Awards Celebrate Everything We Love About Dance

What a night. The Dance Magazine Awards yesterday at the Ailey Citigroup Theater was jam-packed with love for dance. From legendary icons to early-career choreographers we can’t stop obsessing over, the Dance Magazine Awards, presented by the Dance Media Foundation, recognized a wide spectrum of our field. And with more performances than ever before, the […]

Congrats to the Dance Magazine Harkness Promise Awardees

All net proceeds from the Dance Magazine Awards ceremony go towards the Harkness Promise Awards, which grant $5,000 and 40 hours of studio space to innovative young choreographers. This year’s awardees are Bobbi Jene Smith and Caleb Teicher. Bobbi Jene Smith Bobbi Jene Smith never held anything back onstage as a dancer, and today she […]

Dance Magazine Chairman's Award Honoree: Linda Shelton

In an industry that has been clamoring for more female leadership, Linda Shelton, executive director of New York City’s The Joyce Theater Foundation since 1993, has been setting an example for decades. As a former general manager of The Joffrey Ballet, U.S. tour manager for the Bolshoi Ballet, National Endowment for the Arts panelist, Dance/NYC […]

Dance Magazine Award Honoree: Sara Mearns

Sara Mearns is a force. There is a monumentality to her dancing that was apparent even as a young corps member of 19, cast in her first Swan Lake with New York City Ballet. She threw herself into the role heart and soul, stretching each shape to the limit, trusting the music to carry her […]

Dance Magazine Award Honorees: David Gordon & Valda Setterfield

How to frame two lifetimes of work as broad and vibrant as that of choreographer David Gordon and performer Valda Setterfield? When onstage together, an invisible tether connects them, whether they’re kibitzing, chiding, flirting or embracing a sense of melancholy. Muse and spouse to Gordon, Setterfield is a versatile, spellbinding dancer and actor, often described […]

Dance Magazine Award Honoree: Angel Corella

When Angel Corella took over as artistic director of Pennsylvania Ballet in 2014, the company underwent a sea change. And while some in the ballet world were shocked by Corella’s vision to reinvigorate and redirect the company, longtime fans of his career shouldn’t have expected anything less. He was one of American Ballet Theatre’s youngest […]

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