March 26, 2018
Contact Person: Teri McCollum
Email address: izzienotifications[at]gmail.com
THE ISADORA DUNCAN DANCE AWARDS COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES WINNERS AND HONOREES FOR 2016-017 PERFORMANCE SEASON
San Francisco, California, March 26, 2018
This year the Isadora Duncan Dance Awards Committee celebrated 32 years of honoring local dance artists by acknowledging their outstanding achievements. The awards ceremony was held on Monday, March 26, 2018, at the historic Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110. This was a free event, open to the general public. The doors opened at 6 pm with a Welcome Reception, and the Awards Ceremony/Performances started at 7 pm. Solo and Small Ensemble Performances for the evening were presented by Dazaun Soleyn, Zahna Simon, Mahealani Uchiyama, La Tania Baile Flamenco Company, and Terceto Kali, celebrating dance, culture and legacy.
The following is a list of Nominees and Honorees by awards category, with the awardees shown in boldface type.
Outstanding Achievement in Choreography
Outstanding Achievement in Performance – Individual
Outstanding Achievement in Performance – Ensemble
Outstanding Achievement in Performance – Company
Outstanding Achievement in Music/Sound/Text
Outstanding Achievement in Visual Design
Outstanding Achievement in Restaging / Revival / Reconstruction
Special Award Honoree
Sustained Achievement Honorees
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 volunteer Izzies 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-sf.org. The Izzies Committee is supported in part through grants, in-kind donations, and annual giving by individuals.
For additional information, contact: izzienotifications[at]gmail.com