2014

The 56th Annual Dance Magazine Awards

NEW YORK, Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dance Magazine honors five exceptional artists at The Ailey Citigroup Theater (405 West 55th St) in Manhattan on Monday, December 9, 2013. In terms of both genre and geography, these five represent a broad span of excellence: the otherworldly San Francisco Ballet ballerina Yuan Yuan Tan, dance-theater visionary Martha Clarke, Swedish maverick choreographer Mats Ek, Balanchine's allegro ballerina Patricia Wilde, and the composer whose transporting music sends dancers into upper realms, Philip Glass.

This is the first time Dance Magazine is honoring a composer since 1979, when an award went to Aaron Copland.

Christopher Wheeldon will present to Yuan Yuan Tan, Robert Barnett will honor Patricia Wilde, Charles Reinhart will introduce Martha Clarke, Damian Woetzel will present to Philip Glass, and Jorma Elo will speak about Mats Ek.

An excerpt of Clarke's Cheri, which will have opened the night before at Signature Theater, will be performed by Alessandra Ferri and Herman Cornejo. With Cheri, Ferri is making her first stage appearance in the U.S. since she retired from American Ballet Theatre in 2007.

New York City Ballet principal Ashley Bouder will perform an excerpt of Balanchine's Square Dance in tribute to Wilde.

The evening is open to the public with a reception immediately following in The Ailey Studios.  Tickets are available for $50. Contact Ashley Mathus at 212-979-4872 or dmawards@dancemedia.com.

Doors open at 7:00 pm.  The program begins at 7:30 pm.

The Dance Magazine Awards are lifetime achievement awards. They recognize the outstanding men and women whose contributions have left a lasting impact on the dance world. The tradition dates back to 1954.

About Dance Magazine

Dance Magazine's editorial mission is to inspire dance students, professionals and educators to excel at the art of dance.  Dating back to 1927, Dance Magazine provides insight and practical information as well as in-depth features, news, interviews, and resources.

Dance Magazine is published by DanceMedia, LLC., whose properties include: Dance Magazine®, Dance Spirit®, Dance Teacher®, Pointe®, Dance Retailer News™ and associated websites.  Properties also include: the all-dance, video, and news website, www.dancemedia.com, as well as the highly touted web reality series, "Dance 212," and associated events.

Past DANCE MAGAZINE AWARD recipients
(* Special Award)


2012

Julie Kent



Anna Kisselgoff



Renee Robinson



Dianne Walker


2011

Dr. William Hamilton



Alexei Ratmansky



Kathleen Marshall



Yvonne Rainer



Jenifer Ringer


2010

Deborah Jowitt



Pilobolus Dance Theater



Irina Kolpakova



Matthew Rushing


2009

Allegra Kent



Ohad Naharin



Sara Rudner



Jason Samuels Smith


2008

Pina Bausch



Lawrence Rhodes



Ethan Stiefel 



Sylvia Waters


2007

Bettie de Jong



Bebe Neuwirth



Desmond Richardson 



Wendy Whelan


2006

Todd Bolender



Eiko & Koma



David Howard



Gelsey Kirkland



Joan Myers Brown


2005

Clive Barnes



Alessandra Ferri



Donald McKayle



Jimmy Slyde



Christopher Wheeldon


2004

Jose Manuel Carreno



Chuck Davis 



Anna Halprin 



Chita Rivera


2003

William Forsythe 



Susan Jaffe 



Jock Soto 



Charles and Stephanie Reinhart


2002

Nina Ananiashvili



Frank Andersen 



Jack Mitchell 



Tina Ramirez


2001

Terese Capucilli 



Michael M. Kaiser 



Susan Stroman 



Damian Woetzel


2000

David Parsons 



Ann Reinking



Ben Stevenson


1999

Barbara Horgan for the Balanchine Trust 



Al Pischl for Dance Horizons 



Jacques d'Amboise



Martin Fredmann



Kevin McKenzie


1998

Jeraldyne Blunden



Julio Bocca



Suki Schorer



Dame Ninette de Valois


1997

Claude Bessy



Anna-Marie Holmes and Bruce Marks 



Dudley Williams          



Hernando Cortez & Dancers Responding to AIDS*


1996

Peter Boal



Savion Glover



Francia Russell and Kent Stowell



Ann Barzel*


1995

Susan Marshall



Carla Maxwell



Fayard and Harold Nicholas


1994

Christine Dakin



Kate Johnson 



Jiri Kylian


1993

Bill T. Jones



Pierre Dulaine and Yvonne Marceau 



Beatriz Rodriguez


1992

Darci Kistler 



Meredith Monk 



Helgi Tomasson


1991

Virginia Johnson 



Mark Morris 



Jennifer Tipton


1990

Garth Fagan



Eliot Feld 



Hanya Holm


1988

"Dancing for Life"



Moscelyne Larkin and Roman Jasinski



P. W. Manchester



Kyra Nichols


1987

Merrill Ashley



Trisha Brown



Liz Thompson



David White



Doris Hering*


1985

Charles "Honi" Coles



Richard Cragun



Frederic Franklin



Heather Watts



Walter Sorell*


1984

Alexandra Danilova



Robert Irving 



Donald Saddler



Tommy Tune



Dance Masters of America, Inc.*


1983

Jeannot Cerrone



John Neumeier 



Michael Smuin 



Martine van Hamel


1982

Fernando Bujones



Laura Dean 



Arnold Spohr 



Lee Theodore


1981

Selma Jeanne Cohen



Sir Anton Dolin



Twyla Tharp



Stanley Williams


1980

Patricia McBride



Ruth Page



Paul Taylor



Herbert Ross and Nora Kaye*


1979

Aaron Copland 



Jorge Donn



Erick Hawkins


1978

Mikhail Baryshnikov



Raoul Gelabert



Bella Lewitzky


1977

Murray Louis



Natalia Makarova 



Peter Martins


1976

Michael Bennett 



Suzanne Farrell  



E. Virginia Williams


1975

Alvin Ailey 



Cynthia Gregory 



Arthur Mitchell


1974

Gerald Arpino 



Maurice Bejart



Antony Tudor


1973

The Christensen Brothers



(Lew, Harold, Willam)



  Rudolf Nureyev


1972

Anthony Dowell 



Judith Jamison


1970

Sir Frederick Ashton



Carolyn Brown 



Ted Shawn


1969

Erik Bruhn 



Katherine Dunham 



Carla Fracci


1968

Eugene Loring 



Alwin Nikolais



Violette Verdy


1967

Carmen deLavallade 



Sol Hurok



Wesleyan University Press


1966

Edwin Denby



Margaret H'Doubler  



Maya Plisetskaya


1965

John Butler



Peter Gennaro



Edward Villella


1964

Gower Champion



Robert Joffrey 



Pauline Koner


1963

Isadora Bennett 



Margot Fonteyn  



Bob Fosse


1962

Melissa Hayden



Anna Sokolow 



Gwen Verdon


1960

Merce Cunningham



Igor Moiseyev



  Maria Tallchief


1959

Dorothy Alexander



Fred Astaire



George Balanchine


1958

Alicia Alonso



Doris Humphrey 



Gene Kelly 



Igor Youskevitch


1957

Lucia Chase 



Jose Limon 



Alicia Markova



Jerome Robbins


1956

Agnes de Mille 



Martha Graham


1955

Jack Cole 



Gene Nelson 



Moira Shearer


1954

 Dance on TV: 



Adventure (CBS) 



Tony Charmoli (NBC)



  Max Liebman (NBC)



Omnibus (CBS)


 

Contact:

Ashley Mathus


Media/Publishing Manager, DanceMedia, LLC.


212-979-4872


amathus@dancemedia.com

 

SOURCE Dance Magazine



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