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Author:  LMCtech [ Tue Apr 29, 2008 3:37 pm ]
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A wirte up of the awards ceremony which was held last night. From the SJ Mercury News.

'Under the Radar' wins 3 'Izzie' dance awards
By Robert Taylor
Staff Writer
Article Launched: 04/29/2008 10:44:09 AM PDT

The production "Under the Radar" by Jess Curtis/Gravity won three of nine Isadora Duncan Dance Awards, known as "the Izzies," at the Bay Area Dance Awards event Monday in San Francisco.

The "Under the Radar" team won for choreography under the direction of Curtis, for company performance; and in the category for music, sound and text, with musical direction by Matthias Herrmann.

The fifth Bay Area Dance Awards were presented at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts by the Dancers' Group in partnership with the 22nd annual Izzies, as a highlight of National Dance Week.


Author:  LMCtech [ Wed Apr 30, 2008 1:16 pm ]
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Another article on the same subject. I agree with Rachel Howard's assesment that the winners of Izzies are sometimes puzzling and extremely political, and at other times are incredibly deserved. Several years ago when SF Ballet won practically every category, I was highly annoyed. It was discouraging to the smaller and not as well funded independent artists doing more cutting edge work. Artists like Jess Curtis. Anyway, the article is from the SF Chronicle.

Risk-takers rewarded by Isadora Duncan Awards
Rachel Howard, Chronicle Dance Correspondent

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Sometimes radical inclusion creates curious exclusions. One of the great strengths of the Bay Area's booming dance scene is its wild diversity, a spectacle the Bay Area Dance Awards captures in its striking spectrum of nominees. From the elegant LIKHA-Pilipino Folk Ensemble to the Contract Improvisation-inspired stunts of Scott Wells and Dancers, seemingly no style and no genre was out of contention Monday night at the robustly populated Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum, where the Isadora Duncan Dance Awards bestowed its 22nd annual honors in a joint production with Bay Area National Dance Week.


Author:  Francis Timlin [ Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:55 pm ]
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Nominations have been announced for the 2008-09 Isadora Duncan Awards Ceremony to be held on January 10, 2010 at the Koret Auditorium of the San Francisco Public Library. Mary Ellen Hunt reports on the highlights of the awards announcement in the San Francisco Chronicle:

SF Chronicle

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