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.