The A.W.A.R.D. Show!

The A.W.A.R.D. Show!

 

“Imagine So You Think You Can Dance without the flashing lights, screaming fans and millions of TV viewers . . . where not the dancer but modern dance is the star.” —The Financial Times

Co-presented with The Joyce Theater Foundation

 

New York’s Joyce Theater Foundation comes to Los Angeles for a SoCal edition of The A.W.A.R.D. Show!—its wildly successful dance event that offers an alternate definition of “public funding” by granting $10,000 to a regional choreographer with the help of the audience’s vote. Each night for three nights, four different dance artists present their work, followed by facilitated conversation between the artists and the audience, feedback, and the selection of one company to advance to the final round by popular vote. The event culminates on Sunday, when the three finalists perform again for a panel of judges that teams with the audience to determine the grand prize winner. More than a competition, The A.W.A.R.D. Show! (which is an acronym for Audiences With Artists Responding to Dance) is a lively public discourse on an art form that rarely gets to speak up.

 

PROGRAM ONE – Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 8:30PM

    Rachael Lincoln and Leslie Seiters / Lean-to-Productions

    Arianne MacBean

    Barak Marshall / BODYTRAFFIC (advanced to finals, by audience vote)

    Christine Suarez

Followed by a Q&A with artists, and then voting. Please plan to stay for the full program if you wish to participate in the voting process.

 

PROGRAM TWO – Friday, January 14, 2011 at 8:30PM

    Maria Gillespie / Oni Dance

    Pam Gonzales / Pam Gonzales Dance

    Holly Johnston / Ledges and Bones  (advanced to finals, by audience vote)

    Bradley Michaud / Method Contemporary Dance

Followed by a Q&A with artists, and then voting. Please plan to stay for the full program if you wish to participate in the voting process.

 

PROGRAM THREE – Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 8:30PM

    Randé Dorn / Randé Dorn Dance Company

    Victoria Marks (advanced to finals, by audience vote)

    Karen Schaffman with Liam Clancy, Eric Geiger and Leslie Seiters

    Meg Wolfe

Followed by a Q&A with artists, and then voting. Please plan to stay for the full program if you wish to participate in the voting.

 

Sunday, January 16, 2011 at 7:00PM

The event culminates with the three finalists performing again for a panel of judges that teams with the audience to determine the grand prize winner. 

 

    Advanced from Program One, by audience vote: Barak Marshall / BODYTRAFFIC

    Advanced from Program Two, by audience vote: Holly Johnston / Ledges and Bones

    Advanced from Program Three, by audience vote: Victoria Marks 

 

Followed by a voting process, then discussion with the judges. and finishing with a live announcement of the $10,000 grantee.

 

FINAL RESULTS

Top ranked choreographer from the final round and the recipient of the $10,000 grant: Barak Marshall / BODYTRAFFIC

 

The A.W.A.R.D. Show! 2010–11 awards in Chicago, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle are made possible by a generous grant from The Boeing Company.

Associated Images: 

Date/TimeGSTCA
THUR 1/13
8:30 pm
$18$18$18
FRI 1/14
8:30 pm
$18$18$18

SAT 1/15
8:30 pm

$18$18$18
SUN 1/16
7:00 pm
$18$18$18

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff