Minneapolis, MN (October 8, 2013) — The Cowles Center for Dance and Performing Arts announced tonight the honorees for the 9th Annual Minnesota SAGE Awards for Dance held on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 7:30pm in The Goodale Theater. The evening was a wonderful celebration and included Twin Cities dance artists and supporters.
The gala award presentation was hosted by Karen Sherman and featured performances by past awardees Emily Johnson, Katie Johnson and Shapiro & Smith Dance and music by Greg Waletski. The 2012/2013 SAGE Award panelists were introduced who then served as the award presenters for each category. Throughout the evening, SAGE Award honorees were presented with a commissioned work by Minnesota visual artist, Karl Unnasch. Those awardees are as follows in alphabetical order:
Sally Rousse - Giselle Pas de Deux (James Sewell Ballet), Freemartin Twins and
Bear, Salmon, Dancer, Marshmellow (Rousse)
We're Muslim, Don't Panic, cast of Mourning in America (Amirah Sackett)–Amirah
Sackett, Iman Siferllah-Griffin, Khadijah Siferllah-Griffin
Design Team for Matching Drapes (Chris Schlichting) - Chris Schlichting, Terrance
Payne, Max Wirsing, Justin Jones, Morgan Peterson, Heidi Eckwall
Butch Thompson– Pianist and Music Director for Destination Twin Cities (Sarah
Outstanding Dance Educator
The evening honored choreographers, dancers, educators, presenters, scenic and lighting designers and others who continue to make the Twin Cities a national center of dance. This important celebration and recognition for local artists is named in honor of Sage Cowles with heartfelt appreciation for all she has done for Minnesota dance.
The 2013 SAGE Awards were generously supported by the Cowles Center and the Twin Cities dance community.
About the SAGE Awards
Since 2005, the Minnesota SAGE Award’s have been presented annually to honor choreographers, dancers, educators, presenters, scenic and lighting designers, visual artists and others who continue to make the Twin Cities a national center of dance. This important celebration and recognition for local artists is named in honor of Sage Cowles with heartfelt appreciation for all she has done for Minnesota dance. Since its inception in 2004, the SAGE Awards have continued to be directed, curated and administered by Twin Cities dance artists, Dana Kassel and Stuart Pimsler (Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater).
About The Cowles Center
The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts (501(c)3) is the Twin Cities' newest arts center and the flagship for dance in Minnesota. Centrally located in downtown Minneapolis, The Cowles Center includes the newly refurbished 500-seat Goodale Theater; the Hennepin Center for the Arts, home to 20 leading dance and performing arts organizations; the state-of-the-art Target Education Studio, housing The Cowles Center’s distance learning program; and the new U.S. Bank Atrium. The Cowles Center fills the need for a place that is a catalyst for the creation, presentation, education, enjoyment and celebration of dance and the performing arts in the Twin Cities. The 2012/13 Season is presented by U.S. Bank with additional support from Ascent Private Capital Management and The Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank www.thecowlescenter.org.
Location: 528 Hennepin Avenue South at 6th Street, Minneapolis