12th Annual Minnesota SAGE Awards for Dance Announce 2016 Nominees
Minneapolis, Minn. (Sept. 16, 2016) –The Minnesota SAGE Awards for Dance is pleased to announce the 2016 nominees. The final honorees will be celebrated during the 12th Annual SAGE Awards at The Cowles Center for Dance & Theater Performing Arts, Goodale Theater on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
The Minnesota SAGE Awards for Dance are given annually for outstanding achievement in six categories for dance work presented in the past year. Please join us to celebrate the past year of dance in Minnesota which will include performances by past awardees Shohei Iwahama, Rooted: Hip Hop Choreographers’ Evening and an excerpt created by Zoe Sealy from Lost Voices in Jazz. Music will be provided by dance community favorite Michelle Kinney and Joe Strachan. Show begins at 7:30 pm, and will be followed by a public reception in the lobby.
Tickets are $12 for our twelfth year (plus fees) and can be purchased at: thecowlescenter.org or
2016 SAGE Award Nominees
Afoutayi Dance, Music & Arts Company
Right Here Showcase
Christine Maginnis – 4 Duets and One Other
Judith Howard – PEOPLE I KNOW
Laurie Van Wieren – Solo in …exactly like that
Non Edwards – Monkey Bar, Stuck or Unstuck, GiantEssence, DECOLABIA, Who Moved My Child
PaviElle French – Ovarian Fortitude
Sachiko Nishiuchi - Noche Gitana
Any Offered None – Eve Schulte
DECOLABIA - HIJACK
Grey Skies Blue– Shapeshift
Lorca’s Women – Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre
Merge – Black Label Movement & Contempo Physical Dance
Ovarian Fortitude - PaviElle French
Film Reflections on Ice: Climate Change in Peru - Leila Awadallah
Lighting design for Here Now - Mark Ruark
Set design, Costume & Make-up for Burger Queen//Dairy King – Stephanie Stoumbelis
Set Designs for Stripe and Spot (Learn to) Get Along, Four Saints in Three Acts, & afterwind - Paul Herwig
Cast of In A+ We Trust - Alan Mure, Mimi Solis, Zhane Jackson, Luis Nufio, Mary Hayes, Lydia Jones, Raphael Dow, Mia Johnson
Cast of DECOLABIA - Anna Marie Shogren, Arwen Wilder, Dolo McComb, Julia Bither, Katelyn Farstad, Kristin Van Loon, Liz Nelson, Non Edwards, Sally Rousse, Susan McKenna, Taryn Griggs
Cast of Of Something Human – Leslie O’Neill, Timmy Wagner, Dustin Haug
S.H.E. (She Who Holds Everything) in 9th Inning- Aaliyah Elfstrom, Ashley Yangtao, Averie Mitchell-Brown, Bella Roberts, Destiny Anderson, Iman Siferllah-Griffin, Jaylen Franklin, Joelle Fernandez, Khadijah Siferllah-Griffin, Kylie Redding, Mia Johnson, Rachel Harris
About the MN SAGE Awards for Dance
Since 2005, the Minnesota SAGE Awards 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. The awards, named in honor of the late Sage Cowles, were created to celebrate the dance community and bring national attention to the tremendous amount of high caliber dance activity in the Twin Cities. Dana Kassel and Stuart Pimsler serve as coordinators for the SAGE Awards in collaboration with an advisory panel representing the Twin Cities dance community.
The Sage Awards are made possible by the McKnight Foundation, HRK Foundation, Dancing Fair, Barre and The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts.
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