Dance Media Foundation, (https://www.dancemediafoundation.org/), in conjunction with Dance Magazine, announced today the honorees for their 62nd annual Dance Magazine Awards 2019. The esteemed event will take place in NYC on December 9th, 2019, from 8:00 pm to 11:30 pm at the Ailey Citigroup Theater, located at 405 West 55th Street.
Tickets are now on sale starting at $75 for general admission and go up to $1,000 for the Visionary ticket, which provides access to an unforgettable evening filled with a deluxe champagne pre-party at 7 pm, choice of seating, after-party access, photo opportunities with awardees and more.
A tradition dating back to 1954, the Dance Magazine Awards have long celebrated living legends who’ve made a lasting impact on dance. These days, they go even further with a recently added Chairman’s Award for distinctive leaders behind the scenes and the Harkness Promise Awards, a grant for innovative young choreographers that is funded by net proceeds from the Dance Magazine Awards ceremony. Sponsors for the event include American Express and First National Republic Bank.
“We are exceptionally excited to award this year’s list of honorees for their historic work and tremendous talents,” states Frederic Seegal, CEO/Chairman of Dance Media. “We love the fact that in recent years deserving dance names are becoming more and more mainstream, thus providing a much-needed spotlight on the arts in general. It has also allowed us to raise the bar for the Dance Magazine Awards and bring them to a much wider audience.”
Previous award ceremonies have included superstar names such as 2015 awardee Misty Copeland who provided opening remarks in 2018, along with awardees Ronald K. Brown, Lourdes Lopez (presented by Darren Walker), Crystal Pite, Nigel Redden, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Tommy Tune, Alvin Ailey, Wendy Whelan, Ohad Naharin, Philip Glass, Chita Rivera, Fred Astaire, Bob Fosse, and more. The 2019 Dance Magazine Awards will honor:
- Sara Mearns
- David Gordon and Valda Setterfield
- Angel Corella
- Masazumi Chaya
- Linda Shelton with the 2019 Chairman’s Award
- Bobbi Jene Smith and Caleb Teicher with Harkness Promise Awards
For more information on the Dance Magazine Awards or to purchase tickets, please visit https://www.dancemediafoundation.org/.