Initiated by The Dance Centre in 1999, the Isadora Award has evolved from peer recognition of an artist’s lifetime achievement to its new iteration in 2020 of acknowledging an artist’s contribution to the milieu through their choreographic work of a specific live performance. Due to the pandemic, works streamed for an audience are also eligible.
The re-imagined Isadora Award recognizes a British Columbia-based choreographer for outstanding choreography of a new full-length work performed within the province from September 01, 2020 to July 18, 2021. The award is open to established choreographers of all traditions and genres. The recipient will receive a specially-designed award created by renowned glass sculptor Mary Filer, a cash award of $2,500 and access to studio time at Scotiabank Dance Centre towards the creation of a new work.
To be considered, the work must meet the following criteria:
And the artist must:
Please submit a CV, choreographer and/or company website link (if applicable), statement (500 words maximum) outlining why you feel the work should be considered for the award and a link to video documentation of the new full-length work to awards[at]thedancecentre.ca.
For more information email: programming[at]thedancecentre.ca.
A jury of dance professionals will select a recipient in summer 2021, with the public announcement to be made in Fall 2021.