Initiated by The Dance Centre in 1999, the Award recognizes professionals who have made an outstanding contribution to dance in BC through excellence in performance and/or choreography, and provides the professional community with an opportunity to celebrate its own achievements.
The Isadora Award is aimed at recognizing an established, professional choreographer or dancer who has made an outstanding contribution to the quality of dance in BC. The award is open to choreographers and dancers of all dance disciplines. The recipient will receive a specially-designed award created by renowned glass sculptor Mary Filer, rehearsal space at Scotiabank Dance Centre to a value of $1000, and $500 cash.
This will be the final year of the Award in recognition of career achievement: a newly-designed Isadora Award will be launched in 2020.
The nomination process is open to artists working in all dance styles and cultural forms. Artists may be nominated by other individuals or may submit their own nomination. Nominations are currently being accepted online. Family members of eligible artists, and staff of The Dance Centre, are excluded from submitting nominations.
The Artistic Committee will appoint a jury consisting of five prominent members of the arts community, including dance specialists, who will decide on the award recipients based on the criteria and the values guiding the process.
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