Recognizing the achievements of BC dance artists.
Initiated by The Dance Centre in 1999, the Isadora Award recognizes professionals who have made an outstanding contribution to dance in BC through excellence in performance and/or choreography.
The Award recognizes a British Columbia-based choreographer for outstanding choreography of a new full-length work performed or streamed within the province during the previous season. 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.
Submissions for works premiered between September 1, 2021 and August 31, 2022 are now open.
Deadline: December 1, 2022
A jury of dance professionals will select a recipient in spring 2023.