San Diego Young Choreographers Prize
Jean Isaacs San Diego Dance Theater Presents a Night of Dance
Premieres by Emerging Choreographers
Performance - December 19, 5 PM
Followed by Choreographers Reception and Award Ceremony
The Neurosciences Institute
10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive, San Diego, CA 92121
San Diego Dance Theater’s artistic director, Jean Isaacs and a panel of experts have selected 11 young choreographers out of 46 submissions to present newly created dance works in a competition for a $2,500 prize. A panel of local dance and art patrons and enthusiasts, along with audience participation, will select a winning dance and the choreographer will take home this generously donated gift from Danah Fayman, a long time supporter of local dance.
The choreographers selected to complete include:
Trixi Agiao & Arthur Huang • Blythe Barton • Deven Brawley & Keely Campbell
Matt Carney • Anthony Diaz • Rande Dorn • Daniel Marshall
Gina Bolles Sorensen • Khamla Somphanh • Anthony Rodriguez • Sadie Weinberg
Many of the selected choreographers, ranging from ages 22 to 36, have completed their degrees in dance and are working with local companies including Malashock Dance, Eveoke Dance and San Diego Dance Theater. Others are teaching and some have created their own dance companies that produce performances throughout San Diego.
“I was gratified that there are so many young dance makers in our community,” said Jean Isaacs, who has had a career of supporting and education young dancers. “There is often a gap after a student completes a college program and many are not sure what to do next. We hope this helps provide direction and inspiration.”
The panel of judges includes:
- Danah Fayman, Arts Patron
- Wendy Rodgers, Guggenheim Fellow and Professor of Dance at UC Riverside
- Kris Eitland, Prize-winning online dance critic
- Audience members!
*Ticket includes Post Performance Recption and Award Ceremony