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The Isadora Duncan Awards

  • Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street San Francisco, CA, 94110 United States (map)

28th Annual Isadora Duncan Dance Awards

March 24, 2014
Reception 6-7 pm
Award Ceremony begins at 7pm

Brava Theater Center is thrilled to host the in The 28th Annual Isadora Duncan Dance Awards ceremony to be held on March 24, 2014. The evening’s festivities will begin with a reception from 6 to 7pm, followed by the awards ceremony from 7 to 8pm. Cupcakes will be served after the ceremony. The event is free and open to the public.

Hosting the ceremony will be Joanna Haigood and Rob Bailis. Awards will be presented by Joe Goode, Alex Conde, Patty Ann Farrel, Andy Mogg, Mythili Kumar, Kimi Okada, Kawika Alfiche, Carlos Carvajal, Sam Weber, Anita Paciotti and Michael Lowe. The ceremony will also feature performances by Daiane Lopez Da Silva in collaboration with Yannis Adoniou, Kara Davis and Nickolas Korkos, Babatunji Johnson, Laszio Tihanyi, Dexandro Montalvo, Ryan Fuimaono, and Grant Avenue Follies.

The “Izzies” awards, created in 1984, are designed to celebrate the unique richness, diversity and excellence of Bay Area dance. The Izzies Committee honors local dance artists and promotes their visibility, primarily by acknowledging outstanding achievements within a twelve-month period of performances, running September 1st through August 31st.

Awards are given in nine categories to honor the dancers, choreographers, designers, composers, dance companies, dance scholars and other individuals who have made important contributions to the San Francisco Bay Area’s thriving dance community.

During each 12-month performance cycle, the Committee collectively views over 400 eligible performances. The final nominees and honorees are selected at an annual voting meeting held in September after the close of the viewing cycle. The Izzies Committee members are choreographers, dancers, teachers, critics, writers, and arts administrators who serve one- or three-year terms.Member profiles and lists of previous nominees and award winners are available online at

The Izzies operates as a non-profit volunteer association, currently under the fiscal sponsorship of the Shawl-Anderson Dance Center in Berkeley, CA, and is supported by donations from individuals, groups, and the Zellerbach Family Foundation.