[New York, NY] – Dance Magazine honors six exceptional artists at The Ailey Citigroup Theater (405 West 55th Street) in Manhattan on Monday, December 8, 2014. They represent a broad span of excellence: the American Ballet Theatre soloist Misty Copeland, the beloved jazz teacher Luigi, the co-founders of the enterprising American Tap Dance Foundation Brenda Bufalino and Tony Waag, the maverick British choreographer Wayne McGregor and the force behind Youth America Grand Prix Larissa Saveliev.
Raven Wilkinson will present to Misty Copeland; Constance Valis Hill to Bufalino and Waag; Jedediah Wheeler to Wayne McGregor; Liza Minnelli to Luigi; and Susan Jaffe to Saveliev.
Misty Copeland will perform. Performances will also include an excerpt from McGregor’s Chroma, danced by members of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and Marcelo Gomes will make a new duet in tribute to Larissa Saveliev.
The evening is open to the public, with a reception immediately following in The Ailey Studios. Tickets are sold out.
Doors open at 7:00 pm. The program begins at 7:30 pm.
The Dance Magazine Awards recognize outstanding men and women whose contributions have left a lasting impact on the dance world. The tradition dates back to 1954.
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