Get SF Weekly Newsletters
Pin It

High Stakes 

Wednesday, Dec 29 2010
The Big Guns of the Northern California dance world come out to play at the A.W.A.R.D. Show, starting tonight. International touring companies, grant-getters, award-winners, and innovators show up for this American Idol-style round robin with a great big $10,000 grand prize. For the first three nights, four choreographers display 15-minute pieces; you vote for a winner after participating in post-show discussion with critics and the creators themselves. On the 15th, the three winners go at it again, and again, the audience gets a vote -- not the only vote, with this much money hanging in the balance, come on. A panel of excruciatingly experienced, and let's assume totally impartial judges also have a large say in who gets the wad. Obviously, dance fans win every night, as the likes of Liss Fain, Manuelito Biag, Kara Davis, Dominic Duong, and others bring out their very, very, very best stuff.
Jan. 12-15, 8 p.m., 2011

About The Author

Hiya Swanhuyser


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed


  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"