We are thrilled to invite you to See Chicago Dance’s 2023 Awards Presentation & Community Celebration. On Tuesday, September 19, 2023, we will gather with 250 dance friends and artists to celebrate our dynamic community and honor two people who have made a sustained, outsized impact on all of us!
This year we are pleased to present the See Chicago Dance Legacy Award* to Homer Hans Bryant, founder and artistic director of Chicago Multicultural Dance Center & Hiplet Ballerinas. We are equally excited to honor Ginger Farley, dancer, teacher, dancemaker, and former executive director of Chicago Dancemakers Forum, with this year’s Distinguished Service to the Dance Field Award.
CLICK HERE to learn more about this year's honorees.
We're excited to return this year to Venue West. The evening will include a cocktail reception, seated dinner with awards presentation and, of course, live performances! (Further details on the evening’s program will be shared in future communications.)
New this year will be a Milestones presentation, in which we recognize the many significant anniversaries that dance artists and organizations among us have achieved.
Please mark your calendars now for what is sure to be one of the most fun and uplifting events of the year. We cannot wait to celebrate with you on September 19th!
Header image by Arthur Wright
Where: Venue West**, 221 N Paulina St. Chicago, IL 60612
Parking: There is abundant free parking in the venue's lot directly across the street.
Sponsorships: Reserve your table for 10 now. Sponsorships start at $2,750.
contact Julia Mayer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
**Venue West is fully accessible. SCD will be providing ASL, CART captioning, audio description, and large print programs at the event. If you require other accommodations, please contact our Accessibility Coordinator, Surinder Martignetti, email@example.com.
Event Co-Chairs: Jonathan E. Alsberry and Robin Edwards
Host Committee (still in formation): Pamela Crutchfield, Patti Eylar, Judie Moore Green, Michael McStraw, Princess Mhoon, Brian Smith
SCD Board of Directors: Amanda Banks (Secretary), Debra Bernstein-Siegel, Michael Foster, Ladonna Freidheim, Erik Kaiko, Sarah Lombardi, Meghan McNamara, Jorge Perez (Vice President), Marisa C. Santiago, Dawn Stanislaw (Treasurer), Sarah Venuti-Yates
*Venue West is fully accessible. SCD will be providing ASL, CART captioning, audio description, and large print programs at the event. If you require other accommodations, please contact our Accessibility Coordinator, Surinder Martignetti at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Legacy Award is awarded to an artistic leader who has enriched their community and made a significant and sustained impact on dance in Chicago.
The Distinguished Service to the Dance Field Award is awarded to those that make vital contributions to the health and vibrancy of the Chicago Dance sector.
Lou Conte, Legacy Award
Amina Dickerson, Distinguished Service to the Dance Field Award
Shirley Mordine, Legacy Award
Angelique Power, Distinguished Service to the Dance Field Award
Dame Libby Komaiko, Legacy Award
Pamela Crutchfield, Distinguished Service to the Dance Field Award
Richard H Driehaus, Distinguished Service to the Dance Field Award
Sarah Solotaroff Mirkin, Distinguished Service to the Dance Field Award
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