Andre Kasten, Jacob Jonas and Lindsay Nelko to Showcase Work at Capezio A.C.E. Award Winners Festival, 8/4-7
Capezio A.C.E. Award Winners Festival, a competition dedicated to introducing the next generation of emerging and influential choreographers, announces its lineup for the winners performance festival, August 4 - August 7 at Ailey Citigroup Theater (405 West 55th Street at 9th Avenue).
Featured in this year's Award Winners Festival will be first runner-up Andre Kasten (Dancer for Celine Dion, Elton John, & Jennifer Lopez), co-second runner-up Jacob Jonas (Choreographer of the feature film "Claire's Cambodia") and co-second runner-up Lindsay Nelko (Choreographer for "So You Think You Can Dance" Season 10), who each received a grant and one year to produce their work. Each of the winners have three performances to showcase their full-length pieces. First place winner, Erica Sobol's full-length show was performed in Los Angeles earlier this year.
Now in its sixth season, the Capezio A.C.E. Award competition receives 150 to 250 choreography submissions every year, representing all styles of dance from tap, jazz, ballet, modern to musical theatre. The top 15 submissions are selected to come to New York and present their work at The Dance Teacher Summit. A panel of representatives from Capezio, Dance Teacher Summit, Dance Spirit Magazine, Dance Teacher Magazine and the dance industry deliberate to select three pieces to be expanded into full-length shows.
"The Dance Teacher Summit is committed to featuring emerging choreographers who foster the art of dance," said Katy Malone, Director, Dance Teacher Summit. "To further this goal, the Summit is proud to partner with Capezio to host the annual A.C.E. Award competition to introduce these talented choreographers to the concert and theatrical world. For most young dancers, teachers and choreographers, it is too expensive to self-produce their work. We are thankful for the generous contributions Capezio makes to help artists begin their careers and we look forward to sharing these groundbreaking new works with dance audiences in New York."
The four evenings of dance will be divided between the award winners, the schedule is as follows:
August 4 - 7, 2014, The Ailey Citigroup Theater (405 West 55th Street at 9thAvenue)
Monday, August 4, 2014
9:30pm - Andre Kasten's Gray St
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
6pm - Andre Kasten's Gray St
8pm - Jacob Jonas's In A Room on Broad Street
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
6pm - Lindsay Nelko's Awakening
8pm - Andre Kasten's Gray St
10pm - Jacob Jonas's In A Room on Broad Street
Thursday, August 7, 2014
5:30pm - Jacob Jonas's In A Room on Broad Street