Dane Campbell Wins 2009 Dance Chicago Choreographer of the Year Award
Chicago, IL (Vocus) January 19, 2010
Dance Chicago , in conjunction with the Cliff Dwellers Arts Foundation, awarded Dane Campbell the 2009 Dance Chicago Choreographer of the Year Award.
He was selected based on the three pieces he created for the 15th annual Dance Chicago festival. Those distinctive works and performance locations were:
Be Our Guest (Full Effect Dance Theatre) (11/7 and 11/15 Theatre Building Chicago)
Jook Joint (Full Effect Dance Theatre) (11/31 North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie)
Hip Hop Matrix (Full Effect Dance Theatre) (12/12 Music Institute of Chicago, Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston)
He received a $ 1,000 prize from the Cliff Dwellers Arts Foundation, which was presented at a reception in the Cliff Dwellers Club on Friday, December 18th. As Chairman and Artistic Director of Full Effect Dance Theatre, Campbell has helped craft FEDT from a Chicago juke dance squad to a film and stage performance company said to be “the training ground for tomorrow’s entertainer”. Full Effect dancers have worked with artists such as Missy Elliott, Ciara, Keyshia Cole, Lupe Fiasco, Beyonce, Olivia, R Kelly, Xscape, just to name a few. They have appeared in several music videos and even Verizon Wireless commercials. After winning a slot on the nationally syndicated Randy Jackson’s America’s Best Dance Crew (MTV), in 2008, the company toured Europe bringing Chicago’s unique style to Italy. Their unique dance style, innovative choreography, and breath-taking theatrics have set them apart in the Midwest Hip Hop dance market.
Now in its eighth year, the Choreographer of the Year award is presented annually to the choreographer who represents the highest artistic level of choreography during the month-long Dance Chicago festival, gains favorable responses from the audiences or press, and distinguishes themselves as a new and significant face in Chicago choreography. Past winners of the Choreographer of the Year award include Julia Rhoads (2002), Paul Christiano (2003), Lauri Stallings (2004), Eddy Ocampo (2005 and 2007), Brock Clawson (2006) and Lizzie MacKenzie (2008).
“Dane is the perfect choice for the Choreographer of the Year award,” said John Schmitz, Artistic Director and Curator of Dance Chicago. “His works have some of the most thrilling dance moves and those that saw the jaw-dropping performances were awestruck. Dane Campbell embodies everything the Dance Chicago Choreographer of the Year Award represents.”
In addition to the Choreographer of the Year award, Wilfredo Rivera and Christopher McCray were awarded the Dance Chicago Outstanding Choreographer (Body of Work) Award for their significant contributions to the 2009 festival. Receiving Dance Chicago Outstanding Choreography Awards (New Voice) were:
Madeline J. Renwick
For more information on Dance Chicago, visit http://www.dancechicago.com
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Dance Chicago was founded in 1995 by Artistic Director and Curator John Schmitz and Fred Solari, Director of the Athenaeum Theatre. The event, now celebrating its fifteenth-anniversary season, is the cornerstone of the fall dance season. From major companies like the Joffrey Ballet and the Dutch National Ballet to the new small dance troupes and young independent artists, Dance chicago continues to offer the broadest range of dance styles. The 2009 season opened the weekend of Friday, October 30th and Saturday 31st at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts (9501 Skokie Blvd. in Skokie). Dance Chicago then moved to the Theatre Building Chicago (1225 West Belmont in Chicago) from November 4-15 and then relocated to the Sang Theatre of Wheeling High School (900 South Elmhurst Road, Wheeling, Illinois) on Saturday, November 28th. The festival finished with its Grand Finale on Saturday, December 12th in the Nichols Concert Hall at the Music Institute of Chicago (1490 Chicago Avenue in Evanston). For the full schedule and roster and of participating companies please visit http://www.dancechicago.com.
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