AWARDS WILL BE HELD ON MAY 20th
NYU SKIRBALL CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
566 LAGUARDIA PLACE
NOMINATIONS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON APRIL 27th
The 2nd annual Chita Rivera Awards (www.ChitaRiveraAwards.com) will take place on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place off of Washington Square Park), it was announced today by Nikki Feirt Atkins, Founder and Producing Artistic Director of American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (www.ADM21.org) and Joe Lanteri, Founder and Executive Director of the New York City Dance Alliance Foundation (www.NYCDAFoundation.net).
ADM21 has joined forces with the NYC Dance Alliance Foundation to present this year's Awards. Atkins, Lanteri along with Patricia Watt are the Executive Producers of the Chita Rivera Awards.
The nominations for the 2nd annual Chita Rivera Awards will be announced on Friday, April 27th.
Carrying the namesake of one of the great dance icons of the American musical theater, the mission of the Chita Rivera Awards is to celebrate dance and choreographic excellence - past, present and future. The awards will honor the superb achievement of each nominee, while recognizing the immeasurable talents and passion of every theatrical choreographer and dancer. Additionally, through education and scholarships, the awards are committed to nurturing future generations, as well as preserving notable dance history.
Nominators will consider outstanding choreography, featured dancers and ensemble in shows on Broadway and Off Broadway, as well as, outstanding choreography in film, that opened in the 2017-2018 season. Nominations for the productions under consideration this season will be determined by the designated Nominating Committees. There are separate Nominating Committees for Broadway, Off Broadway and Film. There is an Awarding Committee for Broadway, which determines the final nominations that are received from the Broadway Nominations Committee.
Honorees of the Lifetime Achievement Award, Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theater Award, and Outstanding Contribution to the Arts and Humanities Award as well as when tickets go on sale will be announced in the coming weeks.
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2017-2018 CHITA RIVERA AWARD NOMINATING COMMITTEES
The 2018 Awarding Committee includes:
Chair: Sylviane Gold
Anna KisselgoffRobert LaFosse
Lee Roy Reams
Broadway Nominating Committee includes:
Chair: Wendy Federman
Nikki Feirt Atkins
Anna KisselgoffRobert La Fosse
Mary Beth O'Connor
Lee Roy Reams
Off Broadway Nominating Committee included:
Chair: Andy Sandberg
Jonathan HerzogRobert LaFosse
Film Committee includes:
Co-Chairs: Jonathan Herzog and Rex Reed
Mary Beth O'Connor
NEWS: AMERICAN DANCE MACHINE FOR THE 21st CENTURY (ADM21) AND THE NEW YORK CITY DANCE ALLIANCE FOUNDATION (NYCDAF) ANNOUNCE CHITA RIVERA AWARD CEREMONY
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