Winning Works

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Winning Works

Presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Edlis Neeson Theater, 220 E. Chicago Avenue

 

March 20-22, 2020

Tickets are now on sale!

 

The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, is thrilled to announce the recipients of the tenth annual Winning Works Choreographic Competition: Chanel DaSilvaTsai Hsi HungPablo Sánchez (recipient of the inaugural Zach Lazar Winning Works Fellowship, named in honor of former Joffrey Board Chair Zach Lazar), and Durante Verzola.

 

This announcement follows a national call for ALAANA (African, Latinx, Asian, Arab and Native American) artists to submit applications, which began in May. The choreographers’ world premiere works will be showcased on the members of the Joffrey Studio Company and the Joffrey Academy Trainee Program this March.

 

The Winning Works Choreographic Competition was created to recognize talented and emerging ALAANA choreographers and to provide them with a platform to showcase their original and innovative work. The winning choreographers are awarded a $5,000 stipend and are given the opportunity to seek guidance from The Mary B. Galvin Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet, Ashley Wheater, and Academy Director Raymond Rodriguez.

 

“Ten years ago, we began Winning Works with high hopes and expectations,” said Wheater. “Based on the talent of our numerous winners and the depth of their art, we have succeeded in such incredible ways. This year’s winners bring the same level of extraordinary artistry to the stage once again. I am so excited to welcome them as our newest Winning Works alumni and to see their original works presented to Chicago audiences this spring. The Joffrey is committed to giving choreographers of all backgrounds a voice.” 

  


Production Sponsors:




Wilson Garling Foundation








  with Joffrey Board Member Rita Spitz






Promotional Image: Joffrey Academy Students by Cheryl Mann
Headshot Photos:
Chanel DaSilva by Jaqlin Medlock
Tsai Hsi Hung by Kelly Wang
Pablo Sánchez by Kat Stiennon
Durante Verzola by Joel Thomas

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Winning Works 2018 Preview Videos

 

Winning Works 2017 Preview Videos

Winning Works 2016 Preview Videos

Winning Works 2015 Preview Videos

Winning Works 2014 Preview Videos

 

Winning Works 2013 Preview Videos

Interview with Bennyroyce Royon, winner of the Choreographers of Color Award (February 2012)

Interview with Ray Mercer, winner of the Choreographers of Color Award (February 2012)

Interview with Francisco Avina, Winner Choreographers of Color Award (February 2011)

Choreographers of Color Award Interview with Joffrey Academy Trainees (February 2011)

Interview with Amy E. Hall, Winner of the Choreographers of Color Award (February 2011)

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Winning Works

Presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Edlis Neeson Theater, 220 E. Chicago Avenue

 

March 20-22, 2020

Tickets are now on sale!

 

The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, is thrilled to announce the recipients of the tenth annual Winning Works Choreographic Competition: Chanel DaSilvaTsai Hsi HungPablo Sánchez (recipient of the inaugural Zach Lazar Winning Works Fellowship, named in honor of former Joffrey Board Chair Zach Lazar), and Durante Verzola.

 

This announcement follows a national call for ALAANA (African, Latinx, Asian, Arab and Native American) artists to submit applications, which began in May. The choreographers’ world premiere works will be showcased on the members of the Joffrey Studio Company and the Joffrey Academy Trainee Program this March.

 

The Winning Works Choreographic Competition was created to recognize talented and emerging ALAANA choreographers and to provide them with a platform to showcase their original and innovative work. The winning choreographers are awarded a $5,000 stipend and are given the opportunity to seek guidance from The Mary B. Galvin Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet, Ashley Wheater, and Academy Director Raymond Rodriguez.

 

“Ten years ago, we began Winning Works with high hopes and expectations,” said Wheater. “Based on the talent of our numerous winners and the depth of their art, we have succeeded in such incredible ways. This year’s winners bring the same level of extraordinary artistry to the stage once again. I am so excited to welcome them as our newest Winning Works alumni and to see their original works presented to Chicago audiences this spring. The Joffrey is committed to giving choreographers of all backgrounds a voice.” 

  


Production Sponsors:




Wilson Garling Foundation








  with Joffrey Board Member Rita Spitz






Promotional Image: Joffrey Academy Students by Cheryl Mann
Headshot Photos:
Chanel DaSilva by Jaqlin Medlock
Tsai Hsi Hung by Kelly Wang
Pablo Sánchez by Kat Stiennon
Durante Verzola by Joel Thomas