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McKnight reveals 2013 dance fellowships

Posted by: Claude Peck under Awards, Dance, Funding and grants, Minnesota artists, People Updated: May 28, 2013 - 5:58 PM


Dancer Greg Waletski, who is retiring from Zenon after 22 years, won a McKnight grant, along with five others. / Star Tribune photo by Jeff Wheeler


The 2013 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Dancers and Choreographers, announced Tuesday, went to choreographers HIJACK (Kristin Van Loon and Arwen Wilder), Minneapolis%2C+MN&x=0&y=0">Emily Johnson, and Karen Sherman.

Each choreography fellow recieves $25,000 and is eligible to apply for a national residency with one of four affiliated national dance partners.

The winning dancers are Kari Mosel, Tamara Ober, and Gregory Waletski.

Each dancer-winner receives $25,000, plus the opportunity to commission a choreographer of his/her choice to create a new solo work to be performed in the Twin Cities in fall 2014. 

The McKnight, aided by Northrop dance, also funds a Minnesota residency for an international choreographer to visit the Twin Cities and create a new work with Twin Cities dancers. Chosen this year is Montreal-based George Stamos, who will spend two weeks here in June to work with dancers Ryan Dean, Robert Haarman, Patrick Jeffrey, Justin Leaf, Nic Lincoln and understudy Eben Kowler. A first performance of that work is scheduled for 7 p.m. June 22 at the TekBox Theater in Minneapolis (612-624-2345).


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