29 April, 2008

Risk-takers Rewarded by Isadora Duncan Awards

The San Francisco Chronicle 04/29/2008 -- LIKHA was very honored to be nominated for the prestigious Isadora Duncan Dance Award. To be included in a group with world-renown names such as Jess Curtis and Gravity and Theatre Flamenco is high praise for everyone involved in LIKHA.

The committee recognized our performance of Kadayawan at the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival as an excellent company presentation. The San Francisco Chronicle had this to say about the awards ceremony:

Sometimes radical inclusion creates curious exclusions. One of the great strengths of the Bay Area's booming dance scene is its wild diversity, a spectacle the Bay Area Dance Awards captures in its striking spectrum of nominees. From the elegant LIKHA-Pilipino Folk Ensemble to the Contract Improvisation-inspired stunts of Scott Wells and Dancers, seemingly no style and no genre was out of contention Monday night at the robustly populated Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum, where the Isadora Duncan Dance Awards bestowed its 22nd annual honors in a joint production with Bay Area National Dance Week.