The 28th Fred & Adele Astaire Awards Nominations
Emmy award winning actor Richard Thomas currently starring in the hit play “Race” on Broadway announced the nominees for the 28th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards honoring excellence in dance and choreography on Stage and in Film at a cocktail reception at famed celebrity watering hole Elaine’s on May 3, 2010.
Marysia and Joseph Botkier, Carolyn and Ron Buchter, Dhonna and Jesse Robert Goodale and Patricia Watt hosted the reception for the Nominees and Astaire Awards Gala Committee. The Honorary Co-Chairs include Roberta Flack, Countess Luann de Lesseps and Bruce Michael: Benefit Co-Chairs include Robin Cofer, Cassandra Seidenfeld Lyster, Sara Johnson, Carolyn Kendall Buchter and Joe Lanteri.
The Nominating Committee for the 2010 Fred and Adele Astaire Awards was comprised of: Anna Kisselgoff, former Chief Dance Critic, New York Times;
Wendy Perron, Editor in Chief of Dance Magazine, Sylviane Gold, freelance dance columnist for Dance Magazine, The New York Times, Newsday and Damian Woetzel, former lead dancer of the New York City Ballet, Artistic Director of The Vail Institute
The 28th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards presentation will take place at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, New York on June 7, 2010. The Awards are presented by Ava Astaire in tribute to her father & aunt and by producer Patricia Watt and The Douglas Watt Family Fund for the Performing Arts. Legendary director & choreographer Kenny Ortega has already been announced to receive the prestigious Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award. The awards gala is directed by Tony & Drama Desk nominated Lee Roy Reams. Patricia Watt is producer. Associate producer is Bronwen Carson. The evening benefits Career Transition for Dancers. Sponsors are FXDD and Capezio.
For more information and tickets go to www.TheFredandAdeleAstaireAwards.com.
The 2010 Fred & Adele Astaire Awards Nominees are:
Bill T. Jones – Fela
Twyla Tharp – Come Fly Away
Sergio Trujillo – Memphis
Marcia Milgrom DodgeRagtime
Steven Hoggett – American Idiot
Charlie Neshyba-Hodges – Come Fly Away
Keith Roberts – Come Fly Away
John Selya – Come Fly Away
Maksim Chmerkovskiy- Burn the Floor
Male Ensemble – Memphis (Brad Bass, Kevin Covert, Bryan Fenkart, Rhett George, John Jellison, John Eric Parker, Jermaine R. Rembert, Ephraim Sykes, Cary Tedder, Daniel J Watts, Charlie Williams, James Brown III, Tyron Jackson).
Karine Plantadit – Come Fly Away
Laura Mead – Come Fly Away
Holley Farmer – Come Fly Away
Savannah Wise – Ragtime
Nicole Chantal de Weever – Fela
Female Ensemble – Fela (Hettie Vyrine Barnhill, Lauren de Veaux, Elasea Douglas, Rujeko Dumbutshena, Catherine Foster, Shaneeka Harrrell, Chanon Judson, Shakira Marshall, Afi McClendon, Jill Vallery, Iris Wilson, Aimee Graham Wodobode )
Choreographer (Fictional Film):
Marguerite Derricks – Fame
Rob Marshal and John Deluca – Nine
Lula Washington – Avatar
Director (Documentary Dance Film):
Kenny Ortega – This is It
Frederick Wiseman – La Danse, Le Ballet de l’Opera de Paris
Ruedi Gerber – Breath Made Visible
Adam Del Deo and James D. Stern – Every Little Step
Photography By Ann Watt … Courtesy of ALCHIMIA PR