Sage Awards honors exceptional Twin Cities dance

The Cowles Center for Dance and Performing Arts announced last night the honorees for the 9th Annual Minnesota SAGE Awards for Dance at a celebration in Minneapolis.

Outstanding Performance

Folding in Wings  – Megan Flood
Groundbreaker Battle Festival – Jason Noer
Matching Drapes – Chris Schlichting

Outstanding Performer

Kenna Cottman – F6 (Pramila Vasudevan) and Pretend (Angharad Davies)
Jim Lieberthal – Listen (Rosy Simas)
Sally Rousse – Giselle Pas de Deux (James Sewell Ballet), Freemartin Twins and Bear, Salmon, Dancer, Marshmellow (Rousse)

Outstanding Ensemble

“We’re Muslim, Don’t Panic,” cast of Mourning in America (Amirah Sackett)–Amirah Sackett, Iman Siferllah-Griffin, Khadijah Siferllah-Griffin

 Outstanding Design

Design Team for Matching Drapes (Chris Schlichting) Chris Schlichting, Terrance Payne, Max Wirsing, Justin Jones, Morgan Peterson, Heidi Eckwall
Butch Thompson– Pianist and Music Director for Destination Twin Cities (Sarah LaRose-Holland)

Outstanding Dance Educator

Suzanne River

Special Citation

Florence Cobb