Each year the SAGE Awards recognize exceptional work in the Minnesota dance scene.
The 2014 winners are:
Outstanding Dance Performance
One with Others – Karen Sherman
Rooted: Hip Hop Choreographers’ Evening – Maia Maiden
Outstanding Dance Performer
Jesse Neumann-Peterson – Under the Current (Sharon Picasso), The Student (Vanessa Voskuil), Azalea Nights (Christine Maginnis/Christopher Watson)
Duncan Schultz – TU Dance 10th Anniversary Season
Outstanding Dance Ensemble
Black Label Movement in “Wreck,” featuring Ashley Akpaka, Lauren Baker, José Bueno, Natalie Carr, Joe Crook, Crystal Edwards, Jessica Ehlert, Patrick Jeffrey, Margaret Johnson, Alyssa Mann, Miriam Castro Sanjuan, Zack Teska, Cheng Xiong
Rosy Simas – Film and set design for “We Wait in the Darkness”
Mike Grogan – Lighting Design for “SenZalma” (Contempo Dance)
Outstanding Dance Educator
The 10th annual SAGE Awards ceremony also paid homage to the awards’ namesake, Sage Cowles,who died late last year.