2019 Ruth Page Award

  • THE RUTH PAGE AWARD COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES

    2019 RUTH PAGE AWARD RECIPIENTS –
     

    ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER
    and its ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, ROBERT BATTLE

    AND
    CHICAGO DANCE HISTORY PROJECT
    and its EXECUTIVE AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, JENAI CUTCHER

    The Awards to be Presented Friday, March 8, 2019 
    at the Auditorium Theatre Prior to Performance of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater



    CHICAGO: Venetia Stifler, Executive and Artistic director of the Ruth Page Center for the Arts and the 2019 Ruth Page Award Committee are pleased to announce their selection for this year’s Ruth Page Awards – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and its Artistic Director, Robert Battle, and Chicago Dance History Project and its Executive and Artistic Director, Jenai Cutcher.

    The Awards will be presented immediately prior the performance of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E Ida B Wells Dr. Chicago, IL 60605., Friday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to the 2019 Ruth Page Awards are $60 and include a private reception from 5:30–7:00 p.m. followed by the performance of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater  at 7:30 p.m.  This performance is part of Ravinia’s annual Ruth Page Festival of Dance.  

    RSVP BY TUESDAY, MARCH 5 – SPACE IS LIMITED.  TICKETS AND EVENT INFORMATION
    For questions or additional information, contact Silvino da Silva, Director of Marketing & Communications at silvino@ruthpage.org or 312-337-6543. 

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    The Ruth Page Award has been given by the Ruth Page Center for the Arts on behalf of the Ruth Page Foundation and the Chicago dance community since 1986. This award, in honor of dance icon, Ruth Page (1899-1991), is a unique opportunity for the Ruth Page Center to acknowledge or help further an individual's or organization's artistic momentum. The award also continues the tradition of honoring those whose contributions to dance share Page's passion, artistry and vision.

    Established in Chicago by Ruth Page in 1970, the Ruth Page Center for the Arts is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to the education, promotion and presentation of dance in Chicago. The Center carries forward the mission and vision of its founder, Ruth Page, to be a platform for developing great artists and connecting them with audiences and community. With a focus on dance as a critical art form, its programming ensures that children and dance artists have a place to train, work and perform at the highest level of excellence. The Center also promotes Page's vision of dance as an innovative and accessible art form that fosters artistic excellence and creates a dance destination in Illinois. “Ruth was known for her passionate love of dance,” notes Executive and Artistic Director Venetia Stifler.  “In addition to being a dancer and choreographer, she was also a producer, an educator and funder of dance. Through her life example, she blazed the trail of possibilities that lay ahead for American dance.”

    The Ruth Page Award honoree is selected through the Ruth Page Award Selection Committee, composed of members from the Chicago dance community, former Ruth Page Award winners, and Ruth Page Center for the Arts staff.