2014 SAGE AWARDS | October 14, 2014


The SAGE Awards for Dance– An intimate evening with the Minnesota dance community.


The Minnesota SAGE Awards for Dance

Recognizing and celebrating Minnesota’s vibrant dance community since 2004

On Tuesday, October 13, 2015, the Minnesota SAGE Awards for Dance will present the 11th annual awards event at The Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts.

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The Sage Awards requests your dance footage for its Year-In-Review video that will precede the awards ceremony at the Cowles Center, Tuesday October 13, 2015.

We would like to include your videos from performances during the past season. Please send 20-30 seconds of downloadable dance video from a Dropbox, Google Drive or Vimeo account. Email a link to sageawardsvideos@gmail.com Please include the dance company, choreographer or performer, date, venue, and music credit.

Deadline is Sept 7, 2015.

Video files should be can be .avi, .mov or .mp4 file, NTSC format, and 16:9 aspect ratio. Footage can be standard or high definition. There should be no transitions leading in or out of the clip. Within the clip, use a dissolve between segments.  Include stereo sound, though it might not be used.

Footage that is wide-angled, far way, with no panning is not recommended. Please choose footage that pans with the performers, medium shot. Close-ups and cross-shots are appreciated.

Contact: Dana Kassel, info@sageawards.org or questions to Paul Virtucio at sageawardsvideos@gmail.com

Catch a glimpse of the Sage Awards – – 


Since 2004, the Minnesota SAGE Award’s have been presented annually to honor choreographers, dancers, educators, presenters, scenic and lighting designers, visual artists and others who continue to make the Twin Cities a national center of dance.

This important celebration and recognition for local artists is named in honor of Sage Cowles with heartfelt appreciation for all she has done for Minnesota dance. The awards were created to celebrate the dance community and bring national attention to the tremendous amount of high caliber dance activity in the Twin Cities. Dana Kassel and Stuart Pimsler serve as coordinators for the SAGE Awards in collaboration with an advisory panel representing the Twin Cities dance community. The Cowles Center, HRK Foundation, Dancing Fair and the McKnight Foundation generously supports the SAGE Awards program.

The current panel is in place and seeing work until the next season ends on August 31st. If you are interested in having your work seen and considered by the panel, please send a brief announcement of your show to www.dancemn.org. Deadline for the inclusion in each Wednesday’s newsletter is Monday at noon.

As requested by the community, the SAGE presentation evening has been held at several of the Twin Cities dance venues. Thank you to all of those who joined us for past events. To see a listing of award recipients and view photos of the past award ceremonies, go to the Past Events pages.