FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 26, 2013
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COUNTDOWN TO THE WORLD DANCE AWARDS 2013
Honoring the Best in Media Choreography, Breath-Taking Performances,
Celebrating & Appreciating the Art of Dance, Uniting the Dance Community
Despite dance being a driving force behind many major films, television programs, music artists, and breaking new media, the choreographers, or the “dance-makers”, oftentimes remain in the background.
Finally a show to recognize the choreographer, the 3rd Annual World Dance Awards (WDA), will honor and celebrate the best in media choreography for the year 2012 in the categories of Feature Film, Commercials, Music Video, Concert/Live Performance, Television Episodic, and Television Live Performance, and Television Live Performance Awards Show/Specials, at the beautiful Belasco Theater (1050 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90015) on Sunday, October 13, 2013.
Red Carpet at 6:00pm
Show at 7:00pm
Party begins at 9:00pm
Hosted by Robert Hoffman (Star, Step Up 2: The Streets) and Carmit Bachar (Former Artist, Pussy Cat Dolls).
Witness thrilling performances by Mic Thompson, Trisha Miranda, Jay Chris Moore, Marissa Osato, Debra Brown (with the Luminario Ballet), Tracy Phillips &Dominic Carbone and Kyle Hanagami.
The WDA is also a night to unite the dance world together to celebrate the art of DANCE, and bring awareness to current issues facing the professional dance community.
Out of over 180 submissions, five works per category were nominated by a panel of 25 judges, all experienced dance professionals of various ages and backgrounds. This year’s nominees in their respective categories are…
WDA 2013 NOMINEES
LISA EATON – 2012 Newport Beach Film Festival
KEONE & MARI MADRID – Hyundai
MICHAEL ROONEY – Baileys Cream
LISA EATON – L-Oreal
RICH + TONE TALAUEGA – Dance Central 3
MARGUERITE DERRICKS – Bunheads
TONY GONZALEZ – Community
MARGUERITE DERRICKS – Vegas
GALEN HOOKS (Supervising) MELINDA SULLIVAN (Choreographer) – Remixed
MARGUERITE DERRICKS – Bunheads
Television Live Performance
CHRIS SCOTT and JESSICA KELLER (Associate)– So You Think You Can Dance, Architect Of The Mind
SEAN CHEESMAN – So You Think You Can Dance, Bring On The Men
LIZ IMPERIO – Dancing With The Stars, Latin Tribute
NAPOLEON & TABITHA – So You Think You Can Dance, Circle Of Life
TRAVIS WALL – So You Think You Can Dance, Sing It Back
NICK DEMOURA – Justin Bieber, All Around The World
TEDDY TEDHOLM – My Feet
LIZ IMPERIO – Jennifer Lopez Q’Viva, On The Floor
FLII STYLZ and SUPER DAVE – Chris Brown Carpe Diem Tour, Forever
ALISON FAULK and JASON YOUNG (Supervising) DERRELL BULLOCK and RICH + TONE TALAUEGA (Choreographers) – Madonna MDNA Tour, Girl Gone Wild
FLII STYLZ – Chris Brown, Turn Up The Music
NICK DEMOURA – Justin Bieber, Beauty And A Beat
J.R TAYLOR – Jennifer Lopez, Dance Again
NAPOLEON & TABITHA and DERRELL BULLOCK – Madonna, Girl Gone Wild
TANISHA SCOTT – Sean Paul, Touch The Sky
Television Live Performance Award Show/Special
CHUCK MALDONADO – Teen Choice Awards
NICK DEMOURA – Justin Bieber, Billboard Awards
FATIMA ROBINSON – Soul Train Awards
RICH + TONE TALAUEGA and FLII STYLZ – Chris Brown, Grammy Awards
NICK DEMOURA – Justin Bieber, Teen Choice Awards
MANDY MOORE – Silver Linings Playbook
RICH + TONE TALAUEGA and SHARNA BURGESS – Street Dance 2
PAUL BECKER – Mirror Mirror
AAKOMON “AJ” JONES – Pitch Perfect
JAMAL SIMS, CHRIS SCOTT, CHUCK MALDONADO and TRAVIS WALL – Step Up Revolution
Most of the nominees have confirmed their attendance to the show.
The awards will be presented by respected dance figures in the dance world, including Joe Tremaine, Sharon Ferguson, Vincent Paterson, Malachi Cohen among others.
The WDA added the Next Generation Award last year to open opportunities to up-and-coming choreographers. This year, Choreographer Kyle Hanagami won the Next Generation Award with his work “Give Me Love” for this year, and he will be showcasing his winning work at the WDA show.
The WDA is a show “by dancers, for dancers”, bringing together and uniting the professional dance community at large. In addition to the awards presentations and performances, there will be segments to educate and bring awareness to current issues facing the professional dance community by SAG-AFTRA, Dancer’s Alliance, among others.
General admission is $20 ($15 prepaid online), Reserved seats $40 ($30 prepaid online), and VIP seats $50 ($40 prepaid online). Prepaid tickets can be purchased at www.WorldDanceAwards.com. Part of the proceeds will benefit Career Transition for Dancers, a not-for-profit organization which has been providing career counseling for dancers free-of-charge nationwide since 1985.
The WDA producers, Allen Walls and Carey Ysais, extend a big thank you to all the sponsors of the show, which include SAG-AFTRA, Tremaine Dance Conventions, DancePlug, Answers4Dancers, Bloc Agency, Clear Talent Group, Go 2 Talent Agency, Noho Arts District, The Movement Talent Agency, Shine On Hollywood Magazine, Uncle Earl & The Ultimate Underground Experience among others.
The WDA intends to reshape all aspects of the show each year, following changes and trends seen in dance and society.
As the awards show grows globally, the WDA hopes to better serve the dance community and become an influential vehicle in moving dance forward.
WORLD DANCE AWARDS PROMO VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV6ZFOpb5j4