Artistic Director Yvonne Ng, on behalf of princess productions and guest curators Serge Bennathan and Cylla von Tiedemann, recently announced the award winners from the 2013 edition of the dance: made in canada / fait au canada (d:mic/fac) festival which ran August 14-17 at the Betty Oliphant Theatre in Toronto. New this year, the festival initiated Audience Choice Awards (ACA) for each of the MainStage Series and What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get (WYSIWYG) Late-Night Series with prize money raised through an Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign divided 60/40 between the winners from each series.
The MainStage Series Award goes to Benjamin Kamino, who performed an excerpt from his solo Nudity. Desire. He receives a cheque for $692. The ACA winner from the WYSIWYG Series is Throwdown Collective (Zhenya Cerneacov, Mairéad Filgate and Brodie Stevenson). The Throwdown Collective receives a cheque for $461.
Amy Hampton, whose Middle Distance was featured in the lottery-drawn WYSIWYG Series is the winner of the 2013 Paula Citron Award and receives a cheque for $100.
Congrats to these and all of the winning and talented artists who participated in this year’s d:mic/fac!