Tuesday, September 6, 2011
By Merilyn Jackson
This year’s Rocky Awards, presented Monday night by the previous year’s winners to other dancers of their choice, moved at such a clip they lasted a mere hour and a quarter.
The host, as in recent years, was the inimitable Jaamil Kosoko, in spanking white attire (well, it was Labor Day), blonde wig, and gorgeous feather ruff. The formal look belied his laconic demeanor as he moved the show along with the assistance of Melanie Stewart, in a slinky blue sheath. The first of the 2011 awards (wooden shoe molds) was given to Leah Stein by Gabrielle Revlock.
In amongst subsequent presentations, several entertainments had been devised for our amusement. Few other cities can boast the range of talented people it takes to pull these little bagatelles together, but between our dance and theater folk, we’re never in want.
And the winners were:
2011 Rocky Award winners: Germaine Ingram, John Luna, Kelly Turner, Michele Tantoco, Tommie-Waheed Evans-, Brenda Dixon Gottschild and Leah Stein