Vangeline was awarded an Artist Fellowship in Choreography from New York Foundation for the Arts/ New York Council on the Arts today.
This award was extremely competitive: Vangeline was selected out of 2532 applicants by a panel of judges who specialize in the field of dance.
For the first time in this award's history, a female Western butoh choreographer is being recognized. This is a landmark and gives us hope that butoh will continue to be recognized as the diverse, sophisticated and complex art form that it is.
This award also recognized Vangeline’s choreographed work ELSEWHERE.
Thank you New York Foundation for the Arts/ New York Council on the Arts; and many thanks to Nicole Vivien Watson/Surface Area Dance Theatre in the U.K, who was instrumental in supporting the creative development of the work submitted.
The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship Program makes unrestricted cash grants of $7,000 to artists working in 15 disciplines, awarding five per year on a triennial basis. The program is highly competitive, and this year’s recipients and finalists were selected by discipline-specific peer panels from an applicant pool of 2,542.