Clive Barnes was a prominent theatre and dance critic from the New York Post who sadly passed away in 2008 at the age of 81. His not-for-profit organisation, the Clive Barnes Foundation, has announced the first annual Clive Barnes Awards which honour young, emerging artists. One award will be given to an actor and one to a dancer.
The awards ceremony is free and open to the public. It takes place on the 9th of November at Lincoln Centre. Doors will open at 2:15pm. If you're in the New York City area, I strongly recommend attending. Otherwise, read about the five lovely and fabulous young dancers who are finalists for the dance award:
Aaron Carr of Keigwin and Company
Ghrai DeVore of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Chase Finlay of New York City Ballet
Hee Seo of American Ballet Theater
Leann Underwood of American Ballet Theater
Felicitations et bonne chance à tous!