"Criticism & Culture of Ballet"

 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

​“Criticism and Culture of Ballet” honors the most important national and international dance critics. Some of our past honorees include; Clive Barnes, Roger Salas, Anna Kisselgoff, Erik Aschengreen, Alfio Agostini, Rene Sirvin, Clement Crisp, Orlando Taquechel, Jean Pierre Pastori, Patricia Aulesti.  

 

Every 10 years to commemorate it's anniversary the Festival presents the "Anniversary Grand Prix Gold Medal". This award has been presented to legendary Prima Ballerina and teacher Violette Verdi on the X anniversary and to Mrs. Nina Loory, Artistic Director of the world renowned "Benois de la Danse" Moscow on the XX anniversary.

Prominent figures who have been honored:

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Baltasar Santiago Martín

2021 Award

Writer and Reviewer

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Orlando Taquechel

2014 Award

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Anna Kisselgoff

2009 Award

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Sarah L. Kaufman

2019 Award

The Washington Post

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Clement Crisp

2013 Award

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Roger Salas

2008 Award

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Jennifer Stahl

2018 Award
Dance Magazine - Dance Media

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Rene Sirvin

2012 Award

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Clives Barnes

2007 Award

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Patricia Aulestia

2016 Award
Mexican Society of Choreographers

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Alfio Agostini

2011 Award

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Jean Pierre Pastori

2015 Award

Dance Swiss

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Erik Aschengreen

2010 Award