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The Rocky Awards 2020

Philadelphia’s One and Only Award Show For DANCE

After a three year hiatus, our beloved peer-to-peer dance award show is back! Connect with those familiar faces you may not know by name. Get to know passionate, dedicated dance audience members. Mix and mingle with your best dance buds you haven’t seen all year! You’ll love the Rockies on the Rocks…

Be sure to come to La Peg for dance-themed happy hour specials before the show, and join us for a joyful, long overdue celebration of all that happened in Philly dance since 2017 – plus a look back and a look forward as we honor the people who make dance happen on and off the stage.

The five most recent Rocky awardees, Kyle “Just Sole” Clark, Jaamil Kosoko, Jumatatu Poe, Zornitsa Stoyanova, and Jessica Warchal-King, plus the event’s host (TBA), will bestow a Rocky Award on someone new. The Rocky Awards highlight Philly’s rich dance community with performances and speeches: it’s where local legends and newcomers come together and where movements—of all kinds—brew.

The Rockies were created in 2001 by FringeArts founder Nick Stuccio in response to the growing dance scene as a peer-to-peer award show. It was originally conceived as a staple event of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival to celebrate the distinct voices in our city, especially as younger homegrown companies of the time began to branch out and find success elsewhere. Over the years, the award show has been organized by various intrepid volunteers and organizations, significantly by Dance/UP with Lois Welk at the helm. After the closure of our city’s former dance service organization, a committee of volunteers including Thomas Choinacky, Keila Cordova, Anna Drozdowski, Julius Ferraro, Christina Gesualdi, and Annie Wilson, among many others, kept the show going for several years. The 2020 Rocky Awards, instigated by Mira Treatman, represents new era of the show where community stalwarts will band together to create a sustainable community and peer-to-peer celebration to look forward to each year, sans a dedicated service organization.

Estimated Run Time

2 hours
Closing Soon
Jan 27 - Jan 27, 2020
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