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Jacques D’Amboise and Trey McIntyre
Jacques D’Amboise and Trey McIntyre

Jacques D’Amboise and Trey McIntyre will both receive a 2018 Dance in Focus Award, to be presented at the Dance on Camera Festival Kickoff Gala, Monday July 16th at Gibney Dance, 280 Broadway New York, NY 10007.

Shining Sung, U.S. Representative of the Chimei Foundation will present to awardee: Jacques D’Amboise for his exceptional contributions to the community through his artistry on stage and screen, and his leadership In arts education.

Ella Baff, former Executive Director of Jacob’s Pillow, will present to awardee: Trey McIntyre for his outstanding contributions to dance innovation through choreography, photography, and film.

This is the fifth time DFA has presented Dance in Focus Award awards saluting figures whose effect on the world of dance and film has been critical and far-reaching.

Jacques D’Amboise is renowned as one of the most classical dancers of our time on stage and screen, as choreographer for companies all over the world, including the New York City Ballet – and most significantly as founder of the National Dance Institute, through which he has impacted the lives of millions of young people through dance. Jacques has had a global impact on generations through his work, and commitment to providing arts education to everyone.

Trey McIntyre, founder of the Boise-based Trey McIntyre Projects which made dance history for its ten years of existence, garnering both critical acclaim and attention for choreographic excellence, the artistry of dancers in the company, and its wide audience appeal. DFA salutes Trey McIntyre’s feature film debut with GRAVITY HERO, a semi-autobiographical and and poetic musing on endings, a debut as melancholy as it is dynamic.

From the Board of Directors, Dance Films Association: “We celebrate the contributions of these two extraordinary gentlemen to the world of dance, on film, and in making dance accessible to a wider audience: Mr. D’Amboise through the National Dance Institute and Mr. McIntyre through Trey McIntyre Projects, on the occasion of the premiere of GRAVITY HERO, at Dance on Camera Festival, co-presented by DFA and the Film Society of Lincoln Center.”

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