Clive Barnes was, in a word, awesome.
A longtime dance and theater critic, who wrote for the New York Times, the New York Post and our sister publication, Dance Magazine, he enthusiastically and perceptively documented an era when luminaries including George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Merce Cunningham and Paul Taylor were at the height of their creative powers.
Today, the Clive Barnes Foundation gives out annual monetary awards to artists in the theater and dance world. This year’s nominees have just been announced. On the dance side, we have Talli Jackson of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Lloyd Mayer and Xiaochuan Xie of the Martha Graham Dance Company and Calvin Royal III of American Ballet Theatre.
Congrats all! This year’s winners will be announced on January 6—we’ll keep you posted.