Shion Skye Carter wins the Dance Centre's Iris Garland Emerging Choreographer Award

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      The Dance Centre has announced that Vancouver-based dancer Shion Skye Carter is the recipient of the Iris Garland Emerging Choreographer Award.

      Established in 2004 in memory of the educator who developed SFU’s dance program, the award provides $5,000 to assist an emerging artist between 19 and 35 years of age. 

      “Receiving the Iris Garland Emerging Choreographer Award is an honour," says Shion in a press release, "and an affirmation of my work at this crucial point in my career. The platform and resources provided will help me continue in this trajectory as an emerging artist, receive mentorship, and fully develop my new solo dance project.”

      Through the award, Shion will present a new solo work, Residuals (住み・墨), at Scotiabank Dance Centre in 2022.

      “I am so happy to have the opportunity to support the work of this exceptional young artist," says Dance Centre executive director Mirna Zagar. "Shion blurs the boundaries between disciplines to explore multiple facets of identity and belonging, and she epitomizes the tremendous diversity and talent currently at work in B.C.”

      For more info on Shion Skye Carter visit her website here.