Arthur Mitchell and Sage Cowles: Legends and Leaders to Receive Dance/USA Honors and â€œErnieâ€ Awards at 2004 National Roundtable In Pittsburgh
...Arthur Mitchell and Sage Cowles
Washington, DC — Dance/USA has selected Arthur Mitchell and Sage Cowles
as the respective recipients of its 2004 Honors and "Ernie," both to be presented on Thursday, June 10, 2004 during the Dance/USA Honors Celebration Dinner, at the Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Born in Paris to American parents, Ms. Cowles
received her early dance training under Louise Kloepper and Margaret H'Doubler in Madison, Wisconsin.
...After earning a B.A. in Art History from the University of Wisconsin in 1947, Cowles joined the Wisconsin Dance Group.
Between 1954 and 1968, Ms. Cowles
danced with Nancy Hauser Contemporary Dance Company
, the Joan Skinner Dance Company
, and also co-directed Dancer's Forum
...A competitive race-walker holding the 1989 USA record for 5k and 10k for 64-year-old US women, Cowles has served on a number of Boards, including the Cunningham Dance Foundation, the former Minnesota Dance Alliance, Dance/USA, the Jerome Foundation, Planned Parenthood of Minneapolis, and the Minneapolis Mayor's Commission on Human Relations.She also has served on panels for the National Endowment for the Arts Dance Program, the Jerome Foundation, and the Minnesota State Arts Board Dance Panel.
will be among "Ernie" recipients including Richard LeBlond, Cora Cahan, Martha Hill Davies, Bessie Schonberg, Barbara Horgan, Ivan Sygoda, Deborah Jowitt, John Killacky and Norton Owen.