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Ms. Sage F. Cowles

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  • B.A. , Art History
    University of Wisconsin
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Sage ..., 24 Oct 2014 [cached]
Sage Cowles
Sage Cowles, dance performer, choreographer, and dance educator, held a lifelong passion for dance. From touring in the 40's with a modern dance troupe, to dancing on Broadway, at DTW and the Walker Art Center, performing in the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, interviewing other dance luminaries, to being a board member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, Sage continued her broad love of all things dance. She received several awards, including an Ernie Award from Dance USA.
Merce Cunningham Dance Company | Newsletter, 10 Nov 2010 [cached]
My gratitude goes to the Walker, the University of Minnesota Northrop Auditorium, to St. Benedicts, to Katherine Hayes and Kathleen Fluegel, to the Friends of Sage and John Cowles, and to Sage and John themselves.
My gratitude goes to the Walker, the University of Minnesota Northrop Auditorium, to St. Benedicts, to Katherine Hayes and Kathleen Fluegel, to the Friends of Sage and John Cowles, and to Sage and John themselves.
People came from far and wide for Merce on the Rocks: board members included Sage Cowles (who entertained the company on their arrival in Minneapolis, and board members and other guests at a luncheon on the Monday), Molly Davies, Tony Creamer, Barbara Pine, Jean Rigg, Eileen Rosenau, Allan Sperling, Sue Weil, and new member (from Minneapolis) Katherine Hayes; Bénédicte Pesle and Jackie Monnier came from Paris.
Sage F. Cowles
Merce Cunningham
Merce Cunningham Dance Company | Board of Directors, 21 June 2012 [cached]
Sage F. Cowles
The Minnesota Shubert Performing Arts and Education Center, 29 May 2006 [cached]
Sage Cowles Board Member, Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Dance USA: About: Press Releases: Honors and Ernie Awards, 17 Feb 2004 [cached]
Arthur Mitchell and Sage Cowles: Legends and Leaders to Receive Dance/USA Honors and “Ernie†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.
Cowles 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.
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