Isaiah en Sarah received the prize for their duet MEGASTRUCTURE. The prize, a sum of 100,000 euros and thus the largest dance award for young choreographers of duets, was awarded for the fifth time this year. Isaiah graduated from Codarts' Bachelor of Dance programme in 2021.
Choreographers Isaiah Wilson (Codarts Dance alumnus) and Sarah Baltzinger won the XL Production Award at the finals of the Rotterdam International Duet Choreography Competition (RIDCC) on June 24.
'MEGASTRUCTURE is a powerful and bold performance,' said the jury report. 'The fantastic use of space and humor make for an engaging and compelling experience. With MEGASTRUCTURE the choreographers create an intriguing composition and the choice not to use music is brave and captivating. What is surprising and curious is the theatricality of the piece. The confidence and authenticity made it a truly remarkable and courageous performance.'
Furthermore, Codarts Dance alumni Borna Babić and Eliana Stragapede won the Codarts Rotterdam partnership award with their duet AMAE. Next season they will work with Bachelor of Dance students on a choreography for the Talent On The Move Tour 2024.