Autorino Center to Receive CT Dance Alliance Award
On Sunday, October 21, The Carol Autorino Center for the Arts and Humanities will receive the 2012 Connecticut Dance Alliance (CDA) Achievement Award in Dance. The ceremony will take place in the Center’s Hoffman Auditorium from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Since its founding in 2001, The Center, under the leadership of Director Robert Smith, Ph.D., has become a major dance venue for the Greater Hartford community. More than 50 dance companies have performed at the Center and it is the performance home to many professional dance companies.
Over the years, The Center has established several key dance programs:
- The Annual 5x5 Dance Festival (founded in 2002 by Dr. Smith and Dance Director Susan Murphy) brings together Connecticut’s professional and collegiate dance companies for performances and master classes.
- The annual AIMI Project (Arts Integration and Multiple Intelligences – The Autorino Center and the University’s School of Education partner with the National Dance Institute and its founder Jacques d’Amboise for a summer program that unites 10-13-year olds from the community and Education students.
- The Bruyette Athenaeum’s Performing Arts Series, which brings established national and international dance companies to The Center for public performances
In particular, The Center will be honored for its “commitment to sustaining a high profile for dance in its programming and its commitment to the power of the arts to educate and transform.”
The Connecticut Dance Alliance Distinguished Achievement Awards ceremony is open to the public. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.ctdanceall.com/