2015 Doris Duke Artists Named

The 2015 Doris Duke Artists were announced earlier this month.

Earlier this month, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) named the 2015 class of Doris Duke Artists. The 20 artists selected will receive a $275,000 grant to continue their work and artistry in the fields of contemporary dance, theatre and jazz.

Among the recipients were CalArts alumnus and noted choreographer Alonzo King (Theater-Dance 72, DFA 07), founder of the contemporary ballet company LINES Ballet, and a number of past Herb Alpert Award in the Arts winners, including Ann Carlson (Dance), Nora Chipaumire (Dance), Cynthia Hopkins (Theatre) and Daniel Alexander Jones (Theatre).

Launched in 2011, the awards program supports individual artists as part of DDCF's $50 million, 10-year commitment "to empower, invest in and celebrate artists" through its grantmaking.

Above: In King's piece Resin, the choreographer explores the world of Sephardic music through dance.

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