Charlotte Street Foundation Announces 2009 Generative Performing Artist Awards Fellows

Jun 1, 2009

Kansas City, MO – A panel of arts professionals chose two Kansas City artists, out of a pool of nearly 30 nominees, as this year's Charlotte Street Generative Performing Artists: poet Glenn North and choreographer and dancer Tiffany Sisemore. Each will receive unrestricted cash grants of $5000.

The Charlotte Street Generative Performing Artist Awards were launched last year to recognize artists in dance, theater, music, theatre/performance art, experimental music, and other genres. Recipients Glenn North and Tiffany Sisemore were chosen "based on the quality of their work and accomplishments to date, as well as promise for continued development."

Performance poet Glenn North has shared the stage with poets like Nikki Giovanni and Amiri Baraka. North was recently accepted into the prestigious Cave Canem program for African-American poets. He's currently poet-in-residence and education specialist at the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City, Mo.

Tiffany Sisemore earned a BFA in dance performance from UMKC, and studied in New York at the Ailey School. Her choreography has been featured at Wylliams-Henry Contemporary Dance Company, among others. Sisemore recently co-produced a new work called "Now We Are A Coda."

A public performance of the artists' work is scheduled for later this fall.

This marks 70 Kansas City based visual and generative performing artists recognized by the Charlotte Street Foundation for a total of $432,500 in unrestricted cash grants.