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2012 "Cosmic Dancer Dance in Film Awards" Winners Announced in San Diego, CA

Author Lianne Downey and her publisher, Cosmic Visionary Music & Books, have announced winners in the 2012 Cosmic Dancer Dance in Film Awards, named for her novel Cosmic Dancer, “a metaphysical tale of dance, love, and dancing between lifetimes.”

 
 
Scene from "Anna Karenina" with Keira Knightley and Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Scene from "Anna Karenina" with Keira Knightley and Aaron Taylor-Johnson
PRLog - Feb. 20, 2013 - San Diego, CAAuthor Lianne Downey and her publisher, Cosmic Visionary Music & Books, have announced winners in the 2012 Cosmic Dancer Dance in Film Awards, named in honor of her novel, Cosmic Dancer, “a metaphysical tale of dance, love, and dancing between lifetimes.” Nominees were chosen for their effective use of dance and dancers in the film medium, limited to  English-language films released in 2012. (Winners List follows.)

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The top award, “Best Dramatic Use of Dance,”  has gone to Anna Karenina, directed by Joe Wright, choreographed by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, “For a stunningly clever Viennese waltz … and for the director’s overall use of choreographed movement.”

“Best Choreography” and “Best Dancing” awards went to Step Up Revolution, directed by Scott Speer, for its team of choreographers (Travis Wall, Christopher Scott, Jamal Sims, and Chuck Maldonado) and dancers, “especially [lead dancer] Kathryn McCormick.”

A fourth award went to Silver Linings Playbook for “Most Therapeutic Use of Dance.” The film was directed by David O. Russell and choreographed by Mandy Moore.    

Thumbs-down awards went to Rock of Ages for “Most Underused Dancer” (Julianne Hough) and to Magic Mike for “Most Ill-Used Dancer” (Channing Tatum). A “Fastest Turn-Off” award went to Battlefield America.

The 2012 awards were announced on Mrs. Downey’s blog, Soul Pursuits, www.cosmicvisionary.blogspot.com/2013/02/cosmic-dancer-dance-in-film-awards-2012.html  where you can find the full list and details. She explains that her motive for creating the awards was “to honor and applaud [filmmakers’] efforts to bring quality dancing into movie theaters.” She also hopes to encourage more filmmakers to consider dance and dancers as vital artistic elements worthy of good movies.

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Cosmic Dancer  by Lianne Downey is a love story that follows a talented young ballerina who struggles to integrate her teenage life in a small Midwestern town in the late 1960s with a growing awareness of her past lives, and her experiences between lifetimes. The novel is available globally in both print and ebook formats, wherever books are sold.

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Lianne Downey is the author of two novels and a forthcoming nonfiction book on spiritual evolution. As a journalist in the 1980s, she wrote Southern California arts and theater criticism for the Los Angeles Times, the San Diego Union-Tribune, and various magazines. She’s a passionate ballroom dancer who lives and dances in San Diego with her husband Joseph, where they are honorary board members of Mary Murphy’s Chance to Dance, Inc. She donates 10 percent of profits from sales of Cosmic Dancer to this nonprofit organization, which brings the joy and social benefits of ballroom dancing to San Diego schoolchildren.

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For more information, contact info@cosvismb.com
Author’s blog: www.cosmicvisionary.blogspot.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CosVisMB; www.facebook.com/CosmicDancerBook.com
Amazon: www.amazon.com/author/liannedowney

2012 Winners List -- Cosmic Dancer Dance in Film Awards

Best Dramatic Use of Dance: Anna Karenina, directed by Joe Wright, choreography by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

Best Choreography: Travis Wall, Christopher Scott, Jamal Sims, and Chuck Maldonado, choreographers of Step Up Revolution, directed by Scott Speer

Best Dancing: The dancers of Step Up Revolution, especially Kathryn McCormick

Most Therapeutic Use of Dance: Silver Linings Playbook, directed by David O. Russell, choreographed by Mandy Moore

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Most Underused Dancer: Julianne Hough in Rock of Ages, directed by Adam Shankman, choreographed by Adam Shankman and Mia Michaels

Most Ill-Used Dancer: Channing Tatum in Magic Mike, directed by Steven Soderbergh, choreographed by Alison Faulk

Fastest Turn-Off:  Battlefield America, directed by Chris Stokes, choreographers’ names withheld to protect the innocent.

Full details at:      
www.cosmicvisionary.blogspot.com/2013/02/cosmic-dancer-dance-in-film-awards-2012.html

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