Sunday, January 17, 2010
The Izzies 2: The Shoe and The Tattoo
The two emcees for The Izzies were Deborah Brooks Vaughan from the Dimensions Dance Theatre (above left) and John R. Killacky (above right), who is the "Program Officer, Arts & Culture" for the San Francisco Foundation, and he proved to be a lively, funny host.
After Sarah Van Patten (above) accepted the award for "Outstanding Achievement in Company Performance" for the San Francisco Ballet's "Stravinsky Violin Concerto," Killacky had her return to the stage so she could display the awesomeness of her outrageous high heeled shoes.
She gamely took off one shoe to display on the podium as he requested...
...and seeing that he had possibly embarrassed the dancer, he offered to show her his tattoo of the logo from Meredith Monk's opera "Atlas," which the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis had commissioned when Killacky was in charge of that institution.
He discreetly took off his tie and part of his white shirt and showed the horse tattoo to Ms. Van Patten and some of the audience. It was charming.