Talli Jackson, of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company; Lloyd Mayor and Xiaochuan Xie, both of the Martha Graham Dance Company; and Calvin Royal III, of American Ballet Theater, were nominated for the dance award.
A panel of experts will select one winner from each field; winners will be announced at a ceremony Jan. 6, 2014, at 3 PM at the Walter Reade Theater. This year's Theater Award will be presented by Susan Stroman, and this year's Dance Award will be presented by Wendy Whelan.
The Clive Barnes Foundation and awards are named for dance and theatre critic Clive Barnes, who died in 2008.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.