Guadalajara 2019 ISPA Award Recipients Announced
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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Diego Luna, Javier Camarena, Elisa Carillo, Mario Espinosa, and
Susan Chapman (The Anglo Mexican Foundation)
Award Presentation to be held during the Guadalajara 2019 ISPA Congress
on Friday, May 31, 2019
On behalf of the host of Guadalajara 2019 ISPA Congress, the University of Guadalajara, and the Board of Directors, the International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA) announced the recipients of the Guadalajara 2019 ISPA Awards. Since 1975 ISPA has recognized hundreds of individuals for their contribution to the performing arts and their communities. The Guadalajara 2019 award recipients are as follows:
Distinguished Artist Award Recipient
Presented to artists who have made an outstanding contribution of talent, artistry, dedication, and service to the world of the performing arts.
An international star for his award-winning roles in TV and movies, Diego Luna’s talent behind the camera and on stage is also diverse and accomplished. A cultural ambassador, Luna is the producer of several documentaries and films that center on his Mexican heritage.
Mexican tenor Javier Camarena is the preeminent Mozart and bel canto specialist of his generation.
A prima ballerina with the Berlin State Ballet, her career has been characterized by a commitment to supporting dance and Mexican culture.
International Citation of Merit Recipient
Presented for unique lifetime achievement which has enriched the international performing arts.
As a prominent theatre director and arts manager in Mexico, Mario has served as Executive Secretary for Mexico’s National Fund for Culture and the Arts, National Coordinator for the Theatre of the National Fine Arts Institute, and Theatre Coordinator for the Mexico City Secretary of Culture.
Angel Award Recipient
Presented to an individual or organization which has demonstrated a significant and lasting contribution to the support of the performing arts which transcends the boundaries of one country or institution, and merits international recognition.
The Anglo Mexican Foundation’s Anglo Arts program diversified and grown over the years to become the most important private sector arts project in Mexico incorporating the presentation of performing and visual arts both in Mexico and the UK.
The awards will be presented at a ceremony to be held during the Guadalajara 2019 ISPA Congress, The Strength Within Us, on Friday, May 31, 2019 at the Santander Performing Arts Centre.