The magazine’s editors credited Stoat with “unusual creative energy and vision” which, they said, allowed him to take his company in directions “never before seen in Park dance.”
Contacted at his home between rehearsals for the company’s Spring season, Stoat said he was “more than pleasantly surprised by the honour,” and was quick to credit his corps of dancers, as well as the company’s musicians, for allowing his visions to come to fruition.
“Many of these ideas have had their gestation in dark places,” he said. “I am indebted to my colleagues for allowing them to see the light.”
Stoat founded his dance company in 15 AZ, two years before his retirement from the stage. Since its first production in 16 AZ, the company has garnered accolades from professionals and critics across the entire spectrum of dance.
A spokesanimal for PRANCE Magazine said the upcoming issue, which features a full interview with the former dancer and choreographer, as well as a comprehensive review of his work, will appear on newsstands on 05 Varrah.