Critics' Circle National Dance Awards Announced

posted by Jennifer Stahl on Monday, Jan 27, 2014
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The Grammy's might be dominating the news right now, but there's another awards ceremony you might be interested in: the UK's National Dance Awards, which took place today. The awards, decided by 60 members of the Dance Section of the Critics' Circle, apply to performances from September 1, 2012 through August 31, 2013. There were some interesting choices made—take a look.

 

CRITICS’ CIRCLE NATIONAL DANCE AWARDS WINNERS 2013
 
BEST CLASSICAL CHOREOGRAPHY
    •    Christopher Wheeldon for Aeternum by The Royal Ballet


BEST MODERN CHOREOGRAPHY
    •    Russell Maliphant for Fallen by BalletBoyz® The TALENT  


OUTSTANDING MALE PERFORMANCE (CLASSICAL)
    •    Nicolas Le Riche  for Le Jeune Homme et la Mort / English National Ballet


DANCERS PRO AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING MODERN PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)
    •    Julie Cunningham for New Works 2012 / Michael Clark Company


OUTSTANDING FEMALE PERFORMANCE (CLASSICAL)
    •    Yuan Yuan Tan for RAkU / San Francisco Ballet


DANCERS PRO AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING MODERN PERFORMANCE (MALE)
    •    Paul White for The Oracle / Meryl Tankard


JANE ATTENBOROUGH DANCE UK INDUSTRY AWARD
·         Amanda Chinn, General Manager of Scottish Dance Theatre  


GRISHKO AWARD FOR BEST INDEPENDENT COMPANY
    •    BalletBoyz® The TALENT  


STEF STEFANOU AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING COMPANY
    •    Mikhailovsky  Ballet


THE DANCING TIMES AWARD FOR BEST MALE DANCER
    •    Dane Hurst / Rambert Dance Company


GRISHKO AWARD FOR BEST FEMALE DANCER
    •    Natalia Osipova / Mikhailovsky Ballet


DE VALOIS AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT
    •    Leanne Benjamin
    •    Matthew Bourne


For the full list of dancers, choreographers and companies nominated, see criticscircle.org.uk.