2013 National Dance Awards – Winners Announced

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Press release
27 January 2014

The 14th National Dance Awards

The Place, London: 27th January 2014

The Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards for 2013 took place today in London at The Place’s Robin Howard Dance Theatre.

The awards are decided by the 60 members of the Dance Section of the Critics’ Circle after an extensive round of nominations and voting.   To be eligible, performances had to be given in the UK between 1st September 2012 and 31st August 2013
 

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

Leanne Benjamin and Matthew Bourne citations on a separate page.
 

A full list of dancers, choreographers and companies nominated for National Dance Awards can be found at www.criticscircle.org.uk .

Speaking at the event, the Chairman of the Awards committee, Graham Watts OBE, said: ‘These awards are a celebration of brilliance amongst the rich diversity of dance forms.  More than 200 nominations of companies, choreographers and performers were received from the dance critics and the 40 short-listed for the awards came from a wide spectrum, both geographically and by genre, including the breakthrough of three nominees from flamenco.’

The awards were hosted by former NDA winner, Tommy Franzèn, and Bennet Gartside of the Royal Ballet.

The dance section of the Critics’ Circle are delighted and honoured to thank the 2013 National Dance Awards Sponsors:

Grishko, Dancing Times, Stef Stefanou, The Critics’ Circle, Dancers Pro, The Ballet Association, Lee McLernon, The Office of Architectural Culture, the Construction Industry Council, D&D Art Productions and Dance UK for the Jane Attenborough Dance UK Industry Award.

The 15th National Dance Awards will be held on Monday, 26th January 2015

ENDS
 

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