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
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 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