News: Olivier Awards 2012 nominations

Thursday 15 March 2012

Akram Khan in 'Desh' (Best Dance Production Olivier Award nominee)

The Olivier Awards Ceremony takes place at the Royal Opera House on Sunday 15 April, at the Royal Opera House, with live coverage on the BBC’s Red Button service on TV, on Radio 2 and online with streaming on www.olivierawards.com from 5.30 – 9pm (BST)

Full list of nominees in dance related categories:

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DANCE
goes to – EDWARD WATSON for his performance in THE METAMORPHOSIS at the Linbury Studio at the Royal Opera House
Also nominated:
THE DESIGN TEAM for their work on the Royal Ballet’s ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND at the Royal Opera House.
EDWARD WATSON for his performance in THE METAMORPHOSIS at the Linbury Studio at the Royal Opera House
SYLVIE GUILLEM for her performance in her production of 6000 MILES AWAY at Sadler’s Wells
TOMMY FRANZEN for his performance in ZooNation’s SOME LIKE IT HIP HOP at the Peacock

BEST NEW DANCE PRODUCTION
goes to – DESH by Akram Khan Company at Sadler’s Wells, choreographed by Akram Khan
Also nominated:
GARDENIA by Les Ballets C de la B at Sadler’s Wells, directed by Alain Platel and Frank van Laecke
THE METAMORPHOSIS by ROH2 at the Linbury Studio, choreographed by Arthur Pita
SOME LIKE IT HIP HOP by ZooNation at the Peacock, choreographed by Kate Prince, Tommy Franzen and Carrie-Anne Ingrouille

BEST THEATRE CHOREOGRAPHER
goes to – PETER DARLING for Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge
Also nominated:
JAVIER DE FRUTOS for London Road at the Cottesloe
STEPHEN MEAR for Crazy For You at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
ANDREW WRIGHT for Singin’ In The Rain at the Palace

BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL
goes to – CRAZY FOR YOU at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
Also nominated:
SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN at the Palace
SOUTH PACIFIC at the Barbican
THE WIZARD OF OZ at the London Palladium

Last year the Outstanding Achievement in Dance was controversial in its lack of nominated dancers. This year’s contains three worthy contenders ( Edward Watson, Sylvie Guillem and Tommy Franzen ) alongside the equally deserving design team for the Royal Ballet’s blockbusting Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland .

Franzen is nominated in both dance categories – in Outstanding Achievement for his performances in Zoonation’s hit show Some Like it Hip Hop (Peacock Theatre) and in Best New Dance Production for his role as one of the choreographers of the show, alongside Kate Prince and Carrie-Anne Ingrouille . Authur Pita’s ROH2 production The Metamorphosis (Linbury Studio Theatre, ROH) also features in both, with Edward Watson’s performance nominated for the Outstanding Achievement award.

Matilda the Musical has been nominated in the maximum number of categories for a musical – including Best Theatre Choreographer ( Peter Darling ). It competes against, amongst others, Adam Cooper’s new production of Singin’ in the Rain, which is also nominated in several categories, including Best Musical Revival.

For full details of nominations in all categories:
www.olivierawards.com

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