News: Sylvie Guillem presented with De Valois Award

Wednesday 9 March 2016 by Carmel Smith

Sylvie Guillem - winner of the De Valois Award for Outstanding Achievement, with Graham Watts, Chair of the National Dance Awards. Photo: Elliott Franks

Sylvie Guillem, who ended her extraordinary 30 year career in dance at the end of last year with an international tour of her Life In Progress programme of contemporary work, was presented with the De Valois Award for Outstanding Achievement by the Dance Section of the Critics’ Circle in London recently.

She had been unable to attend the National Dance Awards ceremony at The Place in London on 25 January, where the award was announced, so a small ceremony was held on Tuesday 1 March at The Polish Club in Kensington, where Graham Watts, Chair of the Awards, was able to present the award to Sylvie Guillem in person.

Photos: Elliott Franks

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