News: The Critics' Circle National Dance Awards 2005

Monday 28 November 2005

Nominations for the National Dance Awards 2005 have just been announced. The Award ceremony will take place at The Royal Opera House on 19 January next year.

Audiences also have the chance to vote for their favourite dance or ballet company seen this year for the Audience Award. ‘The winner will be the company that receives the biggest number of responses in relation to the size of its audience.’

To take part, text the name of the company to 07946 702 700 before 31 Dec 05.

Only one vote per phone number – and the last vote will count if you submit more than one! Texts are charged at standard network rates. If you’re unable to text, just leave a message on the same number.

The nominations for rest of the awards are:

Best Male Dancer
Clifton Brown, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theaterr
Thomas Lund, Royal Danish Ballet
Ivan Putrov, Royal Ballet

Best Female Dancer **Irina Kolesnikova, St Petersburg Ballet Theatre
Eve Mutso, Scottish Ballet
Marianela Nunez, Royal Ballet

Best Choreography (Classical) **Kim Brandstrup, Two Footnotes to Ashton
David Dawson, The Grey Area
Christopher Newton, Ashton’s Sylvia

Best Choroegraphy (Modern) **Akram Khan and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui Zero Degrees
Russell Maliphant work for Russell Maliphant Company
Marisa von Stockert, Grimm Desires

Best Choreography (Musical Theatre) **Matthew Bourne and Stephen Mear for Mary Poppins
Rob Ashford for Guys and Dolls
Peter Darling for Billy Elliot

Best Foreign Dance Company **Australian Ballet Pina Bausch National Ballet of Cuba

Outstanding Male or Female Artist (Classical) **Deirdre Chapman, Royal Ballet
Sarah Lamb, Royal Ballet
Rupert Pennefather, Royal Ballet

Outstanding Male or Female Artist (Modern) **Antonia Grove
Akram Khan
Jenny Tattersall, Walker Dance Park Music.

Company Prize For Outstanding Repertoire (Classical)
Birmingham Royal Ballet
Royal Ballet
Scottish Ballet

Company Prize For Outstanding Repertoire (Modern)
Akram Khan Dance Company
Henri Oguike Dance Company
Rambert Dance Company

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