News: Time Out Live Awards

Wednesday 22 February 2006

The winners of the 20th Time Out Live Awards were announced today. This year for the first time the London listings magazine opened voting to the public – and have introduced a Critics Choice category for each art form.

In the Dance category, the award for Outstanding Performer went to Sylvie Guillem in Russell Maliphant’s Solo(part of the Push programme presented at Sadler’s Wells)

Maresa von Stockert won the Outstanding Choreography prize for her work _*Grimm Desires* _at the Wapping Project.

The Outstanding Achievement award went to DV8 Physical Theatre’s film version of The Cost of Living screened on Channel 4 and at numerous film festivals.

The Critics Choice for Best Newcomer went to the Place Prize – the biennial choreography competition, which was won in its first year, 2004, by Rafael Bonachela. Allen Robertson, Time Out’s dance critic praised it as “A major new event on the dance scene. Its focus on cutting-edge choreography will continue to play an important role in the growth and awareness of dance in London.”

The Place, the centre for dance in Dukes Road, near Euston, also has close links with two of the other winners – Maresa von Stockert is a former Associate Artist and DV8 were a resident company.

Billy Elliot the Musical won the award for Best Musical in the Theatre category.

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The closing date for the second Place Prize is next Tuesday, 28 Feb. For details of how to apply: www.theplaceprize.com

For full details of all the winners

www.timeout.com/features/liveawards/

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