News: TMA Awards nominations announced

Monday 11 October 2010

The Theatrical Management Assocation has announced the nominations for its awards this year. Choreographer and Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood, who directed last year’s Best Musical, Spend, Spend, Spend will host the Award ceremony at the Lyric Hammersmith, on Sunday 7 November.

Nominations for the Achievement in Dance award are:
Danza Contemporanea de Cuba for its “vibrant performances”, especially Mambo 3XX1 by George Cespédes. (Mambo 3XX1 was co-commissioned by Dance Consortium, DanceEast and Sadler’s Wells.)
The Mark Morris Dance Group, for a “joyful production” of *L’Allegro Il Pensoro Ed Il Moderato*, at the London Coliseum as part of the Spring Dance seaon
The dancers of Scottish Ballet for their “sleek and authoritative performance” of William Forsythe’s Work withinwork.

TMA members include repertory and producing theatres, arts centres, touring companies and venues, major national companies and independent producers, opera and dance companies and associated businesses.
A combination of public panellists and industry experts arrive at three nominations per award (including Best New Play, Best Performance in a Musical, Best Lighting design and ten other categories). With the outcome of the Government spending review due on 20 October, Rachel Tackley, President of TMA, said “The 2010 event is a timely reminder of the huge range and extraordinary quality of theatrical talent that is found across the United Kingdom. We have nominees from Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and England. Their work, which we are honouring on November 7th, is proof of the continued value of public investment in the arts.”

For the full list of nominations visit

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