2011 UK National Dance Awards – Winners Announced

by Bruce Marriott on January 23, 2012

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Some brief words about the event later but I wanted to get the press release up soonest with those all important winners – congratulations to all involved including all those nominated:
UK National Dance Awards – The Nominees

Pleased to say some pictures of the event will be released later.


The 12th National Dance Awards
The Place, London: 23rd January 2012

The Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards for 2011 took place today in London at The Place’s Robin Howard Dance Theatre.

The awards are decided by the 60 members of the Dance Section of the Critics’ Circle after an extensive round of nominations and voting.   To be eligible, performances had to be given in the UK between 1st September 2010 and 31st August 2011

2011 CRITICS’ CIRCLE NATIONAL DANCE AWARDS WINNERS

OUTSTANDING MALE PERFORMANCE (CLASSICAL)
Gary Avis / The Royal Ballet

OUTSTANDING FEMALE PERFORMANCE (MODERN)
Sylvie Guillem for ‘6,000 Miles Away

BEST INDEPENDENT COMPANY
Luca Silvestrini’s Protein

BEST CLASSICAL CHOREOGRAPHY
David Bintley for ‘Cinderella’  by Birmingham Royal Ballet

BEST MODERN CHOREOGRAPHY
Akram Khan for ‘Vertical Road

OUTSTANDING FEMALE PERFORMANCE (CLASSICAL)
Sophie Martin  / Scottish Ballet

OUTSTANDING MALE PERFORMANCE (MODERN)
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui for ‘Dunas

JOHN DOYLE CONSTRUCTION AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING COMPANY
Mariinsky Ballet

JANE ATTENBOROUGH DANCE UK INDUSTRY AWARD
David Burnie / Director of Administration and Finance, The Place

THE DANCING TIMES AWARD FOR BEST MALE DANCER
Steven McRae / The Royal  Ballet

GRISHKO AWARD FOR BEST FEMALE DANCER
Daria Klimentová / English National Ballet

DE VALOIS AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT
Ashley Page / Artistic Director, Scottish Ballet

A full list of dancers, choreographers and companies nominated for National Dance Awards can be found at www.criticscircle.org.uk or direct here:
      UK National Dance Awards – Nominees Press Release

Speaking at the event, the Chairman of the Awards committee, Graham Watts OBE, said: ‘These awards emphasise the UK’s thriving dance culture and it is wonderful to see so many superb artists and companies nominated by the dance critics for 2011.   We are especially delighted to have come to the home of contemporary dance in London for the awards ceremony.

2011 National Dance Awards Winners.
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For the second year, the Master of Ceremonies was the Chief Executive of The Place, Kenneth Tharp OBE, who said:  ‘The National Dance Awards are a hugely important moment in the annual calendar for us all to celebrate the most memorable achievements in dance from the past year. As both a natural home and springboard for the careers of so many artists, we are delighted this year to be hosting the awards here at The Place for the first time. Warmest congratulations to all those who have been nominated.

The 2011 National Dance Awards Sponsors are: Grishko, Dancing Times, John Doyle Construction, The Ballet Association, Lee McLernon, Paul & Shirlie Morrell, The Critics’ Circle and Dance UK for the Jane Attenborough Dance UK Industry Award.

ENDS

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