National Dance Awards – Finalists announced

THE 11th ANNUAL NATIONAL DANCE AWARDS

FINALISTS OF NATIONAL DANCE AWARDS 2010 ANNOUNCED

The finalists of the Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards 2010 were announced today. The winners will be revealed on Monday 24 January 2011 at the awards ceremony in central London.

The best male and best female dancer sections look particularly close this year – who would you like to win ?

The awards celebrate the vigour and variety of Britain’s thriving dance culture. They are the only professional awards in the UK dedicated to dance and are presented by the Dance Section of the Critics’ Circle, which brings together more than 50 dance writers. The National Dance Awards were established by the Critics’ Circle in 2000 to highlight the astonishing range of dance on offer in the UK.

SHORTLISTED NOMINATIONS

THE DANCING TIMES AWARD FOR BEST MALE DANCER

Steven McRAE (ROYAL BALLET)

Sergei POLUNIN (ROYAL BALLET)

Ivan VASILIEV (BOLSHOI BALLET)

BEST FEMALE DANCER

Alina COJOCARU (ROYAL BALLET)

Marianela NUNEZ (ROYAL BALLET)

Natalia OSIPOVA (BOLSHOI BALLET)

BEST CLASSICAL CHOREOGRAPY

Kim BRANDSTRUP (for ‘GOLDBERG’ in the LINBURY STUDIO THEATRE)

Mikhail MESSERER (for his revival of Vakhtang Chabukiani’s ‘LAURENCIA’ by the MIKHAILOVSKY BALLET at the LONDON COLISEUM)

Liam SCARLETT (for ‘ASPHODEL MEADOWS’ by the ROYAL BALLET)

BEST MODERN CHOREOGRAPHY

Sidi Larbi CHERKAOUI (for ‘BABEL’ and ‘FAUN’ in THE SPIRIT OF DIAGHILEV programme)

Michael KEEGAN-DOLAN (for ‘THE RITE OF SPRING’ at ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA)

Russell MALIPHANT (for ‘AFTERLIGHT’ in THE SPIRIT OF DIAGHILEV programme)

BEST FOREIGN DANCE COMPANY

The BOLSHOI BALLET

DANZA CONTEMPORANEA DE CUBA

MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP

OUTSTANDING FEMALE PERFORMANCE (CLASSICAL)

Crystal COSTA (ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET)

Martha LEEBOLT (NORTHERN BALLET)

Akane TAKADA (ROYAL BALLET)

OUTSTANDING MALE PERFORMANCE (CLASSICAL)

Iain MACKAY (BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET)

Vadim MUNTAGIROV (ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET)

Thomas WHITEHEAD (ROYAL BALLET)

OUTSTANDING FEMALE PERFORMANCE (MODERN)

Eulalia Ayguade FARRO (AKRAM KHAN COMPANY/HOFESH SHECHTER COMPANY)

Yoshie SUNAHATA (AKRAM KHAN COMPANY)

Pieter SYMONDS (RAMBERT DANCE COMPANY)

OUTSTANDING MALE PERFORMANCE (MODERN)

Tommy FRANZEN (Freelance – ‘GOLDBERG’ & ‘BLAZE’)

Daniel PROIETTO (RUSSELL MALIPHANT COMPANY)

Nuno SILVA (Freelance – ‘GOD’s GARDEN’)

OUTSTANDING COMPANY

RAMBERT DANCE COMPANY

SCOTTISH BALLET

ZOO NATION

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