Nominations for the 13th National Dance Awards were announced today, at a reception held at The Place. The awards are for dance performances given between September 1, 2011 and August 31, 2012, and are chosen by the dance section of the Critics’ Circle.
Artists take over the centre of Leeds for the weekend of May 18 to 20. Directed by filmmakers the Quay Brothers, OverWorlds and UnderWorlds is a free event using music, dance, theatre, film and light in the city’s public spaces.
Alongside The Royal Ballet’s new season plans, The Royal Opera House has announced the rest of its dance programme, including performances by Ballet Black, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Wayne McGregor | Random Dance, Arthur Pita, Will Tuckett | Dance Theatre, Danish Dance Theatre and Bern:Ballett.
The purpose-built headquarters of Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance Theatre has won two major awards in one week.
The purpose-build headquarters of Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance Theatre has won the National Lottery Award for Best Arts Project 2011. The award comes as the two companies celebrate a year in their new home.
22-year-old James Cousins has won the first New Adventures Choreographer Award (NACA). Nearly 100 aspiring choreographers applied for the award, created to celebrate the 50th birthday of New Adventures’ choreographer Matthew Bourne. Impressed by the standard of applications, the judges have created a runner-up prize, awarded to 19-year-old Tom Jackson Greaves.
The new Leeds home for Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance Theatre has reached the finals of the 2011 National Lottery Awards. Public voting for the awards opens on Friday, September 2.
The new home built for Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance Theatre (pictured) has reached the finals of the Best Arts Project category in the National Lottery Awards 2011. After a hugely successful public voting campaign, the Leeds building received the most votes in its category.
The Royal Philharmonic Society Drummond Fund has given awards to commission three new scores for dance, for performance between 2011 and 2013 by Phoenix Dance Theatre, Company Decalage and at Dance Umbrella.
Arts Council England (ACE) has announced its funding decisions for the next four years. Following the 29.6 per cent cut to ACE’s own budget for 2011 to 2015, there will be a 14.9 per cent cut in its budget for funded organisations. The plan was to cut strategically, dropping 206 organisations altogether and concentrating funding on others. Alan Davey, chief executive of ACE, said there had been “really hard choices as we had so many good applications – more than we were able to fund.”