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Olivier Award winners

Posted on April 29, 2013


aeternumnunezfrederikadavisChristopher Wheeldon’s Aeternum (pictured) won the Olivier award for best new dance production, announced at a ceremony held last night. Created for The Royal Ballet, the work starred Marianela Nuñez, who won the award for outstanding achievement in dance for her work in Aeternum, Diana and Actaeon and Viscera, all with The Royal Ballet.


The musical Top Hat won three awards: best theatre choreographer for Bill Deamer, best new musical and best costume design for Jon Morrell. Leigh Zimmerman won best performance in a supporting role in a musical for A Chorus Line, while choreographer Gillian Lynne was honoured with a special award. The BBC Radio 2 audience award, voted by members of the public, went to Billy Elliot The Musical.


For the full list of winners, see the Olivier Awards website.


Picture: Marianela Nuñez in Aeternum. Photograph: Frederika Davis

Zoë was born in Edinburgh, and saw her first dance performances at the Festival there. She is the dance critic of The Independent, and has also written for The Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman and Dancing Times. In 2002, she received her doctorate from the University of York for a thesis on “Nationhood and epic romance: Ariosto, Sidney, Spenser”. She is the author of The Royal Ballet: 75 Years and The Ballet Lover’s Companion.

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