Posted on October 5, 2010
The four finalists for The Place Prize have been announced, following the semi-final performances in September.
Photograph © Benedict Johnson
The highest audience score went to Ben Duke and Raquel Meseguer’s It needs horses, featuring a down-at-heel ringmaster, his glamorous but bedraggled assistant and their increasingly extreme measures to draw the crowds. The other three finalists, selected by a panel of dance experts, are Riccardo Buscarini and Antonio de la Fe Guedes with the trio Cameo, Eva Recacha with Begin to begin, a piece about dead ends, which draws on English nonsense rhymes, and the partnership of Frauke Requardt and Freddie Opoku-Addaie for Fidelity Project, where the two choreographers make decisions based on split-second guesswork. All four works will be performed each night during the The Place Prize Finals next year, with a nightly prize of £1,000 for the audience favourite. The overall winner, selected by a new panel of judges, will win a prize of £25,000.