Chairman: Graham Watts OBE  – contact :
Deputy Chairman: Debra Craine
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Committee: Zoe Anderson, Debra Craine, Josephine Leask,, Neil Norman, Lyndsey Winship  

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News & Reviews

Nadine Senior Obituary

Stephanie Ferguson It was like a Who’s Who of contemporary dance at Nadine Senior’s funeral last month. Richard Alston, Namron, David Hughes, Kenneth Tharp, Janet Smith were among the throng of dancers and choreographers paying their respects and tributes to Nadine,...

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The 16th National Dance Awards

Hon Gen Sec The 16th Critics' Circle National Dance Awards were presented on Monday 25 January 2016 at the the Place Theatre. A large and voluble crowd gathered to cheer on colleagues receiving awards and to enjoy the party both before and after the ceremony. Chair...

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Chinese Warriors Take Britain

Jeffery Taylor Chinese theatre is one of the oldest performing disciplines in the world. Born as an Imperial bit of fun, the passing centuries have bred epic legends, tongue-in-cheek domestic conflicts and created a sense of identity in its vast home country. Not to...

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The 15th National Dance Awards

The Awards, hosted by Arlene Phillips, were held at The Place on 26 January. The Outstanding Company of 2014 was English National Ballet and the award was accepted by the company's artstic director and principal ballerina, Tamara Rojo. The De Valois Award for...

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The 14th National Dance Awards

Grishko Award for Best Independent Company BalletBoyz  THE TALENT Dancers Pro Award for Outstanding Modern Performance (Female) Julie Cunningham for New Works 2012 - Michael Clark Company Best Classical Choreography sponsored by The Ballet Association Christopher...

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The 13th National Dance Awards

Graham Watts The presentation of the Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards for 2012 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...

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Charles Hedges Obituary

We regret to report that Charles Hedges - a former Hon Gen Secretary of the Circle, a long-standing dance critic and member of the Dance Section - passed away on Saturday, 16th June 2012 after a long illness. Charles was also a member of the Film Section and an active...

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The 12th National Dance Awards

The 12th National Dance Awards  - The Place, London: 23 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’...

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