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News & Reviews

The 18th National Dance Awards

Announcement of nominations By Graham Watts The Dance Section of the Critics’ Circle is pleased to announce the nominations for the 18th National Dance Awards, which are as follows:   DANCING TIMES AWARD FOR BEST MALE DANCER Miguel Altunaga         (Rambert) Isaac...

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The 17th National Dance Awards

Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells Graham Watts Published: 08/02/2017 The Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards for 2016 were presented today, Monday 6th February 2017, at a ceremony in London, hosted by Kenrick ‘H2O’ Sandy MBE and Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante, the...

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Giannandrea Poesio Obituary

Graham Watts Published: 14/02/2017 The dance critic Giannandrea Poesio died last week at the age of 57. He was an immensely popular dance academic and critic and son of the Italian theatre critic, Paolo Emilio Poesio. After his university studies in Florence,...

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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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