Chairman: Graham Watts OBE  – contact :
Deputy Chairman: Debra Craine
Hon Secretary: Deborah Weiss
Committee: Zoe Anderson, Debra Craine, Josephine Leask, Neil Norman, Lyndsey Winship  
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Recipients of the Critics' Circle Annual Award 1988 – Sir Peter Hall 1989 – Dame Ninette de Valois 1990 – Sir Michael Tippett 1991 – Sir David Lean 1992 – Sir John Mills 1993 – Sir Peter Ustinov 1994 – Sir John Drummond 1995 – Sir Peter Wright 1996 – Richard Eyre 1997...

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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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