The 22nd National Dance Awards – #NDA22

DE VALOIS AWARD John Ashford   DANCING TIMES AWARD FOR BEST MALE DANCER Edward Watson                            BEST FEMALE DANCER   Marianela Nuñez         STEF STEFANOU AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING COMPANY English National Ballet  BEST MID-SCALE COMPANY   Ballet Black   ...
Donghoon Shin’s new Cello Concerto

Donghoon Shin’s new Cello Concerto

Bruno Delepelaire, cello, Karajan Academy of the Berlin Philharmoniker / Kirill Petrenko World premiere, 7 May 2022 Korean-born, London-resident Donghoon Shin was the Music Section’s Young Composer of 2019, an award made in recognition of his finely attuned aural...
ROSA’s day

ROSA’s day

The new venture of the Visual Arts and Architecture section’s new chair, Alex Leith May 20 was an important birthday that saw the first appearance of beautiful, bouncing ROSA. But she’s a newcomer who has been 15 years in gestation. ROSA is the brainchild of a...

Music section awards 2020/21

  The Music Section of The Critics’ Circle is delighted to announce the winners of our Awards for 2020 and 2021 Young Talent (Composer) Alex Ho Young Talent (Conductor)   Jonathon Heyward Young Talent (Voice)            William Thomas Young Talent...

The Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards Return

The Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards took a hiatus during the lockdowns of 2021, but returned on 3 April 2022 with a ceremony at the Ham Yard Hotel, honouring work made in the calendar year 2021. The decision not to hold an awards, even virtually, in 2021 had been...
JENUFA, WELSH NATIONAL OPERA

JENUFA, WELSH NATIONAL OPERA

WNO’s latest staging of Katie Mitchell’s staging of Jenůfa (revived by director Eloise Lally) is given an additional layer of significance by current events. Janáček’s is an opera in a Slav language, in a production with various Slav participants, chronicling...
CC Film Section stands with Ukraine

CC Film Section stands with Ukraine

UK film critics show solidarity with Ukrainian colleagues The Critics’ Circle Film Section has been in contact with Ukrainian film critics during the past week, and we have offered to stand with them as their nation faces this aggression from Russia. Here is...