Monday 3 April 2017

Pilobolus: shadow dance production :'Shadowland'
Photo credit: Emmanuel Donny

Theatre comes in many forms, but not many can be quite as universally poignant as the world-class dance productions performed in and around London.

And it’s the achievement of such sheer quality that the Olivier Awards with Mastercard will be celebrating as part of the grand ceremony on Sunday 9 April at the Royal Albert Hall.

For Best New Dance Production, Betroffenheit (by Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young) at Sadler’s Wells, Blak Whyte Gray (by Boy Blue Entertainment at the Barbican Theatre), Giselle (by Akram Khan and English National Ballet at Sadler’s Wells) and My Mother, My Dog And CLOWNS! (by Michael Clark at the Barbican Theatre) are all in the running to take home the prestigious accolade.

Meanwhile, Outstanding Achievement In Dance will be contested by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (for their Dance Consortium presented London season), Luke Ahmet (for The Creation by Rambert) and English National Ballet (for expanding the variety of their repertoire with Akram Khan’s Giselle and She Said), all three nominees’ work being performed at Sadler’s Wells.

Full article here

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