News: Olivier Awards 2016 - nominations announced

Monday 29 February 2016 by Carmel Smith

Royal Ballet - 'Woolf Works' Federico Bonelli & Alessandra Ferri. Photo:Tristram Kenton, ®ROH.

The nominations for the Olivier Awards 2016 were announced this morning at the Rosewood Hotel, London. The awards, which are presented by the Society of London Theatre, with Mastercard, will be announced at a ceremony at the Royal Opera House on Sunday 3 April. In the 40th anniversary year of the awards, the ceremony will be live streamed on Youtube for the first time.

Here are the nominations in the dance categories:

Best New Dance Production
He Who Falls (Celui Qui Tombe) by Compagnie Yoann Bourgeois; Barbican Theatre (Part of London International Mime Festival)
Romeo Et Juliette by Les Ballets de Monte Carlo; London Coliseum
The Royal Ballet’s Woolf Works by Wayne McGregor at the Royal Opera House

Outstanding Achievement in Dance
Alessandra Ferri for her performances in Chéri and Woolf Works, Royal Opera House
Javier De Frutos for his choreography of Anatomy Of A Passing Cloud at the Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House
Sasha Waltz for her choreography of Sacre at Sadler’s Wells

Best Theatre Choreographer
Carlos Acosta and Andrew Wright for Guys And Dolls Savoy Theatre
Drew McOnie for In the Heights at King’s Cross Theatre
Jerry Mitchell for Kinky Boots at Adelphi Theatre
Stephen Mear for Gypsy at Savoy Theatre

For details of all the nominations in full:

Photo: Alessandra Ferri in Woolf Works by Tristram Kenton, ®ROH

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