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Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards 2017: Winners in full

Lez Brotherston and Matthew Bourne at the Critics' Circle National Dance Awards 2017. Photo: Elliott Franks Lez Brotherston and Matthew Bourne at the Critics' Circle National Dance Awards 2017. Photo: Elliott Franks
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The cast of West End musical 42nd Street and Matthew Bourne’s long-time design collaborator Lez Brotherston are among the winners of this year’s Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards.

42nd Street was named outstanding company at the awards, which celebrate dance in 2017. Brotherston was given the Ninette de Valois award for outstanding contribution to dance. His collaborations with Bourne’s New Adventures company have included Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, The Car Man and The Red Shoes.

42nd Street review at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London – ‘extraordinary’

Other winners included dancers Liam Riddick and Zenaida Yanowsky, as well as Akram Khan for his version of Giselle, for English National Ballet.

Giselle review at Coliseum, London – ‘Alina Cojocaru is exquisite’

Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards 2017 – winners in full

Best male dancer
Liam Riddick

Best female dancer
Zenaida Yanowsky

Outstanding company
42nd Street

Best independent company
HeadSpaceDance

Best classical choreography
Akram Khan’s Giselle for English National Ballet

Best modern choreography
Michael Keegan-Dolan’s Swan Lake/Loch na hEala for Teac Damsa

Emerging talent
Harry Alexander, for work with the Michael Clark and Julie Cunningham companies

Outstanding female performance (classical)
Alina Cojocaru, Giselle, English National Ballet

Outstanding male performance (classical)
Marcelino Sambe, La Fille Mal Gardee, Royal Ballet

Outstanding female performance (modern)
Ashley Shaw, The Red Shoes, New Adventures

Outstanding male performance (modern)
Robert Fairchild, An American in Paris

One Dance UK Industry award
Mary Brennan

Ninette de Valois award for outstanding contribution to dance
Lez Brotherston

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