Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards 2017: Winners in full
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.
Other winners included dancers Liam Riddick and Zenaida Yanowsky, as well as Akram Khan for his version of Giselle, for English National Ballet.
Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards 2017 – winners in full
Best male dancer
Best female dancer
Best independent company
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
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
Ninette de Valois award for outstanding contribution to dance