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The nominations for the 19th National Dance Awards have been announced, and Conservatoire alumni are nominated across six categories.
The National Dance Awards have been organised by the Dance Section of the Critics’ Circle in each year of this millennium to celebrate the vigour and variety of Britain’s thriving dance culture. They are presented by the Dance Section of the Critics’ Circle, which brings together over 60 dance writers and critics. They are the only awards given by the body of professional dance critics in the UK.
NSCD alumnus Akram Khan has been nominated in three categories: the Dancing Times Award for Best Male Dancer, Best Modern Choreography for ‘Xenos’ for Akram Khan Company, and Outstanding Male Modern Performance, also for ‘Xenos’.
LCDS alumnus Ben Duke‘s Lost Dog is nominated for Best Independent Company. Ben Duke is also nominated for Best Modern Choreography for ‘Goat’ for Rambert dance company.
Vanessa Vince-Pang (Rambert School) is nominated for the Emerging Artist Award as a Dancer with Phoenix Dance Theatre.
Eleanor Duval (Rambert School) is nominated for Outstanding Female Modern Performance for her role as Lady Macbeth in ‘Macbeth’ with Mark Bruce Company.
Solène Weinachter (LCDS) is nominated for Outstanding Female Modern Performance for her role as Juliet in ‘Juliet and Romeo’ with Lost Dog.
Also in the Outstanding Female Modern Performance category, Vidya Patel is nominated for her role in ‘The Troth’, choreographed by NSCD alumnus Gary Clarke.
Jonathan Goddard (Rambert School) is nominated for Outstanding Male Modern Performance for his role as Macbeth with Mark Bruce Company.
Dickson Mbi (LCDS) is nominated for Outstanding Male Modern Performance for his role in ‘maliphantworks2’ for Russell Maliphant Company.
The winners will be announced at a lunchtime ceremony to be held in Central London on Monday 18 February 2019. You can find the full list of nominations here.