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De Valois Award for Outstanding Achievement
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Richard Sherrington Award for Best Female Dancer
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Best Male Dancer
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Best Choreography (Classical)
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Best Choreography (Modern)
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Best Choreography (Musical Theatre)
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Best Foreign Dance Company
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Outstanding Female Artist (Classical)
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Outstanding Male Artist (Classical)
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Outstanding Female Artist (Modern)
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Outstanding Male Artist (Modern)
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Company Prize for Outstanding Repertoire (Classical)
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Company Prize for Outstanding Repertoire (Modern)
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The nominations are:
CandoCo, Henri Oguike, Scottish Dance Theatre.
More information about these companies is given below:
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CandoCo
CandoCo is the world's leading company of disabled and non-disabled dancers. Founded in 1991 by Celeste Dandeker and Adam Benjamin, CandoCo quickly grew from a weekly workshop into the first company of its kind in the UK. Since then Candoco has worked with a host of internationally renowned choreographers including Darshan Singh Bhuller, Doug Elkins, Fin Walker and Javier de Frutos. The company has toured to over 50 countries broadening perceptions of dance through its performance repertoire. Among the international awards CandoCo has won are Time Out Performance Award, Barclay's New Stages Award and the Melbourne Festival Award.

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Henri Oguike
Choreographer and Artistic Director Henri Oguike studied music, drama and dance at Swansea College, Wales. In 1991 he entered the London Contemporary Dance School and in 1994 danced with 4D. Henri was a founder member of the Richard Alston Dance Company. With an award from the Robin Howard Foundation, he created Amongst Shadows in 1996 which led to his first full evening of work. In 1997 Henri received the Jerwood Award for Young Choreographers and founded his own dance group in 1999. Henri's work is in the repertoire of many companies, including Phoenix Dance Theatre, Companhia Portuguesa de Bailado Contemporaneo, Escapade on the South Bank and Transitions Dance Company. Henri has taught extensively both in the UK and abroad.
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Scottish Dance Theatre
Scottish Dance Theatre is Scotland's leading contemporary dance company and is part of Dundee Rep Theatre. Providing high quality contemporary dance for the City of Dundee and the Tayside region SDT also tour extensively in Britain and abroad. Their artistic director, Janet Smith, has been a continuing influence on dance in Britain since founding her original company, Janet Smith and Dancers, in 1976. Her talented and youthful company of four men and four women attracted critical praise for their performances at The Place Theatre, London, at the end of March, with a touring programme featuring Self Observation Without Judgement choreographed by Victor Quijada, Revenge of the Impossible Things by Tim Roden and Pete Shenton (New Art Club) and My House is Melting by Beth Cassani. The company toured Scotland and Italy with this programme before returning to the Edinburgh Festival in August. Their triple bill contained strong elements of humour and proved popular with critics and public alike.
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Picture credits
Rambert Dance Company © Hugo Glendinning,
CandoCo © Anthony Crickmay,
Henri Oguike © Chris Nash,
Scottish Dance Theatre© Chris Nash.

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