Back to homepage Blank Blank National Dance Awards
Back to homepage   Dance awards
Blank
for the year 2003
   
Blank
Dance awards
Audience awards
Children's Award
Industry awards
Student Award
Past awards
Features
Links
Press
Sponsors
About us
Home
 
Blank
De Valois Award for Outstanding Achievement
Blank
Richard Sherrington Award for Best Female Dancer
Blank
Best Male Dancer
Blank
Best Choreography (Classical)
Blank
Best Choreography (Modern)
Blank
Best Choreography (Musical Theatre)
Blank
Best Foreign Dance Company
Blank
Outstanding Female Artist (Classical)
Blank
Outstanding Male Artist (Classical)
Blank
Outstanding Female Artist (Modern)
Blank
Outstanding Male Artist (Modern)
Blank
Company Prize for Outstanding Repertoire (Classical)
Blank
Company Prize for Outstanding Repertoire (Modern)
Blank
 
Blank
The nominations are:
Nederlands Dans Theatre 2, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Twyla Tharp Dance.
More information about each company is given below:
Blank
Blank

Nederlands Dans Theatre 2
Founded in 1978, the company was the brainchild of Jiri Kylian who wished to create a company of young dancers between the ages of 17 and 22. The international reputation of NDT II, led by Artistic Director Gerald Tibbs, attracts some of the finest young dancers from all over the globe. The sixteen-strong company, trained in classical ballet technique, perform in a modern repertory that reflects the principal choreographers who work with the main company. The May 2003 programme at Sadler’s Wells Theatre comprised Dream Play by Johan Inger, Shutters Shut and Subject to Change by Paul Lightfoot and Sol Leon 27’52” by Jiri Kylian and Minus 16 by Ohad Naharin. The quality of dancing and choreography was exceptional and confirmed NDT II’s popularity with London audiences.

Blank
Blank

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Formed in 1954 the Paul Taylor Dance Company has represented the United States at many festivals during their extensive foreign tours. The Company has annual residencies in Boston, San Francisco, New York and Washington DC. In June 1999 the Paul Taylor Dance Company launched a two year Cultural Capitals of the World Tour that included London. The season at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in April 2003 featured seven works by Paul Taylor in two programmes: Offenbach Overtures; In the Beginning; Black Tuesday; Company B; Promethean Fire; the Word; and Roses. The sixteen strong company of dancers, eight men and eight women, largely born in the USA, are versatile and energetic.
Blank
Blank

Twyla Tharp Dance
Twyla Tharp assembled a group of dancers in 1964 which eventually became her company, Twyla Tharp Dance. In 1988 this group merged with American Ballet Theatre for two years during her tenure as Associate Artistic Director. The company is currently not a permanent one and is disbanded or reformed to accommodate Twyla Tharp’s other commitments as a choreographer of musicals and television or as guest choreographer with major dance companies. The season at Sadler’s Wells Theatre: Known by Heart Duet, The Fugue, Westerly Round and Surfer at the River Styx, featured a company of nine excellent dancers including Matthew Dibble, also nominated for National Dance Award this year. All choreography was by Twyla Tharp.
Blank
Back to top
Picture credits
Mark Morris Dance Group © Mark Morris Dance Group,
Nederlands Dans Theatre 2 © NDT2 Company,
Paul Taylor Dance Company © Lois Greenfiel,
Twyla Tharp Dance © Robbie Jack.

All text is © copyright of the Critics' Circle / National Dance Awards.