In 2015 the Australian Dance Awards are bound for Adelaide for the first time. The Awards celebrate the achievements of Australian dance companies and dancers in a night-of-nights event combining performances and Award presentations. They will feature past winners and notable guests hosted by well-known Adelaide identity Jane Doyle.
Date & time: 7.30 pm Saturday 12 September 2015
Location: Her Majesty's Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre
Tickets: Get your Australian Dance Awards tickets from BASS
One the most anticipated Awards is the 2015 Lifetime Achievement, awarded in 2014 to long-time Adelaide choreographer Leigh Warren.
Other Awards include Outstanding Performance by a Female Dancer, Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer, Outstanding Achievement in Choreography, and Outstanding Performance by a Company, which in 2014 was awarded to The Australian Ballet for Cinderella.
The Awards will also showcase the achievements of dance in South Australia, which has a notable dance history including the realisation of Australian Dance Theatre in 1965 by Elizabeth Cameron Dalman, who will also appear to present an Award.
Performances will include early and more recent work by ADT, delicious entertainment by Restless Dance Theatre, a new Leigh Warren work performed by students of Adelaide College of the Arts, and an excerpt from Dance North’s new work Syncing Feeling. Fringe events include a showing/conversation about new independent dance works.
See the list of nominees at Australian Dance Awards. This will the 18th Australian Dance Awards, which began as a dancer’s picnic in Sydney.
The Australian Dance Awards are on 12 September 2015 at Her Majesty’s Theatre, starting at 7.30 pm. Get your Australian Dance Awards tickets at BASS.