With about three months until this year’s Australian Dance Awards (ADAs) in Perth, the selection panel has finished looking at all the viewing links for the long list of nominations and have submitted first-round votes. The next step is for the panel is to look at the top four or five contenders in each category and then submit another round of votes. Sometimes a teleconference is convened so that everyone can contribute to the discussion about any issues, tied or close scores etc.
We hope to have the 2016 shortlist confirmed by early July. The nominations coordinator will then contact all shortlisted nominees.
The voting process is very rigorous and members are thorough and diligent. The selection panel, comprised of a wide cross-section of dance experts, representing the various sectors, generations and experience, generously donate their time so that the Dance Awards may continue.
Ausdance WA, along with Ausdance National Vice-President Claudia Alessi, is busy securing sponsors, presenters and performers, and everything that goes with presenting the Awards.
You can go the ADAs website anytime and nominate an outstanding performance or piece of work. (Nominations close each year on the last day of February.) Have a look at the eligible works list which is updated throughout the year. If you think a work is missing, please email Leanne Craig, the nominations coordinator.