The final nominations for the Dance Audience Award were announced on Wednesday. Throughout the month of December, audiences could put forward their favourite dancer and production. A selection was then made from all the entries, based on numbers and comments. This month, audiences can vote for the nominees, and the winners will be announced during the weekend of 9 and 10 February.
The Dutch National Ballet has been nominated in the category of ‘favourite dance production’ for three productions: The Dutch National Canta Ballet, by Ernst Meisner, Carmen, Paquita Bolero (Ted Brandsen, Rachel Beaujean and Krzysztof Pastor) and Cinderella, by Christopher Wheeldon. Introdans were nominated for their programmes Hartslag – with works by Nacho Duato, Cayetano Soto and Thierry Malandain, and Leve de liefde – with works by Mats Ek, Nacho Duato, and Uri Ivgi and Johan Greben.
In this category, the audience can also vote for Ed Wubbe’s Romeo & Julia by Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, How long is now by Conny Janssen Danst, Et Après by Isabelle Beernaert, Zonnekoningen by the Internationaal Danstheater and The Nutcracker by The Dutch Don’t Dance Division.
Audiences were also invited to nominate a favourite dancer. Dutch National Ballet principals Igone de Jongh, Anna Tsygankova, Casey Herd and Matthew Golding all stand a chance of winning the Dance Audience Award in this category. Other nominees for the award are Karin Lambrechtse and Steijn Fluijt from Introdans, Dimitra Kolokouri (dancer with Beernaert), Nina Plantefève-Castryck (winner of So You Think You Can Dance 2011), Angelo Pardo (runner-up of So You Think You Can Dance 2009) and Djurre Brouwer.
You can cast your vote for the Dance Audience Award here:
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