Overture, choreographed by David Dawson, has been nominated for a ‘Zwaan’ 2013. The Zwaan is the most prestigious dance award in the Netherlands.
Dawson’s ballet was presented by the Dutch National Ballet in June 2013 as part of the Holland Festival. The dance jury of the Dutch Association of Theatres and Concert Halls (VSCD) announced their decision on Wednesday 26 June. Overture was part of a double bill alongside Shen Wei’s Sacre du Printemps.
Nominated alongside Overture for the Zwaan in the category ‘most impressive dance production’ are Midnight Rising by Club Guy & Roni, Domestica by Dansgroep Amsterdam and WArd/waRD, and 4 Seasons by Samir Calixto/Korzo Producties.
The dancers Dunja Jojic, Medhi Walerski and Francesco Curci have received nominations for the Zwaan for ‘most impressive dance achievement’. The awards will be presented on Sunday 6 October at the Dutch Dance Festival in Maastricht.
The jury about Overture:
“Dawson’s Overture is architectural and extremely musical. It is lyrical and hypnotic, but has a strong foundation. All the dancers are wonderful and precise. You do not get time to think about what you are seeing or about the whys and wherefores. You are engaged on a different emotional level, as if in a pleasant dream”.
The ‘Zwanen’ 2013 award ceremony will take place at the annual Dutch Dance Festival in Maastricht, on Sunday 6 October.