Award season ~ theatre notes

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Award season

Yes, it's that time of year: I seem to be knee-deep in nominations. The shortlist for the 2009 Australian Dance Awards was announced today, and an interesting list of performance it is. The nominations are dominated by the Sydney Dance Company, with Tanja Liedtke's last work, construct, made before she was tragically killed last year, garnering four nominations, and four others for different works.

Melbourne dancer/choregrapher Antony Hamilton recieved two nominations, one for his choreographic work in BlazeBlue Oneline, and one for his work in Lucy Guerin's Corridor, and the Australian Ballet three. And Eddie Perfect gets a nod too, for Shane Warne the Musical. On a personal note, Ms TN is delighted to see that her colleague - or former colleague these days, now he's left the Australian for the delights of Canberra - Lee Christofis has been nominated for services to dance. You can find the full list of nominations here.

Meanwhile, the Malthouse's Broadway debut, Exit the King, is collecting nominations like, well, like a very successful show. The Tonys, announced yesterday, are the big ones, and they've got four - one for Geoffrey Rush, two (best design and best costumes) for designer Dale Ferguson, and one for best sound design for Russell Goldsmith. Congratulations to all of them.

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