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NDT nominated for National Dance Award (UK)

13 Nov 2012

The Dance Section of the Critics’ Circle has announced the nominations for the 13th National Dance Awards, the only awards given by the body of professional dance critics in the UK.

Cacti, created for NDT 2 by NDT’s associate choreographer Alexander Ekman, has been nominated in the category ‘Best Modern Choreography’. Other nominees in this category are Desh by Akram Khan, The Metamorphosis by Arthur Pita and Some like it Hip Hop (for Zoonation) by Kate Prince.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony to be held in The Robin Howard Theatre at The Place in London on Monday, 28th January 2013.

In announcing the awards, the chairman of the Dance Section, Graham Watts OBE, said: ‘this year we have had many nominations from over 30 active dance critics, who are watching and reviewing dance on a regular and frequent basis up and down the United Kingdom. Collectively they have put forward over 250 dancers, choreographers and companies for consideration and so the final shortlists are already very much the elite of 2012.’

The National Dance Awards celebrate the vigour and variety of Britain’s thriving dance culture. They are presented by the Dance Section of the Critics’ Circle, which brings together more than 50 dance writers and critics. For the full list of nominees in all categories, please check

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