The Australian Dance Awards Sunday 9 of November 2014 Sydney Opera House
Australia's most accomplished and leading artists of the professional dance industry converged at the Sydney Opera House for the presentation of the annual Australian Dance Awards.The pre-eminent industry awards was presented in an evening of performance that showcased the amazing quality and excellence of innovative and established dance that the Australian industry has to offer.
Awards were presented in 13 categories including outstanding achievement in choreography, outstanding performance by a male dancer, outstanding performance by a female dancer and Services to Dance Education and the inclusion of the Lifetime Achievement Award and Hall of Fame.
Initiated in 1986 the dance community in NSW gathered each year at the Dancers' picnic to celebrate International Dance Day (29 April). Award recipients were decided by their peers and presented with bunches of flowers. In 1997, Ausdance NSW, with support from the City of Sydney and the Australian Ballet, presented the inaugural Australian Dance Awards at the Sydney Opera House.
In 2014, The Australian Dance Awards are returning to Sydney for the first time since 2007. A broad range of genre's, talent and official guests will be showcased throughout the evening highlighting the depth and range of talent that the industry has developed over many years.
Biggest Dance Event of the Year
The awards brought together some of Australia’s most exciting dancers and companies including exclusive dance previews and collaborations – From Ballet and Contemporary to Hip- Hop.
Featuring The Australian Ballet | Sydney Dance Company | Kristina Chan | David Capra | Locreado Contemporary Company for Young Professionals |Andy Dexterity| Gheona Gela | Robina Beard | NAISDA Dance Collage | Team 9 Lives | and together for the first time Ev and Bow, Brent St and The Village and more.
Hosted by - Kip Gamblin and Frances Rings
Artistic Director - Anton
Produced by Ausdance NSW
Presented by Sydney Opera House, Harlequin Floors
The Winners of the 2014 Australian Dance Awards
Hall of Fame
Gailene Stock AM CBE
Lifetime Achievement Award
Services to Dance
Services to Dance Education
Janet Karin OAM
Outstanding Achievement in Youth or Community Dance
Buzz Dance Theatre for Look the Other Way
Outstanding Achievement in Choreography
Stephanie Lake for Aorta [Chunky Move]
Outstanding Performance by a Company
The Australian Ballet for Cinderella
Outstanding Achievement in Independent Dance
Dalisa Pigram for Gudirr Gudirr
Outstanding Performance by a Female Dancer
Leanne Stojmenov for Cinderella [The Australian Ballet]
Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer
James Vu Anh Pham for Aorta [Chunky Move]
Outstanding Achievement in Commercial Dance or Musical Theatre
Red Hot Rhythm for Rhythm Junkies
Outstanding Achievement in Dance on Film/New Media
Sue Healey for On View
For More Information:
You can keep up with all the Australian Dance Awards news and nominate anytime on The Australian Dance Awards website.
Images by Pia Moore