Winners Lists 2017 Australian Dance Awards
The 2017 Australian Dance Awards were presented on Sunday 24th September at Melbourne’s Arts Centre acknowledging a year of outstanding artistic achievement from dance companies, choreographers and dancers from around Australia.
Performers on stage included the The Australian Ballet, Stephanie Lake Company, Yellow Wheel, Murmuration, Lehenda Ukrainian Dance Company, Raw and Rugged Dance Crew, & Djirri Djirri Dance Group.
Hosting this year’s awards are cabaret star Yana Alana and dance sensation and 2017 ADA-nominee Benjamin Hancock.
Services to Dance
Services to Dance Education
Outstanding Achievement in Community Dance
Liz Lea with Canberra Dance Theatre, National Museum of Australia, Dance for Parkinson’s ACT and KAGE for Great Sport!
Outstanding Achievement in Youth Dance
Catapult Dance The Flipside Project for In Search of the Lost Things
Outstanding Achievement in Choreography
Lucy Guerin for The Dark Chorus [Lucy Guerin Inc]
Outstanding Performance by a Company
Bangarra Dance Theatre for OUR Land People Stories
Outstanding Achievement in Independent Dance
Liesel Zink for The Stance
Outstanding Performance by a Female Dancer
Ako Kondo for Coppélia [The Australian Ballet]
Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer
Benjamin Hancock for The Dark Chorus [Lucy Guerin Inc]
Outstanding Achievement in Commercial Dance, Musicals or Physical Theatre
Jack Chambers for Singin’ in the Rain [TEG Dainty, Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, David Atkins Enterprises & Michael Cassel Group]
Outstanding Achievement in Dance on Film or New Media
The Samaya Wives for The Knowledge Between Us
Peggy Van Praagh Choreographic Recipient