Ailey nominated for UK Theatre Awards


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Photo: Andrew Eccles

UK Theatre has announced the nominations for the UK Theatre Awards 2017. The UK Theatre Awards celebrate creative excellence and the outstanding work seen on stages throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The Awards will be presented on Sunday 15 October at a ceremony at London’s Guildhall. Olivier Award-winning actress Sharon D Clarke will host this year’s event.

Piazzolla Caldera. Choreography: Paul Taylor. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Photo: Paul Kolnik

Julian Bird, Chief Executive of UK Theatre, said:
“This year’s nominations demonstrate the extraordinary breadth of work being written, directed and performed across the United Kingdom. The performing arts are one of the country’s most dynamic and progressive industries, shaped by incredibly talented individuals and companies, on and off stage.”

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre presented by Dance Consortium in 2016 was nominated in the Dance Achievement award:

The three nominees were:

  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for a rich and full programme performed with distinctive personality, presented by Dance Consortium
  • Dickson Mbi for his standout performance in Boy Blue Entertainment’s excellent ensemble production BLAK WHYTE GRAY
  • Scottish Ballet for the European premiere of Crystal Pite’s striking one-act ballet EMERGENCE