Ausdance in association with QPAC presents the AUSTRALIAN DANCE AWARDS
Spend the evening with Australia’s best dance artists!
Dance lovers take note and mark your diaries now!
For the first time Queensland is to host the annual Australian Dance Awards recognising and honouring outstanding contributions to dance on Sunday 24 July at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC).
Celebrate the amazing achievements in Australian dance in 2010/2011 with the presentation of 12 awards, handed out by well-known personalities. The awards are presented alongside a performance program featuring some of the country’s leading dance artists and companies.
Executive Director of Ausdance Queensland, the state’s peak body for dance, Ann McLean, said she is delighted that the Awards will be held in Queensland for the first time and encourages dance lovers to join the celebrations at QPAC.
“The Australian Dance Awards is the one night of the year when dance creators, performers, educators and enthusiasts gather to acknowledge and honour their peers. It is also a not-to-be-missed opportunity for dance lovers to sample some of the best works of the past twelve months. The Awards are a wonderful opportunity to showcase the diversity and richness of dance in Australia today,” said McLean.
The Awards cover nine categories including “Outstanding Service to Dance” and ”Outstanding Achievement by a Company” as well as “Lifetime Achievement” and “Hall of Fame” awards.
From its humble beginnings in 1986 as a Dancer’s Picnic organised by Keith Bain, the Australian Dance Awards is now celebrating its 14 th year and has grown to become the major event on the national dance calendar, bringing prestige to nominees and winners alike.
Don’t miss this fabulous event showcasing and celebrating the best in the nation’s dance in QPAC’s Playhouse on Sunday 24 July from 7.00pm.
To book your tickets and for more information go to www.qpac.com.au or call 136 246.
Visit australiandanceawards.net.au for more info.
The Nominees for the 2011 Australian Dance Awards will be announced soon so look out for the news in an upcoming edition of Dance Informa.
Dance Informa is a proud sponsor of the event.
The 2011 Australian Dance Awards are supported by Arts Queensland and QPAC.
“What a night of nights! This year’s Awards was a celebration of all things dance by a growing and excited Australian dance industry.”
“We have won other awards before but these are very prestigious, it’s great for the company.”
Stephen Page, Artistic Director Bangarra Dance Theatre
Image: Photographer/Dancer, Marisa Cuzzolaro