21st Australian Dance Awards Winners

Posted on: 10/9/2018 1:58PM

Man MadePresented by Ausdance and Harlequin Floors, the 2018 Australian Dance Awards were held at Brisbane Powerhouse on Saturday, September 8 alongside an exciting display of Australian dance.

 

The annual Awards celebrate the talent, vibrancy and innovation of our dancers, choreographers and leaders across the country. The Awards specifically recognise the vast diversity of the dance profession, acknowledging and rewarding those whose achievements help to shape the future of dance in Australia.

 

Australian Dance Awards (ADA) Committee Chair Robina Beard OAM said, “As non-voting chairperson, I am amazed by the dedication, expertise and knowledge this selection panel has given to the nominations for the 2018 Dance Awards. The result of these hours of commitment are before us and I congratulate all our winners!”

 

Attendees were treated to performances by the Aboriginal Centre of Performing Arts (ACPA), Elements Collective, Expressions Dance Company, Phluxus2 Dance Collective, Sprung! Integrated Dance Theatre (Northern Rivers, NSW) and Queensland Ballet.

 

2018 Australian Dance Awards Winners:

 

Award

Winner

Work

Lifetimes Achievement

 

Athol Willoughby

 

Services to Dance

 

Hilary Trotter

 

Services to Dance Education

 

Katrina Rank

 

Outstanding Achievement in Community Dance

 

Tracks Dance Company

Man Made

Outstanding Achievement in Youth Dance

 

Co3

Project NEXT

Outstanding Achievement in Choreography

 

Stephanie Lake

Pile of Bones (Stephanie Lake Company)

Outstanding Achievement in Independent Dance

 

Martin del Amo

CHAMPIONS

Outstanding Performance by a Female Dancer

 

Jana Castillo

construct (Australian Dance Theatre)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer

 

Beau Dean Riley Smith

Bennelong (Bangarra Dance Theatre)

Outstanding Achievement in Commercial Dance, Musicals or Physical Theatre

 

Gravity & Other Myths

BACKBONE

Outstanding Achievement in Dance on Film or New Media

 

Sue Healey

Eileen

Outstanding Performance by a Company

Dancenorth

Attractor

 

Photo: Tracks Dance Company's Man Made won the Outstanding Achievement in Community Dance Award. Photo courtesy of Ausdance and Tracks. 



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