The annual Australian Dance Awards recognise and honor professional Australian dance artists, choreographers, dance companies and dance educators who have made an outstanding contribution to Australian dance. The nominations this year are testament to the depth and breadth of talent across the whole sector. Awards include outstanding performance by a company, in choreography by a male and female performer and services to dance and dance education.
Bangarra, Queensland Ballet,Sydney Dance Company,The Australian Ballet andWest Australian Ballet companies and artist have gained nominations across a range of categories including Outstanding Achievement in Choreography, Outstanding Performance by a Company, and Outstanding Performances by a Male and Female Dancer.
The full list of shortlisted nominees is here:Australian Dance Nominees 2017.
The winners will be announced at a ceremony at The Playhouse at Arts Centre, Melbourne on Sunday 24 September and the Lifetime Achievement Award for 2017 will be confirmed later this month.