Correction to Critics' Survey
In the 2011 Critics Survey, in the Feb/Mar 2012 issue of Dance Australia, Adelaide critic Alan Brissenden’s nominations became scrambled in the lay-out process.
Here is the correct version of his nominations:
Highlight of the year
The Australian Ballet’s revival of Wheeldon’s After the Rain
Most significant dance event
The premiere of Closer Productions’ film about Tanja Liedtke, Life in Movement, and its subsequent awards.
Most interesting Australian group or
Restless Dance Theatre (Adelaide)
Most interesting overseas group or
Paco Peña and his flamenco company
Most outstanding choreography
Jiri Kylián’s Dream Time (1983), revived by Leigh Warren and Dancers
Best new work
Breathe, choreography Gina Rings, music William Barton, for Leigh Warren and Dancers at Womadelaide.
Most outstanding dancer
Rachel Rawlins and Robert Curran in Madam Butterfly (Australian Ballet);
Lisa Griffiths and Adam Synott in Dream Time (Leigh Warren and Dancers)
Dancer to watch
Ade Suharto (independent artist, Adelaide, in her own In Lieu for the OzAsia Festival);
Chengwu Goh (Australian Ballet);
Tara Soh (Australian Dance Theatre).
Leigh Warren and Dancers’ inexplicable loss of Australia Council Key Organization funding, when the company is in a sound state, had an exceptionally good 2011 and invitations overseas and interstate for 2012.