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 Post subject: Jerwood awards 2002
PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2002 11:20 pm 

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<small>"Scan" by Rosemary Butcher Dance Company; image by Chris Nash</small>

The Jerwoods are the most significant choreography awards in the UK and the winner of the £17,000 prize this year is Rosemary Butcher.

Press Release:


The winners of the 2002 Jerwood Choreography Awards were announced and presented by Adam Cooper on Sunday 20 October at the Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London. Three awards in total were presented, one for £17,000 and two for £8,500:

£17,000 Award Winner:

Rosemary Butcher

£8,500 Award Winners:

Maresa von Stockert

Ben Wright
Rachel Krische

The Awards Ceremony featured performances choreographed by past Award Winners Akram Khan, Charles Linehan and William Tuckett. Ralf Ralf were the Masters of Ceremony.

Also shortlisted for the Awards were

£17,000 Award

* Pete Shenton & Tom Roden

* Robert Tannion

£8,500 Awards

* Hannah Gillgren

* Mavin Khoo

The Jerwood Choreography Awards offer a rare opportunity to identify and celebrate the excellence and commitment of young dance artists in this country.

“Dance and drama are at the forefront of our support for the arts and young people. The Choreography Awards pump oxygen into the creation of new work and enthuse the young choreographers and their dancers.”

Alan Grieve, Chairman, Jerwood Charitable Foundation

The Jerwood Choreography Awards are a joint initiative between the Jerwood Charitable Foundation and the Arts Council of England. They are different from other awards in that they encourage a degree of experimentation to further choreographic development within a structured and supportive environment.

The Jerwood Charitable Foundation is dedicated to imaginative and responsible funding and sponsorship of the arts, education, design and other areas of human endeavour and excellence. As well as the Choreographic Awards the Jerwood Charitable Foundation supports a series of other initiatives including the Jerwood Painting Prize, the Jerwood Applied Arts Award and, with its parent foundation, the creation and support of the Jerwood Space in central London, a unique resource housing rehearsal facilities, the Jerwood Gallery and Café 171.

For the £17,000 Award, any choreographer based in the UK with five years professional choreographic experience was eligible to apply. For the £8,500 Awards, any choreographer aged 35 or under with three years professional choreographic experience was eligible to apply.

Dance Umbrella has been appointed Managing Agent for the Awards scheme and will provide moral and administrative support for the choreographers throughout the process.

Previous winners include:

Carol Brown

Yael Flexer

Philipp Gehmacher

Matthew Hart

Matthew Hawkins

Stephen Hughes

Akram Khan

Charles Linehan

Liv Lorent

Henri Oguike

Tom Sapsford

Luca Silvestrini & Bettina Strickler

Ted Stoffer

William Tuckett

Jasmin Vardimon

Fin Walker

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 Post subject: Re: Jerwood awards 2002
PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2002 2:31 am 

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Rosemary Butcher, this year's Jerwood winner, is highly appreciated in the professional dance world and also academia, but less well known to the dance public.

Here is an extract of some text about her from this year's Dance Festival of Ireland:


Rosemary Butcher.....still as sharp and innovative as she was nearly thirty years ago, her tireless investigation of conceptual art, pure movement and space has greatly inspired three generations of British choreographers. Through the years, her experimentation with movement, language and choreographic form has led her into a series of supremely successful cross-arts collaborations with a range of graphic designers, architects, visual artists and composers including Michael Nyman, Ron Haselden and Heinz Dieter-Pietsch.

Scan, which premiered in the Hayward Gallery in London last year continues this rich tradition of collaboration with design by Turner Prize nominee Vong Phaophanit, music by composer Cathy Lane and performance by four of Britain's very best independent dancers. Visceral and uncompromising in its imagery and energy, Scan consolidates Rosemary Butcher's reputation as an artist with an uncompromising integrity and originality of vision. It integrates movement, film, light and sound in order to make visible that which ordinarily lies hidden and inaccessible within the individual and engages the audience in a gradually unfolding and surprising exploration of the body's inner life and exterior physicality. A rigorous and vital dance work which reverberates long after its conclusion.

"… Scan is an accomplished journey from external product to internal process and another pinnacle on the graph of Butcher's successes." The Independent

"Rosemary Butcher still, remarkably, manages to wipe the slate clean with every new work she produces." The Spectator


Here's the link to our Rosemary Butcher topic.

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