I’ve been nominated a Laurence Olivier Award 2012 for Outstanding Achievement in Dance for my efforts in Some Like It Hip Hop. It’s an immense honour for me and also for the fact that I’m in the same category as Sylvie Guillem. That means it will be very hard to win it but just being nominated is amazing enough for me.
Some Like It Hip Hop is also nominated for Best New Dance Show whereof I’m one of the choreographers alongside Kate Prince and Carrie-Anne Ingrouille. Additional choreography by Duwane Taylor and Ryan Chappell.
Fingers crossed we’ll win something!!
The Award ceremony will be at the Royal Opera House 15th of April 2012 and can be watched on BBC red button, Radio 2 and online.
This is a performance I did with ZooNation at the Olivier Awards 2011 and was broadcast on BBC Red Button. It was mainly choreographed by Kate Prince but Duwane Taylor, Teneisha Bonner and I helped her with certain sections. It’s the BBC Symphony Orchestra playing an out take from West Side Story.
Dancers: Tommy Franzén, Denny Haywood, Rowen Hawkins, Duwane Taylor, Rob Anker, Sarah Louise Richards, Lizzie Gough, Teneisha Bonner, Natasha Gooden, Suki Wong, Corey Culverwell ,Michael McNeish, Liam Francis and Isaac Edwards
Here is the link to watch ZooNation’s performance at the Olivier Awards 2011. I had great fun performing in it so I hope you enjoy watching it.
Zoonation and I at the Olivier Awards after party. This room is packed with people!
Don’t forget to watch the Olivier Awards tomorrow (Sunday) at 6pm. I’m dancing with ZooNation in a hip hop interpretation of The Quintet and Somewhere from West Side Story. The night is also celebrating Stephen Sondheim’s 80th birthday.