2abe63bff2db99f8757f508ff6fe5eceThree giants of dance — Marilyn Jones, Marilyn Rowe and Elizabeth Cameron Dalman — have been honoured for their contribution to the stage at the Australian Dance Awards over the weekend.

Jones and Dalman were inducted into the Hall of Fame and Rowe was bestowed with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual ceremony, held at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Adelaide on Saturday night.

Jones and Rowe have had outstanding ballet careers, on stage and off, and Dalman is renowned for her contribution to contemporary dance.

Steven McRae and Natasha Kusch in Queensland Ballet’s winning production of “Romeo & Juliet”.

But the night also celebrated dancers on stage today, with stiff competition coming from classical and contemporary companies around the country.

Queensland Ballet won top honours for best dance work with its production of Romeo and Juliet.

Best independent dance work went to South Australia’s Michelle Ryan and Torque Show for Intimacy.

The award for best male went to Waangenga Blanco, of Bangarra Dance Theatre, for his role in Patyegarang.

Best female dancer went to Lucinda Dunn, of the Australian Ballet, for her role in Manon.

For the full article: Herald Sun



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