Hull Dance Prize Returns

On Thursday 22 October four companies will be entering their work before a panel of judges and a voting audience once more as Hull Dance plays host to Hull Dance Prize 2015, Hull Truck Theatre.hulldanceprizeposter2015

The first Hull Dance Prize held in 2013 was a sell-out success with audiences really responding to the show and enjoying the interactive voting element of the evening.

This year’s show – hosted by the hugely popular Hull/London based duo Non Applicables – will see audiences yet again getting to ‘press the button’ to vote for their favourite piece.

There are two cash prizes with a Judge’s Prize and an Audience Prize to be won, amounting to a grand total of £2,500.

This prize money will be able to support the companies development in the future and establish themselves as Hull Dance Prize Winner 2015. The panel is made up of Dance professionals Rita Marcalo and Pete Shenton, and David Watson of Hull 2017 UK City of Culture team.

Four very different performances will compete for your vote on the night:


Dan Craddock

Dan Craddock

Four very different performances will compete for your vote on the night:

JoinedUp Dance all male professional company debuting ‘1+1+1′ 

Dan Craddock performance artist with solo piece ‘Rhythm is a Daniel

Lo:cus Dance Theatre newly-formed Hull dance company performing ‘Meet me in the place between right and wrong

Sarah Roe returning to Hull with conceptual duet ‘Intussusception’

Sarah Roe Company

Sarah Roe Company

Councillor Terry Geraghty, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture, said:

“Hull Dance Prize 2015 promises to be an exciting evening of professional dance performances. It is a vital platform to raise awareness and the profile of the dance in the city of Hull especially in the run-up to the UK City of Culture 2017.

“I would like to like to wish all four performances the very best of luck for the competition!”

While the judges make their final decision and the 2015 Hull Dance Prize winner is announced, groups of student dancers will entertain the audience, showcasing their performance skills in a short programme by local colleges.

Hull Dance Prize should not be seen as being just a competition with a cash prize, but rather as a vital platform, to raise awareness and the profile of dance in the city of Hull.

It is part of a development programme, Hull Dance, which is led by Hull City Council City Arts Unit.  In recent months Hull has proved it has a passion for contemporary dance with the remarkable Lea Anderson choreographed ‘Flick‘ – performed by Hull Dancers – drawing much attention during Freedom Festival this Summer.

Ruth Drake, Arts Development Officer, “The Hull Dance Prize is unique to the region, offering new experiences for performers and audience.  It is also a vital platform as new dance companies emerge in the area

Hull Dance Prize 2015 22nd October 7pm Tickets on Sale Now from Hull Truck Box Office    01482 323 638

Links: Box Office

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