This event finished on: 27 April 2013
The Place Prize for dance sponsored by Bloomberg was set up in 2004 as the first UK choreography competition in an attempt to support, nurture and celebrate new dance ideas. The Place Prize is now recognised as one of the most prestigious awards for contemporary dance in Europe.
Part celebration, part contest, The Place Prize is a unique opportunity to see the best dance around but also to actively play a part in making dance history and reward what, for you, makes great dance. Each night the four pieces not only compete for the overall Place Prize £25,000 cash prize but also for your nightly £1,000 audience vote.
Chosen from sixteen original commissions, four works will be presented in the finals. They are:
Wishing Well evokes childhood and growing up, games and rituals, hopes and desires, identity and mystery in a bravura solo performance by Martha Pasakopoulou.
Duet is a witty autobiographical journey across the fault lines of a working relationship and the personal sacrifices behind careers making dances together.
Created in collaboration with fashion designer Brooke Roberts, Athletes portrays a cold yet sparsely beautiful futuristic world whose inhabitants shift from co-operation to conflict, from solidarity to cruelty.
In Dead Gig, Rick takes us back to his 1980s childhood, and explores just how and why he found himself dancing to hippie dinosaurs The Grateful Dead.
Get more from your Place Prize evening...
Pre-show discussion: Losers?!
Mon 22 April 6.30pm
Past Place Prize competitors and other industry guests discuss who decides what makes good dance. This event is FREE and ticketed. All Place Prize ticket holders welcome book your place here
Post show discussion
Wed 24 April
The artists in The Place Prize Finals discuss their work with Lyndsey Winship, Dance Editor of Time Out. Free to ticket-holders.
The Place Prize Final Final
Sat 27 April
Following the final performance of The Place Prize Finals on Sat 27 April, the winner of the £25,000 top prize will be announced. Tickets £25 - click here to book.