Filled to the rafters with the great and the good from the dance world, The Place hosted the annual National Dance Critics’ Awards on Monday 25 January. It was a star studded and emotional event celebrating the creativity, diversity and richness of the dance scene in the UK.

Ben Duke, one of our Work Place artists, won the award for Outstanding Male Performance (Modern) for Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me) by Lost Dog, which was a hit show at Edinburgh Fringe festival this year, supported by The Place. The award was presented to him by dance critic Judith Mackrell, who said of the performance at Battersea Arts Centre “Setting Milton’s Paradise Lost as a solo dance is a monumental task, but Ben Duke does it with shambolic vigour.” Read the full 4-star review here.

See the full list of winners on Dance Tabs




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