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The Bonnie Bird New Choreography Award applications

Posted on 27 May 2015

A call for entries for the Bonnie Bird New Choreography Award 2015-17 and an invitation for nominations to The Bonnie Bird Lifetime Contribution to Choreography Award.

The Bonnie Bird New Choreography Award is currently open for applications.

This is a £10,000 biennial award which enables an experienced choreographer based in the UK to undertake a bespoke two-year programme of choreographic research, with the support of a Creative Producer.

“Receiving the Bonnie Bird New Choreography Award has had a huge impact on my development as a dance artist.” – Ben Duke, Artistic Director of Lost Dog Dance Theatre, Place Prize-winner and inaugural recipient of this award in 2011

“The Bonnie Bird Choreographic Award is enabling me to take the time to feed my curiosity: to read, ponder, follow a hunch, investigate, digest and discuss with fascinating people I would never have met otherwise. It feels like a luxury and a necessity all in one. I’m trying to extend it as long as possible.” – Rosemary Lee, recipient of New Choreography Award in 2013

For further information on the award and how to apply please go to http://www.bonniebird.org/bbnca.html

Deadline for applications is 11 June 2015 at 6pm

The BBCF have also recently launched a brand new biennial award The Bonnie Bird Lifetime Contribution to Choreography Award which celebrates and acknowledges those who have made exceptional lifetime contributions to the development of choreography and choreographic practice in the UK. The award will be given for the first time in Autumn 2015, alongside the other two ‘Bonnies’. For more information on the award and how to make a nomination please go to www.bonniebird.org

You may choose to nominate a choreographer, but equally you may nominate an educator or producer, anyone individual who, through their lifetime has contributed specifically to the development of Choreography in the UK a significant way for a significant time.  We are calling for nominations for that person who you feel has given that exceptional contribution.

Both of these awards are part of ‘The Bonnies’ a set of awards given by the Bonnie Bird Choreography Fund. Please go to http://www.bonniebird.org/ for further information.