Ursula Moreton Choreographic Awards 2010 – Results
A special guest joined last Friday’s audience in the Upper School’s Linden Studio Theatre for the finals of the Ursula Moreton Choreographic Awards. Internationally acclaimed choreographer and most recently judge of television’s Strictly Come Dancing and So you Think You Can Dance?, Arlene Phillips, attended the event and met all the participants on stage following the performance.
This year’s judges were Dame Monica Mason (Director, The Royal Ballet), Cathy Marston (Director, Bern Ballet; previous winner of Ursula Moreton Choreographic Award) and internationally renowned Music Director Barry Perez. The results were as follows:
1st place: Sean Bates.
Symbiosis, music by Sigur Ros
2nd place: Sebastian Goffin
Oneiros - A Personification of Dreams, music by Joby Talbot
3rd place: Ileana Riveron
Chronicle of the Heart, music by Sophie Solomon
Ursula Moreton was a key figure in the development of British choreography, having encouraged Kenneth MacMillan and John Cranko in the 1940s. She became Ballet Principal of The Royal Ballet School and lectured extensively on mime and choreography. Many of her original notes are held by The Royal Ballet School Collections. The Ursula Moreton Choreographic Award was established in her memory when she died in 1973 and to this day remains an integral part of the Upper School curriculum. The competition is organised solely by second year students as part of their BTEC National Award in Arts Management under the guidance of choreography teachers Jennifer Jackson and Kate Flatt.
Photo: Arlene Phillips (centre) with the 12 participants of the Ursula Moreton Choreographic Award 2010. Photo Taken By: Marius Arnold-Clarke.