Leanne Stojmenov in Concerto. Photography Jess Bialek
The Australian Ballet is delighted to have picked up a number of honours at the 2011 Green Room Awards.
The winners were announced on Sunday 18th March 2012 in a ceremony at the Playhouse, at Arts Centre Melbourne.
The cast of Concerto, Kenneth MacMillan’s exploration of classical technique, was triumphant in the Ensemble category. This work was performed as part of the British Liaisons program.
In the Female Dancer field, recently retired Principal Artist Kirsty Martin was recognised for her final stage role as Hanna in The Merry Widow. Her characterisation of the elegant heroine wowed audiences and the critics alike during the Melbourne season last year. The Australian stated that in the role of Hanna, Kirsty was at “her majestic and graceful best” while The Age described her performance as “exuberant”.
In addition to these nods, the company along with Victorian Opera and Orchestra Victoria won in in the Sound and Music Composition or Performance category for the soaring music that accompanied Stephen Bayne’s Requiem, that was performed as part of the Elegy season.
Established in 1982, the Green Room Awards recognise the world-class productions that grace Melbourne’s stages each year, across all facets from performance to production.
Congratulations to all of the talented winners and nominees.