Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Former Royal New Zealand Ballet dancer wins $25,000


Media Release – 3 October 2012

Former Royal New Zealand Ballet dancer wins $25,000 arts award

New Plymouth born Cameron McMillan, who began his career with the Royal New Zealand Ballet for four years, was last night awarded one of three $25,000 New Generation Awards by the Arts Foundation of New Zealand.

“We are delighted that Cameron’s talent both as a dancer and choreographer has been acknowledged through this prestigious award. He was one of the stars at the RNZB and we’ve enjoyed working with him recently as a choreographer during the hugely popular Stravinsky Selection triple bill. I was at the ceremony last night and it was wonderful to catch up with Cameron and congratulate him in person,” says Amanda Skoog, Managing Director, RNZB.

The Award acknowledges artists who have assured potential and show outstanding promise. Recently described by The Observer UK, as ‘one of the most compelling and intelligent dancers on the world stage’, Cameron is based in London and is an independent choreographer, dancer and teacher.

He left NZ in 2001 to dance with English National Ballet and later joined the Rambert Dance Company. He is now an associate artist with DanceEast (the National Dance Agency of the east of England) and has enjoyed a highly successful performance and creative career spanning large-scale classical ballet independent contemporary dance, film and fashion.

During his time at the Royal New Zealand Ballet, Cameron quickly rose to the rank of principal dancer and performed many leading roles including Prince Desire in The Sleeping Beauty, James in La Sylphide, Jonathan Harker in Dracula and creating the title role in Russell Kerr’s Peter Pan. He also danced key roles in shorter contemporary works by Douglas Wright and Michael Parmenter among others. In 2008 he returned to the company as a guest artist to dance the role of Romeo in Romeo and Juliet.

While with the RNZB he also showed great promise as a young choreographer during the company’s choreographic workshops. In 1999 he created his first work Unsuspecting View, which the RNZB toured nationally in 2001. In 2007 the RNZB commissioned his acclaimed Equilibrium for performances in New Zealand and Australia. In 2011 he returned to the company to create a new work Satisfied with Great Success, which featured designs by acclaimed fashion designer Karen Walker, and premiere as part of in the triple bill Stravinsky Selection.
ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Māori Language Week: He Karanga Kia Kaha Ake Te Tīhau Ki Te Reo Māori

The Māori Language Commission wishes to see social media swamped with Māori language tweets and messages for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori using the hashtag #tekupu. More>>

ALSO:

Book Vote: Kiwis Prefer Young Adult & Classics

To compile their Top 100 List for 2014, Whitcoulls again asked New Zealanders to vote for their favourite books and authors. And while classic novels continue to appeal to Kiwi readers, 2014 marks a significant new trend – the increasing popularity of novels for young adults. More>>

ALSO:

Five NZ Cities: Bill Bailey Back To The Southern Hemisphere

The gap between how we imagine our lives to be and how they really are is the subject of Bill’s new show Limboland. With his trademark intelligence and sharp wit, he tells tales of finding himself in this halfway place. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Book Television Is Coming

Carole Beu of The Women’s Bookshop in Auckland, Graham Beattie of The Book Blog and producer Deb Faith of FaceTV have raised enough money via crowd funding at Boosted – just under $7,000 so far – for 12 episodes, which begin production in September, and will be on screen later that month. More>>

Electric Sheep: Light Nelson Exceeds All Expectations

Light Nelson exceeded all expectations drawing over 40,000 people over two nights to the Queens Gardens and surrounds. The event, with over 40 installations from local and national artists, is in its second year, and organisers were hoping they’d top last year’s crowd of 16,000. More>>

MacGyver: Richard Dean Anderson To Attend Armageddon This October

New Zealand’s biggest pulp-culture event, the Armageddon Expo is proud to announce the world’s most recognised DIY action hero will be attending the Auckland event at the ASB Showgrounds from October 24th to 27th. More>>

ALSO:

Barbershop Gold: Māori Party Singing Praises Of The Musical Island Boys

The Maori Party has congratulated four young men on a mission, who in 2002 took up barbershop singing at Tawa College, and tonight took out the Gold Medal in the 2014 International Barbershop Harmony Society competitions in Las Vegas. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news