Australian Dance Awards announced in Melbourne

Bangarra Dance Theatre and choreographer Lucy Guerin have picked up major awards two years running.

A scene from Lucy Guerin Inc’s The Dark Chorus. Image via

The 2017 Australian Dance Awards were presented at Arts Centre Melbourne on Sunday night. 

Taking home the award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer was Benjamin Hancock (VIC) for his work in The Dark Chorus by Lucy Guerin Inc, while The Australian Ballet’s Principal Artist Ako Kondo (VIC) was awarded Outstanding Performance by a Female Dancer for her starring role in Coppélia.

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