New Adventures (dance company)

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New Adventures
Formation2002
PurposeDance Company
HeadquartersFarnham Maltings
Location
Region served
UK and Internationally
Artistic Director
Matthew Bourne
AffiliationsSadler's Wells Theatre
WebsiteOfficial website

New Adventures is a British dance-theatre company. Founded by the choreographer Matthew Bourne in 2002, the company developed from an earlier company Adventures in Motion Pictures, which was later dissolved.

New Adventures has been a National Portfolio Organisation receiving funding from Arts Council England since 2015.[1]

Awards[edit]

Laurence Olivier Awards[edit]

New Adventures has received several Laurence Olivier Awards nominations and wins.[2]

Category Production Year Nomination/Win
Outstanding Achievement in Dance (Most promising small dance company to present a West End season) Town and Country 1992 Nomination
Best New Dance Production Nutcracker! 1994 Nomination
Best New Dance Production Swan Lake 1996 Win
Outstanding Achievement in Dance (Lez Brotherston - Set Design & Costume) Cinderella 1998 Win
Outstanding Achievement in Dance (Matthew Bourne - Concept and Dramatisation) The Car Man 2001 Nomination
Best Lighting Design (Paule Constable) Play Without Words 2003 Nomination
Best Entertainment Play Without Words 2003 Win
Best Choreography in Theatre (Matthew Bourne) Play Without Words 2003 Win
Best New Dance Production Cinderella 2011 Nomination
Outstanding Achievement in Dance (Lez Brotherston - Set Design & Costume) The Sleeping Beauty 2013 Nomination
Best Choreography in Theatre (Matthew Bourne) The Red Shoes 2017 Win
Best Entertainment The Red Shoes 2017 Win

Other awards[edit]

Other Awards won by New Adventures productions[citation needed]
Award Category Year
Swan Lake
The Manchester Evening News Award Best Touring Dance Production 1996
Gay Times Readers Poll Outstanding Live Performance 1996
Time Out Dance Award Adam Cooper for his performance as Swan/Stranger 1996
Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards Best Choreography 1997
The South Bank Show Award Matthew Bourne for his Swan Lake 1997
The Evening Standard Ballet Awards Adam Cooper for his performance as Swan/Stranger 1997
Dramalogue Awards Musical Director (David Frame) 1997
Dramalogue Awards Outstanding Performance (Adam Cooper and Scott Ambler) 1997
Dramalogue Awards Director (Matthew Bourne) 1997
Dramalogue Awards Producer (Katherine Doré) 1997
Dramalogue Awards Set and Costume Design (Lez Brotherston) 1997
Tony Awards Best Choreography 1999
Tony Awards Best direction of a Musical 1999
Astaire Award Special Award for Direction, Choreography & Concept 1999
Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Director of a Musical (Matthew Bourne) 1999
Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Choreography (Matthew Bourne) 1999
Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Set Design of a Musical (Lez Brotherston) 1999
Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Costume Design (Lez Brotherston) 1999
Drama Desk Awards Unique Theatrical Experience 1999
Outer Circle Critics Awards Outstanding Director of a Musical (Matthew Bourne) 1999
Outer Circle Critics Awards Outstanding Choreography (Matthew Bourne) 1999
Outer Circle Critics Awards Outstanding Costume Design (Lez Brotherston) 1999
The Car Man
Evening Standard Award Musical Event 2000
Edward Scissorhands
Drama Desk Award Unique Theatrical Experience 2007

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The data: 2018-22 | Arts Council England". www.artscouncil.org.uk. Retrieved 2021-06-16.
  2. ^ "Olivier Awards with MasterCard - Previous Winners | #BeInspired". Olivier Awards. Retrieved 2021-06-16.


New Adventures was founded by Mathew Bourne in 2002