19TH GIBRALTAR INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL 2021 – RESULTS
The 19th Gibraltar National Dance Festival was recently organised by M.O. Productions at the John Mackintosh Hall Theatre between 3rd and 5th June 2021. The event saw 136 dancers from Gibraltar and Spain participate in various dance categories throughout the 4 sessions.
The overall winner and main prize was awarded to 16-year-old Chenille Brown from the Show Dance Company, Gibraltar, for her Show Dance Solo. Out of the 56 soloists, seven dancers were selected by the adjudicator Danielle Drayton to perform in the grand final. Bursary finalists included: Chenille Brown, Paula Infantes Gil, Sarah Torres, Juan Manuel Muñoz, Sienna Brittenden, Jesus Martinez and Nicole Victor.
Overall Winners as follows:
M.O. Productions Chenille Brown from Show Dance Company
M.O Productions Nicole Victor from JF Dance
Best Female Dancer of the Festival
M.O Productions Juan Manuel Muñoz from Innovations
Best Male Dancer of the Festival Dance Company
M.O. Productions Sussex Award Chenille Brown from Show Dance Company
M.O. Productions Jade Federico from JF Dance for her Adult
Best Choreography Award Group ‘With Love, Virginia Woolf’
Lawrence Robles Award Erin Yeo from Show Dance Company
For the Most Promising Dancer
Festival Organiser, Alfred Rumbo said:
‘Despite Covid and despite having to cancel the event twice due to its restrictions, we are delighted to have been able to produce the International Festival. We are grateful to Public Health for allowing our event to form part of the cultural events pilot scheme. We are delighted by the support received from everyone who has taken part. We are pleased with the high standards and quality of dance achieved and maintained throughout the festival and we look forward to our 20th edition in March 2022.’