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Edward Watson and Monica Mason receive Olivier Awards

Ceremony held at Royal Opera House.

By Ellen West (Head of Online Content)

15 April 2012 at 6.54pm | 4 Comments

Royal Ballet Principal Edward Watson has won the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance for his role in Arthur Pita’s The Metamorphosis. Monica Mason, Director of The Royal Ballet, also received a special award for her distinguished career in dance.

In her acceptance speech Monica described the dancers and staff of the Royal Ballet as “committed, passionate and crazy”. Sadly, Edward Watson’s speech was interrupted by a break in broadcasting due to a power cut in Covent Garden. The Metamorphosis will be revived at the Royal Opera House in March of next year.

This year the Royal Opera House received five nominations for Olivier Awards, in addition to Monica Mason's special award.

Pictures from the award ceremony:

By Ellen West (Head of Online Content)

15 April 2012 at 6.54pm

This article has been categorised Awards, Ballet and tagged 2012, Arthur Pita, by Arthur Pita, Edward Watson, Laurence Olivier Awards, Monica Mason, Olivier awards, Production, The Metamorphosis

This article has 4 comments

  1. What a fabulous and emotive evening and ceremony!!!

    What a pity we could not listen to Edward’s speech properly :( Long deserved!!!

  2. peter frater responded on 17 April 2012 at 8:47am Reply

    Please could the ROH put both Monica and Edward speech,s on the ROH website Edward speech was interrupted by the BBC Thank you P Frater ( oxford )

  3. Marco Sigrist responded on 18 April 2012 at 6:46pm Reply

    Congratulations for absolutely great achievement of Ed Watson's performing art as a world-levelled ballet-dancer! He fully does deserve this honour, and I am extremely happy about....

  4. Loved the show, a truly enjoyable evening's viewing, wonderful that the whole ceremony was televised this year.
    Miss S French (Colchester)

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