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Hopefully there will be other recipients from the world of dance as well but I have just noticed that Christopher Wheeldon has been awarded an OBE (Diplomatic and Overseas list!) "for services in promoting the interests and reputation of British  classical and theatrical dance worldwide".

 

Many congratulations to him.

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Huge congratulations to all the honourees.

 

The Guardian has published the full list in a more readable format than the officially supplied government pdf:

 

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/dec/30/new-years-honours-2016-the-full-list

 

 

 

How to nominate someone for an honour:

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/245406/How_to_write_a_nomination.pdf

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Tamara Rojo, principal dancer and artistic director of the English National Ballet described her CBE as a humbling and a "wonderful encouragement to continue to work for the arts". 

 

Well deserved :) 

I can't see her name anywhere on the Guardian's list.....have I missed something, or have they?  Is this an honourary award as she is not British?

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I can't see her name anywhere on the Guardian's list.....have I missed something, or have they?  Is this an honourary award as she is not British?

 

 

She's listed in the same "Diplomatic Service and Overseas" category as Christopher Wheeldon.

 

As she was born in Canada she is, presumably, entitled to the full rather than an honorary award.

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Matthew Bourne was interviewed on the BBC this morning, clearly delighted and 'honoured' to be a recipient of this award. He also believes he is the first representative from a contemporary dance background to be knighted, and as such,feels a tremendous responsibility towards his art. Do people think he is right in being the first in his area? I can't think of anyone else.

 

Sorry Janet, I didn't see your link until after I had posted this

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Matthew Bourne was interviewed on the BBC this morning, clearly delighted and 'honoured' to be a recipient of this award. He also believes he is the first representative from a contemporary dance background to be knighted, and as such,feels a tremendous responsibility towards his art. Do people think he is right in being the first in his area? I can't think of anyone else.

 

Sorry Janet, I didn't see your link until after I had posted this

 

 

 

Hi Odyssey, I don't know if you looked at the interview in the link.  When I did, it was not what we saw live on Breakfast this morning.  It looks as though it was filmed at Sadler's Wells (maybe last night after the news became public) and it is just Sir Matthew talking, although by the sounds of it answering a list of questions.

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I noticed (you could hardly miss it) the front page of the Daily Mail today fulminating against a number of the honours awards this year (I can't remember the exact wording of the headline) because it felt they rewarded corruption, incompetence and so on, I think the argument went.  I don't think that can be applied to any of the dance awards ...

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