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Awards

Critics' Circle National Dance Awards

2023 NOMINATED Mark Bruce Company for BEST MID-SCALE COMPANY 

2018 NOMINATED Jonathan Goddard for Outstanding Male Performance (Modern) as Macbeth for Mark Bruce Company

2018 NOMINATED Eleanor Duval for Outstanding Female Performance (Modern) as Lady Macbeth for Mark Bruce Company

2016 NOMINATED Hannah Kidd for Outstanding Female Performance (Modern) as Penelope in The Odyssey for Mark Bruce Company

2014 WINNER Mark Bruce Company for BEST INDEPENDENT COMPANY 

2014 WINNER Jonathan Goddard for Outstanding Male Performance (Modern) as Dracula for Mark Bruce Company

 

Sky South Bank Award for Dance

2014 WINNER Sky South Bank Award for Dance for Dracula 

The National Dance Awards have been organised by the Dance Section of the Critics’ Circle in each year of this Millennium to celebrate the vigour and variety of Britain’s thriving dance culture. They are presented by the Dance Section of the Critics’ Circle, which brings together over 60 dance writers and critics and are the only awards given by the body of professional dance critics in the UK.

Reviews for Frankenstein

★★★★ The Times

“Mark Bruce’s Frankenstein is a monster tale with a big heart.  The Monster is played by the extraordinary Jonathan Goddard who brings a stunning gravitas and compassion to a creature whose body is twisted and tormented by the choreography…Goddard’s performance is so mesmerising..."

★★★★ Culture Whisper

“Liberation Day, performed to six songs by Mark Bruce himself…serves as an introduction to his excellent dancers and works as a kind of amuse bouche for the meaty main course to come.“In Jonathan Goddard, a dancer of rare power and magnetism, and a veteran of Mark Bruce Company, we have a Monster of tremendous complexity…Prometheus, bringer of the fire of life, danced with great presence by a black-winged Eleanor Duval.”

★★★★ Financial Times

“A tragic dream that brings humanity to the horror…a hugely enjoyable ride.  “Any Frankenstein is only as good as its monster, and Jonathan Goddard is one of the greats: a brilliantly sustained, richly detailed portrait. Goddard is an artist of extraordinary versatility, capable of investing the slightest step with dramatic purpose.”
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