Congratulations to Peter Badejo OBE winner of the 2nd ADAD Lifetime Achievement Award!
About the ADAD Lifetime Achievement Award
The ADAD Lifetime Achievement Award honours the outstanding contribution made by individuals to the practice and appreciation of African Diaspora dance in the UK and beyond. Following an open call, nominations for the 2nd ADAD Lifetime Achievement Award were received for: Carol Straker, Namron, Peter Badejo, Imani Jendai, Nii Tagoe and Mark Elie.
On Friday 22 February 2013 the 2nd ADAD Lifetime Achievement Award brought together arts professionals and dance supporters to celebrate and reward creative excellence in the beautiful surroundings of the Grade II listed old Finsbury Town Hall in London’s Clerkenwell district. The ceremony showcased the achievements and monumental contributions made to the British cultural offer in the field of African Diaspora dance by each nominee.Spotlight on dance of the African diaspora
ADAD is the only organisation to honour contributions to dance of the African diaspora in the UK. In 2011 ADAD was proud to honour Jamaican-born dancer-choreographer and cultural activist Jackie Guy for his contribution to the international cultural sector through his knowledge of Caribbean dance and music forms, and through his choreographic works.
Award selection criteria
• The nominee’s body of work in dance should clearly have earned them national
and/or international recognition.
• Nominees should clearly demonstrate how their work has impacted on the
development of Dance of the African Diaspora in the United Kingdom.
SponsorsThe ADAD Lifetime Achievement Award 2013 was supported by:
Arts Council England, Derrick Anderson, Robyn Durie, Lance Moir, Jackie Guy MBE, Simone Foster, Paula Allen, Judith Palmer, Teleica Kirkland, Beverley Glean, Vicki Igbokwe, Yassmin V Foster, Jennifer Gordon, Mercy Nabirye, Coral Brown, Victoria Ekundayo, Dick Matchett, Fern Potter.
Image from left to right: Derrick Anderson CBE, Jeanette Bain-Burnett, Peter Badejo OBE, Judith Palmer, Jackie Guy MBE. Photo: Elaine Bandele.