Nominations, but no prizes
Every year, during Festival de Nederlandse Dansdagen, it is announced who will win the Swan for ‘best dance performance’ and which performance will receive the Swan for ‘best dance production’. The nominations for these awards have already been announced in the previous months. This year there were more nominees than ever before. A total of 10 dancers and choreographers had the chance to win one of the dance prizes.
Due to the closure of theaters on March 12, 2020, many performances have not been able to take place, and as a result many premieres and dance performances have not been performed and have remained unseen last season 2019-2020. The Dance Jury has therefore chosen to nominate dancers and performances last year for the special performances they have delivered in the field of performance and development of dance art, so as not to let the interrupted season pass unnoticed and unnoticed. For the 2020-2021 season, nominees were added. Therefore, no prizes were awarded in 2020, but the award ceremony took place during the opening program of the Dutch Dance Days 2021 on October 1, where the winners of the two previous – heavily reduced – seasons were announced.