For the second year running Chris has been nominated by the Critics Circle for a National Dance Award in the category ‘Outstanding Male Performance (Modern)’ This years nomination was for the role he created in Matthew Bourne’s ‘Sleeping Beauty’, Count Lilac, which he continues to dance in the USA throughout the autumn. He can be seen dancing the role when the full production is aired this Christmas Day, on BBC2. On December 23rd a DVD of the production will also be available.
Below are some quotes from his recent reviews for the role in the USA:
‘Christopher Marney (Count Lilac) was also a champ, an exact, poetical and indefatigable classical ballet dancer’. -The New Yorker, Joan Acocella, Nov 2013
‘Christopher Marney, as Count Lilac, and the vengeful son of Carabosse play their head-to-head characters to the hilt. Mr. Marney is an especially impressive dancer’. -Wall Street Journal, Robert Greskovic, Oct 2013
‘Led by Count Lilac (the witty and wonderful Christopher Marney)’ -Huffington Post, Meghan Feeks, Oct 2013
‘Mr. Marney, delicate and fine-boned, has a beautiful line and moves with filigreed precision’. -DanceTabs, Marina Harss Oct 2013