The Carina Ari Medal 2015

Carina Ari Medal
Dance comes in many different expressions and shapes. We wish to acknowledge two great exponents of this multifaceted art. Individually and together, they are commended for promoting Swedish dance.

Nadja Sellrup och Karl Dyall2015 Carina Ari Medal award winners Karl Dyall and Nadja Sellrup.
Foto: Hans Nilsson.

The Carina Ari Medal 2015 is awarded to the première dancer Nadja Sellrup at the Royal Swedish Ballet and Stockholm 59 North. A dance artist with a strong aura and impressive range, brilliant technique and dramatic nerve, she is ardent and excellent in her interpretation of the big classic roles - Giselle, the Swan Queen, Cinderella, Juliet and Manon. In contemporary dance, she has inspired young choreographers such as Pontus Lidberg and Alexander Ekman to create roles for her. She puts her passionate heart into all her interpretations.

The Carina Ari Medal 2015 is awarded to Karl Dyall, dancer, choreographer, actor and musical theatre artist. With indefatigable energy, he has worked to revitalise and promote dance in Sweden, from Bounce to Base 23. At the Royal Opera he added dynamic verve to Pippi Longstocking. He has advanced the position of musical theatre in productions such as West Side Story, Fame and Singin' in the Rain. Karl Dyall is also a passionate entrepreneur and inspiration in the field of fitness. As an actor he has reached wide audiences, with theatre productions such as From Sammy With Love, and has also given body and soul to Shakespeare's Othello.

The Medal Committee: Gunilla Jensen, dance critic and dramaturge, Ana Laguna, professor and Royal Court Dancer, Rennie Mirro, dancer and actor, Ellen Rasch, première dancer.

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