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Total Theatre Awards 2018 winners announced

Le Gateau Chocolat also picked up the Significant Contribution Award

Le Gateau Chocolat
© Dan Wooller for WhatsOnStage

This year's Total Theatre Award winners have been announced.

A total of seven awards were given out across five categories, with the final winners announced at a ceremony on 23 August.

Twenty-nine peer assessors from nine countries assessed 461 eligible shows over the course of the first 11 days of the Fringe. Of the seven awards, five were given to shows at Summerhall.

The special award, last year awarded to Lyn Gardner, was given to Le Gateau Chocolat, who presented his show Duckie at this year's fringe.

The winners in full:

Significant Contribution Award

WINNER: Le Gateau Chocolat

Shows by an emerging artist/company

WINNER: Cock, Cock… Who's There?
Samira Elagoz in association with From Start to Finnish (Finland)
Summerhall

dressed.
ThisEgg in collaboration with Made My Wardrobe (England)
Underbelly

Katie & Pip
Tin Can People (England)
Summerhall

Can't Stop Can't Stop
Sam Does Theatre (England)
C Venues

Total Theatre and Jacksons Lane Award for Circus

WINNER: Casting Off
Sharon Burgess Productions and A Good Catch (Australia)
Assembly

My Land
Recirquel Company (Hungary)
Assembly

Casus: You and I
Casus Circus (Australia)
Assembly

Sediment
Company 2 (Australia)
Assembly

Total Theatre and The Place Award for Dance

Brocade
Roberta Jean (Scotland)
dancebase

Gibbon
Gandini Juggling (England)
Assembly

WINNER: Void
V / DA and MHz, in association with Feral (Scotland)
Summerhall

The Spinners
Limosani Projekts and Al Seed Productions (Australia & Scotland)
dancebase

Taiwan Season: Varhung – Heart to Heart
Tjimur Dance Theatre (Taiwan)
dancebase

Innovation, Experimentation and Playing with Form

WINNER: Pussy Riot: Riot Days
One Inch Badge (England/Russia)
Summerhall

WINNER: Natalie Palamides: NATE
Soho Theatre (United States)
Pleasance

Underground Railroad Game
Soho Theatre presents the Ars Nova production (United States)
Traverse Theatre

Drive-By Shooting
Dumbworld (Northern Ireland)
Summerhall

The Flop
A Hijinx production in association with Spymonkey (Wales)
Summerhall

Physical / Visual Theatre

WINNER: Another One
Vooruit, Arenbergschouwburg, Big in Belgium, Richard Jordan Productions, TRP, Summerhall (Belgium)
Summerhall

WINNER: Backup
Chaliwaté Company and Focus Company (Belgium)
Summerhall

The Artist
Circo Aereo and Thom Monckton (Finland)
Assembly

Century Song
Volcano (Canada), Richard Jordan Productions in association with CanadaHub (Canada)
ZOO

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