The american choreographer Meg Stuart received the prestigious French Prize of Criticism for 'best foreign performance' in Paris. The prize was awarded for her creation "Blessed", performed by Francisco Camacho and Kotomi Nishiwaki. A production by Damaged Goods & EIRA, which had its premiere in March 2007, at Kunstencentrum Vooruit in Ghent.
The “Prix du meilleur spectacle étranger" is an initiative of the Syndicat professionnel de la Critique de Théâtre, Musique et Danse. This organisation unites 140 journalists from France and abroad and was founded in 1877. Each year it honours artists working in theatre, dance and music, who have marked in the past season the landscape in an extraordinary way with their work.
The jury of the category dance awards five prizes, of which one is also a special jury prize for Gérard Violette, the departing artistic director of Théâtre de la Ville in Paris, who was replaced by Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota.
The "Prix du meilleur spectacle étranger" has been granted before to works of a.o. William Forsythe and Jan Lauwers.