I prize and Gold medal
Denisova Arina (Russia, Moscow) Sergeenkova Eva (Russia, Moscow)
Dreisig Julianne Korea (Germany)
II Prize and Silver medal
III prize and Bronze medal
Nekrasova Veronika (Russia, Perm)
Egorova Elizaveta (Russia, Moscow)
I prize and Gold medal Spilchevsky Vyacheslav (Russia, Perm)
Fornachiari Gabriele (Italy)
II Prize and Silver medal
III prize and Bronze medal
Arzhanov Philip (Russia, Krasnoyarsk)
Kotelnikov Ivan (Russia, Moscow)
Afonichkin Vladimir (Russia, Moscow)
Diplomas to teachers “For the successful preparation of the participants”
Starostina Irina (Germany)
Leonova Marina (Russia, Moscow)
Diploma for the best contemporary choreography George Gusev (Russia, Moscow)
I prize and Gold medal Svinko Elena (Russia, Krasnoyarsk)
II Prize and Silver medal
Chris Alexandra (Russia, Moscow)
III prize and Bronze medal
Alekseeva Alisa (Russia, Ufa)
Diplomas Sabantseva Ekaterina (Russia, Novosibirsk)
Remović Raina (Serbia)
I prize and Gold medal
Yury Vybornov (Russia, Moscow)
Ksenofontov Nikita (Russia, Novosibirsk)
II Prize and Silver medal Kaggeji Alessandro (United Kingdom)
Marukyan Razmik (Armenia)
III prize and Bronze medal
Sadyrkulov Farukh (Kyrgyzstan)
Onodera Shota (Japan)
Pelizzoni Marcello (Italy)
Diploma for the best contemporary choreography Kaggeji Alessandro (United Kingdom)
THE RESULTS OF THE II ALL-RUSSIAN COMPETITION OF BALLET DANCERS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS ARE ANNOUNCED
The names of the winners of the II All-Russian competition of ballet dancers and choreographers, which took place in Yaroslavl in 13-18, are announced. The prizes were awarded to 13 contemporary dance performers.
Mazurkevich Elizaveta (Nizhny Tagil)
Maksimova Diana (Kostroma)
Lazareva Alesya (Moscow),
Akhmetova Arina (Nefteyugansk)
3rd prize – not awarded.
Elena Polushina (Yoshkar-Ola)
Alina Alekseeva (Chelyabinsk)
Anna Alekseeva (Chelyabinsk)
1 prize – not awarded,
2 prize – Sergey Davydov (Yoshkar-Ola)
3 prize – not awarded.
Matveev Ivan (Yakutsk),
Malov Danil (Yoshkar-Ola)
Nikolai Gorbunov (St. Petersburg).
1st prize – Aldonina Olesya (Krasnoyarsk)
Archaya Victoria (Moscow)
2nd prize – Mikhailova Kristina (Yoshkar-Ola)
3rd prize – Chernova Yelizaveta (Perm)
Oparina Anna (Yaroslavl).
Elena Kotovskaya (Samara)
Anastasia Maslinkova (Moscow).
1st prize – Tagirov Ildar (Yoshkar-Ola)
2nd prize – Mustafin Roman (Beloretsk)
3rd prize – Starikov Roman (Yoshkar-Ola).
Maxim Maslennikov (Veliky Novgorod)
Ilya Kozichev (Cherepovets).
Teacher Olga Gerasimova “For successful preparation of the participants”,
Choreographers Julia Repitsina (piece “Initiative”) and Diana Maximova (piece “Who to be?”)
Teachers Olga Poltorak and Evgeny Shevtsov “For successful preparation of the participants”
Choreographers Olesya Aldonina (piece “The Story”) and Tasenko Sergey (piece “the Artifact”)
On September 17, as part of the program of the All-Russian Competition of Ballet Dancers and Choreographers, the Assembly of the International Federation of Ballet Competitions took place. Representatives of the largest world ballet competitions arrived in Yaroslavl.
The main task of the Federation is to search for new talented performers, to assist in the development of their professional skills and the promotion of young artists among theaters and concert venues. The president of the Federation is Sergey Usanov.
During the meeting of the Assembly topical issues of the development of the Federation were discussed. One of the important topics for discussion was the change in the conditions for accepting new members. Based on the results of the vote, it was decided to establish a trial period of three years for new members of the Federation, the results of which will consider the further approval of candidates. The leaders of major international festivals also expressed initiative in introducing common criteria for participating in festivals, as well as preferences for winners.
2020 is the anniversary year for the International Federation of Ballet Competitions. In this regard, the members discussed the holding of an anniversary gala concert in 2020, at which the winners of major international festivals and competitions will perform. It is planned that the event will take place in the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow. In addition, the participants of the meeting took the initiative to prepare a publication dedicated to the history of the Federation.
The International Federation of Ballet Competitions was created in 2005 during the X International Ballet Competition and Contest of Choreographers in Moscow. Then its members were the twelve most significant international ballet competitions in the world.
Currently, the 24 largest world competitions are members of the Federation: the International Ballet Competition in Varna (Bulgaria), the International Ballet Competition and Contest of choreographers in Moscow (Russia), the International Ballet Competition in Jackson (USA), the International Ballet Competition in Helsinki (Finland), International Ballet Competition in Astana (Kazakhstan), International Ballet Competition named after R. Nureev in Budapest (Hungary), Baltic International Ballet Festival in Riga (Latvia), International Ballet Festival TANZOLIMP in Berlin (Germany), Open Russian Ballet Competition “Arabesque” named after Ekaterina Maksimova (Russia), International Competition “Youth America Grand Prix” in New York (USA), International Ballet Competition in Istanbul (Turkey), International Ballet Festival in Bodrum (Turkey), The International Ballet Competition in Spoleto (Italy), The International Ballet Competition in Seoul (South Korea), The International Competition “Young Ballet of the World” in Sochi (Russia), The International Ballet Competition “Grand Prix of Siberia” in Krasnoyarsk (Russia), The International Baltic ballet competition in Riga (Latvia), Sterkh International Ballet Festival in Yakutsk (Russia), Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition in New York (USA), International Ballet Competition in Lausanne (Switzerland), International Dance Competition n.a. Mahmud Esambaev in Grozny (Russia), International Ballet Competition in Nagoya (Japan), International Ballet Competition “Grand Prix of Kiev” (Ukraine), International Ballet Competition in Almaty (Kazakhstan).
Candidates for joining the Federation are the International Ballet Competitions of Singapore, China, and Mongolia.
September, 13, 2019
In Yaroslavl, the ALL-RUSSIAN COMPETITION OF BALLET DANCERS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS in the nomination “modern dance” is being held. The competition is attended by artists of two age groups in the solo and duet categories. The competition will also present a large-scale out-of-competition program dedicated to the Theater Year in Russia. From September 13 to 18, 2019, both venues of the “Millennium” concert and entertainment center in Yaroslavl will host exhibitions and concerts, film screenings and lectures, creative workshops and master classes, as well as business events. For guests of the Competition there will perform dancers of the Bolshoi Theater, Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Theatre, Theater named after Natalya Sats and other dancers from leading theaters of the country. As part of the competition, an exhibition of ballet photography by Alexander Pankov “Dance – So Close and So High” is working..
On September 13 “Millenium” hosted the Grand Opening. The program included the evening of the one-act ballets “Transcription of Color” and “Equus”, performed by the Moscow Ballet Theater.
On September 14, the artists of the Theater named after Natalya Sats will perform ballets of the Russian seasons “Scheherazade”, “Les Sylphides” and “Polovtsian Dances”.
September 16 will present The Gala concert of modern dance with the participation of artists of the Bolshoi Theater, Moscow Art Theater Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko etc.
In addition, lovers of choreography will be able to attend screenings of films dedicated to ballet. September 14 offers “Empire of Ballet” by Dmitry Semibratov, September 15 – famous “Bolshoi” by Valery Todorovsky, September 17 – “After You” by Anna Matison. All films will be shown at the cinema hall of “Millennium”.
This year a rich educational program for contestants and professionals is carried out by honored artists, choreographers, teachers and critics.
Choreographer, teacher, dancer, author of educational programs, Ekaterina Stegniy implements the creative laboratory “Method of group resonant composition”, created on the basis of European programs for studying modern dance techniques. Throughout the competition, laboratory will work with the contents on the process of conscious creating of the movement and its meaning, will get acquainted with the concepts of “solo resonance” and “resonance in a group”.
Elvira Pervova, member of the jury of the Competition, artistic director of the Skrim Dance Theater, will hold a workshop “Contemporary dance”; member of the jury of the Competition, director and choreographer of the “Eccentric Ballet” Sergey Smirnov will tell the participants about the composition at his master class; Pavel Glukhov, an artist of the modern troupe of the Moscow Ballet Theater and the New Ballet Theater, will teach modern choreography techniques.
Researcher, lecturer and dance playwright Katya Ganyushina will give a series of lectures entitled “The Practice of Conceptual Thinking”. Participants will learn how to structure and correctly use the choreographer’s ideas. Dance historian, dance critic, member of the advisory board of the Golden Mask National Theater Award Ekaterina Vasenina will give a lecture “Typology of Russian Performances”, which will analyze the types of contemporary dance performances in Russia for specific examples. Jury member, choreographer, director Alexander Pepelyaev will talk about an interactive video in a dance performance.
The business program of the Competition includes a roundtable “Another Theater” with the participation of experts from the Ballet magazine (September 18 at 14:00) and the Assembly of the International Federation of Ballet Competitions (September 16 at 12:00)
The first All-Union competition of ballet dancers and choreographers was held in Moscow in 1965. Over the years, the jury was headed by such famous choreographers and dancers as the Igor Moiseev, Yuri Grigorovich, Peter Gusev, Sofya Golovkina
In 2013, an initiative of the revival of the best traditions of Russian choreography and the All-Russian competition of ballet dancers and choreographers was made by an outstanding figure in modern ballet art Yuri Grigorovich. The founders of the event are the Government of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. Organizer – “ROSCONCERT”
August, 30, 2019
The Grand Prix
Gabrielle Figuiredo (18) – John Cranco School of the Stuttgart Ballet, Germany
1st place: Grace Carroll (15) – Tanya Pearson Academy, Australia
2nd place: Yazmin Verkhazh (16) – Ballet School of the Basel Theater, Switzerland
3rd place: Arianna Crosato Nyumann (16) – Danzaira Professional Ballet School, Peru
1st place: Junsu Lee (16) – Korea National University of the Arts,
2nd place: Francisco Gomez (15) – Academy of Annarella, Portugal
3rd place (coopers):
Joaquin Gaubeka (16) – Keri Ballet Conservatory, North Carolina,
USA / Argentina
Harold Mendez (17) – Cuban Ballet School in Sarasota, Florida, USA
MEDIUM GROUP (12-14 years old)
Youth Grand Prix
Darrion Sellman (14) – Los Angeles Ballet Academy, California, USA
1st place: Rebecca Alexandria Hadibroto (12) – Malupi Dance Academy, Indonesia
2nd place: Ava Arbuckle (14) – Elite Classic Coaching, Texas, USA
3rd place: Madison Brown (13) – Lenz Dance Studio, Florida, USA
Young men 1st place: Misha Broderick (13) – Ballet Academy Master, Arizona, USA 2nd place: Andrei Jesus (13) – Bale Jové De São Vicente, Brazil 3rd place: Seungmin Lee (14) – Sang Hua High School of the Arts, South Korea JUNIOR GROUP (9-11 years old) Junior Grand Prix Corbin Holloway, Citidans School and Conservatory, Maryland, USA Girls 1st place: Marta Savin (11) – Dance Planet, Romania 2nd place: Ksenia Kosava (11) – Ballet School Vezhnovets, Belarus 3rd place: Natasha Furman (10) – Dance Studio Not Your Ordinary Dancers
Girls 1st place: Marta Savin (11) – Dance Planet, Romania 2nd place: Ksenia Kosava (11) – Ballet School Vezhnovets, Belarus 3 place: Natasha Furman (10) – Dance Studio Not Your Ordinary Dancers, New Jersey, USA The boys 1st place: Mathis Laevens (10) – Raymond Ballet Ballet, Belgium 2nd place: Kai Sato (11) – Ballet Academy Y, Japan 3rd place: Aiden Jones (10) – Indiana Ballet Conservatory, Indiana, USA
The competition was attended by 170 young performers from 14 countries. Participants competed in three age groups: Juniors A and B, Senior group. Each group has two nominations – boys and girls, men and women.
The jury consisted of 11 people from South Korea, Russia, China, USA, Belarus, Mongolia, Poland, Great Britain and Japan. Chairman of the Jury Xin LILI – Artistic Director of the Shanghai Ballet. The competition was held in three rounds. In the first and third rounds, works from classical ballets were performed, and in the second round – contemporary choreographers. The results of all three rounds were summed up, and this amount of points was the final evaluation of the performance of the participant in the competition. Based on the results of the secret ballot, the jury distributed the prizes and awards as follows:
Juniors A (boys)
1st Prize – Jun Hyoung Yoon (South Korea)
2 prize – not awarded
3rd Prize – Do Hyon Kwon (South Korea)
Diploma – Seong Un Choo (China)
Juniors A (girls)
1st Prize – Hirata Arisu and Shoda Noa (both Japan)
2nd Prize – Na Neul Kim (South Korea) and Ye Jin Choi (China)
3rd Prize – Min Koung Kim and You Jung Jung (South Korea)
Juniors B (boys) 1st Prize – Gyeong Ho Kang (South Korea) 2nd Prize – Hyun Mo Koo (South Korea) 3rd Prize – Davi Gabriel da Silva Franco (Brazil) diploma – Ivan Matveev (Russia) Senio Group (Signora) Men 1st Prize – Stanislav Olshansky (Ukraine) and Sun U Lim (South Korea) 2nd Prize – Yuri Vybornov (Russia), Se Yong Kim, In Gym Baek (South Korea) 3rd Prize – Chang Hui Lee, Hyung Jun Ju, Ji Won Park (South Korea) Women 1 prize – not awarded 2nd Prize – Julia Moskalenko (Ukraine) 3rd Prize – Chinbat Duurenjargal (Mongolia), Yu Jeong Choi, Joo Mi Jang (South Korea)
In Berlin, from February 14 to February 18, 2019, annual TANZOLYMP FESTIVAL – COMPETITION took place, and the INTERNATIONAL DANCE CONTEST-FESTIVAL WAS HELD IN KIEV in March 11-13, 2019. The results of these competitions – members of the International Ballet Federation contests will be announced in the 4th issue of the Ballet magazine.
VII International Yury Grigorovich Competition «Young Ballet of the World» will be held in Sochi Winter Theatre from September 30 to October 06, 2019. Rules and programm of the competition.
December, 1, 2018
ALL-RUSSIAN BALLET COMPETITION AND CONTEST OF CHOREOGRAPHERS in nomination “CHOREOGRAPHERS” took place from November 5-30, 2018, in Moscow.
The Assembly was attended by representatives of 18 (of 22) of the most prestigious ballet competitions in the world. At the Assembly, Director General of the Federation Sergey Usanov highlighted the organization’s work over the past year, marking, that this year was held under the auspices of the 200th anniversary of birth of the outstanding choreographer Marius Petipa, highlighting the significance of his creative works for international competitions. The Federation, in honor of the outstanding master of classical dance, held a series of gala concerts of the winners of international competitions in Germany and France in UNESCO headquaters, with the active assistance of the editorial office of Ballet Magazine, which held and organized the international round table on the topic “Marius Petipa is the era of classical dance”. Events held under the auspices of UNESCO in Paris in honor of Marius Petipa, had a very wide resonance with the French public. On November 13, the Federation held a round table on the topic “The creative heritage of Marius Petipa and his role in the competitive repertoire”. Representatives of ballet competitions, members of the jury of the International Competition “Grand Prix of Siberia”, ballet scholars and ballet critics, as well as guests of the International Forum took part in the discussion of the declared topic. The General Assembly approved and adopted the recommendation list of the repertoire for the younger group. The Assembly accepted two more contests – the International Youth Competition in Almaty “Orleu” and the Youth Competition “Grand Prix of Kiev” as its new members. In the course of the discussions held at the Assembly, a decision was made to intensify work on popularizing new names of competition winners, recommend them to theater groups, leaders of festivals and concert programs, increasing the interest of ballet dancers in participating in competitions, and forging closer contacts with international ballet festivals.