Prix de Lausanne 2011
Created in 1973, the Prix de Lausanne is an international competition for young dancers aged 15 to 18. One of a kind, its prime objective is to discover, promote, and support talents among the world’s finest young dancers.
About 60 of the world’s leading dancing companies and schools are partners and support the Prix de Lausanne, and many of today’s leading professional dancers are prizewinners of the Prix de Lausanne, such as:
Carlos Acosta, Alina Cojocaru, Steven McRae, Ivan Putrov, who are Principals at The Royal Ballet in London; Stéphane Elizabe, José Martinez, Laetitia Pujol who are Etoiles at the Opéra de Paris; Julie Cox Kent, Gillian Murphy, Marcelo Gomes who are Principals at the American Ballet Theatre in New York; Michel Gascard who is the Director of Rudra Béjart Lausanne; Bernice Coppieters who is Etoile at the Ballets de Monte Carlo.
At the end of October, 81 candidates from twenty-one countries were selected by DVD (from 205 applicants from thirty-one countries) to come to compete in Lausanne from February 1st to 6th, 2011. During the week of the competition they will be coached by internationally reputed ballet stars like Monique Loudières, Etoile of the Opéra de Paris and Patrick Armand, Etoile, presently Principal of the San Francisco Trainee Program in the USA. The competition will end Sunday February 6th with a final performance where the prizewinners will receive direct scholarships to the world’s prime dance teaching institutions and companies.
The Prix de Lausanne also provides a formidable platform for the professional dancing world to observe, discover, and connect with young dancing talents, making Lausanne the world’s capital for young dancers during the competition.
Information on the competition week from February 1st to February 6th, 2011: www.prixdelausanne.org
The 39th edition of the Prix de Lausanne 2011 will be held from February 1st to 6th, 2011, at the Théâtre de Beaulieu in Lausanne.
Events open to the public:
• Conference: Wednesday February 2nd, 2011, 5.00 p.m. to 6.15 p.m., free of charge.
• Selections: Wednesday February 2nd, from 9.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m., contemporary classes
• Selections: Thursday, February 3rd, from 8.45 a.m. to 5.45 p.m., classical classes
• Selections: Friday, February 4th , from 9.15 a.m. to 7.30 p.m., coaching of classical variations
• Selections: Saturday, February 5th,, classical and contemporary variations in front of jury (15-16-year-olds , 9.45 a.m. to 12.45 p.m., 17-18-year-olds, 13.45 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.)
• Finals: Sunday, February 6th , 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (20 finalists: classical and contemporary variations in
front of jury), “Interlude Performances” by the Cannes and Stuttgart Schools, “Pas de deux” by Steven McRae, Pincipal at the Royal Ballet, London and his partner and “Pas de deux” by Ivan Urban, Principal at the Hamburg Ballet, Germany and his partner.
• February 2nd to 4th: 10 Swiss francs per day, children 7-15 years free of charge (children under 7 not admitted)
• Saturday February 5th: 20 Swiss francs, morning and 20 Swiss francs, afternoon, children 7-15 years free of charge (children under 7 not admitted)
• From Wednesday to Saturday tickets on sale on the spot only, children 7-15 years free (children under 7 not admitted)
• For the Finals Sunday February 6th: 20 to 80 Swiss francs (children under 7 not admitted).
Tickets for the finals available as of January 12th, 2011 at +41(0)21 310 16 00 (from 12:00 am to 7:00 pm) or on www.prixdelausanne.org
TV broadcast of the 2011 Prix de Lausanne On Sunday, February 6th, 2011, television audiences can follow the Finals live at 3.00 pm followed by the prize-giving ceremony on:
• La Télé
Prix de Lausanne 2011
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