Winners 2016 of Prix de Lausanne

The jury was made up of 9 internationally renowned dance professionals, chaired by Mr Julio Bocca, former Principal of American Ballet Theatre, New York and director of the Ballet Nacional Sodre, Uruguay.  Congratulations to all winners. They did a great job.

The 7 Prix de Lausanne 2016 prize winners are:

adveq 126 Hang YU, 16 years old, China

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Beau-Rivage Palace 307 Madison YOUNG, 17 years old, USA

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Ballet Star Sergei Polunin: Intimate Prodigy

The James Dean of the Ballet WorldSergei Polunin was decribed by Daily Telegraph in 2012. He quit the Royal Ballet in London sensationally and stopped his golden carreer by himself. Enjoy to see him dancing in „Take me to church“, by Hozier, directed by David LaChapelle.

 

Article in the guardian from February 2015 von Judith Mackrell

Sergei Polunin dances with his demons to Hozier’s Take Me to Church
David LaChapelle captures the Ukrainian dancer’s battle to make peace with his talent – and in another viral video, Baryshnikov partners Lil Buck

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11 Things You Should Stop Saying To Dancers

Dancers hear a lot of annoying things on a regular basis. Sometimes it gets hard to just grin and bear it without offering a sassy response. Just in case you know a dancer, here are 11 things we are sick of hearing (so stop saying them).

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The UK Critics‘ Circle National Dance Awards 2016

The full list of prizewinners – Congratulations to all winners!

Emerging artist

Matthew Ball, The Royal Ballet

Jane Attenborough dance UK award

Tamara McLorg

Best classical choreography

Wayne McGregor for Woolf Works, for the Royal Ballet

Best modern choreography

Crystal Pite for Polaris, for Sadler’s Wells

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„What is Sleeping Beauty?“ Alexei Ratmansky researched

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Alexei Ratmansky is one of the most reknowned choregraphers today. He reconstructs and revives old ballets by spending months to study the movement score, step by step. So Sleeping Beauty came out with more subtlety, with more gradation and more in-between things. These are small differences but in the end it makes a changed ballet. Weiterlesen „„What is Sleeping Beauty?“ Alexei Ratmansky researched“

Brutal Bolshoi – a film on the acid attack

Film lifts the curtain on infighting at the institution after an acid attack on its artistic director. The Calvert Journal reports – Source: The Guardian

Read full article: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/dec/27/bolshoi-babylon-film-ballet-russia-film-nick-read

The film has been shown on HBO in the US. It was released on 8 January 2016 in Great Britain’s cinemas. Its premiere has not yet been announced for Germany and Switzerland.

Das Ballett „Woyzek“ am Opernhaus Zürich – ein Plädoyer für die Kunst der Bewegung

Peter E. Rytz Review

Woyzek und Ballett, wie geht das zusammen? Sperrig, verzweifelt, schlaff nach vorn fallende Schultern, mit jedem Schritt seiner eigenen Trostlosigkeit und schliesslich dem finalen Schritt zum Mord näherkommend, so läuft Georg Büchners Woyzek seit Jahrzehnten über die Theaterbühnen.

Als Tänzer in einem Ballett, eine irgendwie abwegige bis schwierige Vorstellung. Aber gerade solche Nicht-Ballett-kompatible Figuren reizen ganz offensichtlich den Direktor des Balletts Zürich Christian Spuck. Für ihn nach eigener Aussage eine verlockende Herausforderung. Obwohl schon 2011 mit dem Nasjona Balletten, Den Norske Opera & Ballett, Oslo uraufgeführt, hat er die Choreografie in einigen Details neu strukturiert und eine durchaus eigenständige Zürcher Fassung erarbeitet.

Jede Theaterinszenierung von Büchners Dramen-Fragment ist eine kreative, rekonstruierende Herausforderung. Weniges ist von Büchner schlüssig zu Ende formuliert. Er hat ein Text-Konvolut als einen literarischen Steinbruch hinterlassen. Nichts weniger als dieses Textmaterial zum Tanzen zu bringen, aus Büchners Sätzen starke Konkretionen zu extrahieren und narrative Bilder zu…

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