Posted 28 June 2005 - 07:40 PM
NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL BALLET COMPETITION 2005 CONCLUDES WITH THE AWARDS CEREMONY AND GALA PERFORMANCE JUNE 26 AT ALICE TULLY HALL, LINCOLN CENTER
New York International Ballet Competition concluded with the exciting announcement of the winners and a gala performance hosted by glamorous French actress Adriana Santini. The evening began with the presentation by writer Robert Tracy of a Gold Medal to Violette Verdy, in recognition of her contributions to the dance world and to NYIBC. Medalists and prize winners were:
Joseph Gatti USA Gold Medal
Daniel Sarabia Cuba Silver Medal
Altankhuyag Dugaraa Mongolia Bronze Medal
Christine Rocas The Philippines Silver Medal
Hanae Seki Japan Bronze Medal
The Arpino Award Christine Rocas, The Philippines
(The Arpino Award, new this year, is a one-year contract with the Joffrey Ballet, selected by representatives of the Joffrey Company)
The performance following the awards presentations featured all medalists and other entrants this year, joined by guest dancers:
Victoria Mazzarelli, gold medalist in the first NYIBC in 1984
Ogulcan Borova, gold medalist in 2003, currently a member of Ballet Internationale
Norbert Nirewicz, finalist in 2000
Mari Savitski, entrant in 2003
Caitlin Valentine, bronze medalist in 2003, currently a member of the Orlando Ballet
Executive Director of NYIBC is Ilona Copen; Artistic Director is Eleanor D'Antuono. Chairperson of the 2005 jury was
Victoria Morgan (USA), Artistic Director of the Cincinnati Ballet, joined by
Stanton Welch (Australia), Artistic Director of the Houston Ballet
Andre Lewis (Canada) Artistic Director of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet
Xin Lili (China), Artistic Director of the Shanghai Ballet
Dame Merle Park (England),former Artistic Director of the Royal Ballet School
Alexei Ratmansky (Russia), Artistic Director of the Bolshoi Ballet
Hans van Manen (The Netherlands), world renowned choreographer
Victor Ullate (Spain), Artistic Director of Victor Ullate Ballet
The next New York International Ballet Competition will take place June 20-24, 2007, Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center.
Posted 29 June 2005 - 09:29 AM
Congratulations to Joseph Gatti who is a member of the ABT Studio Company, right?
QUESTION: Is Daniel Sarabia (Cuba) related to the famous Ballet Nacional de Cuba star, Rolando Sarabia?
'JUST WONDERING' COMMENT: Am I the only one on this board who cannot help but wonder why the current director of the Bolshoi Ballet, Alexei Ratmansky, was judging this competition in NYC, rather than attending the competition that's going on in his own home theater?
Posted 29 June 2005 - 11:16 AM
Posted 14 July 2005 - 03:49 AM
Posted 14 July 2005 - 05:48 AM
Posted 14 July 2005 - 05:55 AM
Or perhaps there is a bit of 'power struggle' between himself & ex-Bolshoi Super-Director-Emeritus (my own snide term) Yuri Grigorovich, for whom the Moscow IBC has always been a 'pet project'? A lot of folks in Moscow were miffed that Ratmansky & his administrative team did not grant 'leaves' to the Bolshoi dancers who chose to compete. For example, Natalia Osipova had to run between theaters during the final rounds -- compete at the New Bolshoi with a variation, run across the street to dance a variation in the Old Bolshoi's DON Q, then run back across the street to dance her second variation in the competition.
Just my five-cents worth.
Posted 14 July 2005 - 02:28 PM
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