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2006 Jackson, Mississippi IBC Info.


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#31 bart

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 04:32 PM

its the mom, I don't know whether this is the sort of thing you're referring to, but ....

Jury chairman Bruce Marks is interviewed in the June issue of Dance Magazine -- Question: "Are there any ... pet peeves among the jury? Answer: "The lapses of taste are the main thing. Technically, these kids can do a lot of stuff, and that's exciting. It's how they do it that's more important."

On a more positive note -- Question: "Has ballet technique evolved in the 15 years since you became chairman?" Answer: "Well, over my career I've seen huge differences in almost everything, from line to turnout. It's the same difference we've seen in the Olympics, where any little girl today in the swimming competition can beat the men's record from the 1930s. The kids dancing today have beautiful legs and feet; they do seven pirouettes stopping on half-pointe. They're so beautiful. I'm lucky I'm not auditioning now. I'd never be able to get into a company. My awful line, my God."

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 08:59 PM

Thanks for the info. Yes, I have Adobe Acrobat and the ticket form still won't load, must be something with my computer. I was a student at the dance school and went to the IBC every night in 1998, and was a counselor and again saw IBC performances every night in 2002, so I hate to completely miss this one but I may have waited too long to get tickets and not be able to get any...I only have 3 days that I can attend performances so I'll just call and try my luck tomorrow. As far as the schedule I wanted to know what nights are Round I, which are Round II, etc. Ah maybe in 8 years or so I will have a good enough and flexible enough job to be able to take off from work for the whole 2 weeks and see all performances (I've always missed the afternoon shows). :)

#33 Helene

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 09:25 PM

bart, thank you so much for posting Bruce Marks' comments. (I think it's time for me to hunt down that issue before it's yanked from the newsstands...

Tiffany, I hope you get to go to Jackson IBC, even if it's for a couple of days. Good luck!

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Posted 21 June 2006 - 03:03 AM

Tiffany, Round I ends Wednesday, 6/21, Round II Friday, 6/23-25, Round III Monday, 6/26. Awards announcement late Thursday, 6/29. Press announcement Friday, 6/30, Saturday, 7/1 Gala, Sunday, 7/2 Encore Gala.

#35 Tiffany

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Posted 21 June 2006 - 09:52 AM

Thanks so much, Ms. Schneider. I have been calling the USA IBC box office today with no luck (just getting a machine), so I've emailed and am waiting for a response. The machine says that tickets are available still but who knows if that is accurate. Hopefully I'll get to go on Monday, June 26, that would work best with my work schedule. I live less than 2 hours from Jackson so it can be a day trip. I don't remember IBCs in the past selling out, maybe they did and I was unaware, but in the future I will get tickets in advance!

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Posted 21 June 2006 - 11:47 PM

Any news yet? :)

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 02:29 AM

Yes, the results of the first round were out in the wee hours of the morning. 12 Senior men, 15 senior women. I know of 2 American men, Brooklyn Mack (schooling Radenko Pavlovich, Columbia Classical Ballet and Universal Ballet Academy, ABT Studio (Radencko Pavlovich coach), Joseph Gatti (schooling Orlando Ballet), Cinncinatti Ballet (Orlando Molina coach) 2 American women. I know Caitlin Valentine, born, raised and working at Orlando Ballet(FL) and Lauren Strongin from Sarasota Ballet (FL) had trained at Universal for 2 years and 4 years at John Cranko. The female coaches I can only assume, but I cannot name for sure.

Among the favorites Daniil Simkin is defintiely still in, Connor Walsh (Houston Ballet), Gleidson Vasconcelos (Royal Winnepeg) and Daniel Sarabia (Boston Ballet) are out. The level is unbelievably high.

The juniors are not as clear to me but I do know that Jeffrey Cirio is still in.

The jury eliminated more than half of the competitors. Let me say though that each and everyone of the competitors were highly talented, skillful ballet dancers who deserve big applause! :) :clapping:

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 08:41 AM

Link to complete list of dancers making it on to round 2:

http://www.usaibc.co...mifinalists.htm

Biggest 'shocker' is, perhaps, the elimination of Daniel Sarabia.

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 02:10 PM

Does anyone know if Pisarev made it , ? did he compete ?, he was definately a favorite if he would have been there, or he had a really bad night , as Dani sarabia did.




Yes, the results of the first round were out in the wee hours of the morning. 12 Senior men, 15 senior women. I know of 2 American men, Brooklyn Mack (schooling Radenko Pavlovich, Columbia Classical Ballet and Universal Ballet Academy, ABT Studio (Radencko Pavlovich coach), Joseph Gatti (schooling Orlando Ballet), Cinncinatti Ballet (Orlando Molina coach) 2 American women. I know Caitlin Valentine, born, raised and working at Orlando Ballet(FL) and Lauren Strongin from Sarasota Ballet (FL) had trained at Universal for 2 years and 4 years at John Cranko. The female coaches I can only assume, but I cannot name for sure.

Among the favorites Daniil Simkin is defintiely still in, Connor Walsh (Houston Ballet), Gleidson Vasconcelos (Royal Winnepeg) and Daniel Sarabia (Boston Ballet) are out. The level is unbelievably high.

The juniors are not as clear to me but I do know that Jeffrey Cirrio is still in.

The jury eliminated more than half of the competitors. Let me say though that each and everyone of the competitors were highly talented, skillful ballet dancers who deserve big applause! :tiphat: :clapping:



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Posted 24 June 2006 - 02:12 PM

You better believe it!!!! that is the biggest shocker , he did'nt have a great night but not enough not to make it through , he has to dance through with his partner , so we will se how great he is , what a shame!




Link to complete list of dancers making it on to round 2:

http://www.usaibc.co...mifinalists.htm

Biggest 'shocker' is, perhaps, the elimination of Daniel Sarabia.



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Posted 24 June 2006 - 02:25 PM

mer00 I did not see Pisarev there, but that does not mean he was not. Many of the competitiors do not take the classes provided nor do they rehearse publically. I had to get back to work after the first session of the first round so I really did not see much. He obviously did not make the cut, as did not many well deserving dancers.

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 02:31 PM

Thanks if he would have been there we would have noticed him , he is the son of Vadim Pisarev, he is been winning alll this major competetions , he would have been noticed but as you said maybe he was and he just didn't make it like other great deserving dancers , like I have to say again daniel sarabia!
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mer00 I did not see Pisarev there, but that does not mean he was not. Many of the competitiors do not take the classes provided nor do they rehearse publically. I had to get back to work after the first session of the first round so I really did not see much. He obviously did not make the cut, as did not many well deserving dancers.



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Posted 24 June 2006 - 03:53 PM

mer00, when I said I did not see him, that was because I am well aware of who he is. I was actually looking for him.

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Posted 25 June 2006 - 07:42 PM

I am a bit too much in shock right now to write about it, but Round 2 Session 3 must have been the most remarkable of all the rounds so far. Especially the piece performed by Daniil Simkin. Perhaps someoen will be able to report about it in more detail.

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Posted 25 June 2006 - 08:14 PM

AmaG520: I am in agreement about Simkin's piece. He brought the house down with his piece tonight. I can't do the piece justice in words. All I can say is that he came out on stage dressed in a unitard with bird feathers. His piece was humorous without being campy. It had everything in it and the ending was a hoot. He turned his back to the audience and sort of squatted and bounced up and down. We thought it was the end of the piece, but he turned around and in his hand was a blown-up balloon representing a bird egg. This young man is a true artist, and I don't think there are many dancers who could have carried that piece off the way he did. My DS said that this piece was the highlight of Jackson for him so far.

As for the rest of the evening, I personally didn't like many of the pieces. I felt that many of the competitors did not dance true contemporary choreography. I liked Misa Kuranaga and Daniel Sarabia's piece choreographed by Viktor Plotnikov and the piece done by junior male Hiroya Fukuda.

Again, the judges have their work cut out for them.


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