Hong Kong Genee CompetitionAny Info
Posted 31 August 2006 - 02:44 PM
Posted 31 August 2006 - 05:05 PM
Here's a press release earlier in the year from the Royal Academy of Dance.
Those interested in the results, please remember that information about winners, etc., should be based on published official sources or the press. Please cite your source and include a Link to it if possible. Thanks for your cooperation.
P.S. It was nice to see a photo of Alex Wong, a 2003 winner and now with Miami City Ballet, in the website's photo gallery.
Posted 03 September 2006 - 05:59 AM
Genée International Ballet Competition 2006
The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) who are staging their flagship annual event, the Genée International Ballet Competition in Hong Kong for the first time, announced the 2006 Finalists at the end of the second day of Semi-finals, at which the audience were given a taste of the spectacular Final to come.
Name Age Nationality
Ye Fei Fei 18 Chinese
Gemma Graves 18 Australian
Alexandra MacDonald 18 Canadian
Eliza Mulholland 16 Australian
Jessica Morgan 18 Australian
Edgar Lai Kiu Chan 17 Chinese ( Hong Kong )
David Moore 18 British
Kostyantyn Keshyshev 19 Ukrainian
James Stout 18 Canadian
Daniel Mulligan 18 British
Jia Yong Sun 18 Chinese
Valentino Zucchetti 18 Italian
The Final of the Genée International Ballet Competition 2006 takes place in the Lyric Theatre at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts on Sunday, 3 September at 18:00.
Posted 04 September 2006 - 06:44 AM
The audience was brought to their feet when the panel of Judges, chaired by Dame Antoinette Sibley DBE , President of the RAD announced their decision to award 18-year-old Italian, Valentino Zucchetti a gold medal – a rarity in the history of the competition.
Silver medals were awarded to Ye Fei Fei, (18) from China; Gemma Graves (18) from Australia; Kostantyn Keshyshev (19) from the Ukraine and bronze medals went to Jessica Morgan, (18) from Australia, David Moore, (18) from the UK and Jia Yong Sun (18) from China. The Sotheby's Audience Award, voted for by the audience was also presented to Ye Fei Fei.
Posted 05 September 2006 - 08:27 PM
I found a couple of very familiar recent winners:
1995 Gold: Stella Abrera, the popular ABT Soloist.
2001 Gold: Nutnaree Pipit-Suksun (spelt Pipithsuksunt), the San Francisco Ballet revelation at this summer's Lincoln Center Festival.
Posted 06 September 2006 - 04:17 AM
Posted 06 September 2006 - 04:50 AM
Since around 2001 there are lots of names which I think will be very well known in the future, too - several are already on their way to the top.
Posted 06 September 2006 - 06:07 AM
I must have missed Gilpin on the list: As a child, I actually saw him with London Festival or some such company. And Ben Stevenson is part of my current experience, since he's a frequent choreographic contributor to the rep of Ballet Florida.
In these days when so much focus is on a relatively few internationally famous jet-setting dancers, I need reminding that the great bulk of those who contribute so much to the art work more locally.
One of the great advantages of Ballet Talk is that we get to read about so many wonderful dancers whom we will probably never have a chance to see on stage. (Another argument in favor of expanding the number and range of ballet videos available to audiences around the world.)
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