world ballet competition orlando florida
Posted 16 January 2007 - 09:01 AM
Posted 18 July 2007 - 05:53 PM
( as posted on their web site)
ALLIE PARSONS, USA - GOLD MEDAL-$300
ARIELLE MARTIN, USA – SILVER MEDAL-$200
SAREEN TCHEKMEDYIAN, USA - BRONZE MEDAL-$100
WHITNEY JENSEN, USA - GOLD MEDAL-$2500
YUKI OGASAWARA, USA - SILVER MEDAL-$1500
NANA YAMATINI, JAPAN - BRONZE MEDAL-$750
NATALIA DOMRACHEVA, UKRAINE - GOLD MEDAL-$7000
NO SILVER MEDAL AWARDED
MENJI NAM, KOREA - BRONZE MEDAL-$3000
Senior Division - Male
JOSEPH GATTI, USA-GOLD MEDAL - $7000
AVETIK KARAPETYAN, ARMENIA - SILVER MEDAL-$5000
ANDREY PISAREV, UKRAINE - BRONZE MEDAL-$3000
CENTRAL FLORIDA BALLET ACADEMY, “GAITIE PARISIANNE” - BRONZE MEDAL-$1000
VIKTOR PLOTINIKOV, “FALL”-$2000
Posted 18 July 2007 - 07:26 PM
What a collection of medals Joe Gatti is amassing!
I searched for the website hoping for photos. All I found there was one of each winning Senior group (Female and Male) medalists, all faces beaming, at the awards ceremony. Still, better than nothing.
Thanks again, Robin!
Posted 19 July 2007 - 04:44 AM
Home page of WBC Orlando
Also, under "Press" there is an article that includes a nice photo of Larissa Ponomarenko & James Whiteside performing Viktor Plotnikov's "Tension and Beauty" :
Tension and Beauty
Posted 19 July 2007 - 05:23 AM
Also in the Orlando Sentinel there is a review of the Gala afterwards with 2 nice pictures!
www.orlandosentinel.com and then press in the search box 'ballet stars' and you'll get the review...sorry I couldn't make it easier.
I attended the entire Senior round and some of the Juniors too. It was a great start for a competition that seems to be on its way up and running. It certainly was a success in my eyes from the many talented competitors to the impressive judges that were involved. Hopefully in the future WBC will shine more of a spotlight on Orlando as a cultural destination not only a sports minded city! The Gala was particularly impressive as far as Galas go with the variety of dance styles and guest artists. From Rasta Thomas and his contemporary pieces to Sasha Redetsky dancing Pas D'Esclave from Corsaire to all the competitors... it was just a wonderful evening of dance! Great job for a first year WBC Orlando!
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