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Prix de Lausanne

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Binklemom, here is the website:

http://www.prixdelausanne.org/e/prize/index.php

Apparently, 66 dancers began the competition yesterday. It runs through the end of this week (Feb 4 '07). We should be able to see the finals via a webcast from the competition's site.

Do you know any of the dancers, Binklemom? A quick glance at the list shows me that one of the girls is from the Vaganova Academy (Ekaterina Grazhdankina). Nice to see a couple of DC-area dancers representing the USA, one each from Maryland Youth Ballet (John Giragosian) and Conservatory Ballet-Reston, VA (Keenan Kampa).

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I know one of the girls from Canada, from Calgary, Alberta. She danced at my daughter's studio up to Christmas and now is training in Boston. Binklemom.

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Semifinalists have been selected, including the two DC-area dancers + several for the Royal Ballet school.

Link to the pdf list:

http://www.prixdelausanne.org/e/prize/index.php

The finals are this Sunday and can be seen via internet, on the same Prix de Lausanne site. See the site for details.

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Scholarship winners have now been announced on the prix website mentioned previously. Congratulaions to all! :dunno:

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I saw James Hay and Delia Mathews at the Young British Dancer of the Year (2006) competition. I am glad they were awarded prizes because they are both very talented.

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I also confirm that both are very talented. I was particularly impressed by James Hay who won "Young British Dancer of the Year" competition last year. He was the best among the boys in Lausanne. Sae-eun Park (South Korea) and Mai Kono (Japan), respectively 1st and 2nd place, were more than simply brilliant candidates: they already have that artistry (especially Park) we're all looking for and which rarely occurs in ballet competitions.

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By the way, I found the american boy (semifinalist) John Giragosian (Maryland Youth Ballet) very good. Maybe someone knows more about him and the school he's coming from?

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