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#1 bingham

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 06:08 AM

The 2008 Varna ballet competition has started this week. Anyone knows of American contestants in the competition? Natalia? :helpsmilie:

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 06:53 AM

My son was with Brooklyn Mack this past weekend in Jackson. Brooklyn was leaving Jackson and headed for Varna. Anxious to hear news.

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 09:13 AM

Thank you for starting this thread. I realized the other day that the competition was this week, there didn't seem to be anything on the Varna IBC website - hopefully we'll hear some news shortly!


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Posted 18 July 2008 - 11:57 AM

I know another young man, Douglas Home, from Studio Maestro who is also competing. I believe he is being coached by Johann Renvall.

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 01:30 PM

The 2008 Varna ballet competition has started this week. Anyone knows of American contestants in the competition? Natalia? :helpsmilie:



I believe Shea Johnson is also competing. He is a member of Metropolitan Classical Ballet in Arlington, Texas.

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 04:48 PM

Tarasina Masi, 19, from USA Ballet Academy, Bloomington, Minn.
From the Varna site:
PROGRAM:
July 15th Opening ceremony
Beginning of the First Round
July, 15th,
16th, 17th,
18th and 19th First Round
Classical choreography from the obligatory programme
July 20th Meeting with the art of famous names of the Competition
Annotations and films
July 21st, 22nd,
23rd and 24th Second Round
Classical and contemporary choreography
July 25th Super - gala concert of former laureates
July 26th
and 27th Third Round
Contemporary and classical choreography
July 28th International symposium
July 29th Awarding of prizes, Gala concert of laureates and closing
of the Competition
July 30th Super Gala Concert „Meeting of Generations“ with the participation
also of laureates of previous issues of the Competition

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Posted 19 July 2008 - 10:59 AM

Varna is infamously umwilling to post any up to date results on their website, so we hope that someone in the know will post here as soon as anything is official?

Thanks all

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Posted 19 July 2008 - 12:45 PM

Whitney Jensen is competing...from Valentina Kozlova's DCNY. Good luck to all who is competing!

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 06:57 AM

Dancers in the finals (3rd round):

Juniors
Telmo Higino Gomes Moreira, Portugal
Whitney Jensen, USA
Xiao Dong Ma, China
Osiel Vladimir Gouneu Martinez, Cuba
Youn Sik Kim, Korea
Fumi kaneko, Japan
Dmitrij Zagrebin, Russia
Eun Won Lee, Korea

Seniors
Doszhan Tabyldy, Kazakhstan
Yi Huang, China
Sang Eun Lee, Korea
Jeon Il Yoon, Korea
Yudai Fukuoka, Japan
Christina Terentiev, Moldova
Seo Hye Han, Korea
Yu Zheng, China
Rodrigo Almarales Gonzales, Cuba
Jialing Shi, China
Junlong Huang, China
Na Eun Kim, Korea

The finals are taking place on July 26 and 27. Good luck to everyone.

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 09:34 PM

[size=7]Arriba Osiel and Rodrigo!!![/size] :excl: :P :) :beg: :yahoo:

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 04:22 AM

Daniil,

Thanks for posting the list of the finalists. Would you (or anyone) happen to know who the judges are this year?

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 07:05 PM

Last I heard, I believe the chief jury is Vladimir Vasiliev.

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 10:45 PM

Some interesting information on the competition:

COMPETITION PROGRAMME FIRST ROUND

- Classical choreographyCompetitors perform, at their own choice, one pas de deux (adagio, variation andcoda) or two variations from the obligatory repertoire listed below:

ADAM"Giselle" - Variation of Giselle, Act IChor. Petipa, music Minkus- Pas de deux, Act IChor. Perrot,Coralli, Petipa- Entree and variation of Myrtha, Act IIChor. Perrot, Coralli, Petipa- Grand pas de deux of Giselle and Albert, Act IIChor. Perrot, Coralli, Petipa
DRIGO- "Le Corsaire" - Pas de deux of Medora and the Slave, Act IChor. Petipa, - Pas de deux of the Slave Girl and the Merchant, Act II,Chor. Petipa
ARMSHEIMER"The Cavalry Camp" - Pas de deux of Maria and PeterChor. Petipa
ASSAFYEV"The Flames of Paris" - Pas de deux, Chor. Vainonen
GLAZOUNOV"Raymonda" - Grand pas de deux of Raymonda and deBrienne, Act III, Chor. Petipa
DELIBES"Coppelia" - Pas de deux of Swanilda and Franz, Act IIChor. Saint -Leon, Petipa
DRIGO"Esmeralda" - Pas de deux of Diana and ActeonChor. Vaganova
LOEVENSKJOLD "La Sylphide" (Sylphiden) - Variations from the pas de deuxChor. Bournonville
MINKUS"La Bayadere" - Pas de deux of Nikia and Solor, Act IIChor. Petipa- Three variations of the Shades, Act III Chor. Petipa (each variationis a separate entry)
MINKUS"Don Quixote" - Grand pas de deux of Quitry and Basil, Act IV, Chor. Petipa, Gorsky- Variation of Quitry, Act I, Chor. Petipa- Variation of the Mistress of the Driads, Chor. Petipa
"Paquita" - Variations from the pas de trois, Chor. Petipa- Variations from the Grand pas, Chor. Petipa (each variation to be performed as an independent one)
AUBER"Classical Pas de Deux", Chor. V. Gsovsky PAULLI"Napoli" - Variations, Chor. Bournonville
"The Kermis in Bruges" - Pas de deux, Chor. Bournonville
PUGNI"Satanila" - Pas de deux, Chor. Petipa
HELSTED"Festival of the Flowers in Genzano" - Pas de deuxChor. BournonvilleHERTEL"La Fille mal gardee" - Pas de deux of Lisa and Colin,Act II, Chor. Petipa, Gorsky
TCHAIKOVSKY"Swan Lake" - Adagio of Odette and Siegfried and variationof Odette, Act II (only ballerinas can compete), Chor. Lev Ivanov- Variation from pas de trois, Act I, Chor. Petipa- Pas de deux of Odile and Siegfried,Act III, Chor. Petipa
"The Sleeping Beauty" - Variation of Lilac Fairy, Act I, Chor. Petipa and Lopukhov- Variation of Aurora, Act I, Chor. Petipa- Variation of Prince Charming (Desire), Act II,- Chor. Petipa- Variation of Lilac Fairy, Act III, Chor.Petipa-Lopukhov- Pas de deux of Florina and the Blue Bird, Act III,- Chor. Petipa- Pas de deux of Aurora and Desire, Act III,- Chor. Petipa, Sergeev
"The Nutcracker" - Pas de deux of Sugar Plum Fairy and the Prince, Act II, Chor. Vainonen

Note: They use the Vainonen version of the Nutcracker...

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Posted 26 July 2008 - 06:52 AM

So many Koreans... 6 out of 20... 5 Chinese, but then it's a bigger country...

What gives? Is it because it's a competition and this resonates in Korea or is there a big ballet movement going on there?

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Posted 26 July 2008 - 01:22 PM

So many Koreans... 6 out of 20... 5 Chinese, but then it's a bigger country...

What gives? Is it because it's a competition and this resonates in Korea or is there a big ballet movement going on there?


They are all from Korea National University of the Arts. KNUA is a famous arts university, of which, one of the intense focus areas is ballet. They have an elementary program for ages 9-19 that uses the same campus and some of the faculty. The dance program is located within the Seoul Arts Center campus. If you look at the winners of Prix de Lausanne, IBC NY and Jackson, Varna and Premio Roma, you will find they are from KNUA. Some of the excellent participants from KNUA this year at Varna, are not on the finals list. Hae Shik Kim, recently retired, was the Director of the ballet school and is well known in the ballet community. Sun hee Kim, the present Director also has an excellent reputation and is a gifted choreographer. KNUA graduates are in ballet companies all over the world.


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