Millie

NYIBC 2009

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It is almost time for the New York International Ballet Competition to begin, and they have still not listed the competitors on the site. Am I missing something?

The last time this competition was held in 2007, the names of the dancers were listed at least a month ahead. Does anyone have a link to who is entered this year?

It is much more fun following this event when one knows who is dancing!

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I was just wondering the same thing myself, Millie.

Hopefully someone "in the know" will respond soon!

:D

m2

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Here's the latest release I received:

TEACHERS AND COACHES FOR NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL BALLET COMPETITION 2009

NYIBC is pleased to announce the teachers and coaches for the upcoming 2009 event. 48 dancers from 17 countries around the world will arrive in New York by June 6th for the Orientation that takes place the next day at Fordham University/Lincoln Center, where participants are housed for the full 3 weeks of NYIBC.

Class teachers are Fabrice Herrault and Deborah Wingert;

Coaches for the three Competition pas de deux are Cynthia Gregory, Winthrop Corey, and Rachel Berman.

At the Orientation, Executive Director Ilona Copen, director Richard Chen See, artistic director Eleanor D'Antuono will all be on hand to greet the dancers and explain the NYIBC rules. (In the early competition years, several translators were required; interestingly almost all of the dancers over the past few years are fluent in English).

The most exciting moment for the participants is the announcement of the three pas de deux chosen. This information is not given out in advance, assuring that all dancers start on equal footing.

Every day begins, of course, with class. Alternating class teachers are Fabrice Herrault and Deborah Wingert. Herrault trained in Paris and danced with many companies in Europe. He is currently on the faculty at Steps. Deborah Wingert danced with New York City Ballet for 13 years and is currently a faculty member at MMAC.

Coaches for the three pas de deux are

Cynthia Gregory, former principal with American Ballet Theatre and a participant, as teacher, coach, jury member, or consultant in every NYIBC since its founding;

Winthrop Corey, another returning coach, former principal with both the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and National Ballet of Canada, and currently Artistic Director of the Mobile Ballet;

Rachel Berman, principal dancer with the Paul Taylor Dance Company from 1989 to 1999. She now stages Taylor works for companies and is invited to guest teach in schools and universities around the country.

www.nyibc.org

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Thanks, Dale, but still no info on how to get tkts.

Editing to add: NYIBC.org has a link to buy tickets (although apparently only for June 24) through Jazz at Lincoln Center. Presumably you can save handling fees by purchasing in person at JALC's box office in the Time-Warner Center.

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Still no news on who the participating dancers are?

What a shame for both the organization and the young dancers involved. I am sure both could benefit from some good press.

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Thanks, Dale, but still no info on how to get tkts.

Editing to add: NYIBC.org has a link to buy tickets (although apparently only for June 24) through Jazz at Lincoln Center. Presumably you can save handling fees by purchasing in person at JALC's box office in the Time-Warner Center.

There are discounted tickets available in the TDF website(one must be a member to obtain tickets)

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More news:

NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL BALLET COMPETITION 2009 ANNOUNCES THIS YEAR'S THREE PAS DE DEUX

Orientation for New York International Ballet Competition 2009 was held Sunday June 7 in a meeting room at Fordham University/Lincoln Center, where the participants are all housed together for the three weeks of NYIBC.

Ilona Copen, founder/executive director; Eleanor D'Antuono, artistic director; and Richard Chen See, director, were on hand to meet and greet, and to explain the NYIBC rules.

The most highly anticipated part of Orientation is always the announcement of the three pas de deux selected for that year. 48 excited young dancers from 17 countries around the world learned that they will compete with:

"RAYMONDA" pas de deux, taught and coached by CYNTHIA GREGORY

"AUREOLE" duet by Paul Taylor, taught and coached by RACHEL BERMAN

"PAQUITA" pas de deux, taught and coached by WINTHROP COREY

Beginning Round 1 and Conclusion Round I - "Raymonda"

Wednesday June 24 and Thursday June 25 at 8 PM

"Raymonda" will be danced by all couples over the two nights,

(followed by the first process of elimination)

Round II - "Aureole" and solos brought by the dancers

Friday, June 26 at 8 PM (followed by the second elimination)

Round III - "Paquita" performed by the finalists

Saturday June 27 at 8 PM

Awards Ceremony/Gala Performance, hosted by Robert Battle

Sunday June 28 at 7 PM

Announcement of the medalists and Gala Performance with

2009 participants and special guests.

All performances at the Rose Theater, 60th Street and Broadway

Tickets: $27.50 $17.50 for students & seniors

For the Gala: $70

Reservations: CenterCharge 212-721-6500 or www.jalc.org

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I did a google news search, and found that a couple from Rochester City Ballet is in the competition. That's about all I found though - and the contestants would have started their work today.

m2

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Seems like some new info just added in the past few days --- pity there couldn't just be a section stating who the competitors are! Anyways, they are listed here, in the Round 1 Program order:

http://nyibc.org/2009/performance.php

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Some info on the gala:

NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL BALLET COMPETITION

June 24-27 at 8 PM

June 28 at 7 PM

Rose Theater, Broadway & 60th Street

Held every two years, NYIBC returns with 24 couples from 17 countries around the world, performing before an international panel of judges chaired by Nanette Glushak, director of the Ballet du Capitole in Toulouse, France.

Wednesday, 8 PM - 12 couples in Raymonda Pas de Deux, taught and coached by

Cynthia Gregory

Thursday, 8 PM - remaining 12 couples in Raymonda Pas de Deux

Friday, 8 PM - duet from Paul Taylor's Aureole and solos brought by the dancers

Aureole taught and coached by Rachel Berman

Saturday, 8 PM - finalists in Paquita Pas de Deux, taught and coached by Winthrop

Corey

Sunday, 7 PM - Awards Ceremony, followed by a performance of participants and guests

from past NYIBCs, including Roddy Doble (USA) , a member of ABT;

Karina Gonzalez (Venezuela) 2007 Silver Medalist, in Tulsa Ballet;

Ricardo Graziano (Brazil) 2007 Artistic Achievement Award, in Tulsa

Ballet;

Victoria Mazzarelli (USA) Gold Medalist at the first NYIBC in 1984,

Associate Artistic Director, Nutmeg Conservatory in Ct.;

Alexandre Proia (France), finalist at first NYIBC in 1984. Mazzarelli

and Proia will perform a duet created by Proia.

Host for the evening is Robert Battle.

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Is anyone attending? Would love to hear the details of Wed. and Thursday round I performances!

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I am attending Sunday night and will report back.

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I just looked at the Round II information as posted on the website. If I understand correctly, a number of dancers have now been eliminated - including the two my dd knows. :wink:

Merde to those continuing on!!

m2

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The third round has been posted and is being danced as I post the names from the website:

Saturday, June 27, 8:00pm Round III

PAQUITA

(in order of performance)

Allison Garcia Suero, Dominican Republic

Douglas Horne, USA*

Hayeryn Kim, Korea*

Yeo Reum Lee, Korea*

Simona Marsibilio, Italy

Marco Pagetti, Italy*

Jia Zhang, China*

Young Jae Jung, Korea*

Amber Neumann, USA*

John Mark Giragosian, USA*

Diana Catalina Gomez Gonzalez, Colombia*

Andres Felipe Figueroa, Colombia

Juliana Guilherme Leonel, Brazil*

Ricardo Santos, Brazil*

Olga Malinovskaya, Russia*

Artjom Maksakov, Estonia*

Young Jung Rhee, Korea*

Ki Wan Kim, Korea*

*Competing Dancer

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There was no gold medal given out this year. The winners from the competition's page were:

2009 NYIBC Medalists

Women

Amber Neumann (USA), Silver Medal

Olga Malinovskaya (Russia), Bronze Medal

Yong Jung Rhee (Korea), Bronze Medal

Jia Zhang (China), Lefkowitz Award for Artistic Recognition

Men

John Mark Giragosian (USA), Silver Medal

Artjom Maksakov (Estonia), Bronze Medal

Ricardo Santos (Brazil), Bronze Medal and The Gerald Arpino Award (one year contract with Joffrey Ballet)

Ki Wan Kim (Korea), Lefkowitz Award for Jury Acknowledgement

Marco Pagetti (Italy), Lefkowitz Award for Jury Acknowledgement

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Artjom Maksakov (Estonia), Bronze Medal

Thank you Viviana, for the report! Artjom is a beautiful dancer, and I'm so happy he won the bronze medal! He dances with the National Ballet of Estonia. In his last year at the Tallinn Ballet School, he was dancing quite regularly with the company. He has been a soloist for a few years. :clapping:

Artjom Maksakov website

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