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Varna Ballet Competition 2010


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#1 bingham

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 10:12 AM

This year's competition has started on July 19,2010. Any reports on the performance of the US dancers? Natalia?

#2 Marga

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 01:22 AM

Here are some pics from Stanislav Belyaevsky (to which more will be added as he finds the time - he has taken about 1800 photos already):

Varna 2010 photos

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 07:11 PM

Here is some video footage of Alys Shee (Canada) and Aaron Smyth (Australia) competing in Varna a couple of days ago:

Varna Round I - Grand Pas Classique

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 01:35 AM

Here is the list of semi-finalists (from Stanislav Belyaevsky)

Seniors:

58. Abdureheman Adilijiang (China)
61. Alexandra Chulpan Mukhamedov (Netherlands)
65. Maxime Mathieu Quiroga (France)
68. Eldar Sarsembayev (Kazakhstan)
70. Sae Eun Park (Korea)
74. Diana Kosyreva (Russia)
88. Melissa Hamilton (United Kingdom)
98. Brooklyn Mack (USA)
99. Siyuan Zhang (China)
101. Krasina Strashimirova Pavlova (Bulgaria)
103. Philipp Stepin (Russia)
105. Avetik Karapetyan (Armenia)
107. Young Gyu Choi (Korea)
110. Xiaodong Ma (China)
113. Myunglyu Kim (Korea)
114. Leonore Emile Anna-Louise Baul (France)

Juniors:

4. Alvin Tovstorgay (Ukraine)
6. Kimin Kim (Korea)
7. Constantine Nikolas Allen (USA)
11. Hyunee Sim (Korea)
13. Alys Walker Simpson Shee (Canada)
14. Gabriela Mesa Ochoa (Cuba)
16. Nataly Antonova Bratanova (Bulgaria)
19. Veronika Verterich (USA)
21. Venera Detelinova Hristova (Bulgaria)
22. Sung Woo Han (Korea)
32. Ji Young Chae (Korea)
33. Yaoqian Shang (China)
36. Francesco Gabriele Flora (Italy)
45.Maria Elisa Baranova (Finland)
46. Chae Eun Yang (Korea)
47. Oleg Ivenko (Belarus)

#5 Alexandra

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 06:02 AM

Thank you very much for that, Marga. Do you know who this year's judges are? I could pick out a few from the photos on the link you posted, but couldn't see all of them.

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 02:59 PM

Alexandra, I haven't seen a posted list of judges. If I do, I'll post it here.

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 08:37 PM

Stanislav Belyaevsky PHOTOGRAPHY has posted the names of the finalists:

Seniors:

58. Abdureheman Adilijiang (China)
68. Eldar Sarsembayev (Kazakhstan)
70. Sae Eun Park (Korea)
98. Brooklyn Mack (USA)
99. Siyuan Zhang (China)
105. Avetik Karapetyan (Armenia)
110. Xiaodong Ma (China)
113. Myunglyu Kim (Korea)

Juniors:

6. Kimin Kim (Korea)
11. Hyunee Sim (Korea)
22. Sung Woo Han (Korea)
32. Ji Young Chae (Korea)
33. Yaoqian Shang (China)
45.Maria Elisa Baranova (Finland)
46. Chae Eun Yang (Korea)
47. Oleg Ivenko (Belarus)

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 05:14 AM

Thanks Marga for the info . Too bad the Canadian and US Juniors did not make the cut. No Russians in the list? That seem like the first time.

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 11:59 AM

Brooklyn Mack is doing great!

Like bingham, I'm a bit surprised that Russians have been eliminated, especially the Second Soloist of the Mariinsky, Philip Styopin, who has recently danced leading roles, such as James in Sylphide. Goes to show you that anybody can have an off night.

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 04:50 PM

Wow...7 out of 16 finalists are from Korea...China is doing really good too. :clapping:
Cuba is out... :(

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 03:43 PM

Wow...7 out of 16 finalists are from Korea...China is doing really good too. :clapping:
Cuba is out... :(


According to S Belyaevsky Facebook site, the winners has been announced . The Koreans swept all the major prizes in both Seniors and Juniors categories. Sae eun Park ,formerly of ABT2 , won the top senior prize. :jawdrop:

http://www.facebook....HY/205250232127

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 08:44 PM

Is it just me, or are Asians the majority group at ballet competitions now? Most of the competitions lately seem to be dominated by Koreans, Chinese etc. Perhaps competitions are the only way dancers from these countries can progress.

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 09:23 PM

Is it just me, or are Asians the majority group at ballet competitions now? Most of the competitions lately seem to be dominated by Koreans, Chinese etc. Perhaps competitions are the only way dancers from these countries can progress.

Asian dancers dominated the USAIBC in Jackson this year too. Conversations with a number of people there seem to bring out the fact that a great deal of effort by schools in Korea, Japan and China is helping the students understand the meaning and feelings of the story they're telling and the dancers seem to respond well to this concept. They understand that there's so much more than just technique.
Also it's interesting to see that if a Senior Male competitor from Korea wins a Gold or Silver medal at some competitions he is relieved of his military obligation.


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