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Wash, DC's Dan Tidwell Wins Shanghai IBC Silver Medal!

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Quick note - just to get the headline up! Full report in the Shanghai IBC thread.

The USA's Danny Tidwell -- student of Vladimir Djouloukhadze at the Kirov Academy -- copped the highest medal awarded in the Junior Boys category at the Shanghai International Ballet Competition. No gold medal awarded; no other silver medal...Danny was the undisputed winner of that category. He wowed the capacity-audience at the Gala last night, at the Shanghai Grand Theater with a reprise of his electrifying dance from the contemporary round - 'Snake.'

It was the highest honor won by a non-Chinese competitor in this contest. The only other top medal won by a non-Chinese dancer was the Sr Men's bronze nabbed by Anton Bogov (Slovenia)..

This is also, I believe, the highest IBC medal ever won by an African-American dancer. So let's add Daniel Tidwell to the list of African-American ballet dancers of note! Watch that name...a fine classicist with personailty oozing from every pore.

Hip - hip - hurrah!!!! (Can you tell I'm having fun on this trip??? hee-hee...)

- Jeannie

[ 08-19-2001: Message edited by: Jeannie ]

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Let's all extend congratulations to young Dan and best wishes for continued success in his career! Huzza! :)

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