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Varna Ibc 2002


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#1 Terry

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Posted 14 July 2002 - 08:01 PM

I know that Varna IBC is coming up...! The competition will take place from July 15th -- 30th in Varna, Bulgaria. Is anyone attending the event? Are there any former IBC medalists who will be participating in the competition? Jeannie, where are you?! :)

#2 Hu Xinxin

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Posted 22 July 2002 - 08:07 AM

I have some information on the Chinese dancers only.
After the first round, Zhang Rao, a male dancer from the National Ballet of China, ranked NO. 1, and his partner Jin Yao ranked second(at Senior level).
Another Chinese male dancer ranked first at the junior level.
Sorry I have only heard about the Chinese dancers.
FYI.

#3 Alexandra

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Posted 22 July 2002 - 08:16 AM

Jeannie, unfortunately, seems to have a business travel schedule that doesn't take ballet competitions into account! I have a friend going to be on the critics panel, as it turns out, and I'll get a report when he comes back, but no news in advance. Won't they mostly be the same people who were at Jackson? There are some dancers who seem to do the competition circuit, rather like golfers and marathon runners :)

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Posted 28 July 2002 - 03:59 PM

And the winners are:

Special Varna Jubilee prize:

Arsen Mehrabyan (Armenia)

Male senior gold Boyko Dossev (Bulgaria)
Female senior gold Jin Yao (Chna)

Juniors:

special award -- Lu Meng (China)

male gold: Sergei Kheilak (German)
female gold: Izabel Sokowlowska (Poland)

Choreographer's prize:

John Neumeier
Yuri Bubinocheck

Critics prizes:

classical -- Marcin Kupinski (Poland)
contemporary -- Nikolai Vivszhanin (Russia)

classical -- Maria Kochtkova (Russia)
contemporary -- Alexandra Sourodeeva


(This report was phoned in to me by someone on the scene, after the competition was completed and the medals awarded. I can't be sure of the spellings.)

#5 Hu Xinxin

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Posted 31 July 2002 - 01:04 AM

Jin Yao¡¯s partner Zhang Rao got the silver medal.
Guo Yuhao (also from China) , junior silver, Wong Yaosheng, junior bronze.
FYI.

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Posted 31 July 2002 - 07:46 AM

Thank you! My friend telephoned, and there was only time to give the gold medalists. Congratulations to the Chinese dancers. A fine showing :D

#7 Kevin Ng

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Posted 01 August 2002 - 02:26 AM

A friend who attended the competiton told me of 2 winners from St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre (directed by Konstantin Tatchkine).

Irina Kolesnikova - silver
Anastasia Kolegova - bronze

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Posted 02 August 2002 - 10:40 AM

Thank you for telling all the prize winners. As far as I can see only the mens bronze medallist is missing. Do you know who it is ?
By the way, was there also a prize for the best non competing partner?:)

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Posted 02 August 2002 - 12:38 PM

Welcome, Elias! (And thanks to all who posted to fill in the Missing Medals.)

I don't have the answer to your question, but I should have over the weekend, and I'll post it -- if nobody else beats me to it.

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Posted 06 August 2002 - 09:09 PM

The complete list of Varna prizes:

Arsen Mehrabyan (Armenia), Jubilee Prize

Boyko Dossev (Bulgaria / Hamburg Ballet), Senior Men's Gold ...

Zhang Yao (China), Senior Men's Silver

Alexander Alexandrov (Bulgaria), Senior Men's Silver

Ulian Topor (Germany / Moldavia), Senior Men's Bronze .

Jin Yao (China), Senior Women's Gold

Helene Bouchet (France / Hamburg Ballet), Senior Women's Silver

Irina Kolesnikova (Russia), Senior Women's Silver

Anastassia Kolegova (Russia), Senior Women's Bronze

Lu Meng (China), Special Junior Prize

Sergei Kheilik (Germany), Junior Men's Gold

Yuhao Guo (China), Junior Men's Silver

Weng Yaosheng (China), Junior Men's Bronze

Izabela Sokolowska (Poland), Junior Women's Gold

Alexandra Sourodeeva (Kazakhistan), Junior Women's Silver

Maria Kochetkova (Russia), Junior Women's Silver

Sarah Mestrovic (Germany), Junior Women's Bronze .

Soo Youn Cho (Korea), Junior Women's Bronze

Ilia Kuznetsov (Russia), Partnering Prize

Duan Jingting (China, female), Youngest Competitor

Le Geng (China, female), Encouragement Prize

Martha Petkova (Bulgaria), Encouragement Prize

John Neumeir, Choreography Prize #1

Jiri Bubenicek, Choreography Prize #2

Press Jury Prizes:


Marcin Kupinski (Poland, Senior), Classical Male Interpretation Prize

Nikolai Viuzhanin (Russia, Senior), Contemporary Male Interpretation Prize

Maria Kochetkova (Russia, Junior), Classical Female Interpretation Prize

Alexandra Sourodeeva (Khazakistan, Junior), Contemporary Female Interpretation Prize.

#11 Hu Xinxin

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Posted 07 August 2002 - 11:45 PM

Thank you so much Alexandra for the list!

#12 Kevin Ng

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Posted 31 August 2002 - 07:10 AM

I've just received my copy of the Sept. issue of the UK magazine "Dance Expression", which is a special issue devoted to the Varna IBC. There is a long report on the Varna competion by Jean Rush with many lovely photos by Ken Rush. Jean Rush was a member of the international press jury for this 20th anniversary competition.


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