We wish to thank our sponsors and patrons most sincerely for their commitment to the training of talented young dancers
The Loterie Romande
The Loterie Romande is delighted, through its Vaud distribution body, to support the Prix de Lausanne, which will be held from 29 January to 5 February 2017. Let us remember that since it was founded in 1937, the Loterie Romande has been distributing its entire profits for the good of the community to the tune of about 210 million francs a year. Hence, more than Fr. 500,000.- a day are distributed in French-speaking Switzerland to support public utility projects in areas as diverse as culture, social welfare, the environment, research, training and sport.
Oak Foundation is pleased to support the Prix de Lausanne. Oak Foundation is a group of philanthropic organisations, with its main administrative office in Geneva, Switzerland. It commits its resources to address issues of global, social and environmental concern, particularly those that have a major impact on the lives of the disadvantaged. Since its establishment in 1983, Oak Foundation has given over 3,000 grants to not-for-profit organisations around the world.
Adveq has been a key sponsor of the Prix de Lausanne since 2007. In our global private equity investment practice we look to uncover high potential opportunities, and we help companies to improve and grow. At the same time we reward our team for passionately striving for excellence in a thoughtful and responsible way. These are only a few of the common values our two organizations share. We are pleased to again offer a scholarship to one of the prize winners of the 2017 competition.
Adveq is a leading asset manager investing in private equity globally. The firm’s client base comprises institutional investors such as pension funds, insurance companies, family offices and endowments located in Europe, North America and the Asia-Pacific region. Adveq has offices in Zurich, Frankfurt, London, Jersey, New York, Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong.
Located in 10 acres of private gardens on the banks of Lake Geneva, at only 40 minutes from Geneva Airport, the elegant Belle Epoque buildings of the Beau-Rivage Palace, a Leading Hotels of The World, command breathtaking views across the lake and alps.
The 168 guest rooms and suites are richly appointed and offer the utmost in elegance and comfort. Luxury 7 Executive suites were created to be different and unique in style.
The restaurants provide guests ample cuisine from which to choose. From the gastronomic restaurant “Anne-Sophie Pic au Beau-Rivage Palace” to the “Café Beau-Rivage” and the refined and stylish sushi restaurant “Miyako Lausanne”
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The Beau-Rivage Palace provides the impeccable service including also a special kids program to make your stay truly unforgettable.
It is with great pleasure that Chacott announces its continuing support to the Prix de Lausanne. The organization of such an event, which brings together some of the most outstanding young dancers from all over the world, is certainly an auspicious occasion on which to promote cultural exchange and mutual understanding between its participating candidates and the audience.
A number of worldwide top dancers and artists have passed along their passion, knowledge, and love to Chacott over the years. And Chacott plans to keep improving to the benefit of the many people who dedicate their energy to stage performance and to dance. Chacott creates ideal environments in arts and sports as the leading company of ballet and dance supplies in the world.
Chacott Co. Ltd. was established in 1950 as a manufacturer and retailer of Classic Ballet products. Since then the range has been expanded to include more varieties of dance such as Ballroom Dance, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Yoga, Stage Performances, Special Costumes, Stage Cosmetics and more.
In 2010, on its 60th anniversary, Chacott announced its support for Save the Children to encourage a bright future for children. In addition to this, through the partnership between Chacott Co. Ltd. and Prix de Lausanne, Chacott is now the official licensing partner for the Prix de Lausanne branded products and will continue to develop these valuable opportunities in order to support young dancers and the art of ballet.
The first is a ballet of hour and minute hands moved by a mechanical heart, while the second is the gentle agility of a muscular body: watchmaking and the dance are age-old disciplines that travel along the same roads. Creative expression, artistic and technical mastery, precise hand gestures and the transmission of expertise are all values shared with grace and emotion in these two worlds.
Like the Prix de Lausanne, considered “the top ballet competition in the world“, the watchmaker Emile Chouriet was created in Switzerland, but is international in scope. Its work is based on local watchmaking culture, and it produces its timepieces in its Geneva workshop, with most of the watches being exported abroad.
What’s more, Emile Chouriet has a very open policy in terms of transmitting knowledge, with apprenticeships providing young watchmakers in the workshops with the tools they will need for the future.
From these shared elements and values arose Emile Chouriet’s wish to support the 45th Prix de Lausanne and take part in training young dancers. A wish that is now a great source of pride, since Emile Chouriet is now one of the partners of this major competition.
Harlequin Floors, faithful partner of the Prix de Lausanne, is pleased to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the event together with the candidates and the whole team.
As a sponsor of this prestigious competition, Harlequin has undertaken several campaigns over the years to promote the emergence of young talented dancers. In 2013, the Harlequin Group installed a Liberty sprung dance floor for the dance classes, workouts, and coaching sessions. During the final, which this year will take place on Saturday 4 February, Harlequin will also be granting a one-year scholarship to one of the winners to attend a ballet school of their choice. Two years ago, Harlequin also began funding a live daily video stream from the Beaulieu Theatre during the Prix which has been widely broadcast on social media networks and on a dedicated YouTube channel.
Last year, Harlequin Floors went the extra mile by publishing the Harlequin News blog. Launched in January 2016, this monthly communication tool is aimed at all partners from the dance world, and publishes a complete online edition every day during the frantic week of the Prix. The blog, which provides news about the candidates and personalities – teachers, coaches and members of the jury participating in the Prix – proved a big success during last year’s event. The blog will be published again this year, with the same ambition of covering all aspects of this exceptional event.
According to Patrick Lesage, European Key Account Manager, these initiatives are a way to further strengthen the privileged links uniting Harlequin Floors with the Prix de Lausanne. As a homage to the memory of Elvire and Philippe Braunschweig, friends of Harlequin and founders of the Prix de Lausanne 45 years ago, encouraging young talent and contributing to the future of dance is more than ever one of the essential missions of the Harlequin Group.
Albert Amon Foundation
By supporting the Prix de Lausanne – an institution that, for the past 44 years, has honored young dancers from Switzerland and abroad by offering them a springboard to launch their career – the Albert Amon Foundation fulfills its mission to promote youth education and professional training.
The Albert Amon Foundation proudly offers a scholarship to a young talented dancer so they may continue training for a full year in one of the best schools and dance companies, therefore enabling them to improve their art with the help of some of the greatest dance professionals in the world.
BOBST is one of the world’s leading suppliers of equipment and services to packaging and label manufacturers in the folding carton, corrugated board and flexible materials industries.
Founded in 1890 by Joseph Bobst in Lausanne, Switzerland, BOBST has a presence in more than 50 countries, runs 12 production facilities in 8 countries and employs close to 5 000 people around the world.
Art and precision are constant factors in the research, development and production of state-of-the-art equipment. Building on this experience, BOBST is delighted to be associating its name with the blossoming of youthful talents in the world of dance.
BOBST wishes all of them the best of luck and hopes they will retain fond memories of their experience at the Prix de Lausanne and their stay in Switzerland.