Main Financial Partners
We wish to thank our sponsors most sincerely for their commitment to the
training of talented young dancers:
The Loterie Romande is delighted, through its Vaud distribution body, to support the Prix de Lausanne, which will be held from 27 January to 2 February 2013. Let us remember that for more than 75 years, the Loterie Romande has been redistributing its entire profits for the good of the French-Swiss community to the tune of about 200 million francs a year. Hence, more than Fr. 500,000.- a day are redistributed in French-speaking Switzerland to support public utility projects in areas as diverse as culture, social assistance, the environment, research, training and sport.
The Leenaards Foundation is proud to be able to look back over more than ten years of supporting the Prix de Lausanne and in more general terms over its ongoing contribution to the development of dance and the choreographic art at the highest level.
Now a major event in the dance world, this competition also promotes the cultural reputation of the Lake Geneva region worldwide. Both demanding and prestigious by nature, the Prix de Lausanne deserves the fervent loyalty of the public and justifies the consistent backing of our Foundation.
Created in 1980 due to the generosity of Antoine and Rosy Leenaards, the Leenaards Foundation is active in the cantons of Vaud and Geneva. Its mission is to serve the public interest in a philanthropic spirit and it grants support in the form of patronage for a variety of projects demonstrating excellence in the social, scientific and cultural fields.
In terms of culture, the Foundation is active on behalf of institutions, artists and public events. While the forms of support vary, they all meet the criteria of high quality and general interest established by the founders.
Honoured to be helping youthful talents bloom and express themselves, the Leenaards Foundation is delighted to witness once again this gathering of the finest talents of their generation.
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”
The signature Cinq Mondes Spa offers pure relaxation on over 1,500 square meters, discover the beauty rituals from the world over.
The Beau-Rivage Palace provides the impeccable service including also a special kids program to make your stay truly unforgettable.
The Partnerships – a long-term commitment
Since its creation in 1991, the supportive activities of the Fondation Nestlé pour l’Art have been based on maintaining a lively dialogue; initiatives aimed at promoting regular encounters with artists, authors of new projects and people from various artistic sectors; careful evaluation of the needs of the rapidly developing artistic scene; as well as the periodic questioning of the various areas of intervention in the realm of the visual arts, music and the living arts.
The objective of establishing partnerships in 2005 was to offer beneficiaries favourable working conditions over the longer term, but equally the possibility of belonging to a cross-disciplinary network which in the best-case scenario gives access to worlds that are ignored or at least little known.
In our view, the organisation of regular meetings with the various partners of the Foundation, bringing together other stakeholders in the world of art and culture, as well as the general public which is the end recipient of creations, represents added value to the financial support for artists’ projects and enables us to optimise our own work.
Entirely in harmony with these values, the Fondation Nestlé pour l’Art is a longstanding partner of the Prix de Lausanne and the Contemporary Dance Prize which it has been sponsoring since this award was created.
Adveq is a leading asset manager investing in private equity and real asset funds globally with offices in Zurich, Frankfurt, New York, Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Founded in 1997, Adveq currently manages more than USD 4 billion of assets for its clients. These clients consist almost entirely of international institutional investors including pension funds, insurance companies, family offices and other financial service providers that are located in Europe, Asia, Australia and the United States.
Adveq believes that the meritocratic and global approach of the Prix de Lausanne is highly congruent with its own business philosophy. The promotion of young talents worldwide, who strive to outperform in their field, parallels an intrinsic part of Adveq’s core private equity investment business.
Adveq is pleased to continue its engagement as a key sponsor of the Prix de Lausanne and to provide a scholarship to one of the prize winners of the 2013 competition.
Julius Baer – Passion for excellence
Julius Baer is one of the largest dedicated wealth managers in Switzerland, with heritage dating back to the nineteenth century. As a Swiss Private Bank with a long tradition, we concentrate on providing individuals and their families with bespoke investment advice and fully diversified wealth management solutions.
Julius Baer has always cultivated a strong corporate culture. Every single day we work with dedication and precision in order to achieve the best possible results. This philosophy is equally applicable to our partnerships and to our devotion to support gifted young artists.
For the sixth consecutive year Julius Baer is proud to promote and support the talent of tomorrow by offering a scholarship to a young dancer. The Prix de Lausanne and its candidates perfectly embody the qualities and passion that have helped the Julius Baer Group to build an enviable reputation over generations.
It is with great pleasure that Chacott announces its continuing support following on from the 40th 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, such as Vladimir Malakhov, have passed along their passion, knowledge, and love to Chacott over the years. And we plan 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 our 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.
A number of top dancers and artists worldwide, such as Vladimir Malakhov, have for many years passed on their passion, knowledge and love to Chacott. We will continue to improve in order to repay this support to many more people who dedicate their energy to dance and stage performances. Chacott creates the ideal surroundings in the world of art and on the sports field as the leading company of ballet and dance products throughout the world.
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.
We, Chacott, would like to wish this esteemed competition great success and we would like to wish the best of luck to all the participants.
“YOU LIVE BECAUSE YOU DANCE, YOU LIVE AS LONG AS YOU DANCE“
Nureyev had long since foreseen what would become of his goods and his memory after the last curtain fall. Bearing the name of “The Ballet Promotion Foundation” he had established his first foundation in 1975. The first beneficiaries were to be his family in the USSR, but the foundation’s mission was also to support dancers, dance companies, dance schools and the organisation of performances.
In 1994, the foundation was renamed “The Rudolf Nureyev Foundation” with the same general objectives, and the addition of others specified by Nureyev before he died. These included the attribution of grants to promising young dancers to support their studies for one year and his strong wish to support the dancer’s health.
The ”Rudolf Nureyev Foundation” brings its support to a large variety of organizations in the areas of teaching, production, promotion and medical research.
The final project remained to be carried out and this will be done in 2013 when the “Lieu de Mémoire” opens at the Centre National du Costume de Scène in Moulins – France.
We are happy and proud to support the Prix de Lausanne and all the talented young dancers!
New for the Prix de Lausanne 2013 will be a scholarship awarded to one of the competition winners and sponsored by Harlequin Floors, world leaders in dance floor technology.
According to Chantal Lagniau,
General Manager of Luxembourg based Harlequin Europe, “Supporting young talented dancers and looking towards the future of dance is a cherished value of Harlequin Floors. In recognition of the dance community and in memory of our friends and founders of Prix de Lausanne, Elvire and Philippe Braunschweig, we have decided to strengthen the privileged links between both institutions and our support to the Prix de Lausanne, by giving this scholarship to one of the 2013 candidates.” She added, “We are also delighted to continue our support for a fifth year of the very successful initiative of the video-blog which allows Internet users to share in the emotions of the candidates and offers a glimpse behind the scenes at the Prix de Lausanne.“
The motivation behind the partnership between Prix de Lausanne and Harlequin Floors is a shared interest in youngsters with a talent for dance. In fact, for over 40 years, the Prix de Lausanne and Harlequin have in their own ways supported future stars of the dance world. The Prix de Lausanne enables students to access a study grant whilst Harlequin provides top quality dance floors. Harlequin also leads an international awareness campaign on the importance of the correct dance floors in preventing injury to dancers.
BOBST is the world’s leading supplier of machinery and services to packaging manufacturers in the folding carton, corrugated board and flexible material industries.
Since 1890, the creativity and care devoted to research and to the production of ever more flexible machinery has enabled the company to become a manufacturing standard of reference in more than 160 countries. BOBST exports 97% of its production by supplying simple or complicated machinery, according to the requirements of various markets.
The relationships established with the markets and clients have contributed to developing a truly international corporate culture within the company and have had a profound influence on the training of personnel.
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.