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Choreographic evening YCA/PSCP

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18 Jan 2024

During the competition week, don’t miss out on the choreographic evening, on Wednesday, January 31st. This evening is designed to highlight two special choreographic projects created for and by our partner school students. This special evening will take place on Wednesday, 31 January, at 6.00 pm at the Beaulieu Theatre and will be livestreamed!

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The Young Creation Award is a competition designed for ballet students from the Prix de Lausanne Partner schools and companies. It gives young students a unique opportunity to give a try at choreographic creation and coaching, which is becoming a more and more important part of a dancer’s career. The participants create an original variation on one of their fellow students and submit it via video to the Prix de Lausanne. A video selection takes place, and five finalists are selected to come and present their variation during the Prix de Lausanne.

Each finalist will present his/her variation in front of the Prix de Lausanne Jury and two winners will be announced at the end of the evening. The two winning choreographies will be added to the competition’s contemporary repertoire in 2024.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to discover the choreographers of tomorrow!

Read more about the Young Creation Award

This workshop takes place in Lausanne during the Prix de Lausanne main competition, but is not part of the competition. Students who take part in the Choreographic Project are sent by their Schools to live a unique collective and educational experience of choreography creation. During a whole week, they get the chance to meet with young dancers from all over the world, and to work with some of the biggest choreographers of our era. The choreography, set up and staged in only a few days, is then performed in front of the audience during the Prix de Lausanne Finals.

This year’s choreographer is Kinsun Chan, who will create a brand-new variation with the 24 dancers from our partner schools. He will be assisted by Aurélie Gaillard & Juliette Rahon as assistant choreographers.

List of participants:

Académie Princesse Grace: Tomas Ruao / Academy of Dance – Mannheim: Hana Lavra Poppe / Acosta Danza Academy: Maria del Carmen Pantoja Monier / American Ballet Theatre, Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis School: Ayaka Matsubara / Ballet Academy – University of Music and Performing Arts Munich: Simon Boley / Boston Ballet School: Kallie Green / Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School: Olivia Koppanyi / Dutch National Ballet Academy: Perla Pace / English National Ballet School: Lana Klemen / Houston Ballet Academy: Hart Isaacoff / Hungarian Dance University: Dóra Szepsi / National Conservatory Dance School Lisbon – EDCN: Pedro Marques / New Zealand School of Dance: Josh Linkhorn / Oslo National Academy of the Arts: Emma Malee Skår / Palucca University of Dance Dresden: Julia Ibanez Aguilera / Pôle National Supérieur de Danse Rosella Hightower: Lucrezia Panza / Queensland Ballet Academy: Sienna Baensch / Royal Ballet School Antwerp: Ditte Vandevoort / Royal Conservatoire The Hague: Alessia Vogelzang / San Francisco Ballet School: Brooklyn Brizendine / The Royal Ballet School: Emile Gooding / The Royal Swedish Ballet School: Wilma Overgaard / The School of the Hamburg Ballet – John Neumeier: Irisa Mika Van Niekerk / University of North Carolina School of the Arts: Mariella Saunders / Zurich Dance Academy: Katica  Ruip

On this special evening, you will have the chance to enjoy a public rehearsal of the project. The final choreography will be revealed during the Finals’ Interlude on Saturday, 3 February.

Read more about the Choreographic Project