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Choreographic projects evening

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16 Jan 2023

This year, we prepared a whole evening to highlight two special choreographic projects designed for our partner schools students. This special evening will take place on Wednesday, 1 February at 6.00pm at the Beaulieu Theater 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 student 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.

This year, the five finalists are:

  • Martin BALABAN (Czech Republic) from the Palucca University of Dance Dresden with his original variation ‘Open your eyes…’. Dancer: Chloé MEIER
  • Elena DOMBROWSKI (France) from the Pôle National Supérieur de Danse Rosella Hightower with her original variation ‘Tout va bien?’. Dancer: Tom BELLEC
  • Hannah MCCLOUGHAN (Australia) from the School of the Hamburg Ballet John Neumeier with her original variation ‘Cultivate’. Dancer: Kohana Williams
  • Nicholas MIHLAR (Canada) from the Zurich Dance Academy with his original variation ‘Rotting Strawberry’. Dancer: Liam STRICKLAND
  • Aleisha WALKER (USA) from the ABT Studio Company with her original variation ‘Do you care?’. Dancer: Madison BROWN

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 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 Goyo Montero, who will create a brand-new variation with the 24 dancers from our partner schools.

List of participants:

Academy of Dance Mannheim: Eleonora Ricci / Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School: Grace Frazer-Sneddon / Houston Ballet Academy: Allison Whitley / National Conservatory Dance School Lisbon: Teresa Abreu / Palucca University of Dance Dresden: Phoebe Anderssen / American BalletTheatre – JKO School: Lilia Greyeyes / Ballet Academy – University of Music and Performing Arts Munich: Martina López Vidal / John Cranko School: Yana Peneva / New Zealand School of Dance: Ruby Ryburn / Dutch National Ballet Academy: Diede Schuur / Royal Conservatoire The Hague: Annamarie Westrik / Royal Swedish Ballet School: Bonnie Ahlström / Queensland Ballet Academy: Jenson Blight / Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse Paris: Naia Dobrota / Hungarian Dance Academy: Kamill Kökény- Hámori / University of North Carolina School of the Arts: Chandler Davidson / Royal Ballet School: Milda Luckute / English National Ballet School: Gabriel Pimparel / Tanz Akademie Zürich:GiuseppeSchillaci / BallettschuleTheaterBasel: JonathonCarmichael / AcostaDanza Academy: Aniel Pazos Ferrera / School of the Hamburg Ballet – John Neumeier: Caspar Sasse / Australian Ballet School: Jai Fauchon / Pôle National Supérieur de Danse Rosella Hightower: Kozam Radouant.

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, 4 February.

Read more about the Choreographic Project