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Japan Preselection Jury

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02 Sep 2022

For the very first time, the Prix de Lausanne is organising a Preselection round in Japan to allow a few Japanese dancers to get the chance to be selected for our 2023 competition. This event will take place in Hyogo (Japan) on October 1st and 2nd, 2023.

The 50 Japanese young dancers enrolled for this Preselection event will be evaluated and marked by a Jury made of the following renowned professionals:

  • Kathryn Bradney
    Artistic & Executive Director of the Prix de Lausanne, former Principal dancer and ballet master of the Béjart Ballet Lausanne
  • Shoko Nakamura
    Prix de Lausanne Prize Winner 1996 / Honorary Principal Dancer, K Ballet Company (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Toru Shimazaki
    Freelance Choreographer & Directing Professor of The Dance Program in the Music Department of Kobe Jogakuin College (Japan)
  • Dominique Genevois
    Former soloist of Maurice Béjart’s Ballet du XX siècle in Brussels & Professor of classical dance at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Lyon
  • Etienne Frey
    International Choreographer & Freelance Dance Teacher / Gold Medalist and Alicia Alonso Prize (1997) / Nijinsky Prize (2001)

“It is my pleasure to organise the first Prix de Lausanne preselection in Japan. I am looking forward to this new collaboration in a country that I admire very much and to promote the art of dance towards dedicated and talented young dancers in Japan.”

Kathryn Bradney, Prix de Lausanne’s Artistic & Executive Director.

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