The Prix de Lausanne is a non-profit foundation that simply could not exist without the support of municipal and cantonal authorities as well as the generosity of sponsors, patrons and donors.
The Friends of the Prix de Lausanne are individual donors who show their support for the objectives and philosophy of the Prix de Lausanne through a financial contribution.
Thanks to the Friends of the Prix de Lausanne, Switzerland’s world-renowned ballet competition manages to attain its goal of excellence in dance while fostering the training and health of its young participants.
The Benefits of Membership
- Access to advance bookings for the finals
- A backstage visit during the competition
- Your name in the competition’s official programme
- The opportunity to visit a Prix de Lausanne partner school or company during the year
- Your donation is tax deductible in Switzerland
Annual Donation (in Swiss francs)
|Silver||The above-mentioned benefits||CHF 250.-|
|Gold||The above-mentioned benefits and|
- a glass of champagne during intermission
- an official competition programme
- the opportunity to attend the closing banquet at the Beau-Rivage Palace Hotel
|Platinum||The above-mentioned benefits and|
- exclusive privileges during the competition week
|Diamond||Contact us and we’ll tell you all about it.||CHF 10’000.00.- or more|
|Young Friend (under 25 years of age)|
- a backstage visit during the competition
- a newsletter subscription
- the opportunity to visit a Prix de Lausanne partner school or company during the year
June 22nd, 2018
Friends of the Prix travelled to Hamburg, Germany, to visit 2 Prix de Lausanne partners : The Hamburg ballet John Neumeier and the Hamburg ballet school John Neumeier.
In the morning the group met Ms Indrani Delmaine, managing coordinator of the school, for a tour and to attend a ballet class for the girls (last year students) given by the Director of the school, Gigi Hyatt, and a ballet class for boys (Last year students and Youth ballet company dancers) given by the Youth Ballet Director, Kevin Haigen.
In the afternoon, the Friends have been invited to attend the General Rehearsals of Beethoven Project at the Staatsoper, the last creation of John Neumeier.
April 26th, 2018
The Friends of the Prix de Lausanne have been invited to a guided tour of the exhibition Pastels at the Fondation de l’Hermitage in Lausanne.
April 7th, 2018
The Friends of the Prix de Lausanne have been invited to the first “Journée Portes ouvertes” of the Atelier-école Rudra Béjart in Lausanne and enjoyed the rehearsals of their next show.
May 20th, 2017
The Friends of the Prix de Lausanne have been invited to the “Journée Portes ouvertes” of the Béjart Ballet Lausanne and enjoyed the rehearsals of the Magic Flute.
May 12th 2017
As part of the 1er Festival International Jeunes Ballets at the BFM in Geneva, Friends of the Prix de Lausanne enjoyed the rehearsals of the Ballettschule Theater Basel and the Cannes Jeune Ballet, a workshop given by Jean-Philippe Dury and a masterclass given by Amanda Bennett, director of the Ballettschule Theater Basel.
November 30th 2016
Friends of the Prix travelled to Munich to visit two Prix de Lausanne partners: the Ballett-Akademie (Hochschule für Musik und Theater München) and the Bayerisches Staatsballett at the Bayerische Staatsoper.
The Friends at Ballett-Akademie Munchen with Jan Broeckx
In the morning the group met Jan Broeckx (Director of Ballett-Akademie) for a tour of his school and to attend a morning ballet class for men (Bachelor grade 3 – aged 17 to 18), given by their Director himself!
In the afternoon, the Friends went to visit the Staatsoper to attend a rehearsal of the “corps de ballet”, men only, for the upcoming Spartacus production! The rehearsals was directed by Ruslan Prolin, former Bolshoi Ballet soloist.
Find more on the blog article.
April 26th to 28th 2016
Friends of the Prix had the opportunity to attend the rehearsals of “En Compagnie de Jiri Kylian” by Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, partner school of the Prix de Lausanne
They also had the chance to visit 2 partners schools, the Académie de danse de Monaco and the Ecole supérieure de danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower.
Mai 2nd, 2015
The Bejart Ballet opens its doors to the Friends of the Prix de Lausanne. Tour of the BBL’s studio, rehearsal and aperitif.
August 26th, 2014
Luna Classics Festival – Show with Steven McRae, 2003 Prix de Lausanne prize winners