The Prix visits China!
Zhao Ruheng and Shelly Power @ChenYilu
The CEO and Artistic Director of Prix de Lausanne – Shelly Power – is in China these days for the Beijing International Ballet and Choreography Competition (IBCC). She is attending the classes and will give a special “Prix de Lausanne Award” to a candidate at the end of the competition. She has been welcomed there by Vice-chairperson of the IBCC and Artistic Director of the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA): Zhao Ruheng.
Dingkai Bai, Julian MacKay, Cao Chi, Marina Fernandes and Yu Hang @ChenYilu
Several alumni of the Prix de Lausanne have been invited to perform for the opening gala of the competition. Among them: Marina Fernandes da Costa Duarte (Prize Winner 2017), Yu Hang (Prize Winner 2016), Dingkai Bai (Prize Winner 2016) and Julian MacKay (Prize Winner 2015). They all danced last Friday (August 4th) at the NCPA.
Jury IBCC @ChenYilu
Also, the following other Prix de Lausanne alumni are also in China to be part of the jury for the competition:
– Viviana Durante (Prize Winner 1984) for the ballet section
– Sue Jin Kang (Prize Winner 1985) for the ballet section
– Marcelo Gomez (Prize Winner 1996) for the choreography section
– and Alexandre Riabko (Finalist 1995) for the ballet section
Viviana Durante, Zhao Ruheng and Shelly Power at the opening gala @WangXiaojing
Alexander Riabko and Shelly Power @ChenYilu
Meeting with the Swiss Embassy, Beijing @ChenYilu
Shelly Power is also in Beijing to visit the Swiss Embassy there and discuss the potential future developments of the Swiss ballet competition in China. She met with Alain Gaschen (Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of Switzerland), Romain Barrabas (Deputy Head of Culture and Media Section) and Zhao Xin (Project Officer) last Friday.
Hopefully in the near future, we will see more collaborations between China and the Prix de Lausanne!
Shelly Power and Alain Gaschen at the Swiss Embassy, Beijing @ChenYilu
Shelly Power and Alain Gaschen at the Swiss Embassy, Beijing, 2 @ChenYilu