06 Dec 2022
On 2 December 2022, a Jury panel gathered in Lausanne to watch and mark 56 videos submitted by the Young Creation Award 2023 participants. 5 Finalists were selected among them. These 5 promising young choreographers will have the chance to come to Lausanne together with their dancers to participate in this competition for young talent in choreography, which takes place in parallel with the Prix de Lausanne. The choreographers will present their original solos before the Prix de Lausanne’s Jury and the live-streaming audience on Wednesday, 1 February 2023. The same evening, the two winning choreographies will be awarded and performed again during the Interlude performance on Saturday, 4 February 2023, after the Finals. Their pieces will become part of the Prix de Lausanne 2024 contemporary variation repertoire for future candidates.
In total, 56 young choreographers (35 girls and 21 boys) from 15 different Partner Schools and Junior Companies have submitted a contemporary variation.
With a record number of enrollments for this third edition, it is so inspiring to see the creativity and enthusiasm in this year’s Young Creation Award young choreographers. The Prix de Lausanne’s 50th anniversary celebration promises to be an extraordinary event with breathtaking talent!
– Kathryn Bradney