Conditions of the competition

Applications for participation in the competition are now available! Applications must be sumbitted no later than April 17, 2017.

Organizer

The Federal Directorate of Performing Art “ROSCONCERT”

Jury panel is formed bythe world leaders of ballet art, stars of Russian and world ballet, artistic directors of top ballet companies and theatres, choreographers, critics, outstanding personalities.

 

Terms and regulations:

1.Application

  1. The Competition is divided into age categories: Junior Group (girls and boys) and Senior Group (women and men). Each age group can compete in solo and duet divisions.
  2. Age allowances are:
    • The youngest participant in the Junior Group has to be 14 years old and the oldest has to be under 19 (18 inclusive).
    • The youngest participant in the Senior Group has to be 19 years old and the oldest has to be under 28 (27 inclusive)
  3. The Competition will be take place in Moscow at the Bolshoi Theatre from June 10 till June 20, 2017.
  4. Applicants wishing to participate in the Competition are required to send the following documents to the Competition Board via e-mail: ibc.moscow@gmail.com:
    • application form (please find sample attached)
    • ID copy
    • dance education certificate
    • brief biography (please find sample attached)
    • program for each Round of the Competition with the title of each piece, name of the composer and the choreographer (please see form in attachment)
    • one portrait photo, one photo in costume (1MB, not less than 300 dpi, please find sample attached))
    • high quality video of applicant’s performance of any variation or duet. The video should be sent either via e-mail or as a link to YouTube and duly signed: name and surname of applicant, title of the performence and the date of recording.
    • The applications deadline is April,17, 2017
    • Note: Laureates of International Ballet Competitions – members of International Federation of Ballet Competitions http://balletfederation.com  - will be admitted to the Competition without preliminary selections. In this case they must submit a copy of the Diploma of Laureate instead of video.
  5. The application fee in the amount of $100 - Junior Group, $120 - Senior Group should be paid as part of the application procedure by wire transfer to the following bank details:
    • Federal Management of Art Projects «ROSCONCERT»
    • INN: 7704011869
    • Адрес: 119002, Moscow Arbat 35 RUSSIAN FEDERATION
    • VTB Bank
    • SWIFT: VTBRRUMMXXX
    • Account: № 40501840512800000000
    • Purpose of payment: XIII International Ballet Competition and Contest of Choreographers
  6. Postal address of the Competition Board:
  7. The Organizing Committee has the right to admit no more than 200 contestants, including partners and choreographers’ performers, selected on the basis of their applications and video-recordings by the decision of the Selection committee.
  8. If a contestant declines to take part in the Competition, all documents and video submitted and related to the participant will not be returned. The application fee is non-refundable.
  9. Applicants admitted to the Competition will be notified by the Competition Board not later than April 21, 2017.
  10. Foreign admitted applicants will receive a formal invitation letter, which should be submitted to the Russian Consulate when applying for visas.

 

2. Procedure

  1. The Competition consitst of preliminary video round and three rounds on the stahe of the Bolshoi Theatre. Round III is the final. Senior Group will perform at Round III with the orchestral accompaniment.
  2. Performing order will be determined by draw procedure and will remain till the end of the Competition. Performing order for duets is determined by the order number of the female competitor.
  3. After registration and draw procedure, all changes in the contestant’s program can be made only in exceptional cases and only with the permission of the Jury.
  4. Performance of each contestant will be judged individually whether he/she performs solo or in a duet. Contestants performing in duets have the right to perform with non-competing partners.
  5. If a contestant performing in Duet category is not admitted to Round II or Round III, he/she must stay till the end of the Competition at the expense of the Competition Board and perform with his/her partner who is continuing to compete in the following rounds, as well as perform at the Closing Ceremony and Winners Gala.
  6. In case if the choreographer becomes a laureate or diploma-holder of the Contest of Choreographers, but the contestants, who have performed a contemporary piece, staged by that choreographer, are not admitted to Round II or Round III, they and their partners must stay till the end of the Competition at the expense of the Competition Board and participate in the Closing Ceremony and Winners Gala.
  7. Contestants can use audio-recordings for their performances. All music should be recorded on CD or mini-disks and submitted to the Competition Board upon arrival. The CDs should be properly signed: the name of competitor, the title of the piece, № of the Round. Participants must submit recordings for each piece separately.
  8. All Laureates and Diploma Holders and their partners must perform free of charge at the Closing Ceremony and Winners Gala with the program agreed by the Jury and Competition Board.
  9. The Competition Board reserves all rights for TV broadcasting, video recording and filming of all three Rounds, Closing Ceremony and Gala-concert, as well as for their further distribution (on commercial basis including) without any additional fees. The Competition Board reserves the exclusive right to sign contracts with third parties for merchandising of the materials mentioned above.

Photo shooting, video recording and filming at the Competition can be possible only with the special permission from the Competition Board.

 

3. Financial conditions

  1. Contestants and their partners will arrive at the Competition on the dates indicated by the Competition Board in the Letter of Invitation. If the contestants wish to arrive before the specified dates, they will be held responsible to pay accomodation and all extra expenses up to the specified arrival date, set by the Competition Board.
  2. The Competition Board provides hotel accommodation and meals (or per diem) to the contestants and their partners only for the period of their official participation in the Competition: from the date of their arrival to Moscow but not earlier than the specified date, and for no more than two days after the end of the Round, in which the contestant took part.
  3. Contestants, arriving at the Competition and refusing to perform, and Contestants who are not admitted to Round II and Round III and their partners can stay up to the end of Competition at their own expense.
  4. If requested in advance,The Competition Board can assist accompanying persons of the contestant (teachers, relatives) with visa arrangements and hotel reservations.
  5. The Competition Board does not provide insurances for the contestants and their partners, as well as their accompanying persons.
  6. The Competition Board does not provide contestants with music, costumes, make-up and ballet footwear.
  7. The Competition Board will provide contestants with rehearsal rooms and one stage rehearsal before each Round at the place where the Competition will be held.
  8. By signing the Application form, applicants are obliged to declare that they fully accept the Rules of the Competition.

 

Program

Junior Group

Solo

Round I

  • one classical ballets variation from the listed in the Competition’s Required program.
  • one classical ballet variation from the contestant’s choice

Round II

  • one classical ballet variation
  • piece of modern choreography specially choreographed for the present Competition, or a fragment from a ballet staged not earlier than 2005. Duration must not exceed 3 minutes.

Round III

  • two classical ballets variations.

 

Duet:

Round I

  • each of the duet partners must perform one classical ballets variation listed in the Competition’s Required program
  • each of the duet partners must perform one classical ballet variation at the contestant’s choice

Round II

  • one pas de deux from a classical ballet
  • piece of modern choreography specially choreographed for the Competition or a fragment from ballets staged after 2005. The piece of modern choreography might be performed either as duet or solo.Performance duration: no more than 5 minutes for duet performance. In case of performing separately – performing duration should not exceed 3 minutes per piece.

Round III

  • one pas de deux from a classical ballet.

 

Each performance should be shown only once.

 

Note: Mixed duets, where partners belong to different age groups, are allowed. In this case each partner will be judged in his age group. Participants of the ballet competition can perform in the contest of choreographers in both solo, duets and trios.

Contestant must present a written permission to use the choreography under copyright protection

 

Required program for Round I, Junior Group

Girls (solo)

A. Adam .“Le Corsaire”. One variation of Odalisque (any one of the three) from pas de trois, Act III. Choreography: M. Petipa. (Music for the pas de trois: A. Adam, C. Pugni, R. Drigo).

P. Hertel. “La Fille Mal Gardee”. Variation of Lisa, Act II. Choreography: A. Gorsky. (Music of the variation: R.Drigo).

F. Herold. “La Fille Mal Gardee”. Variation of Lisa , Act II.

Choreography: F. Ashton.

H. Paulli, E. Helsted, N. Gade, H. Lumbye. “Napoli”. Variation of Teresina, Act III. Choreography: A. Bournonville.

L. Minkus.“Don Quixote”. Variation of Kitri from the IV act. Choreography M. Petipa, A. Gorsky.

L. Delibes. “Coppelia”. Variation of Swanilda,  Act III. Choreography A. Gorsky.

P. Tchaikovsky. “The Nutcracker”. Variation of Masha, Act II.

Choreography: V. Vainonen.

P. Tchaikovsky. “The Sleeping Beauty”. Variation of Princess Florine, Act .III

Choreography: M.Petipa.

B.Asafiev. “The Flames of Paris”. Variation of Jeanne, Act IV.

Choreography: V. Vainonen.

 

Boys (solo)

A. Adam. “Giselle”. Male variation from Peasant pas de deux, Act I.

Choreography: M. Petipa. (Music of the variation: F.Burgmuller).

P. Hertel. “La Fille Mal Gardee”. Variation of Colin, Act II.

Choreography: A. Gorsky.

F. Herold. “La Fille Mal Gardee”. Variation of Colin, Act II.

Choreography: F. Ashton.

H. Paulli, E. Helsted, N. Gade, H. Lumbye. “Napoli”. Variation of Gennaro, Act III.Choreography: A. Bournonville.

L. Delibes. “Coppelia”. Variation of Franz, Act III.

Choreography: A. Gorsky. (Music of the variation: E. Guiraud).

L. Minkus. “Don Quixote”. Variation of Basil, Act IV.

Choreography: M. Petipa, A. Gorsky.

P. Tchaikovsky. “The Nutcracker”. Variation of Prince, Act II.Choreography: V. Vainonen.

P. Tchaikovsky. “The Sleeping Beauty”. Blue Bird variation, Act III.
Choreography: M. Petipa.

B.Asafiev. “The Flames of Paris”. Variation of Philippe, Act IV.

Choreography by V.Vainonen.

 

Program

Senior Group

Solo:

Round I

  • one classical ballets variation listed in the Competition’s Required program.
  • one classical ballet variation at the contestant’s choice

Round II

  • two classical ballets variations
  • piece of modern choreography specially choreographed for the present Competition, or a fragment from a ballet staged not earlier than 2005. Duration must not exceed 4 minutes.

Round III

  • two classical ballets variations.

 

Duet:

Round I

  • one pas de deux from classical ballets listed in the Competition’s Required program.

Round II

  • one pas de deux from classical ballets
  • piece of modern choreography specially choreographed for the Competition or a fragment from ballets staged after 2005. The piece of modern choreography might be performed either as duet or solo.Performance duration: no more than 7 minutes for duet performance. In case of performing separately – performing duration should not exceed 4 minutes per piece.

Round III

  • one pas de deux from a classical ballet.

 

Each performance should be shown only once.

 

Required program for Round I, Senior Group.

Women (solo)

C. Pugni. “Esmeralda”. Variation of Diana from pas de deux of Diana and Acteon, Act II. Choreography: A. Vaganova. (Music of the variation: R.Drigo).

C. Pugni.  “Esmeralda”. Variation of Esmeralda. Act II. Choreography: N.Berezov H. Levenshold. “La Sylphide”. Variation of Sylphide, Act II.

Choreography: A. Bournonville.

A. Adam.“Giselle”. Variation of Giselle, Act I.

Choreography: M. Petipa. (Music of the variation: L. Minkus).

L.Minkus. “La Bayadere”. One of the three variations from the “Shadows”.

Choreography: M.Petipa.

L. Minkus.“Don Quixote”. Variation of Kitri, Act IV.

Choreography: M. Petipa, A. Gorsky.

P. Tchaikovsky.“Swan Lake”. Variation of Odette, Act II.

Choreography: L. Ivanov.

P. Tchaikovsky . “The Sleeping Beauty”. Variation of the Diamond Fairy, Act III.

Choreography: M. Petipa.

A.Glazunov. “Raimonda”. Variation of Raimonda, Act I.

Choreography: M.Petipa.

 

Men (solo)

H. Levenshold. “La Sylphide”. Variation of James, Act II.

Choreography: A. Bournonville.

L. Minkus. “La Bayadere”. Variation of Solor.

Choreography: M. Petipa, V. Chaboukiani.

L. Minkus. “Don Quixote”. Variation of Basil, Act IV.

Choreography: M. Petipa, A. Gorsky.

C. Pugni. “Esmeralda”. Variation of Acteon, Act IV.

Choreography: A. Vaganova.

P. Tchaikovsky. “The Sleeping Beauty”. Blue Bird variation, Act III.

Choreography: M. Petipa

P. Tchaikovsky. “The Nutcracker”. Variation of Prince, Act III.

Choreography: V. Vainonen.

 

Duets.

B. Asafiev.“The Flames of Paris”. Pas de deux of Jeanne and Philippe, Act IV.

Choreography: V. Vainonen.

A. Adam.“Giselle”. Grand pas de deux of Giselle and Albrecht, Act II.
Choreography: J. Perrault, G. Coralli, M. Petipa.

D. Auber. “Grand Pas Classique”. Choreography: V. Gzovsky.

P. Tchaikovsky. “Swan Lake”. Black Swan pas de deux, Act III.

Choreography: M. Petipa.

P. Tchaikovsky .“The Sleeping Beauty”. Pas de deux of Aurora and Desire, Act III.  Choreography: M. Petipa, K. Sergeyev.

A. Adam. “Le Corsaire”. Pas de deux of Medora and the Slave, Act II.

Choreography: M. Petipa. (Music of pas de deux: R. Drigo).

E. Helsted. “The Flower Festival in Genzano”. Pas de deux.
Choreography: A. Bournonville.

 

Note: Mixed duets, where partners belong to different age groups, are allowed. In this case each partner will be judged in his age group. Participants of the ballet competition can perform in the contest of choreographers in both solo, duets and trios. Contestant must present a written permission to use the choreography under copyright protection

 

Contest of Choreographers

 

Application and procedure

  1. Contest of Choreographers is based on dance works specially choreographed for the Competition. Choreographers from 18 and under 40 years old are allowed to take part in the Competition. The amount limit of participants of the contest of choreographers – 30 people.
  2. Contest of Choreographers is based on contemporary dance works specially choreographed for the Competition. Choreographers from 18 and under 40 years old are allowed to take part in the Competition. The amount limit of participants of the contest of choreographers – 30 people.
  3. Choreographers wishing to participate in the Contest of Choreographers should send the following documents to the Competition Board via e-mail: ibc.moscow@gmail.com
    • application form (please find sample attached)
    • ID copy
    • dance education certificate
    • brief biography (please find sample attached)
    • one portrait photo, one photo in costume (1MB, not less than 300 dpi, please find sample attached)
    • video of one of the previously created numbers (except for the numbers created specially for this contest) at the choice of the choreographer. Laureates from competitions of choreographers (russian and international), who are members of the International Federation of Ballet Competitions, are allowed to participate in the competition without video recording. In this case, a copy of the laureate's diploma is required.
      The applications deadline is April,17, 2017
    • The applications deadline is April,17, 2017
  4. Application fee in the amount of $120 should be paid as part of the application procedure by wire transfer to the following bank details:
    • Purpose of payment: XIII International Ballet Competition and Contest of Choreographers
  5. Choreographers admitted to the Contest will be notified by the Organizing Committee no later than April 21, 2017 by sending the Letter of Invitation.
  6. To participate in the Competition choreographer should prepare two pieces of choreography: solo and ensemble (up to 3 dancers). One of the two pieces preferably must be specially choreographed for the contestant or contestants of the present Ballet Competition; either contestants or specially invited dancers (without age restrictions) might be involved by choreographer in the performance of second piece.

    Note: the choreographer who will create one of his numbers or both numbers for the participants will be awarded by the jury with an additional points for his final score.

  7. A solo work performed in the Junior group should not exceed 3 minutes, ensemble performance – 5 minutes. A solo piece performed in the Senior group should not exceed 4 minutes, ensemble performance - 7 minutes. In case only non-competing dancers perform in the piece of choreography, the duration of solo piece should not exceed 4 minutes, ensemble performance - 7 minutes.
  8. There are no restrictions on the choice of the dance style.There are no restrictions on the style of music.
  9. After the second pieces have been viewed, the final results of the Contest of choreographers will be announced.
  10. The presence of choreographers admitted to the Contest is not obligatory.

Note: Choreographer must present a written permission to use the music under copyright protection.

  

Financial conditions

  1. Choreographers and their dancers must arrive at the Competition on the dates indicated by the Organizing Committee in the formal Letter of Invitation.
  2. Foreign contestants should apply for their Russian visas at a Russian Consulate after receiving formal Letter of Invitation and confirmation of participation.
  3. The Competition Board provides hotel accommodation and meals (or per diem) to the choreographers and their dancers for the period of their official participation in the Contest: from the day of their arrival (but not earlier than the date specified in the invitation) and for no more than two days after the announcement of the results of the Contest.
  4. Choreographers, who become Laureates and Diploma Holders of the Contest, as well as their dancers, must stay for the entire period of the Contest at the expense of the Competition Board and must perform free of charge in the Closing Ceremony and Winners Gala.
  5. Choreographers, as well as their dancers who arrive at the Competition and receive no awards or diplomas, can stay till the end of the Contest at their own expense.
  6. If requested in advance The Competition Board can assist persons accompanying contestants with visa arrangement, hotel reservations.
  7. The Competition Board will not provide choreographers and their dancers with any insurances, as well as persons accompanying them.
  8. The Competition Board reserves all rights for TV broadcasting, videorecording and filming of the contemporary works choreographed for the present Competition during all Competition Rounds, the Closing Ceremony and Winners Gala, as well as for their further distribution without any additional fees. The Competition Board reserves the exclusive right to sign contracts with third parties for merchandising of the materials mentioned above.Photo shooting, video recording and filming at the Competition will be possible only with the special permission from the Competition Board.
  9. By signing the Application form, choreographers are obliged to declare that they fully accept the Rules of the Competition and of the Contest.

 

PRIZES AND AWARDS

 

The Organizing Committee of the XIII International Ballet Competition and the Contest of Choreographers announces the following awards:

 

Grand Prix – $100000, Gold Medal and title of Laureate (regardless of the age division).

 

Ballet dancers

Junior Group

Solo

Girls

First Prize - $20000, Gold Medal and the title of Laureate

Second Prize - $10000, Silver Medal and the title of Laureate

Third Prize - $5000, Bronze Medal and the title of Laureate

Two prizes  - $3000 each and the title of Diploma holder

 

Boys

First Prize - $20000, Gold Medal and the title of Laureate

Second Prize - $10000, Silver Medal and the title of Laureate

Third Prize - $5000, Bronze Medal and the title of Laureate

Two prizes - $3000 each and the title of Diploma holder


Duet

Girls

First Prize - $20000, Gold Medal and the title of Laureate

Second Prize - $10000, Silver Medal and the title of Laureate

Third Prize - $5000, Bronze Medal and the title of Laureate

Two prizes - $3000 each and the title of Diploma holder

 

Boys

First Prize - $20000, Gold Medal and the title of Laureate

Second Prize - $10000, Silver Medal and the title of Laureate

Third Prize - $5000, Bronze Medal and the title of Laureate

Two prizes - $3000 each and the title of Diploma holder

 

Senior Group

Solo

Women

First Prize - $30000, Gold Medal and the title of Laureate

Second Prize - $20000, Silver Medal and the title of Laureate

Third Prize - $10000, Bronze Medal and the title of Laureate

Two prizes - $5000 each and the title of Diploma holder

 

Men

First Prize - $30000, Gold Medal and the title of Laureate

Second Prize - $20000, Silver Medal and the title of Laureate

Third Prize - $10000, Bronze Medal and the title of Laureate

Two prizes - $5000 each and the title of Diploma holder

 

Duet

Women

First Prize - $30000, Gold Medal and the title of Laureate

Second Prize - $20000, Silver Medal and the title of Laureate

Third Prize - $10000, Bronze Medal and the title of Laureate

Two prizes - $5000 each and the title of Diploma holder

 

Men

First Prize - $ 30000, Gold Medal and the title of Laureate

Second Prize - $20000, Silver Medal and the title of Laureate

Third Prize - $10000, Bronze Medal and the title of Laureate

Two prizes - $5000 each and the title of Diploma holder

 

Choreographers:

First Prize - $30000, Gold Medal and the title of Laureate

Second Prize - $25000, Silver Medal and the title of Laureate

Third Prize - $20000, Bronze Medal and the title of Laureate

 

In addition to the above prizes, three diplomas also shall be granted to choreographers, together with the title of Diploma Holder and Monetary Awards of $5000 each.

 

Special Prizes and Awards

Prize and Diploma of the International Federation of Ballet Competitions “To the best ensemble” of the Competition

Prize of the “BALLET” magazine - to the coach for the high artistic level of his/ her work with contestant.

Prize to the “Best Partner” in Senior group - $5000 and Diploma

Prize to the “Best Partner” in Junior group - $3000 and Diploma

 

The Jury reserves the rights to:

  • not award all prizes
  • divide prizes between contestants (except for the Grand Prix)
  • award titles of Diploma-holders to participants of the Final Round, who are not awarded with the title of Laureate;
  • award special prizes

 

Decisions of the Jury are final and are not a subject to be reviewed.

Governmental and public organizations, companies and private persons may arrange to award special prizes, with the consent of the Competition Board.

Monetary prizes to Laureates and Diploma Holders of the XIII International Ballet Competition and Contest of Choreographers will be paid in rubles.

In the event of disputes that may occur in respect of the present Rules of the XIII International Ballet Competition and Contest of Choreographers only Russian option will be considered as valid.

 

 

Application form [form 1] и [form 2]

Examples [photo 1], [photo 2] and biography.

In this competition I saw a lot of talented young people, many amazing surprises... featuring himself, his work, each participant thus represented his country, the level of its culture. We all were interested to see what is happening in the world in the field of dance, what's new and significant.

Arnold Haskell, UK

The alarming tendency is that the contestants very often change the chorographical “texts”. This arises a strongest protest in me – I do not want to see the well-known choreography of a ballet masterpiece to be filled up with various “additions” which destroy its style and logic…Distortion of choreographer’s original texts is caused by the technical difficulties which make it hard to perform for the contestants. Then they make a “light version”. The situation is very irritating and requires certain amendments in the competition Regulations.

Charles Jude, France

... This is a great event and I am confident that even the performance on the most famous stages in the world will be a precious memory for all who participate in the competition, regardless of whether they will be among the first or not.

Arnold Haskell, UK

And what I would consider to be the most important – the Competition allows us to see that it is the individual style that is most valued in art

Alicia Alonso, Cuba

Since the very first competition in 1969 many things have changed. And if at that time the difference between the countries with long-standing traditions of classical dance and the counties which did not have any was very big, in the following years this gap has faded away. The popularity of ballet has grown up all around the world. And all the better, as I think it has become difficult to demonstrate you mastery, skills, - the professional requirements have been leveled up!

Olga Lepeshinskaya, USSR

Our Competition, giving a very difficult program, thus stimulates the progress of ballet.

Yuri Grigorovich, Russia
To affirm the basis of classical dance, constantly renewing it, enriching it with new lexis, new themes, new genres – that is what our common task is, that is what should reveal itself most brightly at the Competition.
Igor Moiseev, USSR
To success at the competition you need to have a great deal of personality, the strength… You need to be able to show that you love ballet and to perform even better than you actually can.
Loipa Araujo, Cuba
Ballet is not a sport, the combination of ballet movements should be expressive, meaningful, magical. Bazil and Jose should have the same brilliant technique, but by no means – the same expression.
Ben Stevenson, USA
At the International competition in Moscow I have seen a lot of what is really interesting, which I woul never see anywhere else. I love the art of classical dance and will never lay its precious heritage aside. But every time the epoch brings out something fresh, new. And you do not have to make the choice of “either…or” in art. That is fine which is perfect. This is life itself.
Agnes De Mille, USA
Organizers