The International Ballet Competition and Contest of Choreographers is organized by The Federal Directorate of Performing Arts “ROSCONCERT”, also referred to as the Competition Board below. The jury panel consists of world leaders of ballet choreography, renowned soloists of Russian and world ballet, artistic directors of top ballet companies and theatres, respected choreographers and teaching choreographers, theatre critics and outstanding dance personalities.

Conditions of the ballet dancers competition

  1. Application procedure

    1. The competitors are divided into two age categories: Junior Group (girls and boys) and Senior Group (women and men). Each age group can compete in solo and duet divisions.
    2. Junior Group — 14-18 years old, Senior Group — 19-27 years old.
    3. The Competition will take place in Moscow at the Bolshoi Theatre on July, 1-11 2022.
    4. Applicants are required to submit their application via moscowballetcompetition.com until 07.11.2022.

      Documents required for the application:

      • application form (submitted on the website)
      • copy of ID;
      • copy of certificate/diploma in choreography;
      • payment confirmation;
      • brief biography (according to the sample provided);
      • program for each Round of the Competition with the title of each piece, the names of the composer and the choreographer (according to the sample provided);
      • 2 artistic shots: portrait photo, photo in costume (1MB, not less than 300 dpi, according to the sample provided);
      • high quality video of applicant’s performance of any solo variation or a duet. The video should be sent via e-mail or as a YouTube link and should contain the name and surname of an applicant, the title of the performance and the date of recording;
      • Note: Laureates of International Ballet Competitions – members of International Federation of Ballet Competitions http://balletfederation.com, as well as laureates of All-Russian Competition of Ballet Dancers and Choreographers 2020, will be admitted to the XIV International Ballet Competition and Contest of Choreographers without preliminary selections. In this case they should submit a copy of the Laureate Diploma instead of the video.
    5. The application fee is $100 for the Junior Group and $120 for the Senior Group. It should be paid during the application by wire transfer to the following bank account:
      Federal Management of Art Projects «ROSCONCERT»
      ITN: 7704011869
      Address: 119002, Moscow Arbat 35 RUSSIAN FEDERATION
      VTB Bank
      SWIFT: VTBRRUMMXXX
      Account: № 40501840512800000000
      Purpose of payment: XIV International Ballet Competition and Contest of Choreographers
    6. Postal address of the Competition Board:
      101000, Russia, Moscow, Arkhangelsky pereulok, 10/2
      e-mail: info@moscowballetcompetition.com
      website:moscowballetcompetition.com
    7. The Organizing Committee has the right to admit no more than 200 contestants, including partners and choreographers’ performers. The contestants are selected by the Committee on the basis of their applications and video-recordings.
    8. If a contestant declines to take part in the Competition, all documents and videos 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 5.05.2022.
    10. Foreign applicants admitted to the Contest will receive a formal invitation letter. The invitation letter should be submitted to the Russian Consulate when applying for visas.
  2. Procedure

    1. The Competition consists of a selection round (video) and three rounds on the stage of the Bolshoi Theatre in Russia. The Senior Group performs at Round III with the orchestral accompaniment.
    2. Performing order determined by a random draw procedure remains until 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 are made only in exceptional cases with the permission of the Jury.
    4. Each contestant’s performance will be judged individually whether he/she performs solo or a duet. Contestants performing duets have the right to perform with partners not admitted to the Contest.
    5. A contestant in the Duet category not admitted to Round II or Round III must stay until the end of the Competition at the expense of the Competition Board. He/she performs with his/her partner admitted to the next rounds and takes part in the Closing Ceremony and Winners Gala without any compensation.
    6. A contestant who performed choreography by a laureate or diploma holder of the Contest of Choreographers and was not admitted to Round II or Round III must stay until the end of the Competition at the expense of the Competition Board. He/she performs the choreography in the next rounds and takes part in the Closing Ceremony and Winners Gala without any compensation.
    7. Contestants can use audio-recordings for their performances. All music should be submitted to the Competition Board during application. The uploaded files should be properly named and contain the following data: the name of the competitor, the title of the piece, the number of the Round (e.g. Smith_round2_Cinderella). Participants must upload recordings for each piece separately.
    8. The jury panel 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;
      • give special prizes and awards.
        Decisions of the Jury are final and are not a subject to be reviewed.
    9. 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.
    10. The Competition Board reserves all rights for TV broadcasting, Internet broadcasting, video recording and filming of all three Rounds, Closing Ceremony and Winners Gala, as well as for their further distribution (including distribution on commercial basis) without any additional compensation for the performers. 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 is only possible with a special permission of the Competition Board. This rule applies to absolutely everyone.

  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 to make some necessary preparations for the Competition, they will be responsible to pay accomodation and all extra expenses up to the specified arrival date, as 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 who arrived at the Competition and refused to perform, and Contestants who are not admitted to Round II and Round III, together with their partners, can stay up to the end of the Competition at their own expense.
    4. If requested in advance,The Competition Board can assist accompanying persons of the contestant (e.g. teachers or relatives) with visa arrangements and hotel reservations.
    5. The Competition Board does not provide the contestants or their partners, as well as their accompanying persons, with any kind of insurance.
    6. The Competition Board does not provide contestants with music, costumes, make-up or 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 Terms and Conditions of the Competition.
  4. Program

    Junior Group

    Solo

    Round I

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

     

    Round II

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

     

    Round III

    • two classical ballet variations.

     

    Duet

    Round I

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

     

    Round II

    • one pas de deux from a classical ballet;
    • one piece of modern choreography specially choreographed for the Competition or a fragment from ballets staged not earlier than in 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 their own age group. Participants of the ballet competition can perform in the contest of choreographers in solo, duets or trios.
    Contestants 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 III act. Choreography: M. Petipa, A. Gorsky.

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

    P. Tchaikovsky. “The Nutcracker”. Variation of Masha (Clara), 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 III. Choreography: V. Vainonen.

     

    Boys (solo)

    A. Adam. “Giselle”. Male variation from inserted 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 III. 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 III. Choreography by V.Vainonen.



    Senior Group

    Solo:

    Round I

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

    Round II

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

    Round III (accompanied by the orchestra)

    • two classical ballet 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;
    • one piece of modern choreography specially choreographed for the Competition or a fragment from ballets staged not earlier than in 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. 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 Bayadère. 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 Bayadère. Variation of Solor. Choreography: M. Petipa, V. Chaboukiani.

    L. Minkus. Don Quixote. Variation of Basil, Act III. Choreography: M. Petipa, A. Gorsky.

    C. Pugni. Esmeralda. Variation of Acteon, Act III. 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.

     

    Duet

    B. Asafiev. The Flames of Paris. Pas de deux of Jeanne and Philippe, Act III. 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 their own 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: Terms and Conditions

  1. Application and procedure

    1. The 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 maximum number of participants in the contest of choreographers is 30. The Competition will take place in Moscow at the Bolshoi Theatre from 5-15 July 2022.
    2. Choreographers wishing to participate in the Contest of Choreographers should apply via moscowballetcompetition.com. The deadline for application is 5.05.2022.
    3. Documents required for the application:
      • application form (submitted on the website);
      • copy of ID;
      • copy of  certificate/diploma in choreography;
      • payment confirmation;
      • brief biography (according to the sample provided);
      • one artistic portrait photo (1MB, not less than 300 dpi);
      • video of one of the previously created performances (except for the performances created specially for the Contest) by the choice of the choreographer. Laureates of choreographers’ competitions  (Russian and international) – members of the International Federation of Ballet Competitions, are allowed to participate in the competition without video round. In this case, a copy of the Laureate's Diploma is required.
    4. Application fee is $120. It should be paid during the application procedure by wire transfer to the following bank account:
      Federal Management of Art Projects «ROSCONCERT»
      INN: 7704011869
      Address: 119002, Moscow Arbat 35 RUSSIAN FEDERATION
      VTB Bank
      SWIFT: VTBRRUMMXXX
      Account: № 40501840512800000000
      Purpose of payment: XIV International Ballet Competition and Contest of Choreographers
    5. Postal address of the Competition Board:
      101000, Russia, Moscow, Arkhangelsky pereulok, 10/2
      e-mail: info@moscowballetcompetition.com
      website:http://moscowballetcompetition.com
    6. Choreographers admitted to the Contest will be notified by the Organizing Committee not later than 5.05.2022 by a Invitation Letter.
    7. To participate in the Competition, a choreographer should prepare two pieces of choreography: solo and ensemble (up to 3 dancers). One of the two pieces preferably should be specially choreographed for the contestant or contestants of the Competition. Either contestants or specially invited dancers (without age restrictions) might be involved by the choreographer in the performance of the second piece.

      Notice: The choreographer who will create one or both of his performances for the participants of the Contest will be awarded an extra point to his final score by the jury.

    8. A solo piece 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 the solo piece should not exceed 4 minutes, ensemble performance - 7 minutes.
    9. There are no restrictions on the dance style or the style of music.
    10. The final results of the Contest of choreographers will be announced after the second performances .
    11. The jury panel reserves the rights to:
      • not award all prizes;
      • divide prizes between the participants of the Choreography Contest;
      • award titles of Diploma-holders and encouragement awards to participants who are not awarded the title of Laureate;

      Decisions of the Jury are final and are not subject to review

    12. The presence of choreographers admitted to the Contest is preferable, but not obligatory. 

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

  2. Financial conditions

    1. Choreographers and their dancers must arrive at the Competition on the dates indicated by the Organizing Committee in the formal Invitation Letter.
    2. Foreign contestants should apply for the Russian visas at the Russian Consulate after receiving a formal Invitation Letter 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 performing dancers, must stay for the entire period of the Contest at the expense of the Competition Board and must perform in the Closing Ceremony and Winners Gala without any compensation.
    5. Choreographers, as well as performing 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 or their dancers with any insurances, as well as persons accompanying them.
    8. The Competition Board reserves all rights for any kind of broadcasting of the contemporary works choreographed for the 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 of the Competition Board.
    9. By sending in the Application form, choreographers are obliged to declare that they fully accept the Terms and Conditions of the Competition and of the Contest.

PRIZES AND AWARDS

The Organizing Committee of the XIV International Ballet Competition and the Contest of Choreographers announces the following awards:
Grand Prix – in each category, Ballet Dancers and Choreographers, $100000, Gold Medal and the 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 diplomas - $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 diplomas - $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 diplomas - $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 diplomas - $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 diplomas - $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 diplomas - $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 diplomas - $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 diplomas - $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;

Three diplomas - $5000 each and the title of Diploma holder.

 

Special Prizes and Awards

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 subject to review.

Governmental and public organizations, companies and private persons may award special prizes, with the consent of the Competition Board. In the event of disputes that may occur in respect of the present Terms and Conditions of the International Ballet Competition and Contest of Choreographers only Russian option will be considered as valid.