Rules

Eligibility, application and program

Rules covering eligibility, application process and competition program.

Eligibility

The competition is open to dancers of all nationalities. 
Junior division: age 15 to 19 at the beginning of the competition (June 1, 2020) 
Senior division: age 20 to 25 at the beginning of the competition (June 1, 2020) 
Competitors will be judged individually in the two divisions, men and women separately.

Competitors may appear as a soloist or as a couple.

  • Couples may be formed between a male and female competitor of the same age division or separate age division.
  • A competitor may appear with a competing partner or a non-competing partner. 
  • There is no age requirement for non-competing partners.
  • Those choosing to appear as a couple may not include solo works in either their classical or contemporary programs for Rounds II and III. They must appear with the same partner and always as a couple  throughout these last two rounds of the competition.
  • In force majeur situations a new non-competing partner may be allowed to be invited.

 

Application process

Applicants will have to fill out the application form and forward all the required pictures and documents before the deadline.
The selection will be primarily conducted by video auditioning.
All participants will be nominated by the HIBC Selection Committee in early spring of 2020. 
 

Video requirements
It is important that the video recording is of a high technical quality.
Video submissions will not be accepted for review if these requirements are not followed.
Soloists must submit two variations from the Round I Classical Repertoire.
Couples are required to submit one pas de deux from the Round I Classical Repertoire. 
They must perform the entire pas de deux including the variations and coda.
Preferable the recording is with the partner for the competition but can be someone else. 

When filming the dancer should be shot straight on, with full body kept in view, and not too far away.
Videos with edits or cuts will not be accepted.
Videos of live performances will not be accepted.
Attire for video:

  • Ladies: pink tights that cover the entire leg and foot, pointe shoes and a leotard in a contrasting color from the background of the studio. 
  • Men:  black or grey tights covering the entire leg and foot, a solid color shirt in a contrasting color from the background of the studio.
  • No costumes, skirts or practice tutus may be worn.

 

Auto acceptance policy
The HIBC automatically accepts dancers who have won a gold medal (first prize) or Grand Prix at the following International Ballet Competitions:

  • Jackson
  • Moscow
  • New York Finals of the YAGP (soloists)
  • Prix de Lausanne
  • Varna

 

Competition program

The competition program consists of classical and modern repertoire. The competition will be held in three rounds. Some competitors will be eliminated after the first and second rounds, with only qualified competitors proceeding to the following round.
Round I (qualifying round) in the Almi Hall
All competitors present two (2) variations chosen from theclassical ballet repertoire on the list enclosed.
Round II (semifinal) in the Almi Hall:
One (1) contemporary solo or duet showing technical elements which clearly differ from the traditional ballet vocabulary, lasting no less than 2.5 minutes and no more than 6 minutes.
Round III (final) on the Main auditorium

  1. Solo competitors present two (2) variations and couples one (1) pas de deux from the classical ballet repertoire from the 19th or 20th century, lasting no more than 13 minutes. 
  2. Solo competitors present one (1) contemporary solo and couples one (1) duet created after 2005 and lasting no less than 2.5 minutes and no more than 6 minutes.

No classical ballet or contemporary dance entry may be repeated in a subsequent round.

  • The order of appearance on stage will be determined by drawing numbers.
  • Juniors will appear first, each round. 
  • Competitors will always appear in their numerical order.
  • In case of a pas de deux or duet, the number of the female competitor will be used.
  • If a competing partner of another competitor is eliminated, he or she must agree to continue to appear as a partner in subsequent rounds, the awards performance and the gala.
  • Competitors must furnish their own costumes and make-up.
  • The use of props must be pre-approved by the HIBC.
  • Competitors may not use oil-based body paint or paint.
  • Performance in the nude is not permitted.

 

 

Rules

Performing, scoring and health

Rules covering stage appearance, music, performing rights and royalties, awards performance and Gala, scoring, healthy competitors and resin.

 

Stage appearance

  • The order of appearance on stage will be determined by drawing numbers.
  • Juniors will appear first, each round. 
  • Competitors will always appear in their numerical order.
  • In case of a pas de deux or duet, the number of the female competitor will be used.
  • If a competing partner of another competitor is eliminated, he or she must agree to continue to appear as a partner in subsequent rounds, the awards performance and the gala.
  • Competitors must furnish their own costumes and make-up.
  • The use of props must be pre-approved by the HIBC.
  • Competitors may not use oil-based body paint or paint.
  • Performance in the nude is not permitted.

 

Music

  • Only performance-quality recordings will be accepted. The competitors will be responsible for payment to have inferior recordings remade.
  • Competitors will be asked to send their music in music files.
  • HIBC advises the competitors to bring the audio file on a media device (e.g. Smartphone, iPad, Ipod,…)  and on a CD as a back-up.

 

Performing rights and royalties

  • By taking part in this competition, competitors waive all performance rights in case of television broadcasting and/or any recording during the competition including the awards performance and gala.
  • HIBC reserves the right to use any photo or video recording of participants’ performances during the competition for promotional purposes.
  • No royalties will be paid.
  • Competitors must ensure that they have the right to perform their contemporary works.

 

Awards performance and Gala

All competitors who become finalists, as well as their partners, must agree to appear in the awards performance and in the gala concert without being paid a fee. The jury will decide upon the program.

 

Scoring

  • All qualified competitors will be judged individually by an international jury.
  • The jury will be chosen by the organizing committee of the competition. 
  • Each jury member will have a vote.
  • Members of the jury are not allowed to vote for a competitor to whom they are related or next of kin, who works or studies at the same dance organization or whom they have been preparing for the competition.
  • The contemporary works of Rounds II and III, choreographed after 2005, will be judged by the jury for choreography awards.
  • The jury reserves the right to withhold any award or to divide an award between competitors.
  • In addition, various other prizes and scholarships may be awarded.
  • Decisions of the jury will be final and cannot be appealed.
  • Prizes are listed on the Awards

 

Healthy competitors

Competitors may be subject to a physical examination by a physical therapist or a medical doctor and can be eliminated from the competition, at the jury’s discretion, based on the medical examination.

Resin


Use of resin is strictly forbidden in rehearsal halls and on the stage floor. Using resin may lead to elimination from the competition.

 

 

 

Rules

First round classical variations

The list for the first round classical variations/pas de deux repertoire

 

La Bayadère
Gamzatti, Act II/ Act IV
Shades variations, Act III
Solor, Act II

The Cavalry Halt
Any variation
Pas de deux of  Maria & Peter

Coppélia
Any variation 
Pas de deux, Act II – Swanilda & Franz

Le Corsaire
Any variation
Pas de deux, Act I – Medora & Slave
Pas de deux, Act II – Slave Girl & Merchant

Don Quixote
Kitri, Act I
Kitri, Act III
Queen of Dryads, Act II
Cupid, Act II
Basilio, Act III
Pas de deux, Act III – Kitri & Basilio

Esméralda
Any variation
Pas de deux, Diana & Acteon
Grand pas de deux

La Fille Mal Gardée
Any variation
Pas de deux, Act II – Lisa & Colin

The Flower Festival in Genzano
Any variation
Pas de deux

Giselle
Giselle, Act I
Variations from the Peasant Pas de deux, Act I
Myrtha, Act II
Albrecht, Act II
Pas de deux, Act I – Peasant pas de deux
Pas de deux, Act II 

Napoli
Variations of the Pas de Six

Grand pas Classique
Any variation
Pas de deux

Harlequinade
Any variation
Pas de deux

The Nutcracker
Sugar Plum Fairy, Act II
Prince, Act II
Pas de deux, Act II – Sugar Plum Fairy & Prince

Paquita
Any variation

The Pharaoh’s Daughter
Any variation

Raymonda
Any variation
Grand pas de deux, Act III – Raymonda & de Brienne
 

Satanella
Any variation
Pas de Deux - Carneval in Venice

The Sleeping Beauty
Princess Aurora, Act I
Princess Aurora, Act III
Prince Désiré, Act II
Prince Désiré, Act III
Princess Florine, Act III
Bluebird, Act III
Lilac Fairy, Prologue
Lilac Fairy, Act III
Pas de Deux, Act III – Princess Florine & Bluebird
Pas de Deux, Act III – Princess Aurora & Prince Désiré

Swan Lake
Odette, Act II
Odile, Act III
Siegfried, Act I
Siegfried, Act III
Variations from the Pas de trois, Act I
Pas de Deux, Act III – Odile & Siegfried

La Sylphide
James, Act I
James, Act II

Talisman
Any variation
Pas de Deux 

The Flames of Paris
Any variation
Pas de Deux