1. The competition is open to dancers of all nationalities. All participants will be nominated by the Selection Committee. Qualifications will be based on CVs, dance photos and recommendations from directors/ teachers of ballet or dance institutes and companies.
2. The competition will be held in two divisions:
Junior division: age 15 to 19 at the beginning of the competition (May 23, 2016)
Senior division: age 20 to 25 at the beginning of the competition (May 23, 2016)
Competitors will be judged individually in the two divisions, men and women separately.
3. The competition programme 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.
I round (qualifying round) in the Almi Hall: Juniors and seniors present two variations chosen the from classical ballet repertoire on the list enclosed.
II round (semifinal) in the Almi Hall: One 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 5 minutes.
III round (final) on the Main auditorium: 1. One pas de deux or two variations from the classical ballet repertoire from the 19th or 20th century, lasting no more than 13 minutes. 2. One contemporary solo or duet created after 2001 and lasting no less than 2.5 minutes and no more than 5 minutes.
4. The order of appearance on stage will be determined by drawing numbers; juniors will appear first each night. 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.
5. By taking part in this competition competitors waive all performance rights in case of television broadcasting or dvd shooting and understand that no royalties will be paid.
6. Competitors must ensure that they have the right to perform their contemporary works.
7. In the first round all competitors perform variations. In rounds II and III all competitors may appear either as a soloist or with a partner. A competitor’s partner may be from either age division, and does not have to be a qualified competitor. However, a competitor can have only one non-competing partner. In force majeur situations a new non-competing partner may be allowed to be invited.
8. No classical ballet or contemporary dance entry may be repeated in a subsequent round.
9. All competitors who become finalists must agree to appear in the awards performance and in the gala concert without being paid a fee. The jury will decide upon the programme.
10. Should a competitor who is a partner of another competitor be eliminated, he or she must agree to continue to appear as a partner in subsequent rounds, the awards performance and the gala.
11. All qualified competitors will be judged individually by an international jury. The jury will be chosen by the organising 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 organisation or whom they have been preparing for the competition.
12. The contemporary works of round two and three, choreographed after 2001, will be judged by the jury for choreography awards.
13. Prizes are listed on the Awards-page. In addition, various other prizes and scholarships may be awarded. The jury reserves the right to withhold any award or to divide an award between more than one competitor. Decisions of the jury will be final and cannot be appealed.
14. 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.
15. Use of resin is strictly forbidden in rehearsal halls and on the stage floor and may lead to elimination from the competition.
List for round I classical variations repertoire:
Gamzatti, Act II/ Act IV
Shades variations, Act III
Solor, Act II
The Cavalry Halt
Kitri, Act I
Kitri, Act III
Queen of Dryads, Act II
Cupid, Act II
Basilio, Act III
La Fille Mal Gardée
The Flower Festival in Genzano
Giselle, Act I
Variations from the Peasant Pas de deux, Act I
Myrtha, Act II
Albrecht, Act II
Sugar Plum Fairy, Act II
Prince, Act II
The Pharaoh’s Daughter
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
Odette, Act II
Odile, Act III
Siegfried, Act I
Siegfried, Act III
Variations from the Pas de trois, Act I
James, Act I
James, Act II