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 Post subject: NYIBC, June 24-28/Rose Theater
PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:24 pm 
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48 DANCERS FROM 17 COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD WILL PARTICIPATE IN NEW YORK
INTERNATIONAL BALLET COMPETITION JUNE 24-28/ROSE THEATER
COMPETITION PAS DE DEUX: RAYMONDA, PAQUITA, AUREOLE (Paul Taylor)

Ilona Copen, Founder/Executive Director
Eleanor D'Antuono, Artistic Director
Richard Chen See, Director
Nanette Glushak, President of the Jury

Competition Rounds: June 24-27 at 8 PM
Awards Ceremony/Gala Performance: Sunday June 28 at 7 PM
Rose Theater, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street
Tickets: for Performance Rounds: $27.50; $17.50 for students & seniors
Tickets: for Awards Ceremony/Gala Peformance: $70
Subscription for all 4 Rounds and the Gala: $150
Awards Ceremony/Gala and Benefit at Tavern on the Green: $375
Reservations: CenterCharge, 212/721-6500 or _www.jalc.org_
(http://www.jalc.org/)


NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL BALLET COMPETITION announces its next event, June
24-28, in the elegant Rose Theater, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Broadway
at 60th Street. The individual gifts and styles of the exceptional young
talents, representing 17 countries around the world, will be celebrated
as they dance for Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals, as well as the Igor
Youskevitch Award (a one-year contract with American Ballet Theatre) and the
Arpino Award (a one-year contract with the Joffrey Ballet in Chicago). The
participants, ages 17-24, will appear before a jury of international dance
figures chaired by American Nanette Glushak, former member of American
Ballet Theatre and New York City Ballet, currently Artistic Director of the
Ballet du Capitole in France.

The three pas de deux selected for this year are:
Raymonda, taught and coached by Cynthia Gregory;
Aureole (Paul Taylor), taught and coached by Rachel Berman;
Paquita, taught and coached by Winthrop Corey.

NYIBC was founded by Ilona Copen, Executive Director, and Igor
Youskevitch, Artistic Director, and debuted twenty-five years ago. New York's own
international event, NYIBC has taken its place as one of the world's major
ballet competitions. Ms. Copen remains as Executive Director; Eleanor
D'Antuono is Artistic Director; and Richard Chen See, following a
distinguished 15-year career as a dancer with the Paul Taylor Dance Company, is NYIBC
Director.

While it is, indeed, a Competition, NYIBC continues to stress the
educational aspect of the event to the young dancers. It is an exciting
adventure for them - meeting and observing their contemporaries from around the
world, learning new repertory, being coached by experienced artists in the
accurate styles of the pas de deux, being challenged to learn new
repertory quickly and perform before New York audiences and a panel of
internationally renowned judges. In addition, the young dancers have the
opportunity
to spend some time in the Big Apple, which many are visiting for the first
time, and to see evening performances of ballet companies and Broadway
shows (tickets are provided by NYIBC). The dancers will see performances of
ABT, NYCB, Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, and Kozlova's Dance Conservatory
Company.

This year's dancers come from 17 countries around the world:
Argentina
Brazil
Canada
China
Colombia
Dominican Republic
Estonia
France
Greece
Italy
Korea
Mexico
Philippines
Russia
Ukraine
United Kingdom
United States of America

All dancers arrive in New York by June 6, in time for the June 7th
Orientation at Fordham University, where they are all housed together. Once the
dancers are in New York, all of their expenses are taken care of, including
housing, meals, and local transportation. Translators are provided for
the dancers who do not speak English, although interestingly, Ilona Copen
notes that, unlike the first few years of NYIBC, almost all entrants are now
fluent in English. A highlight of the Orientation is always the
announcement by Ilona Copen of the three pas de deux selected for the Competition.
That information is only given to the dancers when they arrive in New
York, thereby insuring that they start on equal footing.

The two-week preparation period starts on June 8th. Every morning begins
with daily class; then the participants are divided into three groups for
the learning and coaching of the three pas de deux. Class teachers are
Deborah Wingert and Fabrice Herrault.

On June 24th, NYIBC moves into the Rose Theater for the public Rounds,
June 24-27, culminating in the much-anticipated announcement of awards and
performance on Sunday June 28th. Popular choreographer Robert Battle will
host the evening, which will include guests dancers from past Competitions.

2009 Judges:
Nanette Glushak (USA/President of the Jury), former member of ABT and NYCB,
director of the Ballet du Capitole in Toulouse, France
Lita Beiris (Latvia), Director of the International Baltic Ballet Festival
in Latvia
Julio Bocca (Argentina), former principal dancer with ABT, now director of
his own
Ballet Argentino
Hae Shik Kim (Korea), First Dean of School of Dance at the Korea
National University
of Arts in Seoul
Mikko Nissinen (Finland), Artistic Director of the Boston Ballet
Stanton Welch (Australia), Artistic Director of the Houston Ballet
Ashley Wheater (United Kingdom), Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet
in Chicago

Since its first event in 1984, NYIBC has mentored over 400 young artists.
Many have gone on to careers with companies in the U.S. and abroad, and
all, hopefully, had an educational and exciting experience. Just a few of
the past medalists are:
Jose Manuel Carreno (Cuba), Gold Medalist in 1987, Principal with ABT
Maximiliano Guerra (Argentina), Silver Medalist in 1987, International
Guest Artist
Carlos Molina (Colombia), 1996 recipient of Igor Youskevitch Award,
currently
principal with Boston Ballet
Gennadi Saveliev (Russia), Silver Medalist in 1996, Soloist with ABT
Sarah Lamb (USA), Silver Medalist in 2000, Principal with London's Royal
Ballet
Kristoffer Sakurai (Denmark), Silver Medalist in 2003, Principal with Royal
Danish Ballet
Elina Miettinen (Finland), 2007 recipient of the Igor Youskevitch Award (a
one- year contract with American Ballet Theatre)

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