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 Post subject: The Prix de Lausanne
PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2001 9:39 am 
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Image <P><BR>It's the second day of eliminations at The Prix de Lausanne. The semi-final and final are live on the website. however, it has to be borne in mind that not all these webcasts work, but fingers crossed. Make sure you have the right downloads before the webcast. Here are the times: <P>Semi-final : sat.27 : 4pm-7pm <BR>Final: sun.28 : 4.30pm-8.30pm <P>Here is the website which has a lot of useful info. about the contest:<P> <A HREF="http://www.prixdelausanne.ch/" TARGET=_blank>http://www.prixdelausanne.ch/</A>


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2001 2:44 pm 
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Here is the link to the general information page for the competition: <BR> <P><A HREF="http://www.prixdelausanne.org/en/general_information/B21Mission.asp" TARGET=_blank>http://www.prixdelausanne.org/en/general<BR>_information/B21Mission.asp</A> <P><BR>Here is the list of those who will go through to the later stages of the competition:<BR> <P><A HREF="http://www.prixdelausanne.org/en/prixdelausanne/B36Results.asp" TARGET=_blank>http://www.prixdelausanne.org/en/prixde<BR>lausanne/B36Results.asp</A> <P><BR>I did a count of the countries that the remaining competitors come from:<P>Japan 18<BR>Korea 10<BR>Australia 7<BR>Russia 6<BR>USA 5<BR>Switzerland 5<BR>Poland 3<BR>France 3<BR>Finland 2<P>Various countries had 1 competitor and the UK had 0.5 (one competitor is Australian/GB). Apparently this is very much the pattern of last year. Will ballet be dominated by Asian dancers in the not too distant future? We already have dancers of the quality of the RB's Yoshida and SFB's Yuan Yuan Tan and I'm looking forward to more. <BR> <BR><p>[This message has been edited by Stuart Sweeney (edited January 25, 2001).]


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2001 4:01 pm 
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There I am in that picture Stuart !! Second row from the front on the left hand side - the best split of the lot. Yeh, sure.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2001 4:32 pm 
Basheva, I can see you in the picture!<P>Good question, Stuart. I think it's quite likely that ballet will be dominated by Asian dancers in the future. I remember Clement Crisp writing a year ago that China may well lead ballet in this new century. I suppose this may be the case, just as Russia led the 19th century with Petipa working in the Maryinsky Theatre, and America had Balanchine in the 20th century.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2001 11:24 pm 
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Basheva, I can vouch for your presence there. As you probably remember I was the one at bottom right, here seen making my daily homage to our esteemed, all knowing and physically beautiful judges. How else do you think I got a shared third place in the 'Lesser known folk dances of the Upper Volta' competition.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2001 12:48 am 
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This question may have been asked before but why are there no British trained dancers on the list? Are they not entering or are they not making the grade?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2001 4:07 am 
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Here is the breakdown of competitors by country:<P> <A HREF="http://www.prixdelausanne.org/en/prixDeLausanne/B33Candidates.asp" TARGET=_blank>http://www.prixdelausanne.org/en/prixDeLausanne/B33Candidates.asp</A> <P>As you will see there are no competitors from the UK or China. <P>Actually the countries which do very well (100% or close) for final-stagers as a percentage of original competitors are Swizerland, Russia, Poland and Finland. Japan, USA and Korea are about two-thirds and Australia about 40%. A lot depends on the selection process, I guess.<P>It is intriguing that there are no UK competitors.<BR>


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2001 6:12 am 
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Well, ok - this is not going to be popular - but I prefer not to look at them on a nationality basis. I want to see them as individuals and dancers. If I look at them as nationals, then it becomes too much of a sporting event - kind of Olympian - with national anthyms and all.<P>As I have said in other threads I think the advent of more and more oriental ballet dancers will refresh and renew the ballet. And, I am looking forward to seeing new storylines for the ballet too. Just as the Russians added their folk tales, as did America.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2001 8:30 am 
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Here's the link to the list of the semi-finalists:<P> <A HREF="http://www.prixdelausanne.org/en/prixdelausanne/B36Results.asp" TARGET=_blank>http://www.prixdelausanne.org/en/prixdelausanne/B36Results.asp</A> <P>Basheva, the interest in the nationalities of the competitors is to look at the reasons why a particular country has a lot of very few in any competitors in the latter stages of the competition. Depending on the reasons there may be lessons to learn about teaching methods etc.<P>As you know I am basically in favour of internationalism, so dancers from elsewhere are fine with me. The Dane Johann Kobborg is probably already as good in Ashton (the English style) as anyone else in the RB.<BR>


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 Post subject: Re: The Prix de Lausanne
PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2001 9:32 am 
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No it's not grace. What can have happened?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2001 9:53 am 
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I can't see your post either Grace......


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 Post subject: Re: The Prix de Lausanne
PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2001 4:35 pm 
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Kevin, is China not competing in this year's contest?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2001 5:06 pm 
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grace, <BR>have you heard anything of the australian kate cornish? she won a prize at prix<BR>a couple years ago and used her prize to study at royal ballet school. she was a beautiful dancer and i am suprised i haven't heard anything about her since after the competition. <BR><P>------------------<BR>


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2001 5:55 pm 
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Tomoka - a warm welcome to criticaldance - nice to have you with us.<P>I am sure Grace will soon answer you - keep checking back..........


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2001 8:35 pm 
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thanks grace, i really thought kate was a remarkable talent, too.


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