The 8th Vienna International Ballet & Modern Dance Competition and Masterclasses

General Information for participants

  • All professional dancers, students of ballet or contemporary dance, as well as amateurs are qualified.
  • Age-restriction: All participants up to 27 years.
  • Participation in the competition is not obligatory.
  • You can choose between masterclasses or competition or combine both. If you choose to combine both, you will get a reduction of 25% of the masterclass fee. 
  • The number of participants in a group is not limited.
  • The competition consists of 1 round for private schools and 2 rounds for professional students and dancers (if they pass the 1st round)
  • Scholarships: We offer a limited number of scholarships for participants.

Categories


Category D1 (Professional Dancers) – Solo variations

  • Age of 17 – 27 years
  • 2 rounds
  • First round: One variation from the classical ballet repertoire of the 19th or 20th century
  • Second round: Repeat the first variation and add one variation from the 21st century (for example John Cranko, George Balanchine (ask for approval first!), Boris Eifman, Yuri Grigorovich, Rudolf Nureyew, Frederick Ashton, John Neumeier, Renato Zanella and others).

Category D2 (Professional Dancers) - Pas de Deux

  • Age 17 – 27 years
  • 2 rounds
  • First round: Pas de Deux from the 19th or 20th century (classical repertoire)
  • Second round: One Pas de Deux - either repeat the Pas de Deux from the first round, or perform a new one. 

Category B1 (Profi schools) – Solo variations

Category B1  from the age of 12 to 15 years    

  • 2 rounds
  • First round: One classical variation from the classical ballet repertoire
  • Second round: One variation. You can repeat the variation of the first round or perform a variation from a neoclassical/contemporary choreographer.

Category B2 (Profi schools) – Solo variations

Category B2  from the age of 16 to 19 years    

  • 2 rounds
  • First round: One classical variation from the classical ballet repertoire
  • Second round: Two variations. Repeat the variation of the first round and add a second variation from a choreographer from today (for example from your teacher, neoclassical style, or other famous choreographers such as John Cranko, George Balanchine (ask for approval first!), Boris Eifman, Yuri Grigorovich, Rudolf Nureyew, Frederick Ashton, John Neumeier, Renato Zanella and others).

Category A1 (Private schools ballet) – Solo or Group

  • From the age of 8 to 24 years
  • For children and young dancers attending a non-professional ballet school once or twice a week.
  • Participants can perform a children's dance, scene from a ballet or a choreography of your choice. 
  • One round

Category A1 (Solo) from the age of 8 to 24 years, performance duration: max. 2-3 minutes 

  • Children: 8 - 12
  • Junior I: 13 - 15
  • Junior II: 16 - 24

Category A2 (Private schools ballet) – Group

  • From the age of 8 to 24 years
  • For children and young dancers attending a non-professional ballet school once or twice a week.
  • Participants can perform a children's dance, scene from a ballet or a choreography of your choice. 
  • One round

Category A2 (Group, of minimum 3 persons) from the age of 8 to 24 years, performance duration: max. 3 minutes

  • Children: 8 - 12
  • Junior I: 13 - 15
  • Junior II: 16 - 24

Category C1 (Contemporary - Solo) 

  • Age until 27  years
  • 1 round
  • Performance duration: max 3 minutes                                       

Category C2 (Contemporary - Duo or groups from 3 persons)

  • Age until 27  years
  • 1 round
  • Performance duration: max 4 minutes

Category E (Folk Dancers) – Group or Solo

  • Age until 27  years
  • Open for all kind of students and groups of dance!
  • Solo: up to 5 minutes
  • Group: up to 10 minutes
  • 1 round

Jury

  • International experts consisting of directors of ballet schools, choreographers, dancers, artistic directors and others will form the Jury. Dancers will be evaluated by a score system.

Music for the performance

  • Every participant must name their music file clearly: Full name, title of their variation/dance and number of round (!).
  • Please send your music file to the following address by 1st of July 2019: music@viaf.at
  • Please note that only wav. or mp3. formats will be accepted.
  • In addition to above, every participant must bring his or her own copy of the performance music to the event.
  • Every music file must be provided in good quality.
  • All CDs USB sticks / devices by the participants will be collected. They will not be returned by post, but can be picked up after usage. 

Awards and prizes

  • The Award ceremony will be held before the Charity Gala Event in the Muth Theater Vienna.
  • The results and the winner of the competition rounds will be announced via E-mail, Facebook and on the Website on the evening of the final day of the competition (please stay updated).

+++ Grand Prix: 3000 € +++

D1 – Dancers Professionals (Solo): female/male (age 17 - 27)
1. Prize: each 1500 €
2. Prize: each 1000 €
3. Prize: each 800 €

D2 – Dancers Professionals (Pas de Deux): (age 17 - 27)
Outstanding Pas des Deux award: 1600 €

B1 – Students Dancers (professional) Solo: f/m (age 12 - 15)
1. Prize: each 500 €
2. Prize: each 300 €
3. Prize: each 200 €

B2 – Students Dancers (professional) Solo: f/m (age 16 -19)
1. Prize: each 600 €
2. Prize: each 400 €
3. Prize: each 300 €

Contemporary Dance Awards:
Special Award „outstanding choreography“: 1000 €
Special Award „outstanding performance“: 800 € (Solo) -1500 (Group)
Special Award of the Jury: 500 €

A – Private Schools & Amateurs, 8 - 18: Solo and Group
Prizes are: diploma, certificates, goblets, medals, special prizes etc.

E – Folk Dance
Special Award „outstanding choreography“:
Special Award „outstanding performance“:
Special Award „personality on stage“:
Awards by the jury:
Best musicality, best personality, best talent, best school, best group
etc.

Special Prizes:
In Memorial: Karl Musil-Preis: best Austrian young talent male dancer

The jury is not obliged to hand over every prize. The Grand Prix and the first prizes cannot be shared. Changes reserved.

Application

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