PARTICIPATION
Rules & Regulations

The BGPV 2021 Rules & Regulations can be downloaded here.

 

DESCRIPTION OF THE EVENTS

The Ballet Grand Prix Vienna is an international dance competition hosted by the Vienna International Arts Festival. Due to the global pandemic, the events have been shifted to an online edition.

All activities will be organised and supervised by the organsing committee of the Ballet Grand Prix 2021. The competition consists of a video selection of the candidates’ solo dance variations, optional free workshops for all candidates, and one obligatory live graded training for selected categories (For more, please refer to the section Workshop and live training). All events will be conducted via online live streaming with the platform ZOOM (Details regarding Zoom will be published within the following weeks).

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

BGPV 2021 is open to professional dancers, professional dance students, as well as amateurs of all nationalities, ages 8-27 years old

  • Registration for the Ballet Grand Prix Vienna only via the online registration portal possible
  • The first round will be graded and selected for the finale (Second round)
  • Participants have the choice to choose which category they wish to compete in, based on their own evaluation (See all categories below)
  • All participants have the choice of performing in one or both of the following fields:
  • Classical Ballet: Variation must be chosen from the Classical Repertoire List below
  • Contemporary Dance: This field includes any open solo variation that features a different aspect of the participant’s skill and versatility as a dancer            

NOTE: Due to Covid19 we are prohibited to allow group duos and Pas de Deux performances. 

 

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Opening of registration: 1stof June 2021
  • Competition:  27th-29thof October 2021
  • Finale: 30thof October 2021
  • Mandatory live training for category B1 & B2: 27th-29thof October 2021 (Two different times for different time zones – CET and APT)* 
  • Workshops: 27th-29thof October 2021*
  • Registration deadline: 20thof September 2021

 

 REGISTRATION FEE

  • Category D: 90€
  • Category B1&B2: 75€
  • Category A: 50€
  • Category C: 80€

 

CATEGORIES

 

Category D – Professional Dancers – Solo - Age 17-27

Two rounds

  • First round: One variation from the classical ballet repertoire list
  • Second round (Finale): One classical variation (you must choose a new classical repertoire) AND one neoclassical variation  

Category B1 – Professional Students - Age 12-14 

  Two rounds 

  • First round: Mandatory live training AND one variation from the classical ballet repertoire list 
  • Second round (Finale): One variation from the classical ballet repertoire list. You can either repeat the variation of the first round or perform a new classical ballet variation

Category B2 – Professional students– Age 15-19 

  Two rounds

  • First round: Mandatory live training AND one variation from the classical ballet repertoire list
  • Second round (Finale): One variation from the classical ballet repertoire list. You can either repeat the variation of the first round or perform a new classic variation AND one neoclassical variation  

Category A– Amateurs Solo – Age 8-24

   Children I: 8-10

     Children II: 11-13

     Junior I: 14-16

     Junior II: 17-24

     One round with any kind of dance with a maximum length of 3 minutes 

   

  Category C– Modern & Contemporary Dance Solo – age 8-27

     Junior: 8-18

     Adult: 19-27

     One round with any kind of modern & contemporary dance with a maximum length of 3 minutes

 

WORKSHOPS & LIVE TRAINING

Workshop (OPTIONAL)

  • The workshop is open and free to every participant from any category (Participants who want to take part must select this option on the online application form).

Live Training

  • Only categories B1 & B2 will have mandatory live training. These are included in their first round of the competition.

PRE-RECORDED VIDEOS

For competition round(s)

  • All participants must send us a pre-recorded video of their solo(s). Video(s) are in the category the candidate participates (please read the section “Video Specification” below)
  • All rounds will be streamed and judged by a panel of judges
  • Participants who are selected for the finale will have their second rounds streamed 

NOTE: Due to COVID19, all footages can be from within the last two years

 

VIDEO SPECIFICATION

If the government regulations of your country allow studio rentals, we recommend you record the solo(s) in a studio or on stage. If this is not possible, recording from home is also very much welcome. For the mandatory training and workshops, both options are suitable. In order to make it clearer for the judges to see the participant dance, we kindly ask you to consider the aspects regarding filming:

 

General specifications

  • Horizontal filming
  • Full HD 1920 x1080 resolution
  • Video file format: .MP4 
  • Raw version – no editing is allowed
  • No mirroring images of the participant
  • No marketing materials, such as logos, banners, are allowed to be seen in the video
  • A ballet floor is suggested when dancing at home

 

NAMING YOUR MEDIA FILES

  • Upon the online registration form, you will be asked to upload your video(s)
  • Please name your video file(s) as follows:

 

Dancer Full Name (Age) - Country - Category-First/Second Round (if applied) -Entry Title- Duration

 

Example for classical ballet solo: Anna Wood (15) - Austria - B2-FirstRound-VariationOfKitri-1min

Example for contemporary solo: Anna Wood (15) – Austria - C-Movement - 2min30

 

DRESSCODE FOR THE COMPETITION

  • Ballet: costume appropriate to the ballet variation performed

(If the participant does not own a costume, please wear a rehearsal tutu/skirt)

  • Contemporary: costume appropriate to the contemporary solo performed

DRESSCODE FOR THE TRAINING

  • Females: Leotard, pink tights, ballet shoes (soft or point), ballet bun 
  • Males: tight shirt, black/white/grey tights, matching ballet shoes

GRADING SYSTEM

The competition will be graded by an overall impression of points from 1 to 12.*

 

REFUNDS

BGPV has a NON-REFUND Policy. The registration fee per category is non-refundable for any reason whatsoever.

 

REPERTOIRE LIST

Category B and D must choose their classical ballet variations from this repertoire list. Please only choose solo variations or the variations from the Pas de Deux.

CHOPINIANA (LES SYLPHIDES) (M. Fokin)

All Variations 

 

COPPELIA (A. St. Leon) 

Pas de Deux and Variations

 

DON QUIXOTE (M. Petipa) 

Pas de Deux and Variations

 

GISELLE (J. Perrot, J. Coralli)

Act 1 Peasant Pas de Deux and Variations

Variation of Giselle

Pas de Deux Variations from act 2

 

GRAND PAS CLASSIQUE (V. Gsovsky)

Female and male Variations

 

HARLEQUINADE (M.Petipa)

All variations

 

LA BAYADÉRE (M.Petipa)

Three Shade Variations

Act 3: Gamzatti Variation

Pas de Deux and Variations

 

LA ESMERALDA (M.Petipa)

Pas de Deux and Variations

 

LA FILLE MAL GARDÉE (B. Nijinska, D. Romanoff) 

Pas de Deux and Variations

 

LA SYLPHIDE (A. Bournonville) 

Pas de Deux and Variations

 

LA VIVANDIÈRE (MARKITENKA(Arthur Saint-Léon)

Female and male Variations

 

LE CORSAIRE (M. Petipa) 

Pas d’Esclave and Variations

Odalisque Variations

Jardin Anime

Act 3: Pas de Deux and Variations

 

LES MILLIONS D'ARLEQUIN (HARLEQUINADE) (M. Petipa)

Pas de Deux and Variations

 

NAPOLI (A. Bournonville)

Pas de Six and Variations

 

NUTCRACKER (V. Vainonen)
Act 2 - Variation of the Sugar Plum Fairy and and Prince 

 

PAQUITA (M. Petipa)

All Variations

 

RAYMONDA (M. Petipa)

All Variations

 

RAST DER KAVALLERIE (M. Petipa)

Pas de Deux and Variations

 

SATANELLA (THE CARNIVAL IN VENICE) (M. Petipa)

All variations

 

SLEEPING BEAUTY (M. Petipa)
Prologue - Variation of Lilac Fairy

Act 1 - Variation of Aurora
Act 3 - Pas de deux of the Blue Bird (Variation of Florina and the Blue Bird) 

Pas de Deux of Aurora and Prince Desiré (Variation of Aurora and Prince Desiré) 

Gold, Silver, Platinum (or Diamond) Variations

 

SWAN LAKE (M. Petipa)
Pas de Trois and Variations
Black Swan Pas de Deux and Variations  

 

THE AWAKENING OF FLORA (M. Petipa)

Variations

THE FLAMES OF PARIS (V. Vainonen)

Pas de Deux and Variations

 

THE FLOWER FESTIVAL AT GENZANO (A.Bournonville)

Pas de Deux and Variations

 

 

The organising committee of the BGPV 2021 wishes all candidates a successful and enjoyable participation!

 

*To be determined