Magazine article Dance Magazine

What's Been Happening? Paris International Ballet Competition

Magazine article Dance Magazine

What's Been Happening? Paris International Ballet Competition

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More than two hundred dancers from thirty-nine countries competed in the Seventh Paris International Dance Competition, November 23-December 6, 1996. The biennial competition was divided into contemporary and classical rounds and was judged by two panels that included prominent dancers, choreographers, and artistic directors.

Of seventy-eight dancers entering the contemporary round, twenty-four progressed to the finals, held in the Theatre des Champs-Elysees near the famous boulevard of the same name. Yuval Pick of Israel won the Grand Prize of the City of Paris and 40,000 FF. While first prize for female was not awarded, Sang Ji Jia won the first prize for males. Other winners included: Gilles Baron and David Lerat, France (1st prize, duo); Yun Na Long, China (2nd prize, female); Abousefiane Lagraa, France (2nd prize, male); Chen Chen and Xiaolong Mico, China (2nd prize, duo). Laurent Coderch, Razvan Mazilu, and Melisande Carre were also recognized.

The classical round, which attracted 134 talented dancers, is further split into junior and senior divisions. After the final round, the judges spent three hours deciding upon the winners. Their verdict, returned at two in the morning, was severe--neither the Grand prize of the City of Paris nor first place in either the male or female junior category was awarded. …

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