Thousands of spectators have followed the 48th Prix de Lausanne Finals at the Auditorium Stravinski and online through the live streaming. Among the 21 Finalists, 8 were awarded a scholarship allowing them to enter one of the partner schools or companies of the Prix de Lausanne. On Sunday, the candidates take part in the Networking Forum, in order to have the opportunity to meet representatives of the partner institutions.
77 out of the 84 initially selected candidates have participated in the competition week and 21 of them reached the Finals that took place on Saturday in front of a full house at the Auditorium Stravinski. At the end of the Finals, the jury, presided this year by the Ballet director of the Teatro alla Scala from Milan and 1977 Prix de Lausanne Prize Winner, selected 8 Prize Winners. Thanks to their scholarships, these 8 talented dancers will have the opportunity to enter one of the prestigious partner schools and companies of the Prix de Lausanne.
Prize Winners 2020:
- OAK FOUNDATION
406 – Marco Masciari – Italy
- BOURSE JEUNE ESPOIR
102 – Ava ARBUCKLE – United States
- ANONYMOUS DONOUR
407 – João Vitor SANTANA – Brazil
- EMILE CHOURIET
307 – Lin ZHANG – China
- FONDATION COROMANDEL
112 – Chaeyon KANG – South Korea
- FONDATION ALBERT AMON
421 – Matei HOLELEU – Romania
- FONDATION CARIS – JEUNE ESPOIR
203 – Vitor Augusto VAZ – Brazil
- CHINA NOBLENESS
312 – Yuyan WANG – China
- Other Prizes:
Best Young Talent Prize: 102 – Ava ARBUCKLE – United States
Contemporary Dance Prize: 406 – Marco Masciari – Italy
Best Swiss Candidate Prize: 421 – Matei HOLELEU – Romania
Web Audience Favourite Prize: 312 – Yuyan Wang – China
Audience Favourite Prize: 316 – Catarina PIRES – Portugal
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The 77 candidates from all around the world have performed on the stage of the Auditorium Stravinski during the Selections that took place on last Friday. During the week, they had rehearsed with prestigious world of dance professionals such as Nicolas le Riche, Director of the Royal Swedish Ballet and Etoile of the Paris Opera Ballet. The 9 jury members observed the candidates many times before revealing their final choices at the end of the Selections, during which the young talents performed one classical variation and one contemporary variation in front of a large audience.
The dancers’ potential was assessed by considering their technical facility, talent, ability to give an imaginative and sensitive response to the music and to communicating clear movements, among others. They had to master the traditional classical repertoire as well as the contemporary creations of Mauro Bigonzetti, Jean-Christophe Maillot, Cathy Marston, Wayne McGregor, Heinz Spoerli or Richard Wherlock.
The Jury Members in this year was: Frédéric Olivieri (President), Yorgos Loukos (Vice-President), Philippe Cohen, Bernice Coppieters, Nadia Deferm, Zhongjing Fang, Jaimie Persson, Sebastián Vinet and Zenaida Yanowsky.