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The 1st Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition

The 1st Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition


Monday, May 13, 2013 - 3:40pm

June 27-30 at LaGuardia Concert Hall

List of Prizes and Awards

June 27-30
(June 27 - 12:30 Opening Ceremony followed by Round 1 Senior and Junior Rounds
June 28 - 1 PM: Round 1 students; Round 2 Senior and Junior
June 29 - Finals, starting time t.b.a.
June 30 - Medal ceremony followed by Gala, starting time t.b.a.)
LaGuardia Concert Hall, 100 Amsterdam Avenue (at 65th Street)
June 27, 28, 29: 5 for the rounds; 5 for students (general admission tickets)
June 30: Medal Ceremony and Gala Performance - tickets: 5; 5; 00; 5 for students (assigned seats for this event)
Package: All rounds and 00 seat for the Gala - 50
Package: Final round and 00 seat for the Gala - 15
Reservations: 212.245.0050

Valentina Kozlova, former principal dancer with the Bolshoi Ballet and New York City Ballet, announces the first Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition, June 27-30 at LaGuardia Concert Hall, 100 Amsterdam Avenue (at 65th Street). Approximately 80 dancers, ages 13-25, from countries around the world, will dance in an event described by Kozlova as "...not about competing but rather about sharing knowledge and achievements. It is purely a celebration of talent."

The list of 2013 awards has been made available and includes:
* Boston Ballet II contract for 2013-14 season
* Washington Ballet Studio Company contract for 2013-14 season
* Cincinnati Ballet trainee position for 2013-14 season
* Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida company contract for 2013-14 season
* Columbia Classical Ballet contract 2013-14 season (2 positions available)
* Columbia Classical Ballet trainee position for 2013-2014 season (2 positions)
* Ballet del Centro del Conocimiento, Posadas, Argentina, contract 2014 season

* Boston Ballet Summer Dance Program
* San Francisco Ballet School Summer Scholarship
* Washington Ballet School, Summer 2014 (for male over 16)
* Dance Theatre of Harlem, NYC, advanced level summer program tuition scholarship
* Valentina Kozlova Dance Conservatory NY Summer Intensive full tuition (2 positions)
* Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida, in Miami, Summer Intensive (2 positions)
* The Rock School, Philadelphia, Summer Program Full Tuition
* Kaatsbaan Summer Program - Third Session Full Tuition Scholarship (for male)
* National Ballet School of Canada Summer School Tuition

Financial Prizes
(For Senior Division only. One male and one female in each category)
* Gold: ,000
* Silver: ,000
* Bronze: ,000

Misc. Prizes
include dance wear - tutus and tiaras - by Tutu.com, Cameo Dancewear, and more

As in past years, the Competition is divided into three divisions:
Student 13-14 years old
Junior 15-17 years old
Senior 18-25 years old.

Dances can be selected from the VKIBC list of repertory, which includes solos and duets from
Don Quixote
Diana and Acteon
La Bayadere
Sleeping Beauty
and more (full list is on the website).

Entrants are also required to learn, through videos with detailed notes, contemporary dances by
Jacqulyn Buglisi, female solo
Viktor Kabaniaev, male solo
Paulo Arrais, duet.

Judges for 2013:
Andris Liepa (Russia), President of the Jury
Olga Guardia de Smoak (Panama)
Deborah Hess (Canada)
Hae Shik Kim (South Korea)
Tadeusz Matacz (Germany)
Serguei Soloviev (France)
Bo Spassoff (USA)
Septime Webre (USA)
Stanton Welch (Australia)


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