The Prix de Lausanne is amongst the most prestigious dance competitions in the world. Every year hundreds of highly talented young dancers apply with only 78 selected to take part.
Due to COVID restrictions, this year’s Prix de Lausanne is 100% digital. The judges will select a winner from candidates’ performances via video link.
Livestream from days 1 to 4 are dedicated to videos sent in by the candidates. Today’s hopefuls are:
Kate Thomas, Maia Rose Roberts, Robin Park, Dongjue, Gao, Ji Young Kang, Dawon Yang, Haeeun Park, Chloe Colter, Gvendolin Nagy, Petra Johnson, Zinan Guo, Luiza Falcão, Levi Miller, Koharu Yamamoto, Yuya Aoki, Tomoka Sato, Amber Skaggs, Morganne Speirs and Eleanor Broughton.
These performances are interspersed with interviews with members of the jury: Today we meet Nicolas Le Riche, Samuel Wuersten, Katarzyna Gdaniec and Kinsun Chan. Archive footage from previous years is also on show and partner institutions contribute rehearsal footage as well.
10:00 – Introduction
10:10 – Candidates’ videos
12:10 – English National Ballet Spotlight
12:25 – Archives
14:00 – Candidates’ videos
15:55 – Spotlight on Royal Winnipeg Ballet School and Houston Ballet School
16:20 – Archives