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The XIth Moscow International Ballet Competition and Contest of Choreographers
in honor of great Russian ballet star Marina Semyonova
11 June 2009 - 20 June 2009

SCHEDULE 11 June 2009 - 20 June 2009

Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation
Russian State Concert Company "Sodruzhestvo"
International Ballet Union

International ballet competition and contest of choreographers Dedicated to the great Russian ballet star Marina Semyonova

11 - 20 June 2009

Moscow, Bolshoi Ballet and Opera theatre

The XIth Moscow International Ballet Competition and Contest of Choreographers in honor of great Russian ballet star Marina Semyonova
Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation
Russian State Concert Company "Sodruzhestvo"
International Ballet Union

International
ballet competition
and contest
of choreographers

Dedicated to
the great Russian ballet star
Marina Semyonova

11-20.06.2009

Moscow. Bolshoi Ballet and Opera theatre




JUNIOR DIVISION

Contestants will perform
SOLO
First Round
Click to enlarge a) one variation from the classic ballets listed in the Competition’s Obligatory Repertory;

b) one variation from a classic ballet at the Contestant’s choice.

Second Round
a) one variation from a classic ballet;
b) a contemporary piece specially choreographed for the present Competition, or a fragment from a ballet staged not earlier than 2000. Duration must not exceed 4 minutes.

Third Round (with orchestra)
a)two variations from classic ballets.
DUO
First Round
a) one variation from the classic ballets listed in the Competition’s Obligatory Repertoire;

b) one variation from classic ballets at the contestants’ choice.

Second Round
a) one pas de deux from a classical ballet;
b) a contemporary piece specially choreographed for the Competition or a fragment from ballets staged after 2000. Performance duration: for not more than 5 minutes for duet performance.

The contemporary piece might be choreographed for ensemble performance (duet, trio) or solo (partners are to perform separately). In the event of performing separately – performing duration shall not exceed 4 minutes each.

Third Round (with orchestra)
a)one pas de deux from a classical ballet.

Each item shall be performed in one Round only.

OBLIGATORY REPERTOIRE FOR THE FIRST ROUND OF JUNIOR DIVISION

Click to enlarge Girls (SOLO)

A. Adam - "Le Corsaire". One variation of Odalisque (any one of the three) from pas de trois, Act III. Choreography: M. Petipa. (Music for the pas de trois: A. Adam, C. Pugni, R. Drigo).

P. Hertel - "La Fille Mal Gardee". Variation of Lisa, Act II.

Choreography: A. Gorsky. (Music of the variation: R.Drigo).

F. Herold – "La Fille Mal Gardee". Variation of Lisa , Act II. Choreography: F. Ashton.

H. Paulli, E. Helsted, N. Gade, H. Lumbye – "Napoli". Variation of Teresina, Act III. Choreography: A. Bournonville.

L. Delibes - "Coppelia". Variation of Swanilda, Act III. Choreography: A. Gorsky.

P. Tchaikovsky – "The Nutcracker". Variation of Masha (Clara), Act II. Choreography: V. Vainonen.
B.Asafiev – "The Flames of Paris". Variation of Jeanne, Act IV. Choreography: V. Vainonen.

A.Scriabin – "Mazurka". Choreography: K.Goleizovsky.
Boys (SOLO)

A. Adam – "Giselle". Male variation from Peasant pas de deux, Act I. Choreography: M. Petipa. (Music of the variation: F.Burgmuller).

P. Hertel – "La Fille Mal Gardee". Variation of Colin, Act II. Choreography: A. Gorsky.
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P. Hertel – "La Fille Mal Gardee". Variation of Colin, Act II. Choreography: F. Ashton.

H. Paulli, E. Helsted, N. Gade, H. Lumbye – "Napoli". Variation of Gennaro, Act III. Choreography: A. Bournonville.

L. Delibes – "Coppelia". Variation of Franz, Act III. Choreography: A. Gorsky. (Music of the variation: E. Guiraud).

L. Minkus – "Don Quixote". Variation of Basil, Act IV. Choreography: M. Petipa, A. Gorsky.

P. Tchaikovsky – "The Sleeping Beauty". Blue Bird variation, Act III. Choreography: M. Petipa.

P. Tchaikovsky – "The Nutcracker". Variation of Prince, Act II. Choreography: V. Vainonen.
B.Asafiev. The Flames of Paris. Variation of Philippe, Act IV.

Choreography by V.Vainonen.
A.Scriabin – "Heroic Etude". Choreography by K.Goleizovsky.


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SENIOR DIVISION

Contestants shall perform
SOLO
First Round
a) one variation from the classical ballets listed in the Competition’s Obligatory Repertory;

b) a contemporary piece specially choreographed for the Competition or a fragment from ballets staged after 2000. Performance duration: must not exceed 5 minutes.

Second Round
a) one variation from a classical ballet staged by a 20th century choreographer;

b) a contemporary work or a fragment from a ballet staged after 2000. Performance duration: must not exceed 5 minutes

Third Round (with orchestra)
a)two variations from classical ballets.
DUO
First Round
a) one pas de deux from classical ballets listed in the Competition Obligatory Repertory;

b) a contemporary piece for duet specially choreographed for the Competition or a fragment (duet) from a ballet choreographed after 2000. Performance duration of duet: must not exceed 7 minutes.

Second Round
a) one pas de deux from a classical ballet staged by a 20th century choreographer;

b) a contemporary piece or a fragment from a ballet choreographed after 2000.

A contemporary work can be either a duet or a solo (that is for each of the competitors separately). Duet performance duration must not exceed 7 minutes.

In the event of performing separately, the performing duration must not exceed 5 minutes each.

Third Round (with orchestra)
a) one pas de deux from a classical ballet.
Each item should be performed in one Round only.

OBLIGATORY REPERTORY FOR THE FIRST ROUND PROGRAM

SENIOR DIVISION

Female (SOLO)

Click to enlarge C. Pugni – "Esmeralda". Variation of Diana from pas de deux of Diana and Acteon, Act II. Choreography: A. Vaganova. (Music of the variation: R.Drigo).

H. Levenskjold – "La Sylphide". Variation of Sylphide, Act II. Choreography: A. Bournonville.

A. Adam – "Giselle". Variation of Giselle, Act I. Choreography: M. Petipa. (Music of the variation: L. Minkus).

L.Minkus – "La Bayadere". One of the three variations from the “Shadows”. Choreography: M.Petipa.

L. Minkus – "Don Quixote". Variation of Kitri, Act IV. Choreography: M. Petipa, A. Gorsky.

P. Tchaikovsky. Swan Lake. Variation of Odette, Act II. Choreography: L. Ivanov.

P. Tchaikovsky - "The Sleeping Beauty". Variation of the Diamond Fairy, Act III. Choreography: M. Petipa.

P. Tchaikovsky – "Tchaikovsky Pas De Deux". Female variation. Choreography: G. Balanchine.

A.Glazunov – "Raimonda". Variation of Raimonda, Act I. Choreography: M.Petipa.

M.Ravel – "Oiseaux tristes". Choreography: K.Goleizovsky.
Male (SOLO)

H. Levenskjold – "La Sylphide". Variation of James, Act II. Choreography: A. Bournonville.

L.Minkus – "La Bayadere". Variation of Solor. Choreography: M. Petipa, V. Chaboukiani.

L. Minkus – "Don Quixote". Variation of Basil, Act IV. Choreography: M. Petipa, A. Gorsky.

C. Pugni – "Esmeralda". Variation of Acteon, Act IV. Choreography: A. Vaganova.

P. Tchaikovsky – "The Nutcracker". Variation of Prince, Act III. Choreography: V. Vainonen.

P. Tchaikovsky – "Tchaikovsky Pas De Deux". Male variation. Choreography: G. Balanchine

S.Balasanyan – "Leili and Mendzhun". Variation of Mendzhun, Act III. Choreography: K.Goleizovsky.

Click to enlarge DUET
B.Asafiev – "The Flames of Paris". Pas de deux of Jeanne and Philippe, Act IV. Choreography: V. Vainonen.

A. Adam – "Giselle". Grand pas de deux of Giselle and Albrecht, Act II. Choreography: J. Perrault, G. Coralli, M. Petipa.

D. Auber – "Grand Pas Classique". Choreography: V. Gzovsky.

P. Tchaikovsky – "Swan Lake". Black Swan pas de deux, Act III. Choreography: M. Petipa.

P. Tchaikovsky – "The Sleeping Beauty". Pas de deux of Aurora and Desire, Act III. Choreography: M. Petipa, K. Sergeyev.

A. Adam – "Le Corsaire". Pas de deux of Medora and the Slave, Act II. Choreography: M. Petipa. (Music of pas de deux: R. Drigo).

E. Helsted – "The Flower Festival in Genzano". Pas de deux.Choreography: A. Bournonville.

A.Scriabin – "Drama Poem". Choreography: K.Goleizovsky.
*Contestants of the Third Round can be nominated for the main Special Prize of Competition devoted to great Russian ballerina M.Semenova if they perform pas de deux from M.Semenova’s repertory: "Swan Lake", "The Sleeping Beauty", "La Bayadere", "Raimonda", "Esmeralda".

General provision:
– Each item should be performed in one Round only.

– Duet or solo performance of modem pieces is allowed for Duets in Junior and Senior Divisions during Round 1 and Round 2.





SCHEDULE 11 June 2009 - 20 June 2009



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