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Prix de Lausanne Reflections

Updated: Feb 14, 2020

Join us in celebrating the process and the dedication that united talented dancers from around the world this past week at Prix de Lausanne, Montreux, Switzerland.

Thank you, Prix de Lausanne for creating a wonderful experience for aspiring dancers, which included two of Bayer Ballet's dancers, Alina Taratorin (#315) & Ekaterina Panchenko (#319). We are grateful to the master teachers, coaches, adjudicators and administrators, who facilitated excellent master classes and extraordinary coaching. We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to you for creating an inspired environment for these dancers to demonstrate their technique and artistry, with constructive attention given to each participant. Thank you for sharing your expertise; we are inspired by your work. This will live on, as a life-changing experience for these dancers, as they continue to train and pursue their passion.

What's the significance of Prix de Lausanne in an aspiring dancer’s journey? "Past winners share why the Prix de Lausanne is so important" (Article). Stay tuned for more behind the scenes perspectives.

Classical, "Paquita, Lead Variation Act 2" - Alina Taratorin

Choreography: Marius Petipa

Music: Leon Minkus

Classical, "Raymonda, Tableau du Reve Act I" - Ekaterina Panchenko

Choreography: Marius Petipa

Music: Alexandre Glazunov

Contemporary, "Chroma" - Alina Taratorin

Choreography: Wayne McGregor Music: Joby Talbot

------- "Chroma explores the drama of the human body and its ability to communicate extremes of thought and emotion. The score, drawn from original music by Joby Talbot and his arrangements of music by American rock band The White Stripes, is combined with stark, minimalist designs by architect John Pawson. Against this backdrop is set the inventive and energy-driven choreography of McGregor. Chroma had its premiere in 2006 at The Royal Opera House and in 2007 received an Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production. "

Contemporary, "Solo de Rossini Cards" - Ekaterina Panchenko

Choreography: Mauro Bigonzetti Music: Giachino Rossini ------- Excerpt from "An abstract creation, without a dramaturgic framework. Not a story, but scenes from parallel lives: images, cards, dramatic icons and comic situations."

Congratulations to all of the dancers, who participated!

Sincerely, Inna Bayer Artistic Director Bayer Ballet Vaganova Center of Excellence

Photography © Gregory Batardon & Rodrigo Buas

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