XIV International Ballet Competition

June 1-11, 2022

Moscow, the Bolshoi Theatre

 

Conditions of the Competition

The International Ballet Competition has been held since 1969 every four years at the Bolshoi Theater of the Russian Federation.

The XIV International Ballet Competition is celebrating the 95th anniversary of Yuri Grigorovich.

Founders of the competition:

Government of the Russian Federation

Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation

 The dates of the XIV International Ballet Competition (hereinafter referred to as the Competition) are determined by the Organizing Committee.

 The Organizing Committee ensures the solution of issues of interdepartmental interaction, approves the list and Regulations for the jury panel, criteria for evaluating the performances of the contestants, the competition program, the Regulations of the Competition directorate, coordinates the possible establishment of special and additional prizes.

 The preparation, arrangement and management of the Competition is supervised by the competition directorate established by the Russian Ministry of Culture that is acting upon the Regulations on the competition directorate approved by the organizing committee.

 The functions of the Competition Directorate are performed by The Federal Directorate of Performing Arts “ROSCONCERT”.

 The jury of the competition is formed of leading Russian and foreign figures in the field of choreographic art, soloists of the Russian and world ballet, heads of the world's largest theater companies, authoritative choreographers, teachers, theater critics, prominent figures in choreography, producers.

 Artistic Director of the Competition is Yuri Grigorovich, the choreographer of the Bolshoi Theater.


Conditions of the ballet dancers competition

  1. Application procedure

    1. The Competition is divided into age categories: Junior Group (girls and boys) and Senior Group (women and men). Each age group can compete in solo and duet divisions.
    2. Age allowances are:

    The participants in the Junior Group should be at least 14 and no older than 18 years inclusive by the Competition Opening on June 1, 2022.

    The participants in the Senior Group should be at least 19 and no older than 27 years inclusive by the Competition Opening on June 1, 2022.

    3. The Competition will take place in Moscow at the Bolshoi Theatre from June 1 till June 11, 2022, Round I and II will be held on the New Stage, the Opening, Round III and the Closing Ceremony will be held on the Historic Stage.
    4. Applicants wishing to participate in the Competition are required to send the application through personal account at the Competition official website  moscowballetcompetition.com. The application must be filled out in Russian or English according to the form presented on the official website.
    5. The application should include the following documents and materials:
    • application form
    • ID (copy)
    • dance education certificate (copy)
    • brief biography
    • program for each Round of the Competition with the title of each piece, name of the composer and the choreographer
    • one portrait photo, one photo in costume (1MB, not less than 300 dpi)
    • high quality video of applicant’s performance of any variation or duet. The video should be sent as a link to YouTube and duly signed: name and surname of applicant, the country, title of the performance and the date of recording. The recording can be made both in a hall or on stage, in a suit or rehearsal clothes, in full growth, without editing. The recording date must be no earlier than November 1, 2021.

    The applications deadline is March 31, 2022.

     Note: Laureates of International Ballet Competitions – members of International Federation of Ballet Competitions http://balletfederation.com - will be admitted to the Competition without preliminary selections. In this case they must submit a copy of the Diploma of Laureate instead of video.

    6. The application fee in the amount of $200 - Junior Group, $300 - Senior Group should be paid as part of the application procedure by wire transfer to the following bank details:

    ROSCONCERT

    INN: 7704011869

    OGRN: 1027700067450

    Address: 101000, Moscow Arkhangelsky pereulok house 10 building 2

    Bank: VTB Bank

    SWIFT: VTBRRUMMXXX

    Account: № 40501840312800000000 (US dollars)

    Reference: Name of the applicant, XIV International Ballet Competition 

    The entry fee is considered paid after the receipt of funds to the account of the Competition Directorate.

    7. Postal address of the Competition Directorate:

    101000, Russia, Moscow, Arkhangelsky pereulok, 10/2

    e-mail: info@moscowballetcompetition.com  

    Official website:http://moscowballetcompetition.com 

    8. The Organizing Committee has the right to admit no more than 150 contestants, including partners, selected on the basis of their applications and video-recordings by the decision of the Selection committee.

    9. If a contestant declines to take part in the Competition, all documents and video submitted and related to the participant will not be returned. The application fee is non-refundable.

    10. The results of the qualifying round are announced on March 30 by sending an official letter to the candidates by the Competition Directorate, as well as posting information on the official website. For candidates who have passed the selection round, the letter sent by the Competition Directorate contains an invitation to participate in the on-site rounds at the venue of the competition. For candidates who did not pass the selection round, the letter sent by the Competition Directorate contains information about the decision of the competition jury on the completion of the candidate's participation in the Competition.

    11. Applicants admitted to the Competition will be notified by the Competition Directorate not later than April, 10, 2022.

    12. All performances during the Competition are held in public.

    13. The results of the performances of the contestants are announced at the end of each round.

    14. Foreign admitted applicants will receive a formal invitation letter, which should be submitted to the Russian Consulate when applying for visa.


  2. Procedure

    1.        The Competition consitst of preliminary video round and three rounds on the stage of the Bolshoi Theatre. Round III is the final. Senior Group will perform at Round III with the orchestral accompaniment.

    2.        Performing order will be determined by draw procedure and will remain till the end of the Competition. Performing order for duets is determined by the order number of the female competitor.

    3.        After registration and draw procedure, all changes in the contestant’s program can be made only in exceptional cases and only with the permission of the Jury.

    4.        The jury of the competition in its work is guided by the regulations on the jury of the competition, approved by the organizing committee.

    5.        Performance of each contestant will be judged individually whether he/she performs solo or in a duet. Contestants performing in duets have the right to perform with non-competing partners.

    6.        If a contestant performing in Duet category is not admitted to Round II or Round III, he/she must stay till the end of the Competition at the expense of the Competition Directorate and perform with his/her partner who is continuing to compete in the following rounds, as well as perform at the Closing Ceremony and Winners Gala.

    7.        Contestants can use audio-recordings for their performances. All music should be recorded on digital media and submitted to the Competition Directorate during the registration procedure in Moscow. The digital media should be properly signed: the name of competitor, the title of the piece, № of the Round. Participants must submit recordings for each piece separately.

    8.        All Laureates and Diploma Holders and their partners must perform free of charge at the Closing Ceremony and Winners Gala with the program agreed by the Jury and Competition Directorate.

    9.        The Competition Directorate reserves all rights for TV broadcasting, video recording and filming of all three Rounds, Closing Ceremony and Gala-concert, as well as for their further distribution without any additional fees.

    10.    The Competition Directorate does not bear financial obligations to the competitors for the use of the materials received.

    11.    Photo shooting, video recording and filming at the Competition can be possible only with the special permission from the Competition Directorate.

  3. Financial conditions

    1.        Contestants and their partners arrive at the Competition on the dates indicated by the Competition Directorate in the Letter of Invitation. If the contestants wish to arrive before the specified dates, they will be held responsible to pay accomodation and all extra expenses up to the specified arrival date, set by the Competition Directorate.

    2.        The Competition Directorate provides hotel accommodation and meals to the contestants invited to take part in Round I and their partners only for the period of their official participation in the Competition: from the date of their arrival to Moscow, but not earlier than the specified date, and for no more than two days after the end of the Round, in which the contestant took part.

    3.        The Competition Directorate will purchase air or railway tickets (economy class) to Moscow for the contestants invited to take part in Round I and their partners. Return air or railway tickets (economy class) from Moscow to the place of residence of the competitors and their partner will be purchased by the Competition Directorate after the end of the actual participation in the Competition or gala concert. 

    4.        For underage participants, the Competition Directorate may additionally pay for travel and accommodation of one accompanying person.

    5.        The guests of the competition are representatives of the mass media, as well as citizens of the Russian Federation and foreign citizens who have purchased tickets for events held as part of the plan of the main events for the competition preparation and execution or received an invitation from the Competition Directorate, as well as persons accompanying the competition participants.

    6.        Contestants, arriving at the Competition and refusing to perform, and Contestants who are not admitted to Round II and Round III and their partners can stay up to the end of Competition at their own expense.

    7.        The Competition Directorate does not provide insurances for the contestants and their partners, as well as their accompanying persons.

    8.        The Competition Directorate does not provide contestants with music, costumes, make-up and ballet footwear.

    9.        The Competition Directorate will provide contestants with rehearsal rooms and one stage rehearsal before each Round at the place where the Competition will be held.

    10.    By signing the Application form, applicants are obliged to declare that they fully accept the Rules of the Competition.

    All information posted on the official website is correct at the time of publication. The organizing committee has the right to make changes if necessary. In the event of a disagreement in the reading of the texts and conditions between the Russian-language and English-language versions, preference is given to the Russian-language version.
  4. Program

    Junior Group

    Solo

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    Duet

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    Girls (solo)

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    Boys (solo)

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    Senior Group

    Solo:

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    Duet

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    Women (solo)

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    Men (solo)

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    Duet

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PRIZES AND AWARDS

The Organizing Committee of the XIII International Ballet Competition and the Contest of Choreographers announces the following awards:

Grand Prix – $100000, Gold Medal and title of Laureate (regardless of the age division).


Ballet dancers

Junior Group

Solo

Girls

First Prize - $20000, Gold Medal and the title of Laureate

Second Prize - $10000, Silver Medal and the title of Laureate

Third Prize - $5000, Bronze Medal and the title of Laureate

Two Diplomas  - $3000 each and the title of Diploma holder


Boys

First Prize - $20000, Gold Medal and the title of Laureate

Second Prize - $10000, Silver Medal and the title of Laureate

Third Prize - $5000, Bronze Medal and the title of Laureate

Two Diplomas  - $3000 each and the title of Diploma holder 

 

Duet

Girls

First Prize - $20000, Gold Medal and the title of Laureate

Second Prize - $10000, Silver Medal and the title of Laureate

Third Prize - $5000, Bronze Medal and the title of Laureate

Two Diplomas  - $3000 each and the title of Diploma holder

Boys

First Prize - $20000, Gold Medal and the title of Laureate

Second Prize - $10000, Silver Medal and the title of Laureate

Third Prize - $5000, Bronze Medal and the title of Laureate

Two Diplomas  - $3000 each and the title of Diploma holder

 

Senior Group

Solo

Women

First Prize - $30000, Gold Medal and the title of Laureate

Second Prize - $20000, Silver Medal and the title of Laureate

Third Prize - $10000, Bronze Medal and the title of Laureate

Two Diplomas  - $5000 each and the title of Diploma holder


Men

First Prize - $30000, Gold Medal and the title of Laureate

Second Prize - $20000, Silver Medal and the title of Laureate

Third Prize - $10000, Bronze Medal and the title of Laureate

Two Diplomas  - $5000 each and the title of Diploma holder

 

 

Duet

Women

First Prize - $30000, Gold Medal and the title of Laureate

Second Prize - $20000, Silver Medal and the title of Laureate

Third Prize - $10000, Bronze Medal and the title of Laureate

Two Diplomas - $5000 each and the title of Diploma holder

 

Men

First Prize - $ 30000, Gold Medal and the title of Laureate

Second Prize - $20000, Silver Medal and the title of Laureate

Third Prize - $10000, Bronze Medal and the title of Laureate

Two Diplomas - $5000 each and the title of Diploma holder


 

 

Special Prizes and Awards

Prize to the “Best Partner” in Senior group - $5000 and Diploma;

Prize to the “Best Partner” in Junior group - $3000 and Diploma.

The Jury reserves the rights to:

    ·         not award all prizes

    ·         divide prizes between contestants (except for the Grand Prix and First Prize)

    ·         award titles of Diploma-holders to participants of the Final Round, who are not awarded with the title of Laureate;

    ·         award special prizes

     

    Decisions of the Jury are final and are not a subject to be reviewed

    The provisions of the present Conditions are current at the time of publication. Any changes and additions to these Conditions are subject to publication on the website https://moscowballetcompetition.com and are current from the date of their publication.