Prix de Lausanne, a men’s affair this year

All but one top prize go to male dancers

PdL-2013-Affiche-Maq0-06_159x225LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – The Prix de Lausanne 2013 will be remembered in part for the extraordinary performances put in by young men, who danced off with the bulk of the prizes in the finals of this international competition Saturday 2 February.

The competition is open to young dancers of all nationalities aged 15 to 18 who are not yet professionals; it has become one of the dance world’s important international competitions for students. The 2013 Prix saw 258 entries from around the world.

Watch the YouTube channel with series of videos from throughout the competition (see Silva Adhonay below)

The eight winners, out of a field of 78, now have scholarships to study with Prix de Lausanne partner schools or companies:

  • (203) Mr Silva Adhonay
    Brazil, Balé Jovem do Centro Cultural Gustav
    Ritter, Goiania
  • (412) Mr Li Wentao
    China, The Secondary Dance School
    Attached to Beijing Dance Academy
  • (419) Mr Yamamoto Masaya,
    Japan, Yokokura Akiko Ballet School, Nomi;
    Australian Ballet School
  • (114) Ms Domingues Leticia,
    Brazil, Petite Danse School of Dance, Rio
  • (212) Mr Corrales Cesar,
    Canada, Private lessons; Canada’s National
    Ballet School
  • (423) Mr Woellner Joel,
    Australia, Houston Ballet Ben Stevenson
    Academy Ettingshausens Dyn. Arts; Ac.
    Ballet/V. Attard
  • (408) Mr Sebastião Francisco,
    Portugal, National Conservatory Dance
    School of Portugal, Lisbon
  • (407) Mr Zhang Jinhao,
    China, College of Design and Art Tong Ji
    University, Shanghai; Liaoning ballet School

In addition, three special prizes were awarded:
Best contemporary dance – (423) Mr Woellner Joel, Australia, Houston Ballet Ben Stevenson Academy; Ettingshausens Dyn. Arts Ac. Ballet/V. Attard

Best Swiss dancer prize – (109) Ms Fogarty Miko, Switzerland, Westlake School for the Performing Arts, Daly City, CA; Diablo Ballet App. Program

Audience favourite – (203) Silva Adhonay, Brazil, Balé Jovem do Centro Cultural Gustav Ritter, Goiania

The other finalists, who did not win scholarships, are given CHF1,000 awards to encourage them in their studies and training.