Ballet News | Prix de Lausanne Gala

February 6, 2012

Ballet News

Ballet News | Prix de Lausanne Gala in pictures

To celebrate its 40th anniversary, the Prix de Lausanne organised a Gala performance on Sunday, February 5th, 2012, at 5 pm, with 25 artists, most of them prize winners.

ballet dancers on stage

Don Quixote Pas de Deux danced by Anna Tsygankova, Prize winner Prix de Lausanne 1995, Principal of Dutch National Ballet and Matthew Golding, Prize winner Prix de Lausanne 2002, Principal of Dutch National Ballet Photograph : Gregory Batardon

The programme consisted of :

Aki Saito · Wim Vanlessen

Sonate nº 5 · Choreography Maurice Béjart

Music Jean-Sébastien Bach

With courtesy of the Maurice Béjart Foundation

Aki Saito -Principal Royal Ballet of Flanders /Prize winner 1991

Wim Vanlessen – Principal Royal Ballet of Flanders /Prize winner 1993

ballet dancer on stage in red trousers

Gopak choreographed by Fyodor Lopukhov and danced by Dinu Tamazlacaru Prize winner Prix de Lausanne 2002, Soloist Berlin Ballet, Photograph : Gregory Batardon

Dinu Tamazlacaru

Les Bourgeois · Choreography Ben Van Cauwenbergh

ballet dancers on stage for Prix gala

Les Bourgeois • Choreography Ben Van Cauwenbergh danced by Dinu Tamazlacaru Soloist Berlin Ballett /Prize winner 2002 Photograph : Gregory Batardon

Music Jacques Brel

Dinu Tamazlacaru – Soloist Berlin Ballett /Prize winner 2002

Ben Van Cauwenbergh – Prize winner 1976

Plus

Gopak

Choreographed by Fyodor Lopukhov

two ballet dancers in Thais

Thais, choregraphed by Frederick Ashton and danced by Yuhui Choé, Prize winner Prix de Lausanne 2002, First Soloist The Royal Ballet and Ryoichi Hirano, Prize winner "Prix de Lausanne 2001", Soloist The Royal Ballet Photograph : Gregory Batardon

Yuhui Choé · Ryoichi Hirano

Thaïs · Choreography Frederick Ashton

Music Jules Massenet

With courtesy of the Frederick Ashton Foundation

Yuhui Choé – First Soloist The Royal Ballet /Prize winner 2002

Ryoichi Hirano – Soloist The Royal Ballet /Prize winner 2001

two ballet dancers at the Prix gala

Rhapsody, choreographed by Frederick Ashton and danced by Federico Bonelli – Principal The Royal Ballet /Prize winner 1996 and Hikaru Kobayashi – First Soloist The Royal Ballet Photograph : Gregory Batardon

Federico Bonelli · Hikaru Kobayashi

Rhapsody

Choreography: Frederick Ashton

With courtesy of the Frederick Ashton Foundation

Music: Serge Rachmaninov

Federico Bonelli – Principal The Royal Ballet /Prize winner 1996

Hikaru Kobayashi – First Soloist The Royal Ballet

 

Jirí Bubenícek · Otto Bubenícek · Jon Vallejo

Canon en ré majeur (Le Souffle de l’Esprit)

Choreography Jirí Bubenícek (prize winner 1992)

Music Otto Bubenícek et Johann Pachelbel

Otto Bubenícek – Principal Hamburg Ballett /Prize winner 1992

Jon Vallejo – Soloist Semperoper Ballett Dresden

ballet dancers on stage

Le parc, choregraphed by Angelin Preljocaj danced by Laetitia Pujol, Prize winner Prix de Lausanne 1992, Principal of the Ballet de l'Opéra national de Paris and Florian Magnenet, first soloist of the Ballet de l'Opéra national de Paris Photograph : Gregory Batardon

Laetitia Pujol · Florian Magnenet

Le Parc (duo) · Choreography Angelin Preljocaj

Music Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Laetitia Pujol – Principal Paris Opera Ballet /Prize winner 1992

Florian Magnenet – First soloist Paris Opera Ballet

two ballet dancers on stage at the Prix

Le Corsaire choreographed by Marius Petipa and danced by Mizuka Ueno – Principal Tokyo Ballet /Prize winner 1993 and Dmitry Semionov – Principal Staatsballett Berlin Photograph : Gregory Batardon

Mizuka Ueno · Dmitry Semionov

Le Corsaire pas de deux

Choreography Marius Petipa

Music Riccardo Drigo

Mizuka Ueno – Principal Tokyo Ballet /Prize winner 1993

Dmitry Semionov – Principal Staatsballett Berlin

two ballet dancers on stage at the Prix de Lausanne

Altro Canto choreographed by Jean-Christophe Maillot (prize winner 1977) and danced by Bernice Coppieters – Principal Les Ballets de Monte Carlo /Prize winner 1988 and Asier Uriagereka – Soloist Les Ballets de Monte Carlo /Prize winner 1993 Photograph : Gregory Batardon

Bernice Coppieters · Asier Uriagereka

Altro Canto

Choreography Jean-Christophe Maillot (prize winner 1977)

Music Monteverdi, Kapsberger, Marini

Bernice Coppieters – Principal Les Ballets de Monte Carlo /Prize winner 1988

Asier Uriagereka – Soloist Les Ballets de Monte Carlo /Prize winner 1993

ballet dancers on stage at the Prix gala

La Fille au Roi Louis – Création Choreography Thierry Malandain danced by Nathalie Verspecht – Malandain – Ballet Biarritz / Prize winner 1994 and Giuseppe Chiavaro – Malandain – Ballet Biarritz Photograph : Gregory Batardon

Nathalie Verspecht · Giuseppe Chiavaro

La Fille au Roi Louis – Création

Choreography Thierry Malandain

Music Chanson française d’autrefois

Nathalie Verspecht – Malandain – Ballet Biarritz / Prize winner 1994

Giuseppe Chiavaro – Malandain – Ballet Biarritz

 

two ballet dancers in Romeo and Juliet

Roméo and Juliet choreographed by John Cranko and danced by Polina Semionova, Principal Staatsballett Berlin and Friedemann Vogel, Principal Stuttgarter Ballett / Prize winner 1997 Photograph : Gregory Batardon

Polina Semionova · Friedemann Vogel

Duet of  Roméo and Juliet 

Choreography: John Cranko

Music: Serge Prokofiev

Polina Semionova, Principal Staatsballett Berlin

Friedemann Vogel, Principal Stuttgarter Ballett / Prize winner 1997

 

Check back later if you can, when I’ll have more photos from the gala.

Watch the video performances of the Prix de Lausanne finalists

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One Response to “Ballet News | Prix de Lausanne Gala”

  1. Jennifer Rowe Says:

    I have yet to see Yuhui Chloe dance in person but she looks stunning from the youtube clips I’ve seen. And I wish I could have been there to see Asier Uriagereka dance. He spent the first couple of years working at BRB and was a fantastic dancer; I was really disappointed when he left as I would have loved to have seen how he developed.
    The Prix de Lausanne has highlighted some really amazing dancers and this must have been an incredible way to celebrate what they have done.
    I just wish I could have been there to see it!