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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Erik Bruhn prize competitors announced

Félix Paquet and Calley Skalnik. Photo by Karolina Kuras.

Félix Paquet and Calley Skalnik Compete for
The Erik Bruhn Prize
Robert Binet Creates New Work for Choreographic Prize
National Ballet of Canada Corps de Ballet members Félix Paquet (22) and Calley Skalnik (21) will represent the company at The Twelfth International Competition for The Erik Bruhn Prize on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 7:30 pm at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. Choreographic Associate Robert Binet creates a new contemporary work commissioned by the National Ballet, Self and Soul, as part of the competition.
Other participants are:  
Cassandra Trenary (23) and Gabe Stone Shayer (23) from American Ballet Theatre, Madoka Sugai (22) and Christopher Evans (22) from The Hamburg Ballet, 
Chisato Katsura (20) and Harrison Churches (20) from The Royal Ballet 
Natasha Sheehan (17) and Angelo Greco (21) San Francisco Ballet,
Judging the competition will be Artistic Directors Karen Kain, Kevin McKenzie (American Ballet Theatre), John Neumeier (The Hamburg Ballet), Kevin O’Hare (The Royal Ballet) and Helgi Tomasson (San Francisco Ballet).
Competing for the choreographic prize are Jeffrey Cirio (American Ballet Theatre), Marc Jubete (The Hamburg Ballet), Calvin Richardson (The Royal Ballet) and Myles Thatcher (San Francisco Ballet).
The evening will be hosted by Principal Dancer Jillian Vanstone.
 Erik Bruhn  left part of his estate for the establishment of The Erik Bruhn Prize, which was to be awarded to one male and one female dancer who “reflect such technical ability, artistic achievement and dedication as I endeavoured to bring to dance.”
Since it began in 1988, the competition has showcased the talents of many of the finest young dancers from companies around the world. Competitors for the prize are selected by the Artistic Directors of their respective companies. Each pair performs a classical pas de deux and variation and a contemporary pas de deux or solo work.
Participants receive a medal and the winners are each awarded a prize of $7,500 and a sculpture by Canadian artist Jack Culiner generously donated by Artcast. The winner of the Choreographic Prize, established in 2009, will also receive a Jack Culiner sculpture and a $2,000 cash prize.
Many of the past winners have gone on to become Principal Dancers, enjoying international careers, making the competition a glimpse of the future stars of the ballet world in one exhilarating evening of dance.

Félix Paquet and Calley Skalnik. Photo by Karolina Kuras.


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