Dancer

Destination Vienna

15th - 18th April 2019

Foto © Max Spitzauer

THE VIENNA INTERNATIONAL BALLET EXPERIENCE - VIBE

the world’s first competition for dancers with and without disabilities.

It is an auspicious occasion on which to promote cultural exchange and mutual understanding among its participating candidates and the audience, in the beautiful city of Vienna, the cultural heart of Europe. The Vienna International Ballet Experience is open to professional and semi-professional dancers, students and performers with and without disabilities which include physical disabilities as well as dancers with special educational needs and serves the purpose of education, inclusion and promoting the arts.

 

 

Fotos © Markus Hippmann

EHRENSCHUTZ



Bundeskanzler
Sebastian Kurz

Bundeskanzler
Christian Kern
© BKA/Andy Wenzel

Bundeskanzler
Werner Faymann
© BKA/Regina Aigner




Bundesministerin
Elisabeth Köstinger
© Paul Gruber

Sozialministerin
Mag.a Beate Hartinger-Klein
© Johannes Zinner

Bundesministerin
Juliane Bogner-Strauß
© Jakob Glaser

Bundesministerin
Dr. Karin Kneissl
© photonews.at/Georges Schneider

Bundesminister
Dr. Josef Moser
© Jakob Glaser

Bundesminister
Gernot Blümel
©BKA/Andy Wenzel.

Landeshauptmann und Bürgermeister
Dr. Michael Häupl
© Stadt Wien/PID, Fotograf Ian Ehm

Bundesminister
Alois Stöger
© BMVIT / Johannes Zinner

Bundesminister
Mag. Jörg Leichtfried
© BMVIT / Johannes Zinner

Bundesminister
Mag. Thomas Drozda
© Peter Rigaud / VBW

Bundesminister
Hans Peter Doskozil
© Ricardo Herrgott

Bundesminister
Andrä Rupprechter
© Alexander Haiden

Bundesminister
Dr. Wolfgang Brandstetter
© BMJ / Jungwirth

Bundesministerin
Dr.in Sonja Hammerschmid
© BKA/Andy Wenzel

Bundesminister
Sebastian Kurz
© BKA/Andy Wenzel

Bundesministerin
Sophie Karmasin
© Christian Jungwirth

Landeshauptmann und Bürgermeister
Dr. Michael Häupl
© Stadt Wien/PID, Fotograf Ian Ehm

Vizekanzler und Bundesminister
Dr. Reinhold Mitterlehner
© BKA/Regina Aigner

Bundesminister
Dr. Josef Ostermayer
© BKA/Regina Aigner

Bundesministerin
Mag. Johanna Mikl- Leitner
© BKA/Regina Aigner

Finanzminister
Hans Jörg Schelling
© BKA/Andy Wenzel

Bundesministerin
Gabriele Heinisch-Hosek
© BKA/Andy Wenzel

Bundesminister
Sebastian Kurz
© BKA/Andy Wenzel

Landeshauptmann und Bürgermeister
Dr.Michael Häupl
© BKA/Regina Aigner

Fotos © Max Spitzauer

Team

Gregor
Hatala

PRESIDENT

Alexandra
Zehetner

Board Member Culture Concepts

Balázs
Delbó

Dance Videographer

Kurt Fuckenrieder

Stage Manager

JURY, WORKSHOPS & MASTER CLASSES

The jury, consisting of internationally recognized dance masters, directors and choreographers who are invited by the Organizing Committee, is in charge of the selection and evaluation system of the competition and the workshops.

Competitors will be judged by their technical skills and, most important of all, artistry!

The scoring will be based on a 60 point system.

The best competition entries of each category will pass on to the final round if a minimum of 40 points is achieved. In the final round an average of 40 points is required for a third place, an average of 47 points for a second and an average of 54 points for a first place.

Solo and Pas de Deux/ Duo will be judged together as well as Small Groups and Ensembles.

In addition the following cash prizes will be offered:
- Best Future Talent (500€)
- Best Choreography (500€)

- Junior Outstanding Performance Grand Prix (1.000€)
- Senior Outstanding Performance Grand Prix ( 2.000€. This prize has not been awarded in 2018 and therefore the sum will be doubled in 2019 - 4.000€)

The VIBE jury reserves the right not to present all of the announced awards or to share prizes between participants.

The Jury’s decisions are final and not subject to appeal.

Please be aware that VIBE does NOT hand out individual scores or jury sheets to the participants.

The WORKSHOPS are considered a major part of the Vienna International Ballet Experience and are open to competing and non-competing participants. They offer the young artists the possibility to be seen and work with jury members and guest teachers, learn from each other and meet performers from all around the world regardless of their origin or abilities.


János Kiss

Artistic Director Györ Ballet

Richard Bowman

Artistic Director of Napa Valley Ballet

KIM YONG WOO

Director of K-Wheel Dance Project and the Korea Association of Disability Artists

Leon
Kupferschmid

Artistic Talent Scout for Cirque Du Soleil

Tamás
Solymosi

Ballet Director Hungarian National Ballet

Guy
de Bock

Balletmaster

Additional Guest Teachers 2018

 

Christian
Tichy

Balletmaster

Milan
Hatala

Balletmaster

Felix
Röper

VIBE prize winner 2017

Thomas Poms
Lisa Tatzber

VIBE prize winner 2017

Simon
Couvreur

VIBE prize winner 2017

Kirin
Espana

Contemporary/ Dance Special teacher

Silvia
Tzankova

Ballet Mistress

Alice
Necsea

Ballet Mistress

Wei-Ken LIAO

Jazz


Mike Loewenrosen

Jazz

Roberto
Altamura

Tamás
Solymosi

Ben
Van Cauwenbergh

Nadia
Deferm

Jozef
Dolinsky

Rasta
Thomas

Filip
Barankiewicz

Maria
Sascha Khan

Roberto Altamura

Artistic Director Milano City Ballet School

Robert Parker

Artistic Director Elmhurst Ballet School

Jozef Dolinsky

Artistic Director Slovakian National Ballet

Dawn Weller

Artistic Director The Graduate College of Dance

Kerry Nicholls

Artistic Director Kerry Nichols Dance

János Kiss

Artistic Director Györ Ballet

Richard Bowman

International guest teacher and coach

Additional Guest Teachers 2017

 

Melissa Hinz

VIBE USA winner 2017
Tap

Wei-Ken LIAO

Jazz

Alina Ciceo /
Radu Domsa

VIBE winner 2016
Contemporary Pas de Deux

Christian Tichy

Balletmaster

Milan Hatala

Balletmaster

Judith-Elisa Kaufmann

Tanzmedizin

Fotos © Max Spitzauer

Rules

  • All amateurs, students and professionals, with or without disabilities, of all nationalities are eligible to compete in the competition and/ or participate in the workshops.
  • Participants may enter the competition as a Solo, Duo / Pas de Deux, Group (up to 7 dancers) or Ensemble (8 or more dancers) in the Open (A), Ballet (B), Contemporary (C), Dance Special (D) , Para Dance (E) and Character / National Dance (F) category.
  • Ballet and Contemporary participants will be devided into Semi-Professionals (a dancer who trains 3 times a week or less) and Professionals (a dancer who trains more than 3 times a week). This does not apply to the Mini category.
  • Participants will compete in the following age categories:
    • Mini: up to age 9
    • Children: 9 - 11
    • Junior I: 12 - 14
    • Junior II: 15 - 18
    • Senior: 19 plus

 

PERFORMANCE:

  • Participants are expected to perform ONE variation, Duo /Pas de deux, group or ensemble piece.
  • Only participants in the Junior II and Senior Ballet Professional SOLO /Pas de Deux category need to prepare ONE classical and ONE contemporary piece, both to be performed in the first round of the competition. The competitors final score will be based on the average points obtained from both choreographies. The piece which received the higher score will have to be presented in the second round.

 

DANCE STYLES:

Classical/ Neoclassical Ballet: any choreography based on classical ballet technique

Contemporary: diverse techniques allowed except classical ballet technique.

Open Category: any style of dance is allowed except for Classical/ Neoclassical Ballet, Contemporary and Character/ National Dances.

„Dance Special“: all dance styles for dancers with special educational needs allowed

„Para Dance“: all dance styles for dancers with physical disabilities allowed

„Character/ National Dance“: all traditional folk dances are allowed. (A ballet character- dance would NOT apply to this category!)

It is of high importance that the choreography is suited to the contestants age and capability!
You may submit or perform any variations or repertory fulfilling VIBE’s terms of rule but you must reserve all rights to the choreography for your performance!

MUSIC:

All Solos /Duos may not exceed 2:15 min.
All Group / Ensemble pieces may not exceed 3:30 min.
Classical Ballet Pas de Deux as dictated by the established choreography and music.
Choreography without music will be counted as part of the choreography's duration. The registering person shall give notice to VIBE about this when the music is sent. With regards to the duration of the music, a maximum of 5 seconds will be tolerated, beyond the time limit, but only to allow for the musical phrase to finish. The use of music with improper language is not permitted.

Fotos © Maria & Richard Kirchner

FEES and REGISTRATION

Register before January 1st 2019 and get a 10% discount on all fees!


Minis (all categories): 40€ (Workshops not available)

Children (all categories): 40€ (including workshops: +60€)

 Junior I, II and Senior: 100€ p.p.

Ballet Professional Junior II and Senior category: 170€ p.p.

Group category: 85€ p.p. (Minis and Children 40€ p.p.)

Ensemble category: 65€ p.p. (Minis and Children 40€ p.p.)

Dance Special/ Para Dance: 60€ p.p.

The fee is all inclusive for one competition entry (one or two variations depending on your category) and all the workshops during the competition.

For ADDITIONAL Solo and/ or Duo/ Pas de Deux competition entries a reduced fee of -15% will be granted.
For MORE THAN ONE Group/ Ensemble piece a reduced fee of -40% will be granted.

Non disabled dancers assisting/ performing with competitors in the DANCE SPECIAL and/or PARA DANCE category as non competing partners, participate free of charge.

In case of withdrawal from the competition a processing fee of 30% of the registration fee will be charged. In case of withdrawal 2 weeks prior to the competition the registration fee is non-refundable.

VIBE has the right to refuse any application at its discretion.


MORE INFORMATION:

- For Duo / Pas de Deux, Group and Ensemble participants the average age of the dancers will determined the age category.

- The use of props is subject to previous approval by VIBE, during the registration process. Props that cannot be carried on stage by the dancers themselves are not allowed, as well as props/costumes that identify the competing school.

- The registration fees does not contain insurance for the participants. VIBE assumes no liability for the dancers' participation during the competition. The organization declines any responsibility for accidents that may occur during the competition and/or for the theft or loss of personal property.

- VIBE reserves the right to use any photo or video recording of participants’ performances during the competition for promotional / business purposes. - Participants and their parents and/or legal guardians give VIBE heir express permission to use any such photo/video recordings (including those containing their name or likeness) for VIBE's promotional purposes (including any uses in print, online or in social media).

- A registration, once accepted and valid, may be cancelled at any time by the organizer with immediate effects, whenever a competitor, members of a school or supporters show the lack of respect and mistreat any member of the organization, the jury or a fellow competitor.

- Registration can also be cancelled by the organization in cases where the rules and regulations of the competition are not upheld by competitors, members of schools and supporters. 

- The cancellation of a registration will be communicated verbally or by email to the participant or teacher responsible for the competitor/school and is not subject to complaint or contest. The participation fee will not be refunded nor will any costs and expenses be paid or compensated. Registration in the competition automatically implies acceptance of the present rules and regulations.

 

WORKSHOPS:

For non competing “Workshop only” participants a detailed workshop schedule will be available ONE month prior to VIBE and an online registration will be open.

The fee for „Workshop only“ participants is 25€ per class.
Pre-competition workshops April 13th & 14th 2019: 80€ per person (minimum 10 students)
Post-competition workshops April 19th & 20th 2019: 120€ per person (minimum 10 students)

PRE- Competition Workshops:

13th April 2019:
10.00 - 11.30 Ballet
11.45 - 13.15 Contemporary

14th April 2019:
10.00 - 11.30 Ballet
11.45 - 13.15 Contemporary

POST- Competition Workshops:

19th April 2019:
10.00 - 11.30 Ballet
11.45 - 13.15 Contemporary

20th April 2019:
10.00 - 11.30 Ballet
11.45 - 13.15 Contemporary

21st April 2019:
10.00 - 11.30 Ballet
11.45 - 13.15 Contemporary

COACHING:

If you wish to be coached by one of our judges you will have the possibility to do so during VIBE.

Coaching fee, 20 min one to one: 100€ (Please be aware that numbers are very limited!)

Registration will end MARCH 10th 2019!!!

By this date we also need to receive the following information:
1. Names of pieces performed as registered, including number and names of dancers.
2. Durations
3. Choreographers
4. Composers
5. Mp3 music files (including the participant’s name, category and name of piece performed!)
6. Music starts with artist ON or OFF stage
7. Headshot or dance picture for social media use

Registration Form

 

Coming soon

Fotos © Max Spitzauer

Agenda

The timetable for the registration of the competitors and/or their representative teachers will take place on a scheduled date and time. Competitors and teachers should make sure that they have their documents of identification (ID card, Citizen’s Card or Passport).
Participants and accompanying directors/ teachers/ representatives will receive a wristband which has to be worn visibly whenever entering the theater.
This will allow you to enter the backstage area and audience.
Entering and exiting the auditorium will only be permitted during the interval of competition sessions!
In order to comply with security regulations, a maximum of 2 representatives per school  for up to 10 students) or 3 ( for more than 10 students) are allowed backstage. There will be no exceptions.
The general public must buy a ticket from the the ticket office if they wish to watch the competition.

There is no free entry to the gala performance. Participants will receive a discount when buying a ticket.

There will be no time for rehearsal on stage but an "open stage" prior to the competition will give the possibility to enter the stage before competing.

 

Tickets

Coming soon

 

Fotos © Roland Pum

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Legal notice

 

VIBE - Vienna International Ballet Experience
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1100 Wien, Österreich
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