Dancer

Destination Vienna

26th - 29th March 2018

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 amateur dancers, students and performers with and without disabilities which include physical disabilities as well as dancers with special educational needs.

 

 

Fotos © Markus Hippmann

EHRENSCHUTZ 2017

Bundeskanzler
Christian Kern
© BKA/Andy Wenzel




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

Kerstin
Valet

Projectmanager

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.
In the final round a minimum average of 31 points is required for a third place, an average of 41 points for a second and an average of 51 points for a first place.

In addition the following cash prizes will be offered:

- Best future talent (500€)
- Best choreography and innovation (500€)
- „Feurich" prize for best musicality (500€)
- Outstanding Performance Grand Prix (2.000€)

Prize winners and pieces specially chosen by the jury by their unique merit will perform at the final gala.

Please be aware that VIBE does NOT hand out any 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.


Roberto
Altamura

Tamás
Solymosi

Ben
Van Cauwenbergh

Nadia
Deferm

Kevin
Haigen

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) and Para Dance (E) category.
  • Contestants will be devided into Amateurs (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 participants in the "Mini", "Dance Special" and "Para Dance" categories.
  • 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

    VIBE reserves the right to designate the correct category of the participants’ entry.
  • 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 category need to prepare ONE classical and ONE neoclassical OR contemporary piece, both to be performed in the first round of the competition.

 

Classical Ballet: choreographed in the style of 18th & 19th century

Neoclassical Ballet: original choreography or most creations of the late 20th century. A choreography in the style of W. Forsythe, J. Kylian, H. van Manen,... would be considered neoclassical for example.

Contemporary: no classical ballet technique allowed.

Open Category: any style of dance is allowed except for classical/ neoclassical ballet and contemporary.

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

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

It is of high importance that the choreography is suited to the contestants age and capability! New choreographic creations for VIBE by teachers, coaches, friends, idols or the participant himself are very much appreciated!

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!

  • All solos may not exceed 2:30 min.

All Duo / Pas de Deux, Group / Ensemble pieces may not exceed 4:00 min.
Classical Ballet Pas de Deux as dictated by the established choreography and music.

Fotos © Maria & Richard Kirchner

FEES and REGISTRATION

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

Children (all categories): 40€ / 100€ p.p. (without / with workshops)

Ballet / Contemporary / Open Junior I : 100€ p.p.

Contemporary / Open Junior II and Senior category : 100€ p.p.

Ballet Professional Junior II and Senior category: 150€ p.p.

Dance Special: 115€ p.p.

Para Dance: 115€ p.p.

Group category: 85€ p.p. (Minis and Children 40€ / 85€ p.p.- depending on workshop participation)

Ensemble category: 65€ p.p. (Minis and Children 40€ / 65€ p.p.- depending on workshop participation)

The fee is all inclusive for one competition entry (one or two variations depending on your category) and all the workshops offered by VIBE!

For Duo / Pas de Deux, Group and Ensemble participants the average age of the dancers will be termined the age category.
For each ADDITIONAL Solo and/ or Duo/ Pas de Deux competition entry a reduced fee of -25% will be granted.
For schools registering MORE THAN ONE Group/ Ensemble piece a reduced fee of 50% will be granted.

Non competing „Workshop only“ participants: 25€ per workshop.

VIBE has the right to refuse any application at its discretion.
The registration fees does not contain insurance for the participants. VIBE assumes no liability for the dancers' participation during the competition.
VIBE reserves the right to use any photo or video recording of participants’ performances during the competition for promotional / business purposes.
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.

There are no refunds and no exceptions.

Registration will end MARCH 5th 2018!

 

Registration open soon

Thank you for your registration.

 

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VIBE - Vienna International Ballet Experience
ZVR:353298946
Hardtmuthgasse 55/31
1100 Wien, Österreich
office@vibe.interntional
+43 676 6243363