Evaluated through the Vaganova Method
with jury panel from the Academy

Yokohama, JAPAN
August 6, 2024

PETIPA PRIX

International Ballet Competition

YOKOHAMA KANNAI HALL
- Main Hall
4-42-1 Sumiyoshi-cho
Naka-ward
Yokohama, Kanagawa
JAPAN
Preliminary Workshop: Vaganova Ballet Academy Workshop  August 5, 2024 @ NOAH Studio Toritsudai Studio
バレエコンペティション
Andrei Orlov
Japan Vaganova Ballet Association
Marius Petipa
Marius Petipa is a symbol of an era in Russian ballet.
He choreographed over 60 ballets, blending the harmony of music and
choreography with the charm and elegance of France, and the spirit of Russia.
He is credited with creating the stage format and style known today as classical
ballet, laying the groundwork for the future development of ballet.
The theme of this competition is to learn from the legacy of classical ballet,
preserve it, and academically develop and refine individual styles.
By upholding tradition, we believe we can understand our identity in history
and foster its development in the right direction.

At this event, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-stage masterclasses by instructors from the Vaganowa Ballet Academy, judging for the Classical Solo, Character Solo, Ensemble, and Pas de Deux categories, as well as preliminary Vaganova workshops. Participants will have the valuable opportunity to learn the fundamental Vaganowa Method, which is the basis of classical ballet teaching, directly from the Academy instructors.

We sincerely hope that this event, held to the highest standards of classical ballet, will contribute to the further development of your ballet career.

PETIPA PRIX International Ballet Competition

Received Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Kiev Choreographic University.
Obtained qualifications as a teacher and choreographer
at the Tchaikovsky Music Academy Professional Art Academy.
Received qualification as a classical ballet teacher
from the Moscow Art University.
Attained the title of Ballet Artist from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy.
Has instructed at ballet companies and schools worldwide
and has provided numerous choreographic works.
Teacher at the Vaganova Ballet Academy.
Graduated from the Academy in 1997 and joined the Mariinsky Theatre Ballet Company in the same year.
Has served as a corps de ballet dancer, soloist, and soloist
in character dance in numerous classical works.
Has also collaborated with the current artistic director, Zhanna Ayupova, on many occasions.
Graduated top of the class from Udmurt State University of Arts in Russia,
earning a Bachelor's in Education Choreography.
Performed extensively at prestigious venues like Udmurt Opera and Ballet Theatre and Moscow City Ballet.
Moved to Japan in 2012, engaging in ballet performances, choreography,
and teaching.
Established Japan Vaganova Ballet Association to promote
Russian-Japanese ballet exchange.
Also judges ballet competitions throughout Japan.

Alexander Mishutin
Marius Petipa Choreographic Researcher
Choreographer
Andrei Orlov
Representative Director
Japan Vaganova Ballet Association
Svetlana Ivanova
Senior Teacher
Vaganova Ballet Academy
ヴィクトル ニジェリスコイ
アレキサンダー ミシューチン
アンドレイ オルロフ
タチアナ ソロミャンコ
Lecturer, Vaganova Ballet Academy
- Former Mariinsky Theatre soloist
- Graduated from the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Performing Arts at Vaganova Ballet Academy.
In 1996, she graduated from Vaganova Ballet Academy from the class of legendary ballet dancer Inna Zubkovskaya. Since then, she has performed solo parts at the Mariinsky Theatre.

Yulia Kamilova
Teacher
Vaganova Ballet Academy

PETIPA PRIX
OUTLINE of COMPETITION

In honour of Marius Petipa, we pay tribute to the tradition of classical ballet
by embracing the authentic Vaganova method at the world-renowned Vaganova Ballet Academy.
Through this, we cultivate individual styles academically,
making significant contributions to each dancer's ballet career.
Classical Ballet Solo
(Set Piece or Variation)

Character Dance Solo
(Set Piece or Variation)

Ensemble
Regardless of genre
※The category includes Pas de Trois

Classical Ballet Pas de Deux

※ In the Classical Ballet Solo and Character Dance Solo categories, rankings will be announced separately within each age group.

Age Group 9-10
Age Group 11-12
Age Group 13-15
Age Group 16-25

*Age as of August 6, 2024, when participating.
Application Deadline: July 9, 2024
Details regarding the schedule for the competition day will be provided after the application deadline.
August 6, 2024
<On-Stage Masterclass and Evaluation>
Participants in the Classical Ballet Solo and Character Dance Solo categories will have the opportunity to participate in an on-stage masterclass and evaluation conducted by current instructors from the Vaganowa Ballet Academy.
- There are no specific requirements for leotards.
- Participants are required to wear the bib number with their assigned entry number.

<Classical Ballet Solo Evaluation>
Age Range: 9 to 25 years old
- Variations or set pieces within a maximum duration of 3 minutes, no reverence required
- Participants aged 12 and above should wear pointe shoes; those under 12 may wear ballet shoes or pointe shoes
- Participants should be dressed in costume with makeup
- Set piece costume for females: Leotard + skirt, no specific color requirement
- Mixed gender; rankings and awards will be given

<Character Dance Solo Category Evaluation>
Age Range: 9 to 25 years old
- Variations or set pieces within a maximum duration of 3 minutes, no reverence required
- Character shoes required, barefoot optional depending on the performance
- Participants should be dressed in costume with makeup
- Set piece costume for females: Black leotard + black skirt (below the knee) + character shoes
- Set piece costume for males: Tights + black T-shirt + male character shoes or jazz shoes
- Mixed gender; rankings and awards will be given

<Ensemble Category Evaluation>
Age Range: 7 years old and above
- One piece within a maximum duration of 4 minutes, including Pad de Trois
- Genre unrestricted
- Participants should be dressed in costume with makeup
- Mixed gender; rankings and awards will be given

<Pad de Deux Category Evaluation>
- Age Range: 14 years old and above
- Variations within a maximum duration of 6 minutes, consisting of Adagio only or Adagio and Coda
- Participants should be dressed in costume with makeup
- Mixed gender; rankings and awards will be given

*All ages are based on the participant's age as of August 6, 2024, the day of the event.
<For each division, 1st to 3rd Place>
Certificates and prizes will be presented at the award ceremony.
Prizes:
10% discount on participation fee for Vaganova Summer Camp in Nagano
Permission to participate Vaganova Ballet Academy Summer School
*Eligible for age groups 13-15 and 16-25

<For each division, 4th to 10th Place (planned)>
Certificates will be presented.

<Outstanding Teacher Award / Excellent Teacher Award>
Certificates for Outstanding Teacher Award will be presented to the teachers of the 1st place winners
in each division at the award ceremony.
Additionally, certificates for Excellent Teacher Award will be presented to the teachers of the 2nd and 3rd place winners
in each division.

<Vaganova Diploma of Achievement>
To recognize contributions to preserving the legacy of classical ballet, all participants will receive a certificate and judge sheets.
The <Judging Results> will be announced on the Petipa Prix & Grand Prix International Ballet Competition Instagram @petipa_prix_jp.
Special awards and scholarships are awarded to participants nominated by the jury panel,
regardless of their ranking.

<Special Awards>
・10% discount on participation fee for Vaganova Summer Camp in Nagano
・Permission to participate Vaganoa Ballet Academy Summer School
*Eligible for age groups 13-15 and 16-25

<Scholarships>
・Permission for annual or short-term enrollment at the Vaganova Ballet Academy
・Permission for annual or short-term enrollment at the Perm Ballet Academy
・Permission for annual or short-term enrollment at the Novosibirsk Ballet Academy
・Permission for annual or short-term enrollment at the Rudolf Nureyev Memorial Bashkir State Ballet School
・Permission for annual or short-term enrollment at the Buryat Ballet Academy
・Permission for annual or short-term enrollment at the Canada Victoria International Ballet Academy
・Contract dancer at the Tajikistan National Opera Ballet Theatre

In addition, outstanding performers will be granted priority participation rights for the PETIPA GRAND PRIX (January 5, 2025, at Yokohama Kannai Hall).
Boy's Classical Ballet Combination No.1
Classical Ballet Combination No.8 (Ages 12 and above)
Classical Ballet Combination No.7 (Ages 12 and above)
Classical Ballet Combination No.2 (Ages 9-12)
Classical Ballet Combination No.5 (Ages 12 and above)
Classical Ballet Combination No.3 (Ages 9-12)
Classical Ballet Combination No.1 (Ages 9-12)
Set Pieces
Character Division
Set Pieces
Classical Division
"Tarantella" Italian Dance Combination No.1
"Ballet: Tyrolean Dance" from "Fairy Doll"
(Directed by Sergei and Nikolai Legat,
Edited by Konstantin Sergeyev)

"Mazurka" Polish Dance Combinaion No.1
Russian Dance Combination No.1
Hungarian Dance Combination No.1
Boy's Classical Ballet Combination No.2
Classical Ballet Combination No.6 (Ages 12 and above)
Classical Ballet Combination No.4 (Ages 9-12)
Participants are required to submit audio data with maximum length of 3 minutes 00 seconds saved in MP3 format, within 6MB, at the time of entry and after entry. Additionally, on the day of participation, please ensure to bring one backup audio CD according to the following specifications.

If choosing the set piece, the organizer will provide the audio source.

<Points to Note When Preparing the CD>
Please bring a white CD with the audio data recorded, stored in a case.
Use a new CD for each entry, recording only one track per CD.
Ensure accurate starting points (especially if there is a cue).
Please clearly indicate on the CD: ① Participant's name ② Entry number ③ Title of the piece
④ Stage direction (Stage left/Stage right) ⑤ Audio cue.
Note: Writing with tape labels, seals, sharp-tipped pencils, or ballpoint pens is prohibited.
If the music is recorded using a CD recorder with a recording function, it requires finalization in order to play on other CD players. Please make sure to finalize the CD after recording.
Additionally, if the music is recorded on a PC, please ensure it can be played on other CD players.
If the music cue is required, the instructor or an accompanying person should give the cue from the side of the sound system.
CDs should be submitted at the participant reception on the day of the competition
and will be returned at the reception desk upon departure.
Regarding performances using copyrighted music or choreographed pieces, it is the responsibility of the participant to obtain performance permissions. Please be aware as participants may be subject to claims if you failed to follow the procudure.
For both the Classical Ballet Solo and Character Dance Solo Category:
1 Division: ¥34,000
2 Divisions: ¥51,000
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Ensemble Category: ¥60,000 (up to 3 members)
¥10,000 additional fee per participant for the 4th member onwards
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Pas de Deux Category: ¥60,000 (for 2 participants)

*All prices include tax.
*For the Ensemble and Pad de Deux divisions, the team leader should submit the application.

<Included in the Entry Fee>
Variation or Set Piece evaluation fee
On-Stage Classical Masterclass and its evaluation fee*
*Participation: Classical Ballet Solo and Character Dance Solo only
Vaganova Diploma of Achievement Certificate
Judge sheets with scores and advices
1 copy of programme booklet
Free admission for participants' family, friends, and studio affiliates
<Instructor Pass>will be issued one per school, regardless of the number of participants.
<Accompanying Pass> will be issued one per participant.
It will be given to the participant during registration.
In case passes are not visibly seen, security personnel or staff may ask.
Admission to the audience seat is free of charge.
We will be hosting a workshop conducted by active instructors from the prestigious Vaganova Ballet Academy,
who also serve as judges for the PETIPA PRIX competition, on the day before the competition.
This is a rare opportunity for participants to experience the authentic Vaganova Method firsthand,
directly from the world-renowned instructors of the Academy.

This workshop is open to general participants, regardless of their participation in the competition.
Additionally, we have reserved seating for instructors and guardians to observe the workshop.
We hope that witnessing the Vaganova Method taught by academy instructors
will further contribute to the development of students.

Instructors:
Vaganova Ballet Academy
Senior Teacher: Elena Zabalkanskaya
Teacher: Yulia Kamilova

Date: August 5, 2024 (Monday)

Class Schedule:
10:30-11:30: Ages 7-9
11:40-13:10: Ages 9-12
13:30-15:00: Ages 13-15
15:10-16:40: Ages 16-25
19:30-21:00: Adult class

Location: NOAH Studio, Toritsudai Studio Main Building 5st
1-7-23 Nakane, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-0031, ST Building

Participation Fees:
Competition participants: ¥8,000
General participants: ¥10,000
Observers (instructors, guardians): ¥6,000

Please register via this website's "Application/Payment" section at the end.

*All prices include tax.
*Application deadline: July 31, 2024
However, applications will close once the capacity is reached.
Please press the appropriate button and fill out the required information on the application form,
then make the payment via Stripe from the link supplied in return email after sending your application.


















*For the Ensemble and Pad de Deux divisions, please ensure that the team leader submits the application.

*Please ensure that the remitter's name matches the participant's name.
*We regret that we are unable to provide refunds for the paid participation fees.
*Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any issues over international transfer.

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