PARTICIPATION

RULES & REGULATIONS

SUBJECT TO CHANGE!

LATEST UPDATE: 9th of September 2021

 

Dear participant! We kindly ask you to carefully read and understand the rules and regulations of the BGPV 2021 prior to registration. Category B1 and B2 now have the same entry condition. This urgent decision has been made due to lacking time and access to studios for shooting the variations of many participants in some countries due to the Covid-19 restrictions. We apologize for the inconvenience this decision may has caused.

 

DESCRIPTION OF THE EVENTS

The Ballet Grand Prix Vienna is an international dance competition hosted by the Vienna International Arts Festival. Due to the global pandemic, the events have been shifted to an online edition.

 

All activities will be organised and supervised by the organising committee of the Ballet Grand Prix 2021. The online competition is 100% based on pre-recorded videos. It consists of a video selection of the candidates’ dance variations and optional free workshops for all candidates. All events will be conducted via YouTube Live streaming (The link will be published after the registration has closed).

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, all video recordings can be from within the last two years.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • BGPV 2021 is open to professional dancers, professional dance students, as well as amateurs of all nationalities, ages 8-27 years old
  • Registration for the Ballet Grand Prix Vienna only via the online registration portal is possible
  • The first round will be graded and selected for the finale (Second round)
  • Participants have the choice to choose which category they wish to compete in based on their own evaluation (See all categories below)
  • All participants have the choice of performing in one or both of the following fields:
  • Classical Ballet: Classical ballet variations: Participants are free to choose their own variation from the classical repertoires. There is no repertoire list provided for this year. 
  • Contemporary Dance: This field includes any open solo variation that features a different aspect of the participant’s skill and versatility as a dancer

 

 

 IMPORTANT DATES

  • Opening of registration: 1st of June 2021
  • Competition:  27th - 29th of October 2021
  • Finale: 30th of October 2021
  • Workshops: 27th - 29th of October 2021*
  • Application deadline: 10th of October 2021 

 

REGISTRATION FEE (All inclusive)

  • Category D1: 90€
  • Category D2: 75€/person for Pas de Deux
  • Category B1&B2: 75€
  • Category A1: 50€
  • Category A2: 35€/person 
  • Category C1: 80€
  • Category C2: 70€/person for Duos, 50€/person for groups of min. 3

 

PAYMENT INFORMATION

All registration fees must be completed and transferred to the following bank account within one week after registration:

 

Bank Information 

New Century Culture Exchange Association
UniCredit Bank Austria AG
IBAN:   AT 02 12000 10004401948
SWIFT: BKAUATWW

 

CATEGORIES

 

NOTE: With the competition being online, the BGPV has no control over the participants' Covid-19 health safety. The participants are responsible for their health status when performing in duo or group dances.

 

 

Category D1 – Professional Dancers – Solo - Age 17- 27

Two rounds

  • First round: One variation from the classical ballet repertoires (19th century) 
  • Second round (Finale): New chosen variation from the classical ballet repertoires AND one variation from neoclassical ballet repertoires (20th century) 
  • Video recordings can be from within the last two years.

 

Category D2 – Professional Dancers – Pas de Deux - Age 17- 27

Two rounds

  • First round: One Pas de Deux variation from classical ballet repertoires (19th century) 
  • Second round (Finale): New chosen Pas de Deux variation from the classical ballet repertoires OR one variation from neoclassical ballet repertoires (20th century) 
  • Video recordings can be from within the last two years.

 

Category B1 – Professional students - Age 12-14 

  Two rounds 

  • First round: One variation from the classical ballet repertoires 
  • Second round (Finale): Repeat the first round's variation or perform a new classical variation
  • Video recordings can be from within the last two years.

 

Category B2 – Professional students– Age 15-19 

  Two rounds

  • First round: One variation from the classical ballet repertoires 
  • Second round (Finale): Repeat the first round's variation or perform a new classical variation
  • Video recordings can be from within the last two years.

 

Category A1 – Amateurs Solo (Privat Schools) – Age 8-24

  Children I: 8-10

     Children II: 11-13

     Junior I: 14-16

     Junior II: 17-24

     One round with any kind of classical ballet variation with a maximum length of 3 minutes 

Video recording can be from within the last two years.

 

Category A2 – Amateurs Duo or Group (Private Schools) (min. 2 Persons) – Age 8-24

  Children: 8-13

     Junior I: 14-16

     Junior II: 17-24

     One round with any kind of classical ballet variation with a maximum length of 4 minutes

Video recording can be from within the last two years.

 

  Category C1 – Modern & Contemporary Dance Solo – Age 8-27

    Junior: 8-18

     Adult: 19-27

     One round with any kind of modern & contemporary dance with a maximum length of 3 minutes

Video recording can be from within the last two years.

 

  Category C2 – Modern & Contemporary Dance Duo or Group (min. 2 persons) – Age 8-27

    Junior: 8-18

     Adult: 19-27

     One round with any kind of modern & contemporary dance with a maximum length of 4 minutes

Video recording can be from within the last two years.

 

WORKSHOPS 

The workshop is open and free to every participant from any category (Participants who want to take part, must select this option on the online application form).

 

PRE-RECORDED VIDEOS

For competitions round(s)

  • All participants must send us a pre-recorded video of their solo(s). Video(s) are in the category you participate in (please read the section “Video Specification”below)
  • All rounds will be streamed and judged by a panel of judges
  • Participants who are selected for the finale will have their second rounds streamed 

 

VIDEO SPECIFICATION

If the government regulations of your country allow studio rentals, we recommend you record your classical ballet and contemporary variations  in a studio or on stage. If that is not possible, recording from home is also very much welcome. For the workshops, both options are suitable. In order to make it clearer for the judges to see the participant dance, we kindly ask you to consider the aspects regarding filming:

 

General specifications

  • Horizontal filming
  • Full HD 1920 x1080 resolution
  • Video file format: .MP4 
  • Raw version – no editing is allowed
  • No mirroring images of the participant
  • No marketing materials, such as logos, banners, are allowed to be seen in the video
  • A ballet floor is suggested when dancing at home

 

NAMING YOUR VIDEO FILES

We kindly ask you to send all digital file recordings via email or WeTransfer to office@viaf.at with the subject "Registration Media Files + 'your full name'".

Please name your video file(s) as follows: 

Solo: Dancer Full Name (Category)-First Round/Second Round (Finale)-Variation Name

Duo / Pas de Deux: One Dancer's Full Name (Category)-First Round/Second Round-Variation Name

Group: Group Name of Group (Category)-Title of Dance

 

Example for classical ballet variation: Anna Wood (B1)-FirstRound-VariationOfKitri

Example for contemporary variation: Anna Wood (C1)-Movement 

 

 

DRESSCODE FOR THE COMPETITION

  • Ballet: costume appropriate to the ballet variation performed

(If the candidate does not own a costume, please wear a rehearsal tutu/skirt)

  • Contemporary: costume appropriate to the contemporary solo preformed

DRESSCODE FOR THE WORKSHOP

  • Females: Leotard (any colour), pink tights, ballet shoes (soft or point), ballet bun 
  • Males: tight shirt, black/white/grey tights, matching ballet shoes

 

REFUNDS

BGPV has a NON-REFUND Policy. The registration fee per category is non-refundable for any reason whatsoever.

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHS, VISUALS AND DIGITAL RECORDINGS

All images, visual and digital works, and all sorts of recordings of the candidates' performance and participation in the competition, are owned by the New Century Cultural Exchange Association. The candidates are aware and agree that their provided media files upon registration may be used for commercial or promotional purposes. 

 

 

The 9th International Ballet & Contemporary Dance Competition

ONLINE EDITION

October 27th - 29th 2021
Finale: October 30th 2021

 

Register here

 

 

 

 

@Vienna International Arts Festival