Regulation(s) of Classical Ballet Competition

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

1.     14—26 years old professional ballet dancers (referring to candidates born from July 1,1993 to December 31,2005)

2.     Candidates will be divided into three groups.

3.     Junior Group A (age 14-15, candidates born from July 1 2003 to December 31, 2005)

Junior Group B (candidates born from July 1, 2001 to June 30 , 2003)

Senior Group (age 18-22, candidates born from July 1, 1993 to June 30, 2001).

4.     Candidates may either appear as soloists or couples.

5.     Jury for Preliminary Selection will select dancers based on their application forms and videos, in order for them to participate in the competition in Beijing. Decisions of the jury will be final and without appeal.

6.     IBCC automatically accepts laureates of Grand Prix, gold medal (first prize), silver medal (second prize) or bronze medal (third prize) at International Ballet Competitions in Varna (Bulgaria), Moscow (Russia), Lausanne (Switzerland), Jackson (USA), Helsinki (Finland),Shanghai (China) and Beijing (China). Instead of video files, applicants who have received one or more of these awards must submit copies of their award diplomas and application forms, along with other supporting documents, to IBCC (organizing committee) before the application deadline.

 

VIDEO REQUIREMENTS

1.     14—26 years old professional ballet dancers (referring to candidates born from July 1,1993 to December 31,2005)

2.     Candidates will be divided into three groups.

3.     Junior Group A (age 14-15, candidates born from July 1 2003 to December 31, 2005)

Junior Group B (age 16-17, candidates born from July 1, 2001 to June 30 , 2003)

Senior Group (age 18-22, candidates born from July 1, 1993 to June 30, 2001).

4.     Candidates may either appear as soloists or couples.

5.     Jury for Preliminary Selection will select dancers based on their application forms and videos, in order for them to participate in the competition in Beijing. Decisions of the jury will be final and without appeal.

6.     IBCC automatically accepts laureates of Grand Prix, gold medal (first prize), silver medal (second prize) or bronze medal (third prize) at International Ballet Competitions in Varna (Bulgaria), Moscow (Russia), Lausanne (Switzerland), Jackson (USA), Helsinki (Finland),Shanghai (China) and Beijing (China). Instead of video files, applicants who have received one or more of these awards must submit copies of their award diplomas and application forms, along with other supporting documents, to IBCC (organizing committee) before the application deadline.

 

VIDEO REQUIREMENTS

1.     IBCC only accepts DVD or digital video files (preferred).

2.     If applicants choose to submit videos in DVD form, the following information must be clearly written on the labels or cases of the DVDs - 
Name of applicant, Title of program, Date of recording.

3.     In the spirit of fair play, IBCC will NOT reveal names of applicants and dates of recording under any circumstances.

4.     Please check the quality of both the video and the sound before submitting.

5.     The video must show the full body throughout, without zooms or changes of angles or other special adjustments.

6.     Applicants must wear practice clothes in a color that is in contrast to the background.

7.     Videos of live performances will not be accepted.

8.     Tripods are recommended during shooting for stable images.

9.     IBCC does not accept videos with video and audio feeds separately recorded and later mixed, so as to avoid inconsistency between images and sounds.

10.  No voices of the teachers are allowed in the recording.

11.  Turning the camera to the window while shooting during the day must be avoided.

12.  Poor lighting conditions must be avoided.

13.  Do not write any price of the DVD on the envelope, otherwise IBCC has to pay tax at Chinese Customs. In such cases, IBCC will charge the applicants for the above-mentioned tax fees.

14.  Videos must contain the performance of the applicant himself or herself. Any forgery or performance by another person will immediately lead to the applicant’s disqualification, as soon as such behaviors are found out by the jury.

15.  DVDs will NOT be returned to applicants.

 

The application period is January 15 ,2019 thorugh March 31, 2019 (31 is included). Late applications and applications with missing files will not be accepted by IBCC. The results of Preliminary Selection will be announced at IBCC’s website and sent to participants by email on April 30, 2019.

 

COMPETITION PROCEDURE
IBCC has two phases:
Phase I: Preliminary Selection (based on videos)
Phase II: Semi-final and final rounds in Beijing

 

Phase I: Preliminary Selection

·         Every candidate must provide a video of himself or herself performing in studios.

·         Candidates should perform classical repertoires selected from the list made by the jury (see attached list).

·         Soloist: Every candidate  should dance two classical variations from the classical repertoire list.

·         Couple: Every couple should dance one classical pas de deux from the classical repertoire list.

 

Phase II: Semi-final and final rounds in Beijing

Every candidate must perform classical repertoires from the list made by the jury (see attached list).

·         Soloist

Semi-final

Junior Group A (14 to 15 years old): Every candidate should perform two classical variations from the list

Junior Group B (16-17 years old): Every candidate should perform two classical variations from the list

Senior Group (18-26 years old): Every candidate should perform two classical variations from the list

 

Final

Junior Group A (14-15 years old): Every candidate should perform one classical variation from the list (can be the same as semi-final) and one of the contemporary pieces from the listed choreographies (The list, demonstrations and music will be released by IBCC soon. Candidates are not allowed to present or perform any of these choreographies anywhere other than IBCC).

Junior Group B (16-17 years old): Every candidate should perform two classical variations from the list (one of them can be the same as semi-final) and one of the contemporary pieces from the listed choreographies (please refer to the above requirements).

Senior Group (18-26 years old): Every candidate should perform two classical variations from the list (one of them can be the same as semi-final) and one of the contemporary pieces from the listed choreographies (please refer to the above requirements).

 

·         Pas de Deux Candidates

Semi-final

Junior Group A (14-15 years old): Every couple should perform one classical pas de deux from the list.

Junior Group B (16-17 years old): Every couple should perform one classical pas de deux from the list.

Senior Group (18-26 years old ) : Every couple should perform one classical pas de deux from the list.

 

Final

Junior Group A (14-15 years old): Every couple should perform one classical pas de deux from the list (different from Semi-final) and one contemporary piece within 5 minutes choreographed for this competition or choreographed and premiered after June 30, 2016.

Junior Group B (16-17 years old): Every couple should perform one classical pas de deux from the list (different from Semi-final) and one contemporary piece within 5 minutes choreographed for this competition or choreographed and premiered after June 30, 2016.

Senior Group (18-26 years old ) : Every couple should perform one classical pas de deux from the list (different from Semi-final) and one contemporary piece within 5 minutes choreographed for this competition or choreographed and premiered after June 30, 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

RULES

·         CANDIDATES

1.     The order of appearance on stage will be determined by age of the candidates (from youngest to oldest). Candidates must accept and follow the order.

2.     For couples, the number of the female candidate will be used.

3.     A candidate may appear with a competing or non-competing partner.

4.     Couples cannot change their partners during the competition.

5.     If a partner is eliminated, he or she must continue to appear with his or her partner in subsequent rounds and the Awards Gala if his or her partner wins any award.

6.     Candidates are required to take daily ballet classes provided by IBCC. Any absence will lead to the candidate’s disqualification. Jury members will observe and take into account all candidates’ performances in such classes.

7.     Candidates must wear their own costumes and make-up.

8.     No tinder, water, rosin or salt are allowed to use on stage. Performance in nudity and with painting on the body are also prohibited.

9.     All competition performances are held to public.

 

·         MUSIC AND CHOREOGRAPHY COPYTIGHTS

1.     Candidates must furnish(provide/prepare) their own musical material with theatrical acoustic standards.

2.     Candidates who have passed the Preliminary Selection for the competition in Beijing must submit copies of their music on a USB device or two CDs to the IBCC during registration after their(upon) arrival in Beijing.

3.     Candidates must deal with copyright issues for their music and choreography. IBCC will not be responsible for any copyright disputes over music or choreography. Any loss caused by copyright problems, if any, must be borne and dealt with by candidates themselves.

4.     Candidates’ names, program titles, lengths of the pieces and playing orders must be noted in English on the label of the music files.

5.     All candidates must prepare one more copy of all music files for their rehearsals.

 

·         SCORING

1.     Jury of IBCC consists of renowned artists from the international dance community. List of the Jury will be published prior to the competition.

2.     Jury members will judge candidates based on the code of fair play.

3.     Based on a 10-point system, each jury member will vote individually for each candidate after each round. The highest and the lowest score for each candidate will be ignored during calculation.

4.     Jury will vote for each candidate  generally based on their artistry, musicality and techniques.

5.     Under no circumstances shall any jury member reveal the results of jury discussion to any candidate or teacher during the competition. The jury shall keep the rule of confidentiality and is not allowed to give any teaching instructions to candidates.

6.     The jury reserves the right to withhold any award and/or to divide an award between more than one candidate based on the results of the competition.

7.     Decisions of the jury will be final and without appeal.

 

·         AWARDS GALA

1.     Prize winners must appear with their partners in the Closing Ceremony performance. If a prize winner is unable to perform due to personal reasons, he or she must present a valid statement to IBCC.

2.     Gala programs of prize winners will be selected, decided and announced by the jury.

 

·         MEDIA AND RECORDINGS

1.     IBCC owns exclusive rights to the competition and related activities, including press interviews, audio and video recordings, live broadcasting, reporting, photographs, production and distribution of presswork and audio-visual products created during the competition, opening ceremony and GALAs. Without the written approval of IBCC, none of the above shall be conducted by any person.

2.     IBCC and third parties authorized by IBCC are entitled to arrange for candidates to attend activities like photo sessions, interviews, broadcasting, audio and video recordings.

3.     IBCC is responsible that no candidates’ images will be distorted or misused.

4.     Candidates consent to IBCC and any third party authorized by IBCC in using their name, portrait, photos, voices and resumes in the following conditions and on the following products:
A. During introduction, presentation and promotion of the competition and related activities.
B. During production, recording, publishing, promotion and distribution of presswork and audiovisual products of the competition and related activities.

5.     All the above rights mentioned in (4), which candidates release to IBCC free of any charge, are permanent and cannot be changed or limited by location and time.

6.     In the case that candidates use music, choreography, and stage design copyrighted by any third, or provide photos and resumes to IBCC which belong to any third party, candidates must obtain a thorough and complete written authorization from the royalty owner, and provide it to IBCC. Candidates warrant that such authorization will not only grant them the right to use these works during their competition, but also ensure no rights granted to IBCC or any third party authorized by IBCC in 3) and 4) are in violations of rights against the royalty owner. Otherwise, candidates must compensate IBCC for any damage caused by compromising their warrants.

7.     During the competition, candidates must not accept any interview about the competition by any news agency, organization or individual not authorized by IBCC, or release to any third party any information about the competition not publicly announced by IBCC. IBCC reserves the right to disqualify candidates who violate this rule.

 

·         TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION

1.     IBCC will subsidize international candidates’ international transportation according to their distance to Beijing. Candidates from Europe, North, Central and South America, Oceania, and Africa will receive subsidization of 6000 Yuan, while others from Asian countries, regions like Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan of China will receive 2000 Yuan. Candidates from Mainland China other than Beijing will receive subsidization within 1000 Yuan. Subsidization of transportation will be paid to candidates according to Travel Itinerary after their arrival in Beijing. IBCC will not subsidize any accompanying person of the candidate’s travel group.

2.     Service at airports: IBCC will arrange volunteers to provide service for international candidates at airports.

3.     IBCC provides all candidates free housing in rooms with twin beds from 14:00 (China Standard Time) of July 11 to 12:00 (China Standard Time) of July 19,2019.

4.     Candidates must cover their own expenses for requirements other than arrangements provided by IBCC.

5.     IBCC will not provide free housing and breakfast to any accompanying person of any candidate. IBCC can be entrusted to arrange housing at designated hotels to accompany persons. Related expenses for travel and accommodation are covered by accompanying persons themselves.

6.     Visa: candidates selected to compete in Beijing can apply for Chinese visas at Chinese embassies or consulates within their countries, using the visa document provided by IBCC. Candidates will cover their own visa fees.

 

·         SUBSIDIZATION

 Candidates qualified for the final round will receive additional subsidization of 3000 yuan.

 

·         REGISTRATION DATES

1.     The registration period of IBCC is from 10:00 to 15:00 of July 12,2019 .Candidates who arrive before 14:00 of July 11, 2019 must notify IBCC in advance for earlier check-in, and pay for extra expenses caused by early arrivals.

 

·         VENUES: NCPA will provide venues and class facilities as follows:

1.     Competition Stages

ANCPA Theatre
Stage Dimension: 15.00m wide x 9.00m deep              
Floor Dimension: 11.00m wide x 6.50m deep
Lighting: professional standard; each contemporary dance program can only have basic lighting 
Sound: professional standard
Technician: professional technicians

B
NCPA Opera House
Stage Dimension: 18.6m wide x 14.00m deep
Floor Dimension: 14.6m wide x 10.0m deep
Lighting: professional standard; each contemporary dance program can only have basic lighting 
Sound: professional standard
Technician: professional technicians

2.     NCPA provides class studios and dressing rooms

3.     All candidates must enter the premises with valid security pass provided by NCPA.

 

·         INSURANCE AND SECURITY

1.     IBCC does not take responsibility for any previous injuries, chronic health conditions or stolen properties. Candidates must purchase their own insurances for accidents, disease and personal property.

2.     IBCC will provide doctors and arrange hospitals to treat sudden injuries caused by the competition during service period.

3.     Non-candidates are not allowed to enter the stage and wings area for safety reasons.

4.     No one is allowed to take photos or make video recordings during the competition unless authorized by IBCC.

5.     All candidates must carry a security pass issued by IBCC at all times during the competition.

 

·         RESOLUTION

1.     Only IBCC and jury have rights to make modifications to competition rules.

2.     Decisions of the jury of Preliminary Selection during phase I will be final and without appeal.

 

·         NOTES

1.     All candidates must agree and follow all contents of this regulation after they sign on their application forms for the competition.

2.     Resolution to any arguments should be based on the Chinese version of this regulation; IBCC holds the right of final interpretation of this regulation.

3.     Any law suit related to this competition must be submitted to Chinese local courts, followed and governed by the Laws of China.