March 11th, 2017
Grande Halle de La Villette, Paris
prizes to be won
The applications are open from June 15th, 2016, to February 16th, 2017
Grand Prix Final and the awards will take place during Let’sDANCE® fair on Saturday, March 11th, 2017 at the Grande Halle at La Villette - Paris
Paris Opera, former Director of the choreographic studies at the National Conservatory of music and dance in Paris
Prima ballerina with the Paris National Opera
Director of Bordeaux National Opera and Ballet and leading dancer with the Paris Opera, representing the Rudolf Nureyev Foundation
Director of the National choreographic center - Biarritz Ballet and founder of the Temps Présent company*
Former dancer, arts project manager, in charge of Ballet Preljocaj educational leadership - National Choreographic Center of Aix-en-Provence
Choreographer and Dance Professor at the National Conservatory of music and dance in Paris
Journalist at "Music - Opera - Dance" Figaro
Director of the Choreographic National Center of Créteil and Val-de-Marne
leading dancer with the Paris National Opera and Serge Lifar Foundation representative
Choreographer and former prima ballerina of the Paris National Opera
Independent choreographer, ex dancer of the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company
Director of the National Center for Contemporary Dance of Angers
Increase and improve dancers’ exposure and reveal young talents Attract the attention of theaters company directors and choreographers for the new generation of dancers Open the world of professional dance to all dancers and all dance styles
You can submit your application in the following categories:
A / Young Professional: you must be between 18 and 26 years old in 2017. Your application is valid for a solo presentation in one of the following fields:
B / Young Talent: you must be between 14 and 17 years old in 2017. This category allows you to present a solo in the style of your choice.
For each of the two categories: The choreographies should not exceed 4 minutes.
For candidates who could not be present during the preselection, we offer the possibility to compete via video. The choreography must be filmed in fixed-body camera with a wide angle, without light, without zoom effect, and without any retouching. In the event you choose to compete with this option you will need to register on-line and then send to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org the YouTube, Vimeo and Dailymotion link, pointing to your video. The video link should be sent no later than February 16th, 2017.
The application form must explicitly mention the candidate’s style of dance and category. Applications may be filed from this day until February 16th, 2017 included for candidates applying via video or to the preselection in Paris. Applications may be filed from this day until February 9th, 2017 included for the candidates that will physically present their solo during the preselection in Poland on February 11th & 12th, 2017.
The same candidate may submit several applications. Each application file shall relate to a class and style of dance for the Young Professional category.
All other candidates will perform in front of the Screening Committee on February 18th & 19th, 2017 or on February 11th &12th, 2017 for the candidates that will physically present their solo during the preselection in Poland.
The finalists will have the opportunity to perform during the Grand Prix de Paris Let'sDANCE® awards on the big stage of the fair. The awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, March 11th, 2017 during the Let'sDANCE® fair.
The Organizer is in charge of the administrative follow-up of the application. It ensures the reception and registration, the instruction and the technical selection of the candidates and their information on the outcome of the various stages of selection. The organizer has the right to constitute an interim screening jury and set other preselection dates.
The Grand Prix Jury will attribue 4 awards in the Young Professional category, 1 award in the Young Talent category, a Nureyev award and a Serge Lifar award. The Grand Prix Jury may also assign a Special Mention as well as a Grand Prix de Paris Let’sDANCE®.
2. Nureyev and Serge Lifar awards
Candidates whose application file has been registered can compete the Nureyev or Serge Lifar prize, by filling out the registration conditions as listed below. The jury of Nureyev and Serge Lifar awards will be composed of Charles Jude, Attilio Labis, Noëlla Pontois, Thierry Malandain and Daniel Agésilas.
This jury will establish a shortlist of candidates. The selected candidates must perform their choreography during the fair:
For the Nureyev award, the candidate will necessarily present a ballet performance. The winner(s) will share a prize of a value of €6,000 only if the performance quality satisfies the members of the Jury. For the Serge Lifar award, the candidate will necessarily perform a choreography by Serge Lifar. The winner(s) will share a prize of a value of €4,000 only if the performance quality satisfies the members of the Jury.
The awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, March 11th, 2017.
The "Organizer" is the Association for the Promotion of the Performing Arts (APAV). The "Candidate" is a person who applies within the limits of the application date. The "Winner" is anyone having been selected to participate in the finals of the 2017 Grand Prix de Paris Let'DANCE® as well as to the final Nureyev and Serge Lifar prizes.
The Grand Prix is opened to any person or legal entity (association or other). To each candidate that has applied following the Organizer instructions. The selected candidates must provide a medical certificate of dance practicing. Under-age candidates (applicant younger than 18) must provide an authorization letter from one of their parents or their legal guardian.
The candidates will be evaluated according to the following criteria: choreography, interpretation, music, and the costumes. The final score will be calculated from the total of the points obtained in each category. Candidates with the highest scores will participate in the Grand Prix finals. They will be awarded a prize. The selected candidates for the Grand Prix finals will be exempt from entrance fees on the Let’sDANCE® fair in Paris. The Grand Prix will take place from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, followed by the deliberation and the awards at 11:00 pm.
Every candidate must commit and follow the contest regulation. Candidates must ensure that they have the necessary rights to exploit the choreography, music or any other intellectual creation. Any breach of the use of the rights protected by the Intellectual Property Code engages only the responsibility of the candidate. Candidates might accept the General Conditions of use made available by the host of the contest. Once the registration is completed, the candidate cannot request a refund.
Performance: 1. You will be informed of your performance passage starting from February 16th. The shortlisted candidates for the finals will be convened no later than March 5th, 2017.
2 - If you live abroad or in the province and you perform via video you will be contacted by February 16th, 2017. Please send us an e-mail confirmation detailing the category and style in which you are applying at email@example.com
The Organizer will inform the winners, at the end of the pre-selections deliberation, of their participation in the finals of the Grand Prix de Paris Let'DANCE®, which will take place on March 11th, 2017. The organizer reserves the right to change the location and winners performance time according to the needs of the organization. The Jury of the Grand Prix de Paris Let’sDANCE® will rewarded prizes with a value up to €20,000.
The Organizer will ensure the Grand Prix radiance on its website, by its press relations, its media partners as well as by any other communication support.
By applying to the Grand Prix, candidates accept the contest rules, without a claim possibility on the contest outcomes. The jury is sovereign. The winner's selection is a direct result of the scoring system as explained in article 4. For any dispute we will attempt first an amicable settlement between the Parties, if not the Paris Courts shall have sole jurisdiction.