"Terpsichore'sWorks"
A company dedicated in supporting and promoting the art of dance

19th INTERNATIONAL DANCE COMPETITION

30-31 of March&1 of April 2018

University of Crete (Rethumno)
Amphitheater D3

Ελληνικά

 
 
MAIN PARTICPATION CATEGORIES TERMS EVALUATION HISTORY CONTACT

 

PARTICIPATION PROCESS

The international dance competition is organized by "Terpsichore", a company dedicated in supporting and promoting the art of dance and includes the following categories: classical dance (ballet), modern and jazz.

Α. Classical Dance

In this category can compete individuals or group of students from dance schools of Greece or abroad, that will have supplemented,  up to the date of the competition,  at least the seventh (7th) year of age. Is allowedfor participants of smaller ages to participate in higher categories, with the terms of the category they select to compete, while is prohibited the participation of higher age attendants in categories for smaller ages.  Also it is possible for duets to compete (pas des deux), given that both their members have reached, at least, the fourteenth (14th) year of age (Individuals that during the competition are 14years old and 11 month are assumed that have completed the 14 year of age). A group can have from 3 to 12 people and the age of the group will be the mean value of the individuals' age.

The choreographies on which the participants will compete are obligatory and will be send in DVD and all the related music on CD when the participants send the related order form (Ms Word, PDF), The DVD and the CD will be send directly after the arrival of the order form and cost 40 € including all obligatory choreographies (If a dance school presents 7 students in different categories and with different obligatory choreographies must order a single DVD and a single CD even if the competing categories include classical and/or modern and or tzaz). The DVD and CD order and any postal charged that apply must be paid with cash on delivery.

ATTENTION: From this year on the DVD will not include obligatory dance classical choreographies for the categories for boys of Moyen, Superior and Excellence and the reason is that every year only a few people are participating. For this reason we only propose a certain musical part for each category included in the CD, (Moyen boys- track 6,  Superior boys - track 9) and every teacher, participant and choreographer must create it's own choreography for this music using the necessary skills and technical difficulties for each level as the ones described below, obligatory for each category:

Moyen Boys:

1. Two pirouettes en dehors
2.  Two pirouettes en dedans
3.  One tour en l’ air
4. One grand saut (i.e. grand jeté arabesque ή attitude, temps levé, sissonne etc.)
5. Batterie (i.e. entrechat 4 ή 3 de volée, échappe battu, assemble sissonne, jeté brise etc.)

 

Superior Boys:

1.    Two pirouettes en dehors
2.    Two pirouettes en dedans
3.    Two tour en l’ air
4.    One grand saut (i.e. saut de basque, assemble en tournan, grand jeté battu en tournan,  grand jeté ciseau, grand saut écart etc.)
5.     Batterie (all entrechat)

It is also possible girls from 14 years and more and boys from 14 and more to compete with choreographies from the classic repertory in the final phase of the competition if they select the category of Excellence. In the semifinal phase of the competition the participants in the category of Excellence must present the obligatory choreography for the Superior level. This applies the same for the duets, the choreographies presented must be from the classical repertory and the members of the duets must present in the semifinal the corresponding choreographies for the Superior level. ATTENTION! In the cases that any participant individual or in a group selects a choreography from the classical repertory, he/she should declare precisely the version of the selected choreography that will present(eg. Sylvia choreography G. Balanchine, publication American Ballet Theater), and he/she must not present part of different versions of the same choreography because he/she will be excluded from the competition.

ATTENTION: We created a new category named "Free Style Classic".                            

The choreographies for this category are free to be selected for the semifinal and the final phase of the competition and can be of maximum length for the individual of 1.5 minute for the 1st and 2nd category, of 2 minutes for the 3rd and 4th category and for the group for the 1st and 2nd category of 3 minutes and the 3rd and 4rt category of 4 minutes. These choreographies should also include steps and sequences reflecting the category in which the participant will be competing without excluding any other steps.

In this category CLASSIC REPERTORY IS NOT ALLOWED 

Β. Modern dance

In this category can compete individuals, or group of students from or abroad, that will have supplemented,  up to the date of the competition,  at least the seventh (10th) year of age. Is allowed to participants of smaller ages to participate in higher categories, with the terms of the category they select to compete, while is prohibited the participation of higher age attendants in categories for smaller ages.  Also it is possible for duets to compete (pas des deux), given that both their members have reached, at least, the fourteenth (10th) year of age (Individuals that during the competition are 14years old and 11 month are assumed that have completed the 14 year of age). A group must have more than 3 people and the age of the group will be the mean value of the individuals' age.

ATTENTION: The choreographies (same for all contestants) are obligatory both for the semi finaland the final phase.

The obligatory choreographies of the competition will be send in DVD and all the related music on CD when the participants send the related order form (Ms Word, PDF), The DVD and the CD will be send directly after the arrival of the order form and cost 40 € in this price all the obligatory choreographies are  included, (If a dance school presents 7 students in different categories and with different obligatory choreographies must order a single DVD and a single CD even if the competing categories include classical and/or modern and or tzaz)). The DVD and CD order and any postal charged that apply must be paid with cash on delivery.

ATTENTION: From this year on the DVD will not include obligatory dance choreographies for the categories for boys 2nd and 3rd and the reason is that every year only a few people are participating. For this reason we only propose a certain musical part for each category included in the CD, (track 1 and track 21) and every teacher, participant and choreographer must create it's own choreography for this music using the necessary skills and technical difficulties for each level as the ones described below, obligatory for each category:

ATTENTION: We created a new category named "Free Style Modern".

The choreographies for this category are free to be selected for the semifinal and the final phase of the competition and can be of maximum length for the individual of 1.5 minute for the 1st and 2nd category, of 2 minutes for the 3rd and 4th category and for the group for the 1st and 2nd category of 3 minutes and the 3rd and 4rt category of 4 minutes. These choreographies should also include steps and sequences reflecting the category in which the participant will be competing without excluding any other steps, as described below:

α) 1st level (10 - 13 years old) Weight transfer and support axon transfer - elevation in demi-points - go through the floor - control at parallel and en dehors positions – curve of the back/contractions – kicks  - bounce - jerk - simple turn - jumps (in one and two legs) – simple movements in space (waking, running, chasses, triplet…) - complete control of direction and orientation in space - change of rhythm and energy.

b) 2nd level (14 - 17 years old) Big body curves/contractions - lateral extensions/stretches - torsion - balance in axis and off axis - falls and revertion - support and floor transition - en dehors and en dedans turns (in one and two legs) - small and large jumps - changes of direction, potency and energy.

c) For 3rd level (from 18 years old and higher) Turns in axis and off axis(both in one and two legs) – jumps with contractions, lateral extensions/stretches and spirals - support and floor transition – total control in space, time, potency and energy.

C. Tzaz

In this category can compete individuals, or group of students from dance schools of Greece or abroad, that will have supplemented,  up to the date of the competition,  at least the seventh (8th) year of age. Is allowed to participants of smaller ages to participate in higher categories, with the terms of the category they select to compete, while is prohibited the participation of higher age attendants in categories for smaller ages.  Also it is possible for duets to compete (pas des deux), given that both their members have reached, at least, the fourteenth (10th) year of age (Individuals that during the competition are 14years old and 11 month are assumed that have completed the 14 year of age). A group must have more than 3 people and the age of the group will be the mean value of the individuals' age.

ATTENTION: The choreographies (same for all contestants) are obligatory both for the semi finaland the final phase.

The obligatory choreographies of the competition will be send in DVD and all the related music on CD when the participants send the related order form (Ms Word, PDF), The DVD and the CD will be send directly after the arrival of the order form and cost 40 € in this price all the obligatory choreographies are  included, (If a dance school presents 7 students in different categories and with different obligatory choreographies must order a single DVD and a single CD even if the competing categories include classical and/or modern and or tzaz)). The DVD and CD order and any postal charged that apply must be paid with cash on delivery.

ATTENTION: From this year on the DVD will not include obligatory dance choreographies for the categories for boys 2nd and 3rd and the reason is that every year only a few people are participating. For this reason we only propose a certain musical part for each category included in the CD, (track 1 andtrack 16) and every teacher, participant and choreographer must create it's own choreography for this music using the necessary skills and technical difficulties for each level as the ones described below, obligatory for each category:

ATTENTION: We created a new category named "Free Style Tzaz".

The choreographies for this category are free to be selected for the semifinal and the final phase of the competition and can be of maximum length for the individual of 1.5 minute for the 1st and 2nd category, of 2 minutes for the 3rd and 4th category and for the group for the 1st and 2nd category of 3 minutes and the 3rd and 4rt category of 4 minutes. These choreographies should also include steps and sequences reflecting the category in which the participant will be competing without excluding any other steps, as described below:

α) 1st level (8-10 years old) pas de bourree -  kick ball change - contretemps – change of directions -(pivot - pivot step) – simples isolations  – turns with legs in parallel position – translations (walking, running,  chasses, slides, jumps) – small jumps – balances – detournes – piques without turn

b) 2nd level (10-13 years old) pas de bourree -  kick ball change - contretemps – change of directions -(pivot - pivot step) – simples isolations  – turns with legs in parallel position – translations (walking, running,  chasses, slides, jumps) – small jumps – balances – detournes – piques without turn

c) 3rd level (14-17 years old) pas de bourree changing direction - contractions - en dehors et en dedans turns - developpes – changes in direction, potency and energy – hinge – balances (on and off axis) – slides – triplets – deboules - piques with turn

d) 4th level (18 years old and higher) off-axis balances - hinges – on and off axis turns - isolations (dauphin, snake) – turns on knees - developpes, tilt, lay out – jumps – long jumps – floor transitions – mess around – spiral – potency in space.

 

D. Free Style

This category named “Free Style” is not a common category for the competition. It is included only for the final phase of the competition. In this category all participants competing in modern and tzaz can present a free choreography for the final phase and does note belong to any of the other categories (ie. neoclassic or even theatrical dance. The competitions committee is responsible for deciding the for the inclusion of these choreographies in this category.

All participants of this category will receive grades, similar to all other categories, but will not receive any distinctions in this category. They will receive a commendation for their participation where their grade will be shown (this category is not a normal competing category).

 

ATTENTION!!!

1) You do not have any right to change the obligatory choreographies. The committee prior to each competing category will watch the corresponding video with the choreography and will exclude participants that will execute these choreographies even with minimal changes.

2) In categories from Mouen 2 and higher for the classical dance double pirouettes are obligatory where ever requested in the choreographies.

3) In cases that a choreography from the classic repertory, or a free choreography in the modern dance, will be presented every participant is compelled with his application of attendance to send a CD with the music on which he/she will dance in the competition suitably processed. If the choreography is a part of musical piece appropriate process must be made in order to make the final music suitable to much the choreography. This way any problem or losses will be avoided in the final phase of competition.

4) For the group choreographies you must take into account that the size of the theater's stage will be 11 x 13 meters and 6 meters high.

All the application for the competition and the DVD/CD order forms must be send to:

Claire Gouvianaki - Patrigot

Mastraha 11, PO.BOX 71202, Herakleion - Crete, Greece

until Friday 16 of March (postal office stamp).

The same address must be used to send the order forms for the DVD - CD (Ms Word, PDF). You must make sure to send all the form on time so you will be able to have plenty of time to study and work on the obligatory choreographies you must present.  The forms for the order of the DVD/CD can also be send using the following (e-mail): gouvianaki@her.forthnet.gr if wanted.

You must include in your application the category you want to participate and the all the information for the classical repertoire or free choreography that you have chosen to present for the final phase. You must make sure to punctuate correctly (even in capital letters) the applicant's names to avoid errors.

All the available documents are listed below:

Competition Complete Form

[Ms Word] [PDF]

Application Form (*)

[Ms Word] [PDF]

DVD and CD order form (*) (**)

[Ms Word] [PDF]

The competition will take place at the University of Crete (Rethumno) at 30-31 of Merch and 1 of April 2018 

 


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