Search is on for PH's top ballet dancers

Posted at 03/17/2014 5:07 PM

MANILA – The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) has begun accepting applications for its first national ballet competition.

The CCP National Ballet Competition 2014 will be held from November 5 to 8 at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (Little Theater). It is open to male and female solo ballet dancers in the junior and senior categories who can perform both classical variations and original or contemporary pieces.

The junior category includes ballet dancers aged 13 to 18 years old by November 4, 2014. On the other hand, the senior category is open to those who are above 18 years and one day old to 25 years old.

Five adjudicators – four Filipinos and one from the Asian region – will evaluate the competition, with the dancers to be scored based on technique and artistry.

Winners in both junior and senior categories will receive P35,000 (first prize), P25,000 (second prize) and P15,000 (third prize) and the Trudl Dubsky Award for Choreography.

A maximum of 15 finalists will be accepted for each category, with the deadline for submission of applications on July 31, 2014.

For more information, visit the CCP website.