Antwerp hosts Genée Ballet Competition
The prestigious Genée International Ballet Competition will be held next month in Antwerp, welcoming dancers from across the world
First time in Belgium
The Genée is organised annually by the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), one of the worlds’ largest and most influential dance education and training organisations in the world, with 14,000 members across 79 countries. The competition is open to dancers studying the RAD syllabus.
Candidates work with international choreographers and teachers for five days before performing in the semi-finals and then the finals to win one of the three medals. There are also medals for Audience Choice and Choreography. The head choreographer at this year’s event is Antwerp soloist Ricardo Amarante, who is tasked with creating solos for both male and female dancers.
The semi-finals and finals are open to the public; tickets are available from the Royal Ballet Flanders.
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