TERMS AND CONDITIONS

TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR ST. PETERSBURG INTERNATIONAL AUDITION "BALLET OF THE FUTURE".

PREAMBLE

Before filing out the Application, carefully read the "Terms and conditions of St. Petersburg International Audition" Ballet of the Future ".
The fact of submitting the Application means that the applicant (the “Participant” or his/her legal representative) understands and accepts all the conditions specified in Terms and conditions, recognizes that all the obligations mentioned in the Terms and conditions must be fulfilled in a timely manner, and acknowledges that failure to fulfill these conditions will lead to cancellation of the Application.

SECTION 1. BASIC INFORMATION.

  1. The organizers of the St. Petersburg international audition “Ballet of the Future” (hereinafter “Audition”) are the A.Ya. Russian Ballet Academy Vaganova and “Northern Capital Innovation and Education Center” Limited Liability Company.
  2. The art director of Audition is Denis Matvienko, Merited Artist of Ukraine, art director of the Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater. Winner of four Grand Prix at international ballet competitions.
  3. The goals of Audition:
    • Creation of a single platform, which is a professional benchmark for young ballet dancers.
    • Providing young ballet dancers with the opportunity to demonstrate their professional achievements to directors and art directors of leading ballet companies of Russia and foreign countries for further employment.
  4. Young ballet dancers and graduates of ballet schools (colleges) (hereinafter referred to as “Participants”) aged 17 to 25 are invited to participate in “Audition”. The interests of Audition participants under the age of 18 are represented by their parents or legal representatives (hereinafter referred to as “Participants”).
  5. “Participants” are fully responsible for fulfilling all the conditions of participation formulated in this Terms and Conditions.
  6. Audition consists of two stages -  offline and onsite (face-to-face).

SECTION 2. PROCEDURES OF OFFLINE STAGE OF "AUDITION".

  1. The participant fills out the Application at www.balletaudition.art
    The following should be attached to the application:
    • link to the video footage of a variation from any classical ballet.
    • link to the photographs (photographs should be in color on a clear background. 1 - Portrait; 2 - a staged photograph in a ballet position that shows the line of the body. Girls posing on pointe; young men on half-fingers. The photograph should be taken in a ballet studio).
  2. Applications are accepted until December 20, 2019.
  3. The participant pays the registration fee in the amount of 5,000 (Five thousand) rubles 00 kopecks (VAT is not taxed). Registration fee is non refundable.
  4. Payment is made using online payment or by bank transfer to the mentioned bank details.
  5. If within 5 (Five) calendar days after the filling out the Application, payment has not been received, the Application will not be considered!
  6. The Audition jury evaluates the professional level of the “Participants” and within 10 (Ten) calendar days makes a decision on admission / non-admission to onsite (face-to-face) participation in the “Audition”. The “Participant” is notified of the decision of the Jury by e-mail specified in the Application. The jury's decision is final.

SECTION 3. PROCEDURES OF ONSITE (FACE-TO-FACE) STAGE OF "AUDITION".

  1. “Participants”, admitted by the Jury to onsite participation, confirm their participation in onsite “Audition” by paying an organizational fee in the amount of 19,500 (Nineteen thousand five hundred) rubles 00 kopecks (VAT is not taxable) within 10 (ten) calendar days from the date of notification by the jury about the admission to onsite participation.
  2. Payment is made using online payment or by bank transfer to the mentioned bank details.
  3. ATTENTION! The registration fee does not cover the travel, accommodation and meals of Audition participants. The organizers can assist "Participants" in booking hotels (if requested by the participants). To book a hotel, you should fill out an Application for booking a hotel at www.balletaudition.art
  4. Onsite “Audition” would be held at: 191023, St. Petersburg, ul. Architect Rossi, house 2, Vaganova Ballet Academy.
  5. The “Participant” should prepare a variation from any classical ballet. Performance is possible both in a stage costume, and in a ballet uniform. Makeup – at the discretion of the participants.
  6. The “Participant” must provide a flash drive with a music file for the selected variation. The flash drive must be presented to the Organizers at the registration and should contain ONLY an entry for the selected variation.

SECTION 4. RULES FOR THE USE OF PHOTO, VIDEO AND AUDIO MATERIALS OF “PARTICIPANTS” OF THE “AUDITION”.

  1. The “Participant” or his/her legal representatives understand and agree that during the “Audition” the “Participant” can be photographed and / or filmed during the execution of the Variation.
  2. The candidate or his/her legal representatives grant the Organizers the unlimited right to use photo, video, audio materials and the Name of the “Participant” of the “Audition” for advertising materials of the St. Petersburg international audition “Ballet of the Future”, including brochures, newspaper articles, books, television and for commercial purposes.
  3. Video materials are not for sale and are the property of St. Petersburg international audition “Ballet of the Future”.

SECTION 5. TERMS OF REFUND OF THE ORGANIZATIONAL FEE.

  1. The refund of the registration fee for participating in the onsite part of “Audition” is allowed ONLY in case of illness or injury and ONLY if the “Participant” presents medical documents of licensed medical organizations, drawn up on the official form, certified by the Head of the medical organization and the appropriate seal. The medical document must include the dates of the injury / illness and the diagnosis. Long-term injuries / illnesses resulting from previous or old chronic injuries / illnesses will be not be considered valid reasons for a refund.
  2. Any other reason does not entitle you to a refund.
     

This is Russia's first international professional audition of young ballet dancers at the highest level. Participants of the “Ballet of the Future” audition will have a unique opportunity to work with the leading masters of the Russian ballet school and will be able to demonstrate their skills to directors of the best ballet companies.

Nikolai Tsiskaridze

The international audition “Ballet of the Future”, which will be held in January 2020 in St. Petersburg, is designed not only to unite young ballet dancers and present them to representatives of leading ballet companies, but also to open new perspectives and horizons for each audition participant.

Denis Matvienko

The development of the Russian ballet school is impossible without the emergence of new names. I am sure that the St. Petersburg audition will open for all of us real future stars.

Edward Clug

Participation in audition is always a risk and a fight against your own fears. However, this is the only way to declare yourself and reveal your own talent.

Andrian Fadeev

Each participant of the “Ballet of the Future” audition is unique. The artists have a lot of work, daily challenges, triumphs and defeats. However, all this is the path to success.

Krzysztof Pastor

Contrary to the Russian proverb “houses and walls help,” ballet dancers are helped by inspiration, perseverance and self-confidence. Remember this on any scene before any performance.

Yuri Fateev