And the winners are…
“78 out of the 82 initially selected candidates have participated in the Video Edition and 20 of them reached the Finals that took place today, via video.
At the end of the Finals, the Jury, presided this year by the Director and Choreographer of the Basel Ballet Richard Wherlock, selected 6 Prize Winners. Thanks to their scholarships, these 6 promising dancers will have the opportunity to enter one of the prestigious partner schools and companies of the Prix de Lausanne.
The 6 Prix de Lausanne 2021 Scholarship Prize Winners are:
- OAK FOUNDATION
218 – António CASALINHO – Portugal
- BOURSE JEUNE ESPOIR
226 – Luca ABDEL-NOUR – Egypt
- FONDATION ALBERT AMON
118 – Andrey Jesus MACIANO – Brazil
- FONDATION CARIS – JEUNE ESPOIR
210 – Seojeong YUN – South Korea
- FONDATION COROMANDEL
236 – FUCHIYAMA Shunhei – Japan
- FONDATION EN FAVEUR DE L’ART CHORÉGRAPHIQUE
231 – Ashley COUPAL – Canada
Best Young Talent Award: 118 – Andrey Jesus MACIANO – Brazil
Contemporary Dance Award: 218 – António CASALINHO – Portugal & 241 – CRUZ Rui Cesar –Brazil
FONDATION EN FAVEUR DE L’ART CHORÉGRAPHIQUE
Best Swiss Candidate Award: 226 – Luca ABDEL-NOUR – Egypt
Audience Favourite Award: 226 – Luca ABDEL-NOUR – Egypt
Finalists Award: the Finalists who have not been awarded any scholarship will each receive CHF 1,000.-, offered by Bobst SA.”
This year has been beyond an exceptional year of talent at the Prix. And this year, the boys did not hold back in the Prix’s digital edition. A lot of people complained about the format this year, but I rather enjoyed it. It was nice to see each candidate individually, to see how impressive, how technically gifted, and how unique each candidate was. And while most of the world knew that Antonio was going to win, this year I was extremely impressed by the candidates from South Korea. Literally, mind-blowing.
Who were your favorite candidates at the Prix?