Posted by: trailerpilot | 07:10::2009

The Joffrey’s into heavy medal.

NYIBC Silver Medalists Amber Neumann and John Mark Giragosian in Paquita. Photo by Whitney Browne.

NYIBC Silver Medalists Amber Neumann and John Mark Giragosian in Paquita. Photo by Whitney Browne.

The 25th New York International Ballet Competition just wrapped and it turns out our own Joffrey Ballet brought it. While the seven-member jury exercised its standard-upholding right to not award any gold medals this year, it did drape silvers around the elegant necks of company member John Mark Giragosian and trainee-on-scholarship Amber Neumann. An Arpino Award — a one-year contract with the Joffrey — was also handed out, to Brazilian dancer Ricardo Santos, who shared a men’s bronze with Estonia’s Artjom Maksakov. Entrants competed in the pas de deux from Paquita, Raymonda and Taylor’s Aureole.

A torch was passed at this year’s event: NYIBC founder and Executive Director Ilona Copen introduced former Paul Taylor Dance Company star Richard Chen See as her successor.

A biennial event, the next New York IBC will be held in June, 2011 at the Rose Theater on Columbus Circle.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

%d bloggers like this: