Christopher Hampson coaching. Photo: Bruce Zinger.
Dance luminaries and aspiring dancers from all over the world will convene in Singapore for the Genée International Ballet Competition 2009 from September 3 to 12. The annual ballet meet, with its illustrious 78-year history, is the foremost platform in launching the professional careers of many young dancers in the international arena. The flagship event by the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), Genée promotes and sets the standards of excellence among young dancers by pitting them in a contest that assesses their dance techniques and performance quality alongside their contemporaries.
The Genée International Ballet Competition brings together an international faculty of teachers, choreographers, artistic directors and top dance talents from all over the world. The coaching sessions of the competition will be held at the studios of Singapore Dance Theatre and participants will get the rare opportunity to spend five days in intensive coaching sessions with Lynn Wallis, Artistic Director of the Royal Academy of Dance and Christopher Hampson, award-winning International Choreographer, before competing in the Semi-finals and Final which will be held at the University Cultural Centre.