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AUDITION VIDEO SUBMISSION NOW OPEN*. CLOSE:  30 April 2024

(*Only International, Western Cape, Northern Cape and North West submissions will be accepted, Other provinces have to compete in Regionals)

COMPETITION REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: Until 24 June 2024

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION VIDEO SUBMISSIONS: Until 24th June 2024

EVENT RUNS: 14th July - 17th July 2024
INTRODUCING EXCITING NEW CHOREOGRAPHIC SEGMENT

REVISED AGE CATEGORIES:

9-12 (SCHOLAR)

13-16 (JUNIOR)

17-22 (SENIOR)

COMPETITION (CLASSICAL SECTION) IN 2 ROUNDS WITH ONE SOLO OR PAS DE DEUX  FOR THE FIRST ROUND AND A DIFFERENT SOLO OR PAS DE DEUX FOR THE FINALS

The South African International Ballet Competition (SAIBC) is proud to announce the 11th  competition since inception, taking place at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town from 14 to 17 June 2024. The SAIBC was founded by Dirk Badenhorst in 2008. From 2021 it was decided to run the SAIBC annually. Today it is recognized as Africa’s finest and most established ballet event of its kind that attracts dancers of the highest caliber from across the globe. 

This year the competition will have three age groups: ages 9 to 12 (Scholar), 13 to 16 (Junior), and 17 to 22 (Senior), featuring both Classical Ballet and Contemporary categories and the recently introduced duets, trios and group categories. 

Two exciting new elements was introduced to the 2023 SAIBC. They are the SAIBC Recognition Awards, that will acknowledge the outstanding contribution made by South African individuals based in this country and abroad who have significantly contributed to the growth and sustainability of Ballet in SA and the World. In 2018 the SAIBC was the first to acknowledge, through an onstage ceremony at Artscape, the tremendous contribution made to ballet in this country by Mr. Johaar Mosaval, who had an illustrious career with the Royal Ballet. 

Additionally the addition of a choreographic category, local and international choreographers will be invited  to enter new works for adjudication by the SAIBC’s expert panel of judges. Criteria includes that dances be no longer than three minutes for either solo, duet or group entries and choreographies can be performed in practice clothing or full costume with staging.

 

Completed Application Form to be emailed to: badenhorstdirk.db@gmail.com

 

SAIBC contact details:

Telephone:         +27 83 324 0949

Email:                   badenhorstdirk.db@gmail.com

Website:             www.saibc.com

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