The Association of Ballet Artists of Slovenia (DBUS) in cooperation with Lendava Institution of Culture and Promotion / a Művelődési és Promócios Intézet Lendva

is issuing the CALL FOR APPLICATIONS for

TUTU – Slovenian Ballet Competition taking place

from 20th to 23th June 2020

in the Lendava Theatre and Concert Hall / a Lendvai Színház és Hangversenyterem

The competitors may be:

  • STUDENTS OF BALLET SCHOOLS or BALLET ACADEMIES, Professional or Private  of all levels and  different teaching programmes due to solo categories,
  • BALLET SCHOOLS or BALLET ACADEMIES due to group categories,
  • INDIVIDUAL BALLET GROUPS due to group categories,
  • PROFESSIONAL BALLET DANCERS due to solo categories,
  • CHOREOGRAPHERS of Ballet or Contemporary dance. 

Competitors can be registered to contest by:

  • ballet-educational institutions (ballet schools, ballet societies, ballet academies …),
  • professional ballet institutions and other legal entities in the field of ballet (theaters, professional ballet groups …),
  • societies and other associations as groups from the field of ballet and dance,
  • competitors themselves – when Competitior isn’t registered to the Contest by an institution, she or he can not represent any official institution.

They can enter and compete at the contest:

  • all ballet dancers, regardless of nationality or residency, who are regularly trained in ballet and dance in the Republic of Slovenia,
  • all ballet dancers, regardless of nationality or residency, who are regularly trained in ballet and dance abroad,
  • all ballet dancers, regardless of nationality or residency, who regularly work in the field of ballet art in the Republic of Slovenia,
  • all ballet dancers, regardless of nationality or residency, who regularly work in the field of ballet art abroad.

Restriction:

Competitors who have won first place and/or Grand Prix in categories VI. BORDEAUX and VII.GOLD in the previous TUTU Ballet contests cannot apply again.


Call for Proposals for: TUTU BALLET & CHOREOGRAPHY COMPETITION:

  • In all Categories except in Category CHOREOGRAPHY The Contest will be held in two rounds: Round 1 and Finale.
  • Competitors compete only in the styles prescribed by each category.
  • The competition is organized in different categories of SOLO or GROUP and CHOREOGRAPHY.
  • In the SOLO categories dancers compete separately.
  • In GROUP categories a group may consist from 3 to 20 competitors.
  • If desired, the competitor can compete in the higher age category, whether in solo or in group categories.
  • When registering, the age of the competitors consider the calendar year from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020.
  • In the Finale round of V.RED category and in Round 1 and Finale round of VI.BORDEAUX and VII.GOLD categories the pas de deux or duet can be performed with partner outside competitors concurrence.

The competition will be held on two levels: amateur and professional:

Professional:

  • Students attending professional ballet programmes,
  • Professional ballet dancers

Amateur:

  • Students attending elementary ballet programmes,
  • Students from private ballet schools
  • Students from associations

Rounds of competition:

The competition will take place in two rounds, in classical or/and neoclassical ballet style and separately for female and male dancers, in solo categories and in groups categories.

The Category CHOREOGRAPHY will take competition in one round. The rules for Category CHOREOGRAPHY are described on web page: CALL FOR COMPETITION OF CHOREOGRAPHIC MINIATURES​.

Amateur solo:
I. WHITE – female and male dancers age 11-13 (born between 2009 – 2007).                                                             
II. YELLOW – female and male dancers age 14-16 (born between 2006 – 2004).                                                  

Professional solo:
III. ROSE – female and male dancers age 11-13 (born between 2009 – 2007).                                                         
IV. ORANGE – female and male dancers age 14-16 (born between 2006 – 2004).                                               
V. RED – female and male dancers age 17-19 (born between 2003 – 2001).                                                     
VI. BORDEAUX – female and male dancers age 20-27 (born between 2000 – 1993).                                                  
VII. GOLD – female and male dancers age 28 let + (born in 1992 and older).                                               

Amateur group:
VIII. PURPLE – female and male dancers age 9-12 (born between 2011 – 2006).                                                 
IX. BLUE – female and male dancers age 13-17 (born between 2007 – 2003).                                                      

Professional group:
X. TURQUISE – female and male dancers age 9-12 (born between 2011 – 2008).                                                   
XI. GREEN – female and male dancers age 13-15 (born between 2007 – 2005).                                                      
XII. BROWN – female and male dancers age 16-19 (born between 2004 – 2001).                                                      

Choreography: Competition of Choreographic miniatures:
XIII. CHOREOGRAPHY – no age limit.

Amateur – solo:
Category I. WHITE:Classical etude on half-point at a maximum length of 1:50
Category II. YELLOW:Classical etude on half-point or on point at a maximum length of 2:00
Professional – solo:
Category III. ROSE:Classical etude on half-point at a maximum length of 2:00
or
to the knowledge and ability-adjusted variation from the list of Ballet works that can be performed
Category IV. ORANGE:Classical etude on point at a maximum length of 2:00
or
classical ballet variation in traditional choreography from the list of Ballet works that can be performed
Category V. RED:Two classical ballet variations in traditional choreography from the list of Ballet works that can be performed, but not from the pas de deux declared for the Finale round
and
Contemporary choreography at maximum length of 2:00
Category VI. BORDEAUX:Two classical ballet variations in traditional choreography from the list of Ballet works that can be performed, but not from the pas de deux declared for the Finale round
or
Pas de deux from the list of Ballet works that can be performed
and
Contemporary choreography at maximum length of 2:00
Category VII. GOLD:

Classical ballet choreography – two variations or solo
or
Pas de deux or any duet from neoclassical or classical-ballet repertoire without restriction in style, character … (A contestant can choose any pas de deux or duet – even if it is not on the list of Ballet works that can be performed. If contestant chooses a pas de deux from the classical ballet repertoire, it must contain entrée, adagio, variations, codo as prescribed by the original choreography or any classical choreography
and
Contemporary duet or solo with a maximum length of 5:00

In category VII. GOLD the Jury evaluates primarily the artistic interpretation and secondary the technical performance

Amateur – group:
Category VIII. PURPLE:A dance of at least 2:00 minutes and a maximum length of 4:00 minutes, which could be any classical choreography that contain classical ballet steps
Category IX. BLUE:A dance of at least 3:00 minutes and a maximum length of 5:00 minutes, which could be any classical or neoclassical choreography that contain classical ballet steps
Professional group: 
Category X. TURQUISE:A dance of at least 2:00 minutes and a maximum length of 4:00 minutes, which could be any classical choreography that contain classical ballet steps
Category XI. GREEN:A dance of at least 3:00 minutes and a maximum length of 5:00 minutes, which could be any classical or neoclassical choreography that contain classical ballet steps
Category XII. BROWN:A dance of at least 3:00 minutes and a maximum length of 7:00 minutes, which could be any classical or neoclassical choreography that contain classical ballet steps
or
except from any traditional Classical ballet work
Any variation or pas de deux can be chosen only from the list of Ballet works that can be performed at competition
Amateur – solo:
Category I. WHITE:Classical etude on half-point at a maximum length of 1:50 (the etude from the first round may be repeated)
Category II. YELLOW:Classical etude on half-point or on point at a maximum length of 2:00 (the etude from the first round may be repeated)
Professional – solo:
Category III. ROSE:Classical etude on half-point at a maximum length of 2:00 (the etude from the first round may be repeated)
or
to the knowledge and ability-adjusted variation from the list of Ballet works that can be performed (the variation from the first round may be repeated)
Category IV. ORANGE:Classical etude on point at a maximum length of 2:00 (the etude from the first round may be repeated)
or
classical ballet variation in traditional choreography from the list of Ballet works that can be performed (the variation from the first round may be repeated)
Category V. RED:Two classical ballet variations in traditional choreography from the list of Ballet works that can be performed (only one variation from the first round may be repeated)
or
Pas de deux in traditional choreography from the list of Ballet works that can be performed
Category VI. BORDEAUX:Two classical ballet variations in traditional choreography from the list of Ballet works that can be performed (no variation from the first round can be repeated)
or
Pas de deux from the list of Ballet works that can be performed (no pas de deux from the first round can be repeated)
Category VII. GOLD:

Classical ballet choreography – two variations or solo (no variations or solos from the first round can be repeated)
or
Pas de deux or any duet from neoclassical or classical-ballet repertoire without restriction in style, character … (A contestant can choose any pas de deux or duet – even if it is not on the list of Ballet works that can be performed. If contestant chooses a pas de deux from the classical ballet repertoire, it must contain entrée, adagio, variations, codo as prescribed by the original choreography or any classical choreography (no pas de deux or duet from the first round can be repeated)

In category VII. GOLD the Jury evaluates primarily the artistic interpretation and secondary the technical performance

Amateur – group:
Category VIII. PURPLE:A dance of at least 2:00 minutes and a maximum length of 4:00 minutes, which could be any classical choreography that contain classical ballet steps (the work from the first round can be repeated)
Category IX. BLUE:A dance of at least 3:00 minutes and a maximum length of 5:00 minutes, which could be any classical or neoclassical choreography that contain classical ballet steps (the work from first round can be repeated)
Professional group: 
Category X. TURQUISE:A dance of at least 2:00 minutes and a maximum length of 4:00 minutes, which could be any classical choreography that contain classical ballet steps (the work from first round can be repeated)
Category XI. GREEN:A dance of at least 3:00 minutes and a maximum length of 5:00 minutes, which could be any classical or neoclassical choreography that contain classical ballet steps (the work from first round can be repeated)
Category XII. BROWN:A dance of at least 3:00 minutes and a maximum length of 7:00 minutes, which could be any classical or neoclassical choreography that contain classical ballet steps (the work from first round can be repeated)
or
except from any traditional Classical ballet work (the work from first round can be repeated)
Category XIII. CHOREOGRAPHY:See the call for Competition of choreographic miniatures below
Any variation or pas de deux can be chosen only from the list of Ballet works that can be performed at competition
  • Upon registration on the day of arrival to the Competition, the Competitors will receive personal numbers which are their identification during the competition.
  • The competitors is presented to the Jury exclusively by their numbers, without first and last name. Until the final results are announced, all records of competitors are kept in numbers.
  • The Competitors will be judged by a Jury compound from international and domestic recognized experts from the field of Ballet and Contemporary dance.
  • The Jury will judge on the rating sheets according to the criteria and rules prepared by Organisation board of TUTU Ballet & Choreography competition.
  • Competitors will be judged with points from 60 to 100; 75 points must be collected to enter the Finale round.
  • Points scored in the First round does not count in Finale round, so they will not be added to the points score in Final round.
  • The points collected in Finale round determines the final order and prizes. In the case when two or more competitors reach same number of points in Final round, the winner will be decided by the jury.
  • The results of the competition will be posted on the bulletin board up to three hours after the end of the single competition category.
  • After the end of the competition the Jury will allowed to the mentors or competitors without mentors the insight to the rating sheets.
  • After the First round of the competition the personal numbers of those competitors who collected enough points for qualification to the Final round will be published without points scored. For those competitors who continue to the finals the number of points scored in the First round of the competition will be announced only with the results of the Finale round of the competition. The number of collected points after the First round of Competition will be announced only for those competitors who will not collect enough points for qualification to the Finale round.  
  • Any complaints must be lodged no later than one hour after the results are published on Organisation board of TUTU Ballet & Choreography competition. The decision of the jury is final.
  • Organisation board of TUTU Ballet & Choreography competition determine a jury secretary who supervises the entry of the jury members’ assessments in the rating sheets and keeps the evidence of assessments. The Jury’s secretary is only an administrative person, not a Jury member.
  • The members of the Jury are obliged to observe the Rules of Jury. The Rules of Jury are published on the website www.tutuballetcompetition.com.
  • The jury may disqualify a competitor when determines that the implemented program performed by competitor is not in accordance with the program indicated in the entry form or the competition program allowed.

CERTIFICATE FOR PARTICIPATION:

All participants of the competition will receive certificate for participation.

MEDALS:

In each category the first three ranked competitors or groups will receive gold, silver and bronze medal due to the first, second or third place received

AWARDS:

Awards will receive the first three with points scored highest rated competitors or groups; no more than one first, one second and one third prize may be awarded in each category.


MEDALS:

  • Gold Medal: First-placed solo competitor or group in each category
  • Silver medal: Second-placed solo competitor or group in each category
  • Bronze Medal: Third-placed solo competitor or group in each category

AWARDS:

  • First award: 95 – 100 points
  • Second award: 90 – 94.99 points
  • Third award: 85 – 89.99 points

ADDITIONAL AWARDS:

1. In the categories: I. WHITE, II. YELLOW, III. ROSE, IV. ORANGE and V. RED can be awarded two additional prizes according to the Jury’s decision:

  • 1 award as certificate for the most talented competitor
  • 1 award as certificate for musicality

The Jury can select the winners regardless to the number of points scored.

2. In the categories: VIII. PURPLE, IX. BLUE, X. TURQUISE, XI. GREEN and XII. BROWN may be awarded one group in accordance with the decision of the Jury:

  • 1 award as certificate – for best compliant, musicality and performance.

3. In the categories: I. WHITE, II. YELLOW, III. ROSE, IV. ORANGE, VIII. PURPLE, IX. BLUE, X. TURQUISE, XI. GREEN and XII. BROWN may be given one additional award in accordance with the decision of the Jury:

  • 1 award as certificate to the ballet teacher for the preparation of the etude choreography

4. In the categories: V. RED, VI. BORDEAUX and VII. GOLD category may be given one award in accordance with the decision of the Jury:

  • 1 award as certificate to the choreographer for the preparation of Contemporary choreography

MONEY AWARDS:

Up to three money prizes may be awarded in the following categories: VI. BORDEAUX and VII. GOLD, to the highest rated competitors, but only if they reach required number of points:

  • 1.000,00 € gross for the attained score of 95 – 100 points;
  • 700,00 € gross for the attained score of 90 – 94,99 points (the prize of 700.00 € gross may be awarded to the second-placed competitor, even if She or He reaches a higher number of points);
  • 500.00 € gross for the attained score of 85 – 89,99 points; (the prize of 500.00 € gross may be awarded to the third-placed competitor, even if She or He reaches a higher number of points).

All money awards are decided exclusively by a jury.

If any of the first three ranked competitors reaches a lower number of points than the requirements for a single money prize, the money prize can be awarded according to the Jury’s decision only in accordance with the number of points scored.

If more than one competitor reaches the required number of points prescribed for the first prize, the first money price may receive only the competitor with highest collected points, the second money prize the competitor with second highest collected points and the third money prize the competitor with third highest collected points.

If more than one competitor reaches the required number of points for the second money prize, but no one reaches required number of points for the first money prize, only the second prize may be awarded to the highest rated competitor and the third money prize may be awarded to the competitor with second highest collected points.

If more than one competitor reaches the required number of points for the third money prize, the first and second prizes can’t be awarded, so only one third money prize may be awarded to the competitor with the highest collected points.

Restriction: Competitors who have won first place and/or Grand Prix in categories VI. BORDEAUX and VII. GOLD in the previous TUTU ballet competitions cannot enter the TUTU competition again.


GRAND PRIX:

The Grand Prix may be awarded only in categories VI. BORDEAUX and VII. GOLD, but only if the competitor receive 100 points from all single members of Jury:

  • GRAND PRIX award amount in VI. BORDEAUX category is 1500,00 € gross
  • GRAND PRIX award amount in VII. GOLD category is 1500,00 € gross.

If Jury awards with Grand Prix more than one competitor, each competitor awarded with Grand Prix receives a proportionate share of the prize value.

Restriction: Competitors who have won first place and/or Grand Prix in categories VI. BORDEAUX and VII. GOLD in the previous TUTU ballet competitions cannot enter the TUTU competition again.


SPECIAL AWARDS:

  • Members of Jury may award competitors with scholarships in the form of scholarships or tuition fees;
  • as a special award, the Ballet artistic director of the Slovenian national theatre Opera and Ballet Ljubljana and the Ballet artistic director of the Slovenian national theatre Maribor may select individual competitors to collaborate with the theatres.
  • The Slovenian Ballet Artists Association may select up to five competitors to be included in the program of Ballet concerts or performances in 2020/2021.
  • The Slovenian Ballet Artists Association may award up to five competitors with the Scholarship at the Dancs-Piran International Summer Ballet Seminar, which will take a place from 20 July to 1 August 2020 in Piran, Slovenia.
  • Ballet shops may give special awards in the form of ballet clothing, discount vouchers, etc.

Applications are accepted only within “ONLINE APPLICATION FORM” on the www.tutuballetcompetition.com website.

The application form is valid if contains all the required information.

Competitors must submit the following documents in the “add file” sections of the Online application form: 


For SOLO categories:
• scan of competitors ID or birth certificate;
• two photos: one should be in a ballet pose and the other should be a portrait as for documents (The file should bear the name of the competitor and not just tags such as IMG_20. The allowed photo formats are jpeg, jpg and png; resolution must be 300 dpi and maximum file size 1MB. Photo must be 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm.)
• photos in a ballet pose must have a monochrome background
• a copy of the receipt of already paid participation fee. 


For GROUP categories:
• scan of each participant’s ID or birth certificate (The file should be named after group name and not just like IMG_20. Permitted photo formats are jpeg, jpg and png; resolution must be 300 dpi and maximum file size 1MB. Photo must be 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm.)
• one group photo in a ballet pose (The file should be named after group name and not just like IMG_20. The allowed photo formats are jpeg, jpg and png; the resolution should be 300 dpi and the maximum file size 1MB. The photo must be 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm.)
• photo of the group in the ballet pose – must have a monochrome background
• a copy of the receipt of already paid participation fee.

Registration fee by category:

I. WHITE: 60  € per competitor
II, YELLOW60  € per competitor
III. ROSA60  € per competitor
IV. ORANGE60  € per competitor
V. RED70  € per competitor
VI. BORDEAUX80  € per competitor
VII. GOLD80  € per competitor
VIII. PURPLE120  € per group
IX. BLUE120  € per group
X. TURQUISE120  € per group
XI. GREEN120  € per group
XII. BROWN120  € per group
XIII. CHOREOGRAPHY130  € per choreography

The registration fee has to be paid to:

  • Slovenian ballet artists association (Drustvo baletnih umetnikov Slovenije)
  • Zupanciceva 1
  • 1000 Ljubljana
  • Slovenia
  • IBAN: SI56 0201 0025 3272 398 (Opened at NLB d.d.)
  • SWIFT CODE: LJBASI2X
  • Reference: 00 2020
  • Stating: TUTU 2020 – name of the competitor or institutions when it comes to the group

The deadline for applications  is 17 May 2020 by 24:00.
Applications received after this date will not be considered.

Music that competitors will use at the competition must be submitted via the online form: “SEND MUSIC FOR TUTU”, which is located at the following link:

MUSIC SUBMISSION FORM

in mp3 format by 7 June 2020 at the latest.

File names must contain the following information:

  • name of the competitor /
  • name of the group / institution
    the category in which it competes
  • Indication of whether the music is for Round 1 or for the Final round. 

Music tracks must be sound clean of noise and shouldn’t be cut at the middle of record but should be ending with fade out!

The organizer has the exclusive right to record video and photograph the competition and all competitors, as at the Final concert and at any subsequent performances of competitors who won awards.

By accepting the call for TUTU ballet & choreography competition and submitting the Application form, the competitors waive all copyrights for their performances at the competition, as they transfer all copyrights for the use of photo, video and television recordings from the TUTU competition to the organizer.

Competitors are required to bear the costs of any copyright for use of choreography, music, costumes etc. themselves.

The competitors have to obtain the consent and permission to use copyrighted choreography or music etc. from the author or trust. By the Author or Trust signed authority must be proceed to the Organisation board of TUTU as an e-mail attachment (e-mail: info@tutuballetcompetition.com).

It is strictly forbidden to perform copyrighted choreography or use the copyrighted music in a competition unless the competitor or group obtains the written consent of the author or Trust! In the case that the competitor uses copyrighted music or choreography to perform in the competition, the organizer is not responsible for any consequences.

The Organizer assumes no responsibility for any injuries and damages incurred during the competition

The costs of transport to the venue and from the venue of TUTU ballet & choreography competition 2020 as accommodation and meals are in the domain of competitors and their attendants themselves.

Organisation board of TUTU ballet & choreography competition is publishing accommodation and meal options on this website under TUTU cares for you.

Ballet workshops with members of the Jury will be organised during the competition.