Roseta Mauri

VIII Roseta Mauri International Dance Competition

22 - 25 March 2017

The competition

The Roseta Mauri Internacional Dance Competition, held since 2002, stems from the urge to reveal the talent of young dancers and to give impulse for their artistic carrer. It’s a international competition and the one with the most significant financial dowries in Spain.

The Theatre Fortuny Foundation in collaboration with the Fortuny Theatre of Reus held this competition every two years and after twelve years of trajectory and six accomplished editions, the Roseta Mauri Competition has transformed the Fortuny Theatre into a scenario of opportunities. Previous editions’ winners and finalists have reached their goals: to dance in prestigious companies. This competition is addressed to dancers of any nationality, between the ages of 16 and 21 years old (1996 – 2001), including those with birthdays in the year can participate.

The registration deadline is on 10th March 2017!

Roseta Mauri Week 2017 [The competition open to the public ]

Wednesday 23 – Semifinal (free entrance)
Thursday 24 – Final (free entrance)
Saturday 25  – 21:00: Gala (Buy ticket: teatrefortuny.cat)
[ You can access the Teatre Fortuny 30min prior the start of the show]

Dowries

  1. 5000 €

    First prize

    Generalitat de Catalunya

  2. 2000 €

    Second prize

    Diputació de Tarragona

  3. 1000 €

    Third prize

    Ajuntament de Reus

Royal Academy of Dance Scholarship

The Royal Academy of Dance offers a scholarship to one of the finalists.

Royal Danish Ballet School Scholarship

A scholarship to attend classes during two weeks in summer at the Royal Danish Ballet School. 

Audience Award (600€)

This award is given by the Dance Teachers Association of the province of Tarragona.

Scholarship for the VIII Campus Valencia - Vermuts Miró

The Asociación de la danza y artes del Mediterráneo (ADAM, international workshops) offers a scholarship to one of the finalists. The workshop takes place in Valencia from the 14th – 25th August 2017.

Vermuts Miró is going to cover the accommodation expenses during the week of the intensive course.

 

 

Scholarship for Endanza Valencia

All prizes with endowment will be applied the appropriate tax deduction. The payment of the prizes will be made via bank transfer, to an account number that the contestant will have given to the organisation beforehand.

Jury

  • José Carlos Martínez
    José Carlos Martínez
    President of the jury 2017

    Artistic Director of Compañía Nacional de Danza (Spain)
    Commandeur de l’Orde des Arts et des Lettres (France)
    National Dance Prize 1999 (Spain)

    Since September 2011, José Carlos Martínez has been the Artistic Director of Spain’s Compañía Nacional de Danza of Spain. He began his ballet studies in Cartagena, under Pilar Molina, continuing in 1984 at the Centre de Danse International Rosella Hightower in Cannes. In 1987, he won the Lausanne Prize and joined the Paris Opera Ballet School. In 1988, he was personally selected by Rudolf Nureyev to join the Ballet Company of the Paris Opera as a corps de ballet dancer. In 1992, he was promoted to Principal Dancer and won the Gold Medal in the International Competition of Varna. On 27th May 1997, he was appointed “Étoile” of Paris Opera Ballet, the highest rank a dancer can achieve.

    During his career José Carlos Martínez was awarded numerous prizes, including: the Prix de l ‘AROP, the Prix Carpeaux, the Premio Danza & Danza, the Prix Léonide Massine-Positano, the Spanish National Dance Prize, the Gold Medal of the City of Cartagena, the Prize Elegance et Talent France/Chine; Scenic Arts Prize for the best dancer (Valencia), Benois de la Danse for his choreography Les Enfants du Paradis and the Premio Dansa Valencia. He is Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France).

    José Carlos Martínez’s repertoire as a dancer is characterized by his famous choreographies of classical and neo-classical ballet. Apart from that he has worked with most of the important choreographers of the 20th Century such as Maurice Bejart, Pina Bausch, Mats Ek, William Forsythe, some of whom created pieces specially for him.
    On invitation, he has also featured as guest performer with many of the world’s most prestigious ballet companies.

    As a choreographer, José Carlos Martínez has created pieces for several companie. For students of the Paris Opera Ballet School he composed Mi Favorita (2002), Delibes-Suite (2003) and Scaramouche (2005). For the Paris Opera Ballet he created Paréntesis 1 (2005), Soli-Ter (2006), El Olor de la Ausencia (2007) and Les Enfants du Paradis. For the Shanghai Ballet he created Ouverture en Deux mouvements and Scarlatti pas de deux (2009), Marco Polo and the Last Mission (2010). For Compañía Nacional de Danza de España he has created Sonatas (2012), Raymonda Variations, Giselle pas de deux (2013) and Don Quixotte Suite (2015).  He also created Resonance (2014) for the Boston Ballet. He is also choreograpged CND’s first full-length classical ballet for 20 years: his own version of Don Quixote, which was premiered at Teatro de la Zarzuela Madrid, on December 16th 2015. 

     

  • Henning Albrechtsen
    Henning Albrechtsen
    Classical dance teacher

    Henning Albrechtsen joined the Royal Danish Ballet in 1985, where he danced a variety of soloist and principal parts of classical and neo-classical repertoire – from Bournonville to Balanchine. Since 1997 he has been a teacher at Royal Danish Ballet School. In 2000, he was appointed Deputy artistic director of RDB, a position he held until 2007. That same year he enrolled at the Teachers Training Programme for former professional dancers at National Ballet School of Canada and completed the one year educational programme and was invited back to the Royal Danish Ballet school as a full time teacher in 2008. Henning Albrechtsen has taught at various schools around the world among others at the National Ballet School of Cuba, National Ballet School of Canada. Furthermore, he has taught the Bournonville style in Australia, Japan, Mexico, Sweden, Norway and Spain.

  • Allison Brown
    Allison Brown
    Contemporary repertory instructor

    Allison Brown is a Canadian choreographer, teacher and performer based in Frankfurt, Germany. She began choreographing in 1998 creating works for Ballett Frankfurt, Pretty Ugly/Ballett Freiburg, the Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt),Transitions Dance Company Laban (London), Gärtnerplatztheater (Munich), and the Academy for Musik and Performing Arts (Frankfurt). Allison has been teaching and leading workshops worldwide since 1999. As an instructor on Forsythe’s Improvisa- tion Technologies, she was part of the dance program P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels, Belgium. Ms. Brown has participated in numerous symposia, such as the „explorationen 07“ at PACT Zollverein, Essen, Germany. Since 2009 she has been on faculty at the Academy for Musik and Performing Arts in Frankfurt teaching Ballet Class, Classical Variations and Point Classes.

    As a performer Ms. Brown danced works of George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Peter Martins and numerous other choreographers during her time in the New York City Ballet from 1986 to 1991. In the following years from 1991 to 1996 Ms. Brown’s performing ca- reer became more diversified while dancing with Twyla Tharp and Dancers, Amanda Miller’s Pretty Ugly Dance Company and Saburo Teshigawara’s Karas Company. From 1996 to 2004 she was a member of William Forsythe’s Ballet Frankfurt where she danced soloist roles in, Artifact, Herman Schmerman, Duo and Ricercar to name a few.

    Upon the invitation of William Forsythe she started staging his works such as Duo and Workwithinwork on various occasions for dance companies worldwide since 1999. Since 2009 she has worked with children and teenagers within the program of the Altana Kultur Stiftung and Tanzlabor_21 Frankfurt. In 2015 she offered dance lessons for Refugee Children at the First Admissions Station in Frankfurt.

     

  • Karine Seneca
    Karine Seneca
    Classical dance teacher and choreography assistant

    Born in Cannes, Karine Seneca studied at Centre de la Danse Rosella Hightower, in 1989 she graduated and received the first prize of the dance of the conservatoire. That same year she joined the corps de ballet of the Basler Ballet (Switzerland), under the direction of Heinz Spoerli. Two years later she followed Spoerli to Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf (Germany), which she entered as a soloist. In 1996 Heinz Spoerli was appointed to direct Ballet de Zurich (Switzerland) and invited Karine to join the company as a principal dancer. Throughout eight years she worked with great choreographers such as William Forsythe, Jirí Kylián, Hans Van Manen, Nils Christie, Twyla Tharp or Mauro Bigonzetti.

     

    In 2004 Karine decided to move to USA to face new challenges, and she joined the Boston Ballet, directed by Mikko Nissinen, as a principal dancer. In this company she performed the leading roles in titles such as Swan Lake, Carmen, Romeo and Juliet or The Nutcracker, and she worked with contemporary choreographers like Christopher Wheeldon, Jorma Elo or Mark Morris. In 2008, Karine moved back to Europe to dance as a principal with the Staatsoper Hannover (Germany), directed by Jorg Mannes, who created several roles on her in ballets like Dangerous Liasons or Madame Bovary. Mannes gived her the oportunity to assist the rehearsals and to direct the young soloists coaching.

     

    Troughout her career Karine has participated in several world tours and in numerous galas and she has been invited to dance as a guest artist with several prestigious international companies. Besides, Karine has performed the lead roles of key choreographers such as George Balanchine or John Cranko. Currently, she directs her on school in Cannes and teaches regularly in several conservatoires and companies, like Staatsoper Hannover, where she also collaborates as a assistant choreographer.

Teaching staff

  • Arantxa Argüelles
    Arantxa Argüelles
    Ballet Teacher 2017

    Arantxa Argüelles made her debut at the age of 11 with her hometown’s company, Ballet Clásico of Zaragoza, and two years later she joined the Ballet Clásico Nacional de España. Throughout her carreer as a dancer, she has been a principal dancer at the Ballet Nacional of Spain, Berlin Opera’s Ballet and at the Royal Danish Ballet —in these two last companies under the direction of Peter Schaufuss—. In 1996, Argüelles toured with Moscow’s Stanislavsky Ballet with the La Sylphide production, performing as dancer for the last time in Madrid. Argüelles was a regular invited artist at the Festival de Ballet de La Habana (Cuba) and she has worked with renown ballet masters such as Maya Plisetskaya and danced with outstanding dancers like Julio Bocca, Charles Jude or Laurent Hilaire in international galas. In 1997, she was appointed Artistic Director of the Ballet de Zaragoza, a position she hold for two years. Currently, Arantxa Argüelles has her own studio in Zaragoza, where she teaches ballet and pilates, and she is also regularly invited to teach in several dance companies such the Ballet of La Scala of Milan.

  • Allison Brown
    Allison Brown
    Contemporary repertory instructor

    Allison Brown is a Canadian choreographer, teacher and performer based in Frankfurt, Germany. She began choreographing in 1998 creating works for Ballett Frankfurt, Pretty Ugly/Ballett Freiburg, the Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt),Transitions Dance Company Laban (London), Gärtnerplatztheater (Munich), and the Academy for Musik and Performing Arts (Frankfurt). Allison has been teaching and leading workshops worldwide since 1999. As an instructor on Forsythe’s Improvisa- tion Technologies, she was part of the dance program P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels, Belgium. Ms. Brown has participated in numerous symposia, such as the „explorationen 07“ at PACT Zollverein, Essen, Germany. Since 2009 she has been on faculty at the Academy for Musik and Performing Arts in Frankfurt teaching Ballet Class, Classical Variations and Point Classes.

    As a performer Ms. Brown danced works of George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Peter Martins and numerous other choreographers during her time in the New York City Ballet from 1986 to 1991. In the following years from 1991 to 1996 Ms. Brown’s performing ca- reer became more diversified while dancing with Twyla Tharp and Dancers, Amanda Miller’s Pretty Ugly Dance Company and Saburo Teshigawara’s Karas Company. From 1996 to 2004 she was a member of William Forsythe’s Ballet Frankfurt where she danced soloist roles in, Artifact, Herman Schmerman, Duo and Ricercar to name a few.

    Upon the invitation of William Forsythe she started staging his works such as Duo and Workwithinwork on various occasions for dance companies worldwide since 1999. Since 2009 she has worked with children and teenagers within the program of the Altana Kultur Stiftung and Tanzlabor_21 Frankfurt. In 2015 she offered dance lessons for Refugee Children at the First Admissions Station in Frankfurt.

     

  • Lluís Carmona
    Lluís Carmona
    Pianista

    As a pianist he has specialised in dance accompaniament and composition, working and collaborating with companies in such as Jeu Ballet du France, Última Vez (Belgium), Rosas (Belgium), and in companies based in New York like José Limón’s or Merce Cuningham Studio. He has accompanied renown ballet and dance masters and choreographers such as Maria de Ávila, Carmen Roche, Víctor Ullate, Carmina Ocaña, Anne Therese de Keersmaker, Susanne Linke, Dominique Mercy, Elizabeth Corbett, Guillermina Coll, Marta Munsó, among others.

The gala

Saturday March 25th, 21h, Teatre Fortuny of Reus

The gala is dedicated to the Spanish dancers who dance abroad. In addition to the high level the artists, the choreographies they perform are important works of the classical, neoclassical and contemporary repertoire.

The artists invited to #RosetaMauri2017 Gala

Lucía Lacarra and Marlon Dino

Guests artists with the Dortmund Ballet and the Russell Malliphant Company

Javier Amo and Mai Kono

Principal dancer and soloist with the Baviaran State Ballet

Anjara Ballesteros, Álvaro Prieto and Alexis Oliveira

Soloists with Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo

Esteban Berlanga

Principal dancer with the Compañía Nacional de Danza

 

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Lodging

Host families in Reus for contestants only.

Limited places. Check with: info@rosetamauri.org

Hotel Sercotel Reus Park ***

Carrer de Jaume Vidal i Alcover, 7

Phone: Tel. +34 977 95 81 73

en.hotelreuspark.com


Hotel NH Ciutat de Reus ****

Av. de Marià Fortuny 85

Phone: Tel. 977 345 353

www.nh-hotels.com


Hotel Gaudí ***

Rv. de Robuster 49

Phone: Tel. 977 345 545


Hotel Quality Reus ***

Carretera de Salou 129

Phone: Tel. 977 755 740

www.qualityreus.com


Hotel Ollé *

Pg. de Prim 45

Phone: Tel. 977 311 090


Hostal Santa Teresa *

C. Santa Teresa, 1

Phone: Tel. 977 316 297


Pensió Monper *

C. Roger de Bellfort, 20

Phone: Tel. 977 311 083


Pensió Suiza *

C. Ample, 16

Phone: Tel. 977 311 013