Here are the results for the 2nd Competition for young classical and neoclassical choreographers organised as part of the Pôle de Coopération Chorégraphique du Grand Sud Ouest (Ballet de l'Opéra National de Bordeaux / Malandain Ballet Biarritz) in association with the CCN-Ballet de Opéra national du Rhin, the final of which took place at the Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux on 27 April 2018.


First prizes, awarded by the jury

No One by Ludmila Komkova (Hessian State Ballet) Creative residency at the Ballet de l'Opéra National de Bordeaux

Somiglianza by Mattia Russo and Antonio de Rosa (Compañía Nacional by Danza de España) Creation residency at the Ballet de l'Opéra national du Rhin

Biarritz Prize / Caisse des Dépôts Group Persona by Robert Bondara (Polish National Ballet)

Professional prices No One by Ludmila Komkova (Hessian State Ballet)

Audience prize Les labilités amoureuses by Julien Guérin (Monte Carlo Ballet)


Thank you to the other finalists : 

Craig Davidson (Tanz Luzerner Theater) and Marioenricod’Angelo (Saarländisches Staatstheater).

Thank you to the public and to all the dance professionals journalists, programmers, institutions, company directors and administrators, choreographers and dancers from all over Europe. Thank you to the event's partners for their invaluable support : ministry of the Culture, the Caisse des Dépôts Group and the Fondation de la Danse. Thank you to the members of the Jury : Bruno Bouché (Opéra National du Rhin), Ingrid Lorentzen (Den Norsk Opera & Ballet), Thierry Malandain (Malandain Ballet Biarritz), Eric Quilleré (Opéra National de Bordeaux) et Elke Schepers (Nederlands Dans Theater). Thanks also to Jean-Christophe Maillot (Ballets de Monte-Carlo) who was unable to join the jury as his flight was cancelled at the last minute.