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PVE Ballet Eisteddfod - May 27 to 28, 2011 - Paarl

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The recent Ballet competition, held over two days in the Gymnasium High School Auditorium, has drawn many talented dancers from all over the Western Cape to participate and obtain some of the highly prestigious annual awards by the Paarl Valley Eisteddfod.

The 2011 event spanned 15 dance sessions and included 165 dance items across 34 categories. Two hundred and eighty eight certificates in the categories Silver, Gold and Cum Laud, were issued with several dancers being awarded PLUS in their categories. Competition between individual dancers and groups for the trophy awards were stiff and patrons that visited the two day event  were highly impressed by the high quality and standards that was put on display by the well-trained dancers. Some performances, especially amongst the duets, moved many passionate patrons to tears in response to the emotionally touching expression of dance techniques. Schools and institutes from the Paarl Valley won 7 out of the 34 category trophies while the rest of the trophies went to schools and private institutes as far afield as Vredenburg/Saldanha on the West coast and Stellenbosch and Cape Town to the South.

Patrons acknowledged and expressed delight with the inclusion of dancers from all over the Western Cape region which awarded them the opportunity to see and experience how much teachers and the dancers are doing in an effort to demonstrate the precision dance techniques that they have mastered.

Even though the Eisteddfod competition does not directly count towards the International competition of the Royal Academy of Dance, CECCHETTI or other official examinations, it offers dancers and their teachers a good opportunity to keep their dancers well informed and groomed for the upcoming exams.

Trophy Winners

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This year, the Paarl Valley Eisteddfod Executive approved Ms Maria Roselli as adjudicator for the two day event. Ms Maria Roselli is an ex-professional dancer who has extensive adjudication experience. She won several awards and medals during her dancing career,  including  one, in her teens, from the  Prestigious Genée International Ballet Competition which, for the first time, will be held in Cape Town, during the September school holidays, later this year.

Ms Roselli left her home in New Zealand for two years of study and training at the Royal Ballet School  during which time she was entered for and won the medal at the Royal Academy of Dances Adelaine Genée awards. After her graduation from the Royal Ballet School, she took up a position with the Royal Ballet Company, Covent Garden.Ms Roselli danced many great classics while with the company and also toured the world.

After leaving the Royal Ballet Company, she took up a position with the National Ballet of Canada and Napac in Durban where  she danced in a number of lead roles including Aurora and Sleeping Beauty. Ms Roselli's career aspirations took her to Cape Town where she joined CAPAB and danced several more leading roles while being with Cape Town City Ballet.

After obtaining her Royal Academy of Dance Teacher's qualification through the University of Cape Town, Ms Roselli established her own Ballet Studio to teach children of all ages and also to continue teaching on an ad hoc basis.

Paarl Valley Eisteddfod expresses its greatest gratitude for the great spirit in which this years Ballet Eisteddfod was organised and arranged and commends the convener Adele Immelman for the successful presentation of this prestigious event to the  community of the Western Cape.

The Executive Committee of PVE congratulates each dancer with their awards and exceptional talent and appreciates their effort to perform at their very best during this year's Eisteddfod. At the same time, the absolute dedication of many volunteers that helped to make the Ballet an absolute success has not gone unnoticed.

Although a large audience of 618 patrons attended this year's Ballet Eisteddfod, a program of Audience Development for all categories has been discussed and will be implemented in due course.

More information and pictures about this event will be posted on this web site once made available.

- from the PVE office, Paarl. 29 May 2011

Some of the Runner-ups

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TROPHY WINNERS 2011 - PVE Ballet Eisteddfod


7-8 YRS SOLO:

MIA BASSON – JANET HAUPT BALLET SCHOOL

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7-8 YRS DUET:

 SWEETIE PIES – JANET HAUPT BALLET SCHOOL

 

7-8 YRS GROUP DANCE:   

 CANDYFLOSS – WILLIAM LLOYD PRIMARY

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9-10 YRS NOVICE SOLO:

MEGAN HIRST – STELLENBOSCH BALLET ASSOCIATION

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9-10 YRS AMATEUR SOLO:

CARRIN-LEE JONES – DANCE MATTERS BALLET STUDIO

 

9-10 YRS DUET:

LINDZAY SAAYMAN & NIKOLA MULLER – JOY CARGILL STUDIO OF BALLET

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9-10 YRS TRIO:

KASHA ADAMS & MARELI HAY & MEGAN HIRST – STELLENBOSCH BALLET ASSOCIATION

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9-10 YRS GROUP:

FAIRIES DELIGHT – STELLENBOSCH BALLET ASSOCIATION

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11-12 YRS NOVICE SOLO:

NICOLA BOSHOFF – JOY CARGILL STUDIO OF BALLET

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11-12 YRS AMATEUR SOLO:

CHANTE DANIELS – STELLENBOSCH BALLET ASSOCIATION

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11-12 YRS DUET:

CHANTE DANIELS & GABRIEL RAVENSCROFT – STELLENBSOCH BALLET ASSOCIATION

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11-12 YRS TRIO:

ST ELMOS FIRE – ADELE’S SCHOOL OF BALLET

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11-12 YRS GROUP DANCE:

GIRLS AT PLAY – STELLENBOSCH BALLET ASSOCIATION

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13-14 YRS NOVICE SOLO:

ROBYN-LEE ADAMS – BALLET AT COURTRAI

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13-14 YRS AMATEUR SOLO:

NICOLE VAN WYK – STELLENBOSCH BALLET ASSOCIATION

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13-14 YRS DUET:

EMILY SMITH & NICOLE VAN WYK – STELLENBOSCH BALLET ASSOCIATION

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13-14 YRS TRIO:

ANDANTE – ADELE’S SCHOOL OF BALLET

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13-14 YRS GROUP:

 WALTZ SERENADE – STELLENBOSCH BALLET ASSOCIATION

 

15-16 YRS LATE STARTER SOLO:

 ANKE BARNARD – JOY CARGILL STUDIO OF BALLET

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15-16 YRS NOVICE SOLO:

SEVERINE FLETCHER – ADELE’S SCHOOL OF BALLET

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15-16 YRS AMATEUR SOLO:

ELISE WIUM – STELLENBOSCH BALLET ASSOCIATION

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15-16 YRS DUET:

CATHERINE FOK-SEANG & SUZANNE MYBURGH – JOY CARGILL STUDIO OF BALLET

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15-16 YRS TRIO:

 REFLECTIONS – STELLENBOSCH BALLET ASSOCIATION

 

15-16 YRS GROUP:

SPANISH JOTA – STELLENBOSCH BALLET ASSOCIATION

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17-19 YRS AMATEUR SOLO:

 ELAINE JORDAAN – JOY CARGILL STUDIO OF BALLET

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17-19 YRS DUETS:

 ELAINE JORDAAN & ROXANNE PAULSE – JOY CARGILL STUDIO OF BALLET

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OPEN AMATEUR SOLO:

 ZENA WOOD – STELLENBOSCH BALLET ASSOCIATION

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OPEN DUET:

 ZENA WOOD & ERIN VAN DER MERWE – STELLENBOSCH BALLET ASSOCIATION
 

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The word ballet comes from the French and was borrowed into English around 1630. The French word in turn has its origin in Italian balletto, a diminutive of ballo (dance) which comes from Latin ballo, ballare, meaning "to dance", which in turn comes from the Greek "βαλλίζω" (ballizo), "to dance, to jump about"

Ballet is a formalized kind of performance dance, which originated in the Italian Renaissance courts of the 15th century, and which was further developed in France, Russia, and Britain as a concert dance form. The early portions preceded the invention of the proscenium stage and were presented in large chambers with most of the audience seated on tiers or galleries on three sides of the dancing floor. It has since become a highly technical form of dance with its own vocabulary. It is primarily performed with the accompaniment of classical music and has been influential as a form of dance globally. Ballet has been taught in ballet schools around the world, which use their own cultures and societies to inform the art. Ballet dance works (ballets) are choreographed and performed by trained artists, include mime and acting, and are set to music (usually orchestral but occasionally vocal). It is a poised style of dance that incorporates the foundational techniques for many other dance forms. This genre of dance is very hard to master and requires much practice. It is best known in the form of Late Romantic Ballet or Ballet Blanc, which preoccupies itself with the female dancer to the exclusion of almost all else, focusing on pointe work, flowing, precise acrobatic movements, and often presenting the dancers in the conventional short white French tutu. Later developments include expressionist ballet, Neoclassical ballet, and elements of Modern dance.

-source. Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballet)

 

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