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Regulations 2018

REGULATIONS

Tallinn International Ballet Competition TIBC-2018

21-26 March 2016, Tallinn, Estonia

Edited 12.10.2017

Deadline extended! We are looking forward to receiving your applications till 15th of February 2018 (Edited 14.01.2017)


INTRODUCTION


Tallinn International Ballet Competition 2018 (hereinafter referred to as the "Competition") is focused on students of ballet schools, young professional ballet dancers and young choreographers. The organizer of the Competition is Estonian non-profit organization DX ART in cooperation with national Tallinn Ballet School. The Competition will be held from 21st of March (Wednesday) to 26th of March (Monday) 2018 in Tallinn, Estonia.

The Competition consists of two sections - ballet dancers and choreographers as competitors.

The competition is held in the following stages:


1. The qualifying round - based on the video recordings (application deadline is 31st of January 2018)*;


2. Three qualifying rounds of "Ballet Dancer" category (22nd - 24th of March 2018);


3. The participants of "Ballet Dancer" category will also be judged during the classes of the classical and contemporary dance (22nd - 23rd of March 2018);


4. The qualifying round of "Choreographer" category (25th of March 2018);


5. Closing ceremonies The Gala Concert and The Awards Ceremony (26th of March 2018).


*Those who were finalists in the previous seasons of Tallinn International Ballet Competition do not have to go through the qualifying round based on video recordings and are admitted to the next qualifying stage.


These attachments are integral parts of the following regulations:

Attachment 1: REGULATIONS OF "BALLET DANCER" CATEGORY

Attachment 2: REGULATIONS OF "CHOREOGRAPHER" CATEGORY

1. COMPETITION GOALS AND OBJECTIVES


The Competition sets the following goals and objectives:

1. to promote and develop ballet in Estonia and worldwide;


2. to encourage young talented dancers and choreographers and to create more career opportunities;


3. to motivate ballet school students to continue their vocational education;


4. to develop and strengthen international contacts in the sphere of classical ballet and choreography; 


5. to provide aesthetic education for children and young adults;


6. to preserve classical ballet school traditions and pass them on to future generations;


7. to promote the high end image of classical ballet training.



2. JURY


The international members of the Jury will be selected by the Organizing Committee based on their national and international authority levels in the field of ballet expertise. The Jury decisions will be final and cannot be appealed in the future. The information about Jury members can be found on the web-page www.tallinnballet.ee before the beginning of the Competition.
The Organizing Committee reserves the right to change the membership of the Jury before the beginning of the Competition.
The preliminary jury>>>

3. THE VENUE OF THE COMPETITION AND THE SIZE OF THE STAGE


The Competition

1. The Competition (three qualifying rounds of  "Ballet dancers" category and the qualifying round of "Choreographer" category) will be held on the large stage of the Salme Cultural Centre (Estonian: Salme Kultuurikeskus; www.salme.ee), located at Salme 12, Tallinn. Stage measurements are at 212.5 square meters (17 meters wide; 12.5 meters deep), the size of the available dancing space is 10m x 10m, without a slope with the dance floor made of dance linoleum on a wooden base. Stage will be lit by general light during the performance of the classical dance and special stage lights will be used during the performance of the contemporary choreography. 

The registration, casting of numbers and opening ceremony will be held at the previously mentioned venue.

The closing ceremonies The Awards Ceremony and The Gala Concert 

2. The closing ceremonies The Awards Ceremony and The Gala Concert will be held on the stage of Estonian National Opera (Estonian: Rahvusooper Estonia; www.opera.ee ) located at Estonia pst 4, Tallinn.


All performances included in the Competition program are open to the public. Ticket information>>> can be found on the web-page www.tallinnballet.ee. The Organizing Committee of the Competition reserves the right to change the venue or performance stages in the venue.
For the stage layout and photos visit www.tallinnballet.ee


4. REHEARSALS


Before every round of the Competition, participants are entitled to a 10-minute rehearsal free of charge based on a previously approved schedule. Additional rehearsal times are subject to a separate fee and must be arranged with the Organizing Committee.The Organizing Committee does not provide sound equipment or assistance for the rehearsals; these must be provided by the competitors. The Organizing Committee also does not provide a ballet teacher at rehearsals.


5. GALA CONCERT


The Gala Concert is a compulsory part of the Competition Program. All competitors of both “Ballet Dancer” and “Choreographer” categories will agree to participate in the concert for free. Refusal to participate will result in disqualification of the participant. The program and the participants for the Gala Concert are determined by the Organizing Committee based on the Jury recommendations. Guest dancers may be allowed to participate in the Gala Concert. All participants of the Competition give permission to release the use of the video of the Gala Concert for advertising purposes without any payment.


6. MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT


Musical accompaniment only to be used strictly as an audio recording.
The accompaniment for each competition item should be a high-quality recording presented on one of the following storage media - compact disc (CD) or USB flash drive in .wav or .mp3 formats exclusively. The following information should be supplied with the used medium - First and Last Name of the competitor, the number of the Competition round, and the name of the item in Estonian, English or Russian.
Other data storage media (DVD, MD, audio cassettes and others) will not be accepted, live accompaniments will not be acceptable. 

Competitors should bring 2 copies of each recording. The accompaniment for each performance should be recorded on a separate storage medium should have no other recordings on it.

One of the two copies will be handed to the competition recording engineer and will not be handed back until the end of participation in the competition.



7. BEHAVIOUR ON THE STAGE AND BACKSTAGE


Competitors’ accompanying teachers and parents (up to two people per participant) will be given the badges and will be allowed to attend the Competition rounds and backstage according to the competitors’ schedule.

The participants are allowed to rehearse with their teachers during the competition. The time and the place will be stated on the schedule.

The visual coverage during the judging and The Gala Concert can be carried out only by accredited representatives. Alternatively, the recording devices will be removed from non-accredited representatives.


8. MAKEUP ARTISTS, WIG MAKERS, WARDROBE ASSISTANTS


The Organizing Committee does not provide make-up artists, wig makers or wardrobe assistants for the participants. The competitors should provide their own performance and rehearsal costumes, toe shoes and ballet shoes as required for participation in the classes, rehearsals and the Competition Program.


9. COPYRIGHT


All matters regarding the copyright of music, choreography and other works are to be resolved by the participants themselves. By presenting the dance in the Competition participants confirm that all necessary permissions have been received for such performance. The Competition shall not be held responsible for any unsettled copyright questions.


10. HEALTH, INSURANCE


The Organizing Committee does not provide medical insurance or medical assistance.

The Organizing Committee is not responsible for the participant's health who has arrived injured and not able to take part in the Competition as well as for accidents and other injuries during the Competition.

The participants are individually responsible for the safety of their property. The Organizing Committee does not carry any responsibility in case of theft.


11. VIDEO AND PHOTO RECORDING


The Organizing Committee owns exclusive rights to the full or partial recordings of the qualifying rounds, rehearsals, Gala Concert and other parts of the Competition by video, film or photo cameras. The participants and their partners will not receive payment for the recordings mentioned above. Video and photo recordings are not permitted during dancers’ performances unless written permission was given by the Organizing Committee. Any other video and photo recordings can only be made with the permission of the Organizing Committee for an agreed payment fee.

The participants agree to release photographic and video rights to the Organizing Committee made during the Competition and agree with terms of use for advertising purposes for free by the Organizing Committee and the partners of the Competition.
The Organizing Committee will accept orders for photos and videos during the registration.


12. ACCOMMODATION, BOARD AND TRAVEL


Competitors must cover their own travel costs to and from Tallinn, as well as their food and accommodation while in Tallinn.

1. The Organizing Committee will assist competitors in arranging accommodation at special rates. Those who require such assistance should indicate the number and type of rooms and the period of their stay on the application form. Further information will be published on the website www.tallinnballet.ee .


The number of hotel rooms is limited and the Organizing Committee cannot guarantee accommodation for all participants and their accompanying members. If rooms are available at the time of request, the Organizing Committee will send a confirmation email to the applicant. Those who do not receive a confirmation email should make their own arrangements for accommodation.

In case of participant's inability to meet these costs, the Organizing Committee can consider the possibility for financial support. For further information please contact the Organizing Committee at  info@tallinnballet.ee


2. The Organizing Committee will arrange meeting at the airport and the transfer between the airport, seaport, railway station or bus station and the hotel, upon request. 


The Organizing Committee should be notified of such request no later than 16th of March 2018. Please provide the following information:
• date and time of the arrival;
• a total number of members in the party and approximate amount of luggage;
• type of transport used for travelling to Tallinn;
• the city of origin;
• the flight/ferry/train/bus number.
The confirmation email will be sent to the applicant after the request has been received by the Organizing Committee.


13. VISAS AND INVITATIONS TO ESTONIA


Estonia is part of Schengen Area. The list of countries whose citizens may enter Estonia without a visa can be found on the homepage of the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs:  http://vm.ee/en/who-does-not-need-visa-visit-estonia 

Citizens of countries that aren’t on the list require a visa.

The Organizing Committee provides invitations to proceed for an Estonian entry visa.

Invitations for Estonian entry visas will be extended to 2 accompanying people per participant. When receiving the invitation for an entry visa, the participant agrees to visit Estonia exclusively to participate in the Competition and to leave Estonia within three days of the last day of the Competition. The participant bears full responsibility for any violation of this agreement. If a participant refuses to participate, the invitation that has already been issued will be cancelled.


14. COMPETITION NAME AND LOGO


The use of the name and the logo of the Competition, including souvenir products, is only possible after obtaining the written permission from the Organizing Committee and after signing a relevant agreement. All rights to use the names and logos of the Competition belong to the non-profit organization  DX ART.


15. MEDIA ACCREDITATION


In accordance with international practice, media representatives will be authorized by the Organizing Committee of the Competition. Participants may only give interviews, pose for photos and videos to authorized mass media. The names of all accredited media representatives will be available on the Competition’s official website www.tallinnballet.ee The Competition is not responsible for interviews, photos and videos made by unauthorized media.
The accredited representatives of mass media will be provided with the badges by the Organizing Committee.


16. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE ORGANIZATION OF THE COMPETITION


The organizers of the Competition are a non-profit organization DX ART and Tallinn Ballet School. All together they comprise the Organizing Committee.
The website providing updated information about the Competition is www.tallinnballet.ee.

The project is financed by DX ART, Estonian state and municipal agencies and the sponsorship of Estonian and foreign legal entities and individuals.

All questions relating the Competition should be addressed to the Organizing Committee of the Competition by email at info@tallinnballet.ee .


17. OFFICIAL LANGUAGES 


The official languages of the Competition are Estonian, English and Russian.  


18. LANGUAGE OF THE REGULATIONS


These regulations exist in three languages: Estonian, English and Russian. In case of
any disputes the Estonian version shall prevail. In the event of a dispute, the laws of Republic of Estonia will apply.


19. ORGANIZING COMMITTEE OF TALLINN INTERNATIONAL BALLET COMPETITION (TIBC)


Director: Dmitry Tkachenko
phone: +37257824348
email: info@tallinnballet.ee
website: www.tallinnballet.ee

Postal address:

DX ART
Dmitry Tkachenko
Paekaare 60-8
13613 Tallinn
Estonia

CONTACT INFO:

email: info@tallinnballet.ee
phone: +372 5782 4348, +372 5817 1397
website: www.tallinnballet.ee