Works and Process at the Guggenheim is continuing its successful live-streaming of sold out events this Sunday and Monday, March 6th and 7th at 7:30 PM EST. The evening is called “How Judges Judge – Youth America Grand Prix”, an inside look (and interactive experience!) at what judges look for in a ballet competition. Tune in live by clicking here on the 6th or 7th at 7:30 PM, and read more about the event below.
Youth America Grand Prix is America’s first and the world’s largest student ballet scholarship competition. Join YAGP jury members Gailene Stock, Director of the Royal Ballet School; Franco de Vita, Director of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre; and Adam Sklute, Artistic Director of Ballet West, to gain an insight into the selection process and watch as they critique dancers’ performances during an impromptu ballet competition, on stage, simulating a ballet scholarship competition and what happens in casting and dance auditions at dance companies and schools around the world. Each panelist will comment on each student’s performance and will give the audience a rare insight into their evaluation process. The panelists will also share the criteria which they use to select dancers to join their schools on scholarship. Audience members will be able to follow along with their own scoring sheet.
The program will be presented in anticipation of YAGP’s annual Gala, “Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow” at NY City Center on March 22nd, 2011, featuring YAGP winners and invited guest stars from around the world.
Students will dance classical and modern pieces along with solos and pas de deux, which will be interspersed with judge’s commentary.