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The Genée International Ballet Competition is returning to the UK and will be hosted for the first time in Glasgow, Scotland, from 20–29 September. Join us for this unforgettable event, presented by the Royal Academy of Dance in association with Scottish Ballet and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
This year's judging panel for the Final consists of Prima Ballerina and RAD President Darcey Bussell CBE, Royal Ballet Director Kevin O’Hare and Scottish Ballet Artistic Director Christopher Hampson. The Semi-finals will be judged Desmond Kelly, former Assistant Director of Birmingham Royal Ballet and Cynthia Harvey, former Principal dancer of American Ballet Theatre and The Royal Ballet. They join Christopher Hampson, Artistic Director of Scottish Ballet, who will also be judging the Final. The commissioned choreographer is Robert Binet.
Semi-finals: Thursday 26 September & Friday 27 September 2013, 10.30am (on both days), Royal Conservatoire of Scotland New Athenaeum Theatre
Final: Sunday 29 September 2013, 6.30pm, Theatre Royal, Glasgow.
The Final is now sold out but it is worth calling the box office for returns 0844 871 7615.
To book for the Genée first Semi-final on 26 September at the New Athenaeum Theatre, call +44(0)141 332 5057 or visit the RCS website. RAD Members receive a 5% discount on Semi-final tickets, please visit the Members' Area for your promotional code.
The second Semi-final on 27 September is now sold out but it is worth calling the box office for returns 0141 332 5057.
One day: £20 (£15 concession)
The New Athenaeum Theatre accept the following methods of payment: cash, cheques (made payable to Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), all major credit and debit cards (excluding American Express and Diners Club). Please note a 3% charge applies when paying by credit card, in person or over the telephone. Tickets can be posted to you for an additional 60p. There are no booking/transaction fees when booking online.
Special rates are now available at our partner hotel Thistle Glasgow for RAD members. Visit the Members' Area for your discount code.
Creative Spaces Glasgow
Join us for Creative Spaces Glasgow, a series of events held in conjunction with the 2013 Genée International Ballet Competition. Highlights include: a talk and book signing with Darcey Bussell, in conversation with Christopher Hampson and Kevin O'Hare, a talk with commissioned choreographer Robert Binet, plus workshops for children and adults.
Just as in 2010 we challenged the membership to come together to support and raise funds for the London Genée – we are now asking you to do the same to support Glasgow 2013.
New t-shirt, vest and bag designs have been created for Glasgow 2013 and are already on sale. Get your Glasgow 2013 souvenirs now!
Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and the third largest in the UK with a population of over 1 million people, with the first settlement recorded in pre-historic times. In Gaelic, Glasgow translates as 'dear green place' – and this is certainly evident if one takes a stroll through many of the beautiful parks and gardens in the city and beyond. The Glasgow dialect (sometimes called the 'Glasgow patter') is unique to the city – for example, Scottish Ballet is known in the city simply as the 'Fancy Dancers'.
Glasgow has many amenities for a wide range of cultural activities, from curling to opera and ballet, and from football to art appreciation; it also has a large selection of museums that include those devoted to transport, religion and modern art. The city's principal library, the Mitchell Library, is the largest public reference library in Europe. Most of Scotland's national arts organisations are based in Glasgow, including Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet, The National Theatre of Scotland, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Scottish Youth Theatre.
The Genée International Ballet Competition logo for Glasgow 2013 (above), is inspired by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the ‘Glasgow Rose’ motif.
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