The Ballet Bag at Prix de Lausanne 2012

The next edition of the Prix de Lausanne, the renowned international competition for young dancers, will take place from 29 January to 4 February, 2012 at the Théâtre de Beaulieu in Lausanne. This year is the Prix’s 40th anniversary and we are immensely honoured to be involved: in addition to officially blogging for the Prix, we will be taking over their twitter feed for the whole week.

We can’t wait to share with you all the backstage scoop directly from Lausanne! Expect plenty of  interviews, videos, photos and more. In short, we will be bringing the Prix directly to your computers, smartphones or tablets.

In the meantime, as Christmas now approaches, you can track the Prix de Lausanne video Advent calendar: on each day in December you will be able to discover a selection of special episodes of the Prix’s history, original interviews and all sorts of surprises, featuring many former prize winners who are now leading stars with major ballet companies around the world. Don’t miss it!

More information:

Tickets are available from 11 January, 2012 on the Prix de Lausanne website

We started The Ballet Bag in April 2009 with the mission to prove that ballet is not stuffy, old fashioned and inaccessible; that it is quite the opposite: relevant, fresh and topical. With the aim to Give Ballet a New Spin we try to show it under a different light. When writing our capsule biographies, ballet fact cards, review roundups and commentary on social media, we cross it over with other art forms and cultural references (pop culture, cinema, rock music – ie. other things we love!).