Eurovision Young Dancers 2013

Eurovision Young Dancers 2013

Eurovision Young Dancers participants for 2013. Photograph courtesy of EBU

Eurovision Young Dancers participants for 2013. Photograph courtesy of EBU

Yes it is that time of the year again – time for the annual “Eurovision Young Dancers” competition. This year the competition will be held in Gdansk in Poland this Friday June 14th. A lot of “Eurovision Song Contest” followers have not heard of the “Eurovision Young Dancers” competition before. So here is the guide to what you need to know!

Competition Overview

“The Eurovision Young Dancers competition is open to solo dancers aged between 16 and 21, from EBU Member broadcasters. The aim of the competition is to provide a showcase for top-class contemporary artistic dance performances and bring the finest young dancers to the international spotlight, in front of a large television audience.”

How is the winner decided?

“The new format features solo performances by each participant, then a ‘group dance’, in which the dancers are divided into two groups. The jury then selects a finalist from each group and the two then perform a ‘dance-off’ duel to decide the winner.”

Who is participating?

10 countries are participating and they are

Armenia

Dance Blind Alley
Choreographer Arsen Mehrabyan
Artist Vahagn Margaryan
Age 17

For a full profile of Vahagn you can read it at the following official link

http://www.youngdancers.tv/page/history/year/participant-profile/?song=30013#About Vahagn Margaryan

Belarus

Dance Esmeralda Variation
Choreographer Marius Petipa
Artist Yana Shtangey
Age 18

For a full profile of Yana you can read it at the following official link

http://www.youngdancers.tv/page/history/year/participant-profile/?song=30023#About Yana Shtangey

Czech Republic

Dance Love Under Pressure
Choreographer Adéla Abdul Khalegová
Artist Adéla Abdul Khalegová
Age 18

For a full profile of Adéla you can read it at the following official link

http://www.youngdancers.tv/page/history/year/participant-profile/?song=30033#About Adéla Abdul Khalegová

Germany

Dance Home
Choreographer Felix Landerer & Felix Berning
Artist Felix Berning
Age 17

For a full profile of Felix you can read it at the following official link

http://www.youngdancers.tv/page/history/year/participant-profile/?song=28973

Norway

Dance Moment
Choreographer Julie Schartum Dokken
Artist Julie Schartum Dokken
Age 18

For a full profile of Julie you can read it at the following official link

http://www.youngdancers.tv/page/history/year/participant-profile/?song=30053

Poland

Dance My Life and Love Might Still Go on in Your Heart
Choreographer Katarzyna Kubalska
Artist Kristóf Szabó
Age 19

For a full profile of  Kristóf you can read it at the following official link

http://www.youngdancers.tv/page/history/year/participant-profile/?song=28173#About Kristóf Szabó

Slovenia

Dance Passion
Choreographer Dimitrij Popovski
Artist Patricija Crnkovič
Age 15

For a full profile of  Patricija you can read it at the following official link

http://www.youngdancers.tv/page/history/year/participant-profile/?song=30063

Sweden

Dance Entrapped
Choreographer Mauro Rojas
Artist Stephanie Liekola Isla
Age 16

For a full profile of  Stephanie you can read it at the following official link

http://www.youngdancers.tv/page/history/year/participant-profile/?song=30073

The Netherlands

Dance The 5th Element
Choreographer Marco Gerris
Artist Sedrig Verwoert
Age 20

For a full profile of  Sedrig you can read it at the following official link

http://www.youngdancers.tv/page/history/year/participant-profile/?song=30043

Ukraine

Dance The Legend of Spartacus
Choreographer Tetyana Denysova
Artist Nikita Vasylenko
Age 20

For a full profile of  Nikita you can read it at the following official link

http://www.youngdancers.tv/page/history/year/participant-profile/?song=30083

 

Stay tuned for more news, photographs and videos on the rehearsals and news on the Jury Members

 

Author/Website co-founder and Editor in Chief Garrett Mulhall

Source – YoungDancers.tv

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