Polish National Ballet?s Robert Bondara has been awarded one of the three main prized at the 2nd Classical and Neoclassical Young Choreographers? Competition in Bordeaux.
This year?s edition of the Competition attracted 40 candidates from a number of countries, six of whom reached the final, representing Germany, Monte Carlo, Spain and Poland. Robert Bondara?s submission was his ballet Persona, which had been commissioned from him by the Polish National Ballet and, upon its creation, presented at Teatr Wielki ? Polish National Opera to great acclaim. Excerpts from the piece were presented at the Dance Salad Festival in Houston. Persona was also featured at the Dance Theatre?s Festival ?Open Stage? in Tarnów.
The final gala of the Bordeaux competition was held at 27 May 2018 on the stage of the city?s Opéra National. Robert Bondara?s choreography was performed by a trio of our artists: Dagmara Dryl, Paweł Koncewoj, and Adam Myśliński. The Polish choreographer?s piece was awarded one of the three top prizes in the competition, the Prix de Biarritz. The two remaining first prizes went to: Ludmilla Komkova of the Hessisches Staatstheater, Wiesbaden and the duo of Mattia Russo and Antonio De Rosa of Compan?i?a Nacional de Danza de Espan?a.
Robert Bondara continues to probe new artistic fields, contributing major choreographic milestones. Earlier this year (May), the choreographer premiered his new renditions of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov?s Scheherazade and Samuel Barber?s Medea at the Silesian Opera in Bytom.