What is the Erik Bruhn Prize?

What is the Erik Bruhn Prize?

Since it began in 1988, The International Competition for The Erik Bruhn Prize has showcased the talents of many of the finest young dancers from companies around the world. Competitors for the prize must be between 18 and 23 years old and are selected by the Artistic Directors of their respective companies.

Was Nureyev a tartar?

Nureyev was born on a Trans-Siberian train near Irkutsk, Siberia, Soviet Union, to a Bashkir-Tatar family. He began his early career with the company that in the Soviet era was called the Kirov Ballet (now called by its original name, the Mariinsky Ballet) in Leningrad.

Where is Erik Bruhn buried?

Mariebjerg Cemetry, Gentofte, Denmark
Erik Bruhn/Place of burial

Is Nureyev still alive?

Deceased (1938–1993)
Rudolf Nureyev/Living or Deceased

When did Erik Bruhn meet Rudolf Nureyev?

In 1974, he played a leading role in the stage play Rashomon with Susse Wold in Denmark, for which he won acclaim. Bruhn met Rudolf Nureyev, the celebrated Russian dancer, after Nureyev defected to the West in 1961.

How old do you have to be to win the Erik Bruhn Prize?

Bruhn specified that the prize be awarded to two young dancers who “reflect such technical ability, artistic achievement and dedication as I endeavored to bring to dance.”. Competitors for the prize are between the ages of 18 and 23 and are selected by their respective Artistic Directors.

When did Erik Bruhn retire from the ballet?

After retiring as a Danseur Noble in 1972, Bruhn danced character roles, such as Madge the Witch in La Sylphide, Dr. Coppelius, and Petrushka. He was director of the Swedish Opera Ballet from 1967 to 1973 and the National Ballet of Canada from 1983 until his death in 1986.

How old was Erik Bruhn when he died?

Bruhn became the great love of Nureyev’s life and the two remained close for 25 years, until Bruhn’s death. Bruhn died in Toronto General Hospital on 1 April 1986 at the age of 57.