Eurovision Young Dancers 2001
|Eurovision Young Dancers 2001|
|Semi-final||18 June 2001|
|Final||23 June 2001|
|Venue||Linbury Studio Theatre, London, United Kingdom|
|Directed by||Ross MacGibbon|
|Executive producer||Bob Lockyer|
|Host broadcaster||British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)|
|Interval act||Symbiont(s) by Wayne McGregor|
|Number of entries||18|
|Voting system||A professional jury chose the finalists and the top 3 performances|
|Winning dancers||Poland David & Marcin Kupinski|
The Eurovision Young Dancers 2001 was the eighth edition of the Eurovision Young Dancers, held at the Linbury Studio Theatre of the Royal Opera House in London, United Kingdom between 18 and 23 June 2001. Organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and host broadcaster British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), dancers from eleven countries participated in the televised final. A total of eighteen countries took part in the competition. Ireland and Ukraine made their début while Austria, Estonia and Norway returned. Hungary and Spain withdrew from the contest, along with France who broadcast the event.
The semi-final that took place five days before the final (18 June 2001). Each country could send one or two performers, male and female, not older than 20, who could perform one or two dances. The dancers could choose between classical and contemporary dance.
The non-qualified countries were Austria, Cyprus, Greece, Ireland, Norway, Slovenia and Ukraine. David and Marcin Kupinski of Poland won the contest, with Belgium and Netherlands placing second and third respectively.
The Linbury is most notable for hosting performances of experimental and independent dance and music, by independent companies and as part of the ROH2, the contemporary producing arm of the Royal Opera House. The Linbury Studio Theatre regularly stages performances by the Royal Ballet School and also hosts the Young British Dancer of the Year competition.
The format consists of dancers who are non-professional and between the ages of 16–21, competing in a performance of dance routines of their choice, which they have prepared in advance of the competition. All of the acts then take part in a choreographed group dance during 'Young Dancers Week'.
Jury members of a professional aspect and representing the elements of ballet, contemporary, and modern dancing styles, score each of the competing individual and group dance routines. Once all the jury votes have been counted, the two participants which received the highest total of points progress to a final round. The final round consists of a 90-second 'dual', were each of the finalists perform a 45-second random dance-off routine. The overall winner upon completion of the final dances is chosen by the professional jury members.
A total of eighteen countries took part in the preliminary round of the 2001 contest, of which eleven qualified to the televised grand final.
|Cyprus||Marina Kyriakidou||Failed to qualify|
|Austria||Rainer Krenstetter||Failed to qualify|
|Ireland||Sarah Reynolds||Failed to qualify|
|United Kingdom||Jamie Bond||Qualified|
|Greece||Olga Tsimourta & Tina Nassika||Failed to qualify|
|Netherlands||Golan Yosef & Maartje Hermans||Qualified|
|Poland||David & Marcin Kupinski||Qualified|
|Czech Republic||Marek Kašparovský & Jiří Pokorný||Qualified|
|Norway||Tale Dolven||Failed to qualify|
|Slovenia||Eva Gasparic||Failed to qualify|
|Sweden||Johan Thelander & Elizaveta Penkova||Qualified|
|Switzerland||Sarah Kora Dayanova||Qualified|
|Ukraine||Leonid Sarafanov||Failed to qualify|
Awards were given to the top three countries. The table below highlights these using gold, silver, and bronze. The placing results of the remaining participants is unknown and never made public by the European Broadcasting Union.
|04||Poland||Dawid Kupinski & Marcin Kupinski||"Brothers"||E. Wesolowski||1|
|01||Belgium||Jeroen Verbruggen||"Hyperballad"||J. Verbruggen & G. Egilsson||2|
|11||Netherlands||Maartje Hermans & Golan Yosef||"Perfect Skin"||E. Wubbe||3|
|10||Latvia||Anna Novikova||"Solo from Act 3 of Le Corsaire"||M. Petipa||-|
|08||Czech Republic||Marek Kasparovsky & Jiri Pokorny||"Alterego"||T. Rychetsky & D. Stransky||-|
|09||Estonia||Sergei Upkin||"Franz Variation from Coppelia"||A. Saint-Leon||-|
|03||Finland||Johanna Nuutinen||"Angels Fly Low"||M. Rouhiainen||-|
|02||Germany||Thiago Bordin||"Tchaikovsky Variation - Pas de Deux"||G. Balanchine||-|
|06||Sweden||Johan Thelander & Elizaveta Penkóva||"At This Point"||J. Thelander & E. Penkova||-|
|07||Switzerland||Sarah Kora Dayanova||"Tango Te Amo"||L. Smeak||-|
|05||United Kingdom||Jamie Bond||"Seigfried Solo from Act 3 Swan Lake"||M. Petipa||-|
The jury members consisted of the following:
A total of 19 countries broadcast the 2001 event.
- Austria (ORF)
- Belgium (RTBF, VRT)
- Cyprus (CyBC)
- Czech Republic (ČT)
- Estonia (ETV)
- Finland (Yle)
- France (France 2)
- Germany (ZDF)
- Greece (ERT)
- Ireland (RTÉ)
- Latvia (LTV)
- Netherlands (NOS, NPS)
- Norway (NRK)
- Poland (TVP)
- Slovenia (RTVSLO)
- Sweden (SVT)
- Switzerland (SRG SSR)
- Ukraine (NTU)
- United Kingdom (BBC)
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