PICCOLI TALENTI is part of a network of international competitions. The winners of the Junior categories and the best choreographies may be invited by the jury to participate in OPTIMUM 2025, an exclusive competition, whose participation is by invitation only, which will see the best finalists of the international competitions participate. An authentic showcase of talent, which will see cash prizes and prestigious invitations awarded to dancers and choreographers
The 1st edition of OPTIMUM will be on
SUNDAY 14 APRIL 2024 in CHIVA (Valencia - Spain)
where will compete the winners of the following competitions:
ART. 1 : DESCRIPTION
The OPTIMUM competition is open to dancers of any nationality, provided they have been awarded in one of the affiliated competitions and have obtained an invitation from the jury. The choreography presented must be the same one that received the invitation. The organization reserves the right to make any changes to the program, for organizational needs, as well as modify the categories, for the sole purpose of keeping the spirit of confrontation and competition high. Failure to comply with this regulation will result in exclusion from the competition.
ART. 2 : SECTIONS AND CATEGORIES
CLASSICAL AND NEOCLASSICAL DANCE: soloists, 2-4 and Groups
CONTEMPORARY DANCE: soloists, 2-4 and groups
FUSION (Urban, Funky and Jazz): groups
DANCE ESPANOLA: soloists, 2-4 and groups
UNDER : born between 2011 and 2013
JUNIOR : born between 2008 and 2010
SENIOR : born in 2007 or before
SOLOISTS: 2 minutes
2-4: 3 minutes
GROUPS: 4 minutes
ART. 3 : PRIZES
For each category, 1st, 2nd and 3rd will be awarded.
Among the winners of all categories, cash prizes will be awarded to the highest scores overall:
SOLOISTS: 1st €300, 2nd €200, 3rd €100
2-4 and GROUPS: 1st €500, 2nd €300, 3rd €200
There are special prizes, awarded at the sole discretion of the jury, including scholarships from academies and/or companies and invitations.
ART. 4 : REGISTRATION, DEADLINE AND FEE
2-4 (pas de deux/trio and quartets): €30 per person
Groups: €20 for each dancer.
ART. 5 : HOW THE COMPETITION IS CARRIED OUT
The competition will take place entirely in the Astoria Theater of Chiva (Valencia, Spain), on Sunday 14 April 2024.
STAGE: All performances will take place with fixed light. The Theater has a stage of 14 x 11 m with 2 wings per side, slope of 2%. REHEARSAL: There are no rehearsals, but once you have checked-in, during the breaks it will be possible to visit the stage and make collective space rehearsals.
CHECK-IN: check-in times will be communicated by email. At Check-In, the group leaders will be given the passes, which must be worn for the entire duration of the event. Each teacher must have a USB stick (no CDs or mobile phones) with backup music (MP3 only), to be used in case of emergency. The use of scenography, tools, objects or substances that could damage or make the stage slippery will not be allowed, under penalty of disqualification. Unless otherwise indicated by the jury or the organization, applause is not permitted.
ART. 6 : JURY AND EVALUATION CRITERIA
The technical jury will be made up of well-known international personalities, whose names will be made public as soon as the various agreements have been defined. The judgments of the technical jury determine the category rankings and are expressed in hundredths and counted exclusively on a mathematical basis. The awarding of prizes is reserved (except in cases of ex-aequo) to the 3 choreographies which, in each category, will obtain the highest scores. If it deems it appropriate, the jury may not award some prizes.
ART. 7 : ACCESS TO THE THEATER PREMISES AND TICKETS
Access to the dressing rooms, stage and backstage will be allowed to dancers and only to the choreographer, equipped with a pass. The public will be able to attend by purchasing the ticket at the box office at a cost of €10, following the instructions that will be given by email.
ART. 8 : VIDEO-PHOTOSHOOT
Videos/photos will not be allowed, entrusted exclusively to professional operators, who will take care of their sale and dissemination.
ART. 9 : CONCLUSIONS
The votes of the jury are final. Participants must comply with the regulation and registration terms. Failure to comply with the regulation will result in exclusion from the competition.