Thursday, August 4, 2011

Ballet Philippines’ CANDICE ADEA wins her THIRD INTERNATIONAL AWARD for 2011

I recently attended Ballet Philippine's press con about their 42nd season and was wowed by how Candice Adea danced. She is all grace and fluid movements. Here, a writeup about her receiving another accolade for her talents. Congratulations Candice! You make us proud! :)

Press Release:

Once again, BP Principal Dancer CANDICE ADEA has made the country proud by winning the Bronze Medal (Third Prize) at the 8th Seoul International Dance Competition in Seoul, South Korea. This is Ms. Adea's fourth triumph at an international ballet competition in two years following her silver medal at the 2010 USA International Ballet Competition, and 2 special awards at the First Boston International Ballet Competition (the Lead Performer in a Ballet Performance and the Maris Liepa Award for Outstanding Artistry). This is her third international award for the year 2011.

The competition was held from July 13 to 31, 2011 with competitors from all over the world including the United Kingdom, Russia, USA, South Africa, China, Japan and Korea, among others. Ms. Adea was tied in third place with Kyoung Rim Kim (Korea). She was just behind First Prize Melissa Hamilton (UK) and Second Prize Qian Liu (China). Despite the heavy downpour of rain in Seoul, causing the theater to be hit by a mudslide and the competition to be delayed, the competition went on as planned.

Ms. Adea and her partner Jean Marc Cordero, who has been her dance partner in all her successful ventures in competitions, were invited to join the competition after being spotted at the Boston IBC. Cordero made it to the Semi-Finals of the competition, and was her non-competing partner during the final round, where they performed “Diana and Acteon”.

The Seoul IDC aims to discover promising young dancers, provide them the opportunity to gain international experience, support cooperation between dancers participating in each category, and contribute in their improved understanding of the international world. The competition has 3 categories, namely Ballet, Contemporary, and Ethnic. It has steadily gained an international following, with dancers from Russia, China,  and Japan placing top honors in recent years.

Ms. Adea’s next performance will be for Ballet Philippines’ ENCANTADA, the modern dance masterpiece of Agnes Locsin, on August 12-14, 2011 at the CCP Main Theater. For tickets call Ticketworld at 891-9999 or Ballet Philippines at 551-1003.

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