The Prix de Lausanne will be staged in Montreux… temporarily.
Lausanne's Palais de Beaulieu will be closed for restauration next year — after the competition which will be held from Monday 4 February until Saturday — so in 2020 The Prix de Lausanne will move along the lake to Montreux.
The Montreux Stravinski Auditorium will host the International Ballet Competition from 2-9 February 2020, then 2021 will see the event already back in its traditional home.
Montreux's Mayor, Laurent Wehrli, said,
The city of Montreux is happy to welcome this prestigious competition and to host artists, partners and media from all over the world. We are thankful to the organizers and to the City of Lausanne for their trust.
Kathryn Bradney, the Prix de Lausanne's new Artistic and Executive Director, added,
The Prix de Lausanne is very grateful for the collaboration and support between the city of Lausanne and the city of Montreux. The beautiful Stravinski Auditorium coupled with the Montreux Music & Convention Center is the perfect combination for a unique, spacious and utmost professional Prix de Lausanne 2020 ballet competition.
Keeping in mind the excitement of 2020, we are currently in full preparation for the next 47th Prix de Lausanne from February 3rd to the 10th, 2019 at our traditional Palais de Beaulieu.
Graham Spicer is a writer, director and photographer in Milan, blogging (under the name ‘Gramilano') about dance, opera, music and photography for people “who are a bit like me and like some of the things I like”. He was a regular columnist for Opera Now magazine and wrote for the BBC until transferring to Italy.
His scribblings have appeared in various publications from Woman's Weekly to Gay Times, and he wrote the ‘Danza in Italia' column for Dancing Times magazine.