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The Genée

The Genée
Music information for the Genée International Ballet Competition.

The Genée competition is in three sections: classical repertoire, dancer's own, and commissioned variation (see Genée competition format for more information).

Music details for the classical repertoire section of the competition are given below. The titles will help you to identify the correct music in musical scores and recordings. The information in brackets after each solo indicates the key, time signature and tempo markings as given in most published scores.

See also:

Female variations

Sleeping Beauty by Tchaikovsky

  • Prologue Fairy Variation 3: Act 1 No. 3, Pas de six, Variation 3 'Miettes qui tombent' (Falling crumbs), 2/4 (D major, 2/4, allegro moderato)
  • Prologue Fairy Variation 5: Act 1 No. 3, Pas de six, Variation 5 'Violente ' (F major, 2/4, Allegro molto)

Raymonda by Glazunov

  • Act 1, Scene 8, Variation 1 (D flat major, 2/4, allegretto)
  • Act 1, Scene 8, Variation 2 – (A major, 6/8, allegretto)
  • Act 2 Variation 2 – Act 2, Grand pas d'action, Variation 2 (B major, 6/8, allegretto)
  • Act 3 Variation 1 – Act 3, Grand pas Hongrois, Variation I (D major, 6/8, prestissimo)

La Bayadère (Kingdom of the Shades section) by Minkus

  • 1st Girl (D Major, 2/4, allegro)
  • 2nd Girl (G major, 6/8, allegro)
  • 3rd Girl (D Major, 2/4, allegretto)

Danses Concertantes (chor. MacMillan) by Stravinsky

  • Principal female variation

Cinderella (chor. Ashton) by Prokofiev

  •  Summer Variation. Act 1 No. 13

Male variations

Sleeping Beauty by Tchaikovsky

  • Prince Désiré (Florimund) Act 3 No. 28 Variation 1 (A minor, 6/8 tarantella)

Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky

  • Pas de Trois male variation – Act I No. 3, Variation 4 (C minor, 6/8)
  • Siegfried variation from Black Swan' Act 3 pas de deux. NB: in the original score, it is in Act 1 Scene 1, No. 5 Pas de Deux. (A major, 2/4).

Coppélia by Delibes

  • Act III Franz (Act III No. VI, Marche des Guerrières).

Raymonda

  • Act 3 (Jean de Brienne) variation (Music: Act 2, Grand pas d'action, Variation 3 2/4 allegro moderato, A flat major. Although this is usually seen in Act 3, it is in Act 2 of the musical score.

Le Corsaire pas de deux by Riccardo Drigo & others

  • Male Variation (A flat 3/4, in some manuscripts written as 6/8)

Don Quixote by Ludwig Minkus

  • Don Quixote Act 5 No. 8 Pas de Deux (Variation 2) C major, 3/4, though also Act 3 in other versions, or found in stand-alone pas de deux.

Danses Concertantes (chor. MacMillan) by Stravinsky

  • Principal male variation

Les Patineurs (chor. Ashton) by Constant Lambert after Meyerbeer

  • Blue Boy's Variation