A Slovene Takes the Second Place at the European Contest of Young Dancers
Patricija Crnkovič represented Slovenia at the Eurovision Young Dancers Prague 2017. The first place went to a 19-year-old Polish girl Paulina Bidzinska. The jury gave the second place to the Slovene.
The contest of young dancers, Eurovision Young Dancers Prague 2017, has been held for the 15th time in a row. Dancers aged 16 to 21 years participated in the contest. Eight of the best young dancers from the Czech Republic, Malta, Germany, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Sweden and Slovenia presented their dance talents in the hall of the Forum Congress Centre in Prague. Patricija Crnkovič takes part in the contest’s finals for the second time. She already represented Slovenia at a similar contest of young dancers in 2013.
For her performance, Patricija has chosen the Disintegration choreo, which she choreographed herself. She performed the dance to the melody ‘Within the Orderly Life’ by composer Sylvain Chauveau. The Slovene has also chosen herself a minimalistic costume appropriate to the contemporary dance style, using the advice of the TV Slovenija dresser Jernej Jambrek.
The jury included Itzik Galili, a choreographer and a former dancer of the Bat Sheva Dance Company and Bat Dor Dance Company (Israel), Daria Klimentová, one of the world’s most famous and respected Czech prima ballerinas, as well as Ambra Succi, a Swedish dancer and choreographer.
Patricija graduated from the Bežigrad Gymnasium and the Conservatory of Music and Ballet in Ljubljana. For the last two years, she has been a student of the prestigious Codarts University for the Arts (Rotterdam, Holland). A great success at the international level came to Patricija during her performances for the dance club Kazina, where she often performed contemporary and jazz dances. She also participated in the performances of the Young Slovenian Ballet (MSB), which collaborated with both Slovenian opera and ballet theatres. She owns the title of the world champion in the show category of solo and jazz solo (2014) and gold medals in European championships (2015, 2016).