5th Eurovision Young Dancers 1993

Location Sweden
Host Broadcaster SVT
Venue Dansens Hus
Date 15 Jun 1993
Host(s) Anneli Alhanko & John Chrispinsson
Participants 15
Voting method Jury voting
Jury President Nils-Åke Häggbom
Interval Act Documentary about the dancers that did not make it to the final

Programme book

Participants

Representing country Participant Dance Choreographer
Belgium
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Rafaella Raschella "The Sleeping Beauty" M. Petipa
Cyprus
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Lia Haraki “Sunrise – Sunset” from “Out Of Silence” N. Loizidou
Denmark
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Julie Strandberg & Mads Blangstrup "The Flower Festival in Genzano" A. Bournonville
Estonia
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Stanislav Jermakov & Luana Georg "The Flower Festival in Genzano" A. Bournonville
Finland
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Riina Laurila “Vague Woman” from “Symphony no. 1” H. Heikkinen
France
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Raphaëlle Delaunay-Belleville “Paquita, 2nd variation” from “Pas de trois” M. Petipa
Greece
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Theodora Bourbou "Esmeralda" M. Petipa
Norway
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Kristine Oren "The Snark" S. Edvardsen
Poland
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Jacek Bres & Anna Sasiadek "Esmeralda" A. Vaganova
Switzerland
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Kusha Angst "The Corsair" M. Petipa
Slovenia
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Ursa Vidmar "Don Quixote" M. Fokin
Spain
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Zenaida Yanowsky "Esmeralda" M. Petipa
Sweden
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Ludde Hagberg "Coppelia" after A. Saint-Léon
Germany
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Franziska Koch & Jens Weber "Tchaikovsky – Pas de Deux" G. Balanchine
Austria
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Gregor Hatala "Vayamos al diablo, 5 Tangos" H. van Manen

About the show

The final of the fifth Eurovision Young Dancers Competition was held at the Dansens Hus (House of Dance) of Stockholm, Sweden on June 15, 1993.

Two days before the final, on June 13 at 17:00 a semi final was held to choose the countries for the final.

Although the number of countries was the same (15), there were quite some new countries and withdrawals: Estonia, Greece, Poland and Slovenia took part for the first time and Austria decided to return to the contest, while Bulgaria, Netherlands, Italy and Portugal decided to withdraw. Yugoslavia withdrew as well since the country did not exist anymore.

The participant countries could send one or two dancers, male or female, who performed one or two dances.

The jury consisted of:

  • Nils-Åke Häggbom (Sweden) as Head of the Jury (20 April 1942)
  • Birgit Cullberg (Sweden) as Jury's Special Guest (3 August 1908 – 8 September 1999)
  • Frank Andersen (Copenhagen) (15 April 1953)
  • María de Ávila (Barcelona) (1920)
  • Gigi Gheorghe Caciuleanu (Rennes) (13 May 1947)
  • Peter Van Dyk (Bonn)
  • Paolo Bortoluzzi (Düsseldorf) (17 May 1938 – 15 October 1993)
  • Micha Van Hoecke (Brussels) (1944)
  • Heinz Spoerli (Basel) (8 July 1940)
  • Pierre Lacotte (France) (4 April 1932)
  • Elsa-Marianne Von Rosen (Stockholm) (1924)
  • Elisabetta Terabust (Varese) (5 August 1946)
  • Jorma Uotinen (Helsinki) (28 June 1950)

Jorma Uotinen was the Head of Jury in the previous Eurovision Young Dancers contest in Helsinki in 1991 and Paolo Bortoluzzi, who was part of the EYD jury in 1987 and 1989 as well, died only 4 months after this Contest.

The jury chose the finalists and top 3 performances. The prizes were presented by Princess Christina, the youngest sister of Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden.

The Funny Fact

"The EBU-family grows"

Since the last competition, held in Helsinki in 1991, broadcasting organizations in Central and Eastern Europe have joined the EBU, bringing the total number of its members to 114 (a phrase from the 1993 EYD-booklet)

Good to Know!

Spain won the contest for the third time (the previous times were in 1985 and 1991) and it is the only country that has won this Contest more than once.