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Sunday, March 18, 2018

In Sochi, brought together young dancers and their fans

Weather in Sochi is great… Not hot and very comfortable. Nice sea breeze blowing, and the water temperature is invigorating… not the same week as the famous on the stage of Sochi Winter theatre has announced the winners of Kinotavr, but there are already taking. This time before us is not cinema, and ballet competition, and under the chairmanship of the legend — the Maestro Yuri Grigorovich. The name “Young ballet of the world” reflects its main feature among the winners of the artists are quite unknown, which, however, in the future can become real stars.

Photo: Vyacheslav Pegarev

However, the competition takes place in the framework of the event, wearing a lush black sea Assembly of Yury Grigorovich”. In addition to the competition there will be the Assembly of the International Association of ballet competitions, uniting under the auspices of all the most prestigious world ballet competitions, and in addition, the forum of choreographies.

Traditionally, the “Young ballet of the world” is held in two age categories: younger group (under 19 years) and senior (19 to 27 years), and participate in the flock of dancers from around the world. However, the economic crisis and then did their business, participants at the competition is less than in previous years. 48 dancers from 8 countries will compete for awards, and those who will be awarded the Grand Prix, will be in addition to 270 thousand rubles. “Gold” in the senior group here is much more modest: to 149 thousand rubles, but the contenders for the major awards is enough…

At the draw, the pet of the Moscow ballet Academy mark Chino pulls out the 9th number. Mark recently became a gold winner in the Junior group contest in Perm, and chances to medal in Sochi it is also great.

Nine for you is a lucky number? — I asked Mark, having met him in the foyer of the Winter theatre before the performance troupe “Grigorovich ballet” Romeo and Juliet”, which after the speeches, mayor Anatoly Pakhomov opened the competition screenings

— Competition show. The number under which I will speak, does not really matter…

Even if I pulled the number 13? You’re not superstitious?

— Well, that would be under this number, most importantly, what not the first and not the last: that open and close in the competition is always hard.

Another contender for the prize Dmitry Vyskubenko. He is also a student of the Moscow ballet Academy and have received your “gold” in Sochi, the last time at the Olympics in 2014, but in the younger group. Now to compete it will be more difficult, because he will act on the “adult” category. Dmitry turned nineteen, and it is the young age of this group.

The competition for the sixth time held in Sochi and celebrates this year its 10-year anniversary: the first Winter theatre opened it doors in 2006. Among its laureates Mikhail Kryuchkov, Andrei Pisarev, Oksana Bondareva, Oleg Ivenko, Ksenia Ryzhkova… the Names of these dancers are listed in the competition booklet as history, which the competition boasts.

Photo: Vyacheslav Pegarev

Another feature is the fact that every contest is dedicated to some important for a ballet person. There were competitions, named in honor of Marina Semyonova, Galina Ulanova, Natalia Bessmertnova. The current dedicated to the 125th anniversary of the great Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev. This means that in addition to the classics in the competitive repertoire of the participants if you do not have to be mandatory, you are very welcome the rooms are created to the music of this composer.

— If a choreographer wants to take part in the contest of choreographers, must be delivered to the room to the music of Prokofiev, — explains to me the responsible Secretary of the jury and Director of the competition, and in addition, the Director General of the International Federation ballet competitions and the Vice-President of the International Union of choreography Sergey Usanov. — There is even a special prize of the International Federation ballet competitions for the best performance choreographed to the music of Prokofiev. In addition, in the final round, the senior group participants can, for example, to dance the choreography of any choreographer, but it must be fragments from the ballets of Sergei Prokofiev

As for Assembly, here “plenty of plans”: in the framework of large-scale international action in addition to the VI International competition “Young ballet of the world” will host the International summer master-classes “Highest performance skills” from the leading teachers of the Russian classic, folk stage and modern dance, 10th General Assembly of the International Federation of ballet competitions (under the patronage of the International dance Committee of the UNESCO), two “round table” on topical issues of development of modern choreographic art, Chodakowska readings on the theme “the Legacy of S. Khudekov and his international role in the history of art of classical dance”.

Photo: Vyacheslav Pegarev

Their the winners of the contest will be announced on 26 June, and today the jury begins review of participants…

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