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27 countries to take part in XIII International Ballet Competition and Contest of Choreographers

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27 countries to take part in XIII International Ballet Competition and Contest of Choreographers


19.05.2017

pixabay.comInternational Ballet Competition and Contest of Choreographers expects a record number of participants this year, TASS informs. It is already known that one hundred and seventy people will compete for the victory among the ballet dancers and thirty people will strive to win in the category of choreographers. They represent almost all countries with highly developed classic dancing arts. Performers from Russia, Ukraine, Belorussia, USA, Brazil, Germany, China and Japan as well as from other countries are among the contest participants.

Moreover, a contest winner will get an unprecedented award in the amount of one hundred thousand US dollars for the first time over the whole period of the contest existence. No contest in the world has such prize fund money.

According to Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Olga Golodets who is heading the Organizing Committee, it means that the contest has high standards and is often referred to as Ballet Olympics. The fact that the contest is organized every four years makes it resemble the main sports competition of the world even more.

An international jury will evaluate performance of participants. The jury’s head is leading choreographer of the Bolshoi Theatre Yury Grigorovich. He will manage work of well-known ballet masters from many countries. The master himself has reminded that he has been in the contest jury since the first time. It will be 13th contest this year. It will start on June 10 in the Bolshoi Theatre.

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