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Month: September 2019




The names of the winners of the II All-Russian competition of ballet dancers and choreographers, which took place in Yaroslavl in 13-18, are announced. The prizes were awarded to 13 contemporary dance performers.




1st prize

Mazurkevich Elizaveta (Nizhny Tagil)

Maksimova Diana (Kostroma)

2nd prize

Lazareva Alesya (Moscow),

Akhmetova Arina (Nefteyugansk)

3rd prize – not awarded.


Elena Polushina (Yoshkar-Ola)

Alina Alekseeva (Chelyabinsk)

Anna Alekseeva (Chelyabinsk)


1 prize – not awarded,

2 prize – Sergey Davydov (Yoshkar-Ola)

3 prize – not awarded.


Matveev Ivan (Yakutsk),

Malov Danil (Yoshkar-Ola)

Nikolai Gorbunov (St. Petersburg).




1st prize – Aldonina Olesya (Krasnoyarsk)

Archaya Victoria (Moscow)

2nd prize – Mikhailova Kristina (Yoshkar-Ola)

3rd prize – Chernova Yelizaveta (Perm)

Oparina Anna (Yaroslavl).


Elena Kotovskaya (Samara)

Anastasia Maslinkova (Moscow).



1st prize – Tagirov Ildar (Yoshkar-Ola)

2nd prize – Mustafin Roman (Beloretsk)

3rd prize – Starikov Roman (Yoshkar-Ola).


Maxim Maslennikov (Veliky Novgorod)

Ilya Kozichev (Cherepovets).


Junior group

Teacher Olga Gerasimova “For successful preparation of the participants”,

Choreographers Julia Repitsina (piece “Initiative”) and Diana Maximova (piece “Who to be?”)

Senior group

Teachers Olga Poltorak and Evgeny Shevtsov “For successful preparation of the participants”

Choreographers Olesya Aldonina (piece “The Story”) and Tasenko Sergey (piece “the Artifact”)


Representatives of the world’s only Federation of ballet competitions arrived in Yaroslavl for the IFBC Assembly.

On September 17, as part of the program of the All-Russian Competition of Ballet Dancers and Choreographers, the Assembly of the International Federation of Ballet Competitions took place. Representatives of the largest world ballet competitions arrived in Yaroslavl.


The main task of the Federation is to search for new talented performers, to assist in the development of their professional skills and the promotion of young artists among theaters and concert venues. The president of the Federation is Sergey Usanov.


During the meeting of the Assembly topical issues of the development of the Federation were discussed. One of the important topics for discussion was the change in the conditions for accepting new members. Based on the results of the vote, it was decided to establish a trial period of three years for new members of the Federation, the results of which will consider the further approval of candidates. The leaders of major international festivals also expressed initiative in introducing common criteria for participating in festivals, as well as preferences for winners.


2020 is the anniversary year for the International Federation of Ballet Competitions. In this regard, the members discussed the holding of an anniversary gala concert in 2020, at which the winners of major international festivals and competitions will perform. It is planned that the event will take place in the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow. In addition, the participants of the meeting took the initiative to prepare a publication dedicated to the history of the Federation.

For reference:

The International Federation of Ballet Competitions was created in 2005 during the X International Ballet Competition and Contest of Choreographers in Moscow. Then its members were the twelve most significant international ballet competitions in the world.

Currently, the 24 largest world competitions are members of the Federation: the International Ballet Competition in Varna (Bulgaria), the International Ballet Competition and Contest of choreographers in Moscow (Russia), the International Ballet Competition in Jackson (USA), the International Ballet Competition in Helsinki (Finland), International Ballet Competition in Astana (Kazakhstan), International Ballet Competition named after R. Nureev in Budapest (Hungary), Baltic International Ballet Festival in Riga (Latvia), International Ballet Festival TANZOLIMP in Berlin (Germany), Open Russian Ballet Competition “Arabesque” named after Ekaterina Maksimova (Russia), International Competition “Youth America Grand Prix” in New York (USA), International Ballet Competition in Istanbul (Turkey), International Ballet Festival in Bodrum (Turkey), The International Ballet Competition in Spoleto (Italy), The International Ballet Competition in Seoul (South Korea), The International Competition “Young Ballet of the World” in Sochi (Russia), The International Ballet Competition “Grand Prix of Siberia” in Krasnoyarsk (Russia), The International Baltic ballet competition in Riga (Latvia), Sterkh International Ballet Festival in Yakutsk (Russia), Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition in New York (USA), International Ballet Competition in Lausanne (Switzerland), International Dance Competition n.a. Mahmud Esambaev in Grozny (Russia), International Ballet Competition in Nagoya (Japan), International Ballet Competition “Grand Prix of Kiev” (Ukraine), International Ballet Competition in Almaty (Kazakhstan).

Candidates for joining the Federation are the International Ballet Competitions of Singapore, China, and Mongolia.



September, 13, 2019

In Yaroslavl, the ALL-RUSSIAN COMPETITION OF BALLET DANCERS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS in the nomination “modern dance” is being held. The competition is attended by artists of two age groups in the solo and duet categories. The competition will also present a large-scale out-of-competition program dedicated to the Theater Year in Russia. From September 13 to 18, 2019, both venues of the “Millennium” concert and entertainment center in Yaroslavl will host exhibitions and concerts, film screenings and lectures, creative workshops and master classes, as well as business events. For guests of the Competition there will perform dancers of the Bolshoi Theater, Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Theatre, Theater named after Natalya Sats and other dancers from leading theaters of the country. As part of the competition, an exhibition of ballet photography by Alexander Pankov “Dance – So Close and So High” is working..

On September 13 “Millenium” hosted the Grand Opening. The program included the evening of the one-act ballets “Transcription of Color” and “Equus”, performed by the Moscow Ballet Theater.

On September 14, the artists of the Theater named after Natalya Sats will perform ballets of the Russian seasons “Scheherazade”, “Les Sylphides” and “Polovtsian Dances”.

September 16 will present The Gala concert of modern dance with the participation of artists of the Bolshoi Theater, Moscow Art Theater Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko etc.

In addition, lovers of choreography will be able to attend screenings of films dedicated to ballet. September 14 offers “Empire of Ballet” by Dmitry Semibratov, September 15 – famous “Bolshoi” by Valery Todorovsky, September 17 – “After You” by Anna Matison. All films will be shown at the cinema hall of “Millennium”.

This year a rich educational program for contestants and professionals is carried out by honored artists, choreographers, teachers and critics.

Choreographer, teacher, dancer, author of educational programs, Ekaterina Stegniy implements the creative laboratory “Method of group resonant composition”, created on the basis of European programs for studying modern dance techniques. Throughout the competition, laboratory will work with the contents on the process of conscious creating of the movement and its meaning, will get acquainted with the concepts of “solo resonance” and “resonance in a group”.

Elvira Pervova, member of the jury of the Competition, artistic director of the Skrim Dance Theater, will hold a workshop “Contemporary dance”; member of the jury of the Competition, director and choreographer of the “Eccentric Ballet” Sergey Smirnov will tell the participants about the composition at his master class; Pavel Glukhov, an artist of the modern troupe of the Moscow Ballet Theater and the New Ballet Theater, will teach modern choreography techniques.

Researcher, lecturer and dance playwright Katya Ganyushina will give a series of lectures entitled “The Practice of Conceptual Thinking”. Participants will learn how to structure and correctly use the choreographer’s ideas. Dance historian, dance critic, member of the advisory board of the Golden Mask National Theater Award Ekaterina Vasenina will give a lecture “Typology of Russian Performances”, which will analyze the types of contemporary dance performances in Russia for specific examples. Jury member, choreographer, director Alexander Pepelyaev will talk about an interactive video in a dance performance.

The business program of the Competition includes a roundtable “Another Theater” with the participation of experts from the Ballet magazine (September 18 at 14:00) and the Assembly of the International Federation of Ballet Competitions (September 16 at 12:00)

For reference:

The first All-Union competition of ballet dancers and choreographers was held in Moscow in 1965. Over the years, the jury was headed by such famous choreographers and dancers as the Igor Moiseev, Yuri Grigorovich, Peter Gusev, Sofya Golovkina

In 2013, an initiative of the revival of the best traditions of Russian choreography and the All-Russian competition of ballet dancers and choreographers was made by an outstanding figure in modern ballet art Yuri Grigorovich. The founders of the event are the Government of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. Organizer – “ROSCONCERT”