International ballet competition and contest of choreographers takes place at the Bolshoi Theatre

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On the February, 14 the first meeting of the Organizing Committee of XIII International ballet competition and contest of choreographers took place at the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia. Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets together with choreographer and president of the Jury panel Yuri Grigorovich co-chaired the meeting.

“Moscow Ballet Competition has always been worldwide famous, – Yuri Grigorovich says in an interview to TASS, – contestants, guest and ballet professionals from around the globe used to come to the Bolshoi during the competition. And each new meeting marked a new step in the development of ballet art thus, if you will, determining in a certain way the world tradition of the Art of Dance.

This year’s competition is expecting to welcome over 200 contestants from 15 countries. The Jury panel will present the world leaders of ballet art, stars of Russian and world ballet, artistic directors of top ballet companies and theatres from the USA, the UK, Japan, China, Austria, Italy etc. Media-center, meetings, master-classes, exhibitions are functioning during the competition.