The ballet soloist of the Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatre Mana Kuvabara took 2nd place at the International Ballet Competition, which took place in the Estonian capital, Tallinn, from 21 till 26 March.
She performed variations from the ballets Don Quixote, Le Corsaire, Esmeralda and The Wayward Daughter, as well as the contemporary choreographic sketch "Envy" staged by Olesya Aldonina.
About 100 dancers from 30 countries competed for the awards, including Japan, Switzerland, the USA, Lithuania, Armenia, Finland, Spain, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, Estonia and others. A professional international jury was chaired by the director of the Tallinn Ballet School, Kaye Kyrb.
“I’m very happy about my victory! I worked hard, rehearsed much to get this award. Participation in the competition is for me not only a contest, it is also taking part in master classes, exchange of experience and communication with those who like ballet as well as me. It was very interesting to watch other artists perform, to learn about their theatre and ballet schools”, says Mana Kuvabara. - “When you dance in a performance, you gradually open yourself to viewers. However, at the competition you introduce a short piece to the jury, and in a short time you need to show all your skills - purity and technique of performance, emotions. I'm glad I did it. This victory gave me more confidence, I feel that I have become stronger”.
Tallinn International Ballet Competition is held every second year since 2014. It was organized by the non-profit association DX ART and the Tallinn Ballet School.