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The IV International Forum "Ballet XXI Century" is completed

The IV International Forum "Ballet XXI Century", dedicated to the 125th anniversary of the birth of Sergei Prokofiev is completed. The final accord of this large-scale cultural event has become the big gala-concert of laureates and winners of the International Ballet Competition "Grand Prix of Siberia". The winners of the contest performed their most vivid dances, which they performed during the competitive display.

"Ballet XXI Century"Tursynbek Nurkaliev, honored worker of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the director of the ballet company of the State Theatre of Opera and Ballet "Astana Opera", "Krasnoyarsk competition is of great importance for the participants, it is the original ticket to the big creative life, and the life of ballet dancer begins at this age. Since the members of the jury - representatives of the ballet companies of different theatres, including foreign, viewing parties, they mark the most liked, that in the future to invite them to your theatre, and it is quite another field - the field of world ballet space. And if we had only talked about international competitions in Moscow or in Sochi, but now there is a similar contest in Krasnoyarsk. Which is good, because the talent is everywhere, they just need time to notice. "

Vyacheslav Gordeyev, people's artist of the USSR, artistic director of the Moscow regional state theatre "Russian Ballet": "I was glad to be back in Krasnoyarsk, the competition" Grand Prix of Siberia "- is one of the main events of ballet, which gathered here the best and most worthy. I third time visit the Krasnoyarsk competition, and I really like the atmosphere that prevails at the time of the contest. I see the great interest not only to participants, but, best of all, the public who came to the views of the stages".

Sergey Usanov, honored worker of Russia, the General director of the International Federation of Ballet Competitions, Executive Secretary of the jury: "Krasnoyarsk Forum – the 15th among the international ballet competitions in 2016. Before that inspections of artists took place in Japan, Korea, the US and Kazakhstan. I see the contestants who have participated this year in particular competition and now came to Krasnoyarsk. Contests, of course, everyone is different and each has its own nuances. Krasnoyarsk level of competition is very decent".

Remember, that in this year the IV International Forum "Ballet XXI Century" dedicated to the 125th anniversary of Sergei Prokofiev. This large-scale event was supported by the Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Culture of the Krasnoyarsk territory, Krasnoyarsk City Administration, the International Federation of Ballet Competitions, under the patronage of the Governor of the Krasnoyarsk territory.

The central event of the Forum has become the International Ballet Competition "Grand Prix of Siberia", which was attended by about 40 dancers from Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Ukraine. Skill contestants were evaluated masters of domestic and foreign ballet choreographer headed the jury, ex-director of the Paris Opera Ballet Brigitte Lefevre (France).

The winners of the contest in the younger group became among women: Anastasia Belonogova (Krasnoyarsk, Russia) - I prize, Anastasia Platonova (Yakutsk, Russia) - II prize, III prize was shared by Elizabeth Martynova (Ufa, Russia) and Anastasia Shevtsova (Krasnoyarsk, Russia). The young men places were distributed as follows: I prize was shared - Denis Zakharov (Moscow, Russia) and Mark Chino (Moscow, Russia), II prize jury didn't award, and the prize went to Federico III Tosello (Italy).

In the senior group prizes were distributed as follows: the girls I won the award Terada Midori (Japan), II prize - Elena Svinko (Krasnoyarsk, Russia), III award - Catherine Baybaeva (Yoshkar-Ola, Russia). The young men I award was shared Okawa Koya (Japan) and Yuri Kudryavtsev (Krasnoyarsk, Russia), Serik Nakyspekova (Kazakhstan) and Dmitry Dyachkov (Krasnoyarsk, Russia) and III award is also divided between the two men - Marat Sydykov (Kyrgyzstan) and Farukh Sadyrkulov (Kyrgyzstan).

Diplomas awarded by competition: the younger group - Marinaite Conte (Italy), Anna Salenkova (Russia, Krasnoyarsk), Nadezhda Vagal (Russia, Krasnoyarsk), Franciska Hassemer (Germany), Katya Kutting (Germany); in senior - George Bolsunovsky (Russia, Krasnoyarsk), Victor Tomasek (Ukraine), Sergey Krylov (Russia, Saint-Petersburg).

Special prizes awarded: Anastasia Belonogova (Krasnoyarsk, Russia) and Elena Svinko (Krasnoyarsk, Russia) - prize of the Mayor of Krasnoyarsk, Yury Kudryavtsev (Krasnoyarsk, Russia) - prize of the governor "For virtuosity" of the Krasnoyarsk Territory Alexander Mogilev (Moscow, Russia) - diploma "for the best choreography" for the room to the music of Prokofiev's "Purity", a diploma "for successful preparation of participants" honoured artist of Russia Olga Akinfeeva (Krasnoyarsk, Russia) - in the younger group and people's artist of Russia Alexander Kuimov (Krasnoyarsk, Russia ) - in the older group.

The forum also held the performances and documentary about Prokofiev, readings, workshops, scientific workshop and the teleconference with France, with the participation of guests of the forum.

Photo by Andrey Minaev.