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29 June 2012 y.

Young Ballet of Asia won the audience of Krasnoyarsk

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On June, 29 at the Krasnoyarsk Musical Theater the Gala concert Young Ballet of Asia within the III Krasnoyarsk International Music Festival of Asian-Pacific region took place. A soloist of the State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, Grand Prix and Baryshnikov Prize holder (Best Dancer of the Competition) Morihiro Iwata participate in the concert as a special guest of the festival. The chief editor of the magazine "Ballet" Valery Uralskaya, famous soloists of the Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet House, People's Artists of Russia Natalia Chekhov and Vasilii Polushin were introduces as Guests of honor.

That evening on the same stage there met students and trainees of choreographic colleges of Krasnoyarsk, Perm, Buryatia, young talents from Japan, Buryatia, Korean, Russia and world stars of ballet.
The programme of the concert included classic numbers, such as Chinese dance from the ballet Nutcracker by P.Tchaikovsky, March for a ballet dancer and orchestra by Strauss, Ostap’s variation from the ballet Taras Bulba by F.Nikolaevsky, and others. There were also numbers, created in the modern plastic style and performed by soloists of the Russian Chamber Ballet “Moskva” Theatre (Moscow), a winner of international competitions Sayaka Takudo (Japan), a participant of international competitions Michael Kirshin (Moscow), the Grand Prix holders of the Mikhailovsky Theatre Marina Volkova and Yuri Kudryavtsev. Goldfish and Thirst for Life staged by the participants Morihiro Iwata and students of the Krasnoyarsk Choreographic College Olga Akinfeeva and Yulia Okulova were the greatest success.
Some numbers of the concert brightly expressed the very essence of the festival, because they united representatives of different cultures. For example, Pas de deux from the ballet Flames of Paris. This is the result of collaboration of People’s Artists Natalia Chekhovskaya and Vasiliy Polushin, and their famous students Sayaka Takudo and Michael Kirshin.
Grand Pas from the ballet "Don Quixote" performed by a laureate of international competitions Jan Gayon and a soloist of Mariinsky Theater, the Grand Prix holder of International competitions Kim Kimin from Korea, as well as students of the Krasnoyarsk Choreographic College completed the Gala-concert.
The dance festival in the Krasnoyarsk Musical Theater became a priceless gift to admirers of Terpsichore, and one of the most spectacular events of the festival.