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12 October 2014 y.

Gala concert of the APFestival special project "Young Ballet of Asia and the Pacific Ocean" took place in the Krasnoyarsk Music Theatre

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Within the framework of the IV Krasnoyarsk International Music Festival of the Asia-Pacific region in Krasnoyarsk on June, 28 ascending ballet stars from different countries of the Asia-Pacific region performed. This special project "Young Ballet of Asia and the Pacific Ocean" has already become a tradition of the International Cultural Forum in Krasnoyarsk. It was first held in 2012 at the III APFestival and was very well welcomed by the Krasnoyarsk public.
At the gala concert of the project "Young Ballet of Asia and the Pacific Ocean" there danced students of choreographic colleges and young soloists from Japan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Buryatia, Perm and Krasnoyarsk. This year gifted dancers, winners of prestigious international competitions are involved to participate in the project.
There were special guests of the festival participating in the concert: a prize winner of Mikhail Baryshnikov Award  "The Best Dancer", the artistic director of the Buryat State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre Morihiro Iwata (Japan) and an owner of Grand Prix of the International Competition "Young Ballet of the World" (2012), a soloist of the State Academic Mariinsky Theatre David Zaleev (St. Petersburg). The guest of honor of the concert was the chief editor of the magazine "Ballet" Valeria Uralskaya.
"This concert is a great event for which the celebrities have refused to participate in other high-level projects and arrived in Krasnoyarsk. Today its main idea has been implemented - the possibility of creative communication of young talents and dance masters. This is a show, a performance in a positive meaning of this word, "- said the artistic director of the project Honoured Artist of Russia, People's Artist of the Republic of Bashkortostan, the principal of the Krasnoyarsk State Choreographic College Arkady Zinov.
The concert programme included popular fragments from classical ballets, contemporary choreography and pilot projects. For example, soloists of the “Dance World made in Takane” (Japan) Yuji Narita, Shunsuke Shimizu surprised the audience with a number in hip-hop style to the music by F. Chopin.
"We have prepared an interesting combination of numbers, from carefully kept samples of classical ballet to provocative modernity, hip-hop and break. Our public is now ready to take it, "- said Arkady Zinov.