The Gala Concert of the International Baltic Ballet Competition will take place on June 29th
The Gala Concert and Award Ceremony of the 6th International Baltic Ballet Competition will take place in the Great Hall of the Latvian National Opera on June 29th. Alongside the competition winners, special guests will take the stage - Berlin State Ballet soloist and laureate of numerous international competitions Evelīna Godunova, Berlin State Ballet soloist Dinu Tamazlacaru, and former winners of the International Baltic Ballet Competition, Lisa Pavlova and Mihael Belilov.
In June, the Sixth International Baltic Ballet Competition takes place in Riga. From June 25th to 29th, sixty dancers from twenty countries will gather in Riga. Spectators are invited to attend the competition rounds at the Dailes Theatre on June 26th and 27th and enjoy the festive Gala Concert at the Latvian National Opera on June 29th. The motto of the International Baltic Ballet Competition, “Everything is possible… and you can!” encourages participants to demonstrate their talent and mastery and achieve excellence.
The competition will feature sixty students from professional classical ballet schools and classical ballet dancers in three age groups (12-14 years, 15-18 years, 19-26 years). They represent countries such as Japan, Poland, Lithuania, Estonia, Australia, England, the United States, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Georgia, Germany, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Latvia, and others.
The International Baltic Ballet Competition has been held since 2013 and its growing significance is demonstrated by the participants’ interest from around the world and its membership in the International Ballet Competitions Federation. The competition has several equally important objectives: discovering new talent, developing education in the field of choreography, preserving the traditions of classical ballet, improving pedagogical activities, as well as promoting international creative collaboration and cultural exchange.