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02.06.2012 The Governorate Ballet School celebrated its anniversary on the International Childrens Day. June

On the 1st of June on stage of Concert and Exhibition Centre “Gubernsky” there was the final concern of the Second Charity Project called “Children for Children” dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the college “The Governorate Ballet School” and the International Children’s Day.

More than a thousand people, among them 800 children from boarding schools and foster homes of Kostroma region, were invited for the celebration.

A large-scale performance consisting of two parts - ballet “Romeo and Juliette” and “Dances of the Nations of the World” – introduced the great tragedy and the variety of national images to the young audience.

Maxim Vasilyev, ex leading soloist of the Kremlin Ballet and now a choreographer, was invited from Austria to restore the immortal ballet “Romeo and Juliette”. It was he who staged the well known tragedy for the graduates of “The Governorate Ballet School” in 2007 as a graduation performance. Alexandr Abritalin, ex-soloist of Saint Petersburg Academic Theatre of Modern Choreography named after B. Eifman and the Theatre of Opera and Operetta of the city of Krakov, became the coach of the current version of “Romeo and Juliette”.

The artists managed to convey all the details and the peculiarities of their characters. The opposition of Mercutio (Ivan Tsarenko) and Tybalt (Dmitry Komlev) struck the audience with its expressiveness combined with harmony and flawlessly performed dance techniques. Romeo (Yury Vybornov) and Juliette (Lubava Poliushkina) danced the difficult solo parts and classical duets so gracefully and accurately that they made the audience forget that they were watching the performance of folk dance artists.

The second part of the concert included the works of Irina and Aleksei Rubtsov, the stage folk dancing teachers, the graduates of the years 2007 and 2010 as well as the students of the 1st and the 4th years of “The Governorate Ballet School”.

The 15 choreographic compositions portrayed 15 different nationalities! Many turns have already become a visit card of “The Governorate ballet School”, for example bright “Spanish Dance”, “Tanets Yamshikov”, “Chinese Dance” and “Aragon Hunt”. In the folk part of the show one could also see the premier turns of “Estonian Dance”, “Barynia”, “Polzunets”, a virtuosic Ukrainian men’s dance, “Bashkir Dance”, “Seven Girls”, a turn that impressed by its reserved and dignified manner of performance, and a mesmerizing turn called “Severny”. It must be noted that a mixed team of artists danced all the compositions, which has become a good tradition helping to promote the values of continuity of the generations of artists and motivating the college students to acquire professional experience from the graduates.

As a final chord of the evening there was an amazing performance of the youngest dancers, the students of the Children’s School of Choreography affiliated to the Russian National Ballet “Kostroma”. They danced to congratulate the audience with the international holiday and to celebrate the first anniversary of “The Governorate Ballet School”, its ten years of educational and teaching activities.

The main target of the dance school "The Governorate Ballet School is to train young, strong and skilled generations of dancers for The Russian National Ballet Kostroma by combining traditional and experimental educational methods, by instilling patriotism and awakening the feeling of love towards Russian history and culture.



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