The International Ballet Competition - Varna

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Country and Region BulgariaVarna
Type of Festival Dance
Location of Festival Varna, Varna, Bulgaria
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The International Ballet Competition - Varna
Foundation International Ballet Competition Varna
Serdica Street 6, 1st floor
1000 Sofia
Phone: (359) 2-988-3377
Fax: (359) 2-986-1901

Festival Description

The International Ballet Competition - Varna was established in 1964. Its first edition was held in July at the Open-Air Theatre in the biggest sea resort of Bulgaria. It is the first professional international ballet competition in the world. Highly popular is the definition of the French press that “any dancer awarded in Varna has already a guaranteed prosperity in professional ballet. Even those not awarded, on their return from Varna, are already considerably more popular in their own countries”. During the Competition concomitant events are also being held, among which the traditional International Summer Ballet Academy with classes in classical ballet, contemporary techniques and jazz. World famous pedagogues from France, Great Britain, Russia, Denmark, the USA, Holland, etc. are being invited to teach.

Festival Dates July 15 - 30, 2012
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