I don’t need people who want to dance, I need people who can’t not to dance. - George Balanchin
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Time flies: not so long ago we were celebrating the New Year’s Eve, congratulated each other with Victory day, and here we go- an official summer has come- welcome June! A wonderful holiday of childhood and children opens this warmest period of the year- on June 1 we celebrate the International Children’s Day. First of all we would like to congratulate parents because due to them our childhood is so splendid. And in every age we feel like small children as soon as our parents are still alive! Children, value your parents, they are the center of your universe! And we wish you, grown-ups, to awake at least for 1 day that small child who lives inside each of you and have fun with your children!
In this video newspaper’s issue we would like to share with you fragments from Dance Workshop AVE BOHEMIA. We remind you that the International Dance Workshop in Prague AVE BOHEMIA SUMMER takes place July 13 to 25 in Prague.
May was full of dancing contests. And of course to evaluate talent, to choose the best performers in their genres, organizers try to invite into the jury the best maestros and teachers in one’s genre.
Due to this fact, Victoria and Jevgenij Vrublevskij were invited to the jury of 2 contests. The first one- choreographic contest Gradecka Odetta took place in Hradec Kralove. Straight away it would be appropriate to mention a high organizational level of the festival. The total number of participants were about 600 who were showing their talent in modern and classical dance. The contest lasted 2 days and took place on a stage of Philharmonic Hall. Participants from different cities in the Czech Republic and Slovakia were presented during the contest. A special emphasis I would like to pay to diversity of shows presented, brilliance and virtuosity of participants. It was that unique occasion when all those can’t imagine their lives without dancing got together in 1 place!
The second contest visited only Jevgenij Vrublevskij. This time the contest was held in Germany. The contest’s name is ‘New wave’ organized by VIRA (Verein zur Integration von russlanddeutschen Aussiedlern e.V. Tanzschule Let´s Dance, Altenkirchen ). The contest’s heart was Victor Scherf and his love to art. He put his heart and investment into this contest and the result was really stunning. About 1000 people participated in the contest and showed their love to dance art in different styles and genres. Ballettschule Bonn International and Tanzschule „Let’s Dance” won the main prizes. The jury distinguished these 2 schools and their technical presentation of performances, sincerity of emotions and feelings of acting skills. The whole contest was held on a very high organizational level which pleased Jevgenij.
Ladies and gentlemen! We provide you with useful information. Summer in Prague: International Contemporary Dance Workshop in Prague ICDW Dates: 13. 7 to 18 7th 2015 More information:http://icdw-prague.com/cs
With beginning of summer many cultural life lovers plan their free time long, long time beforehand so that they can visit as many festivals as possible. And there’s a lot to choose from in June! Let’s start from a traditional festival in the Czech Republic and many other countries- Prague Museum Night 2015!This year’s night will be held from June 13th to 14th.As usual museums will stay open from 7 pm, as usual public transport will work longer and as usual a vexing question- where should I go?
A big festival combining theater and dance takes place every year in Prague from the end of May till the end of June- Tanec Praha. The festival go back in 1989 году when few performances were shown in Municipal house and most visitors were tourists. Today the festival is well-known in Europe and far outside of it!
Maya Mikhaylovna Plisetskaya A great loss not only for world of art happened on May 2nd-Maya Mikhaylovna Plisetskaya died at the age of 89. Ballet and dance in Plisetkies-Messerer refered to every member of the family- all 11 aunts and uncles related to this art.
Maya herself did all possible to continue the family tradition- even during the World War II she runs away from exile in Sverdlovsk and goes to Moscow where she graduates from Moscow choreographic college. Right after this is she joins the Bolshoi Ballet company. In 1948 she becomes the leading soloist instead of Galina Ulanova. Then she conquers not only theater stages, but goes into cinema where Maya performs the same brilliantly. Maya stopped dancing only at the age of 65 but still was informed in staging, cooperated with a theater in Madrid, and her 70th birthday she commemorated with a “Ave Maya”( choreography by Moris Bejart).
Maya used to say: «Even nowadays I’m still sure that just with technology you can’t conquer the world. Today as well as in 150 years’ time or 200 years, only dance can touch a sole as it always has been, only dance can make you feel distressed for somebody or something, cause a tear, goose-pimples to appear..», and that was the way she lived her life through, winning the people’s hearts!