Schedule 2017

Date

Time

Event

Location

June 10

Saturday

All day

Arrival of participants, jury, guests

Hotel

12.00-18.00

Registration for participants from Moscow

Rosconcert

19.00 – 22.00

Orchestral rehearsal of the Opening Gala

Historic Stage

 

June 11

Sunday

9.00 – 11.00

Check in

Atrium of the Bolshoi Theatre

11.00

Draw

12.00

Press conference

10:00

Rehearsal of the Opening Ceremony and Gala

Historic Stage

14.00 – 22.00

Rehearsals - Round I

New Stage

19.00

The Opening Ceremony. Suites from Yuri Grigorovich Ballets

Historic Stage

 

June 12

Monday

11.00 – 14.30

Round I (Juniors)

New Stage

15.00 – 18.00

Rehearsals – Round I

19.00 – 22.00

Round I (Seniors)

22.00 – 23.30

Rehearsals – Round I

June 13

Tuesday

 

11.00 – 14.30

Round I (Juniors)

New Stage

15.00- 18.00

Rehearsals - Round I

19.00 – 22.00

Round I (Seniors)

23.00

Announcement of results -  Round I

June 14

Wednesday

10.00 – 18.30

Rehearsals of Round II and Contest of choreographers

New Stage

June 15

Thursday

11.00 – 14.30

Round II (Juniors)

New Stage

15.00- 18.00

Rehearsals - Round II

19.00 – 22.00

Round II (Seniors)

22.00 – 23.30

Rehearsals - Round II

June 16

Friday

11.00 – 14.30

Round II (Juniors)

New Stage

15.00- 18.00

Rehearsals - Round II

19.00 – 22.00

Round II (Seniors)

23.00

Announcement of results  - Round II

 

June 17

Saturday

11.00 – 14.30

Contest of choreographers

New Stage

15:00 – 18:00

Rehearsals of Contest of choreographers

19:00 – 22:00

Contest of choreographers

23:00

Announcement of results  - Contest of choreographers

10.00 – 14.00

Orchestral rehearsals – Round III

Upper Stage

14:00 – 22:00

Rehearsals Round III

 

June 18

Sunday

10.00 – 14.00

Orchestral rehearsals – Round III  (Seniors)

Upper Stage

14:30 – 19:00

Rehearsals –Round III (Juniors)

19.00 – 22.00

Orchestral rehearsals – Round III (Seniors)

June 19

Monday

9.00 – 11.00

Rehearsals –Round III (Juniors)

Historic Stage

11.30 – 13.30

Orchestral rehearsals – Round III

14.00 – 16.00

Round III (Juniors)

19.00 – 22.00

Round III (Seniors)

23.30

Announcement of results of the competition

June 20

Tuesday

11.00 – 14.00

Rehearsal of the Award Ceremony and Winners’ Gala

Historic Stage

16.00

Press conference

Atrium

18.00-18.45

Award Ceremony

Historic Stage

19:00

Winners Gala

In this competition I saw a lot of talented young people, many amazing surprises... featuring himself, his work, each participant thus represented his country, the level of its culture. We all were interested to see what is happening in the world in the field of dance, what's new and significant.

Arnold Haskell, UK

The alarming tendency is that the contestants very often change the chorographical “texts”. This arises a strongest protest in me – I do not want to see the well-known choreography of a ballet masterpiece to be filled up with various “additions” which destroy its style and logic…Distortion of choreographer’s original texts is caused by the technical difficulties which make it hard to perform for the contestants. Then they make a “light version”. The situation is very irritating and requires certain amendments in the competition Regulations.

Charles Jude, France

... This is a great event and I am confident that even the performance on the most famous stages in the world will be a precious memory for all who participate in the competition, regardless of whether they will be among the first or not.

Arnold Haskell, UK

And what I would consider to be the most important – the Competition allows us to see that it is the individual style that is most valued in art

Alicia Alonso, Cuba

Since the very first competition in 1969 many things have changed. And if at that time the difference between the countries with long-standing traditions of classical dance and the counties which did not have any was very big, in the following years this gap has faded away. The popularity of ballet has grown up all around the world. And all the better, as I think it has become difficult to demonstrate you mastery, skills, - the professional requirements have been leveled up!

Olga Lepeshinskaya, USSR

Our Competition, giving a very difficult program, thus stimulates the progress of ballet.

Yuri Grigorovich, Russia
To affirm the basis of classical dance, constantly renewing it, enriching it with new lexis, new themes, new genres – that is what our common task is, that is what should reveal itself most brightly at the Competition.
Igor Moiseev, USSR
To success at the competition you need to have a great deal of personality, the strength… You need to be able to show that you love ballet and to perform even better than you actually can.
Loipa Araujo, Cuba
Ballet is not a sport, the combination of ballet movements should be expressive, meaningful, magical. Bazil and Jose should have the same brilliant technique, but by no means – the same expression.
Ben Stevenson, USA
At the International competition in Moscow I have seen a lot of what is really interesting, which I woul never see anywhere else. I love the art of classical dance and will never lay its precious heritage aside. But every time the epoch brings out something fresh, new. And you do not have to make the choice of “either…or” in art. That is fine which is perfect. This is life itself.
Agnes De Mille, USA
Organizers