Are the contestants, non-competing partners, their accompanists, choreographers and their performers get provided with accommodation and meals?

Yes. Contestants, non-competing partners, choreographers, their performers and accompanists are provided by the hotel accommodation and 3-times meals by the Competition Board during the actual time of their competing and within two days after they finish their competing.

The Competition Board does not pay for the travel expenses.

The Competition Board does not pay the accommodation and meals for the teachers. Parents and accompanying persons. 

What should be done if one of the partners of a duet belongs to another age divisions?

Traditionally in that case the program of Senior group should be performed. The other variant is that at the I Round both partners perform “solo” program of their age division. For example – if the girl is junior, and the boy – senior (or vise versa), they should perform at the I Round- the girl  - a variation and a character dance, the boy – two variations. At the II and III Round the general duo program is performed – two classical pas de deux and modern dance (can be performed either solo or duo).

In what hotel will the participants live?

Hotel Izmailovo Vega  - former country seat of the House of Romanov  nearby the Izmailovsky Kremlin  

The site of the hotel: http://hotel-vega.ru/

How do we pay the entry fee?

On your arrival, during the registration at the theatre, only in rubles.

How do I get from the hotel to the Bolshoi Theatre?

Route from Hotel “Izmailovo Vega” to metro station “Partizanskaya”

From Partizanskaya metro station follow the dark-blue line “Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya” to station “Ploschad Revolutsii” (follow the sign  - “entrance to the Bolshoi Theatre”).

When is the application deadline?

31 March  2013.

When will the confirmation letter be send?

By 20 April 2013.

What are the photo specs?


What is understood by the term “modern dance”?

Modern dance is an open category enables the dancer to reveal his talents and skills beyond the frames of classical dance.

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