18 April 2013, Thursday, 10:02

Nureev Festival is opened by young dancers in Ufa

author: Olga Murtazina

In Ufa the XIX International Festival of Ballet Art by the name of Rudolf Nureev was opened by traditional laying of flowers to the bas-relief of the dancer on the facade of the Bashkir Opera and Ballet Theatre. Also on the threshold of the main event two exhibitions were opened: organizers made an exposition from works of Ufa artists devoted to Rudolf Nureev in the "Hermitage" hall. In the Greek hall a photo-exhibition about ballet by Ufa photographer Oleg Menkov and choreographer Rinat Abushahmanov was presented.

The first festival evening featured the pupils of choreographic college. Young dancers made a performance together with stars of the Ufa ballet.

The Ballet Art Festival will proceed within a week; actors of leading theatres of Russia, Germany, China, dancing groups from Italy, winners of prestigious ballet competitions will take part in it.