DANCE OPEN MASTER CLASSES: HERE COMES THE TIME OF CHANGES
Shine of spotlights, standing ovation, audience in admiration… That looks smart, but professional artists know in details what lays behind. Exhausting hours of training in rehearsal room — that’s inevitable if you want to demonstrate effortlessness at the stage. The road to perfection is always decorated with pain and fatigue, failure and disappointment. One has to stay straight and not to sink in desperation. It is crucial yet difficult — to keep the hope and faith on this way. Everyone is familiar with that feeling: the temptation to give everything up is overwhelmimg but some mysterious power forces you to keep going. To keep striving for excellence. Day by day. Step by step.
The power of habit is a great thing. It becomes fundamental. That’s why it is important to learn from the best teachers, especially at the beginning of the career; to watch them, to try to adopt their skills. To rediscover one’s abilities, to believe in oneself, and to be amazed by the progress.
Dance Open master classes set a high standard that young dancers may try to achieve all their life. That is why Dance Open tutors are unique, one-of-a-kind, the best in the field. They represent the idea of the continuity of profession by their strictness and exigence as well as their kindness and delicacy. These experts not only have perfect dancing skills but also can discover the talent in every student. Young dancers just need to encourage themselves to keep working for the sake of the ballet. Or even — the Ballet. Day by day. Step by step.
One of the distinctive features of the Dance Open is its educational programme. For over 10 years the Festival has been giving young dancers a unique chance to participate in master classes held by the leading teachers from the Vaganova Academy and then perform at the Gala and show their skills and abilities. At this Gala ballet professionals and admirers can figure out who of those “small birds” would grow up into “swans” and who of them would be a reason for the world theatres to fight for.
Anna Gordeeva, Novoe vremya