2018 Star of Canaan Dance International Ballet Competition

(c) Stephanie Ma

(c) Stephanie Ma

Another competition happening this summer is the Star of Canaan Dance International Ballet Competition (SCDIBC). To be held at the Y-Theater, Chai Wan with an opening ceremony on the 30th of July, and a closing ceremony on the 2nd of August.

The opening ceremony will showcase an inspiring performance by Sora Teramoto, from the USA, and a ballet performance accompanied by a live Chinese orchestra. Whereas the closing ceremony will be showing an outstanding competitors’ performance, Grand Defile performance by all competitors, and guest appearances of principal dancers of Arts Ballet Theatre Florida.

The said competition aims to discover future world-class dancers and at the same time nurturing them into the best they can be. Aiming to provide young dancers in Asia with opportunities of high-quality dance education and international exposure and promoting appreciation towards dance.

The stage will be filled with dancers from different nations showcasing their skills in both ballet and contemporary dance. Not only does the competition inspire young dancers to challenge themselves in attaining higher technical levels and to perform with artistry and confidence, it also provides valuable opportunities for them to gain international exposure and train under renowned masters of ballet.

Adjudicating will be representatives of various prestigious institutions, like The Royal Ballet School and Je Monte Sur Scène. This, and a list of schools offering scholarships like the Houston Ballet,  Arts Ballet Theatre Florida is just one of the many things to be looking forward to.

(c) Stephanie Ma

(c) Stephanie Ma

Master classes will be conducted by remarkable ballet masters from all over the world, like Andrei Vassiliev, currently artistic director and founder of Vassiliev Academy of Classical Ballet and Ms Harriet Chung,  who has been nominated best actress in the 2015 Heckers award.

Ballet competitions like such are not only to be appreciated by competing dancers alone, instead, this could serve as a great inspiration for young dancers aspiring to enter the professional field of ballet, and of course a support for dance scene and budding dancers.

Show your support, and come to see the competition! For ticket information, check it out, here and for any further inquiries or help, contact registration@canaandance.com with regards to SDCIBC, and info@canaandance.com for inquiries.