WONDERS OF CHOREOGRAPHIC ART: THE ALEXANDRINSKY THEATER STAGE BECAME A PLATFORM FOR THE CREATIVE SYNTHESIS OF RUSSIA AND AFRICA
The Russia-Africa Summit, held in St. Petersburg on July 27 and 28, was a productive and informative conversation. It was followed by the III Global Values Summer Festival of the Innopraktika School. This festival created a unique and meaningful humanitarian basis for the dialog between Russia and 25 African countries.
During two evenings, on July 28 and 29, graduates of the Innopraktika School and students of the Boris Eifman Dance Academy presented on the stage of the Alexandrinsky Theatre contemporary choreographic works filled with a reverent understanding of the challenges that the world presents to modern people. They included "Shaka-daka-dam" by Balazs Baranyai, "About Love" by Sofya Gaydukova, "Skin" by Victoria Archaya and many other choreographic works that resulted from the three-week Choreography Session of the Innopraktika School at the Dance Academy. The festival's productions inspired the audience and left a strong impression on the residents and guests of the northern capital.
The Choreography Session of the Innopraktika School, which concluded with the Global Values Festival, received applications from 50 countries worldwide, including 17 African countries. After a thorough selection process, 16 dancers and choreographers from 13 different countries were chosen to attend a three-week training program at the Boris Eifman Dance Academy. Six participants came from Nigeria, Mozambique, Burkina Faso, Uganda, and Senegal.
In the second part of the festival's gala concerts, the audience was captivated by the premiere of the ballet "MY JERUSALEM," choreographed by Boris Eifman, inspired by his visit to the Eternal City. The production is imbued with humanistic ideas and universal values, with the hope that someday humanity will be able to overcome inter-confessional contradictions and reach a common beginning for all people on the planet. Boris Eifman expressed confidence that creative synthesis can produce unique works of art.
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