Finals of Meteorite Dance Festival at SUSU: “We Unite People Fascinated by Dancing”

November 5th through 11th South Ural State University became a venue for a big-scale dance project — contemporary choreography Meteorite Dance Festival.

This festival is being held at SUSU for the fifth time already, and every year the project attracts participants not only from different cities of Russia, but also from other countries. Today it unites such countries as Italy, France, Germany, Norway, Israel, Great Britain, Poland, the USA, the Netherlands, Ukraine, and Russia. Deep Vision Dance Theatre of the SUSU Recreation Centre and its mastermind Ekaterina Galanova acted as the organisers of the international dance project.

“Initially we wanted to create an educational project aiming at improving the skills of dancers of our region and beyond it. Today we invite professional choreographers from different corners of the world, who within several days intensively work with the festival participants in the format of master classes. This year the Meteorite Dance Festival has welcomed participants from Saint Petersburg, Tyumen, Irkutsk, Yekaterinburg, and other cities. Those are really talented people, who are fascinated by dancing and eager to learn something new,” shares Director of the international contemporary choreography Meteorite Dance Festival, and Head of Deep Vision Dance Theatre Ekaterina Galanova.

Among the invited coaches were Erika Silgoner (Italy), Adi Salant (Israel), Sasha Shadid (Great Britain), Vasilii Kozar (Ukraine), and Denis Borodinskii (Russia). November 5th through November 9th the choreographers held master classes on hip-hop choreography, contemporary dance, gaga dance, improvisation dance, etc. for children and adults. And already on November 10th a contest was held where the participants performed under categories Baby Show (for those aged 7 and younger), Pop Dance, Contemporary Dance, and Street Dance. On November 11th a gala show was held at the SUSU Activity Hall where the best contest numbers were performed and the festival closing ceremony was held.

In this anniversary Meteorite Dance Festival special prizes were awarded to the participants. The winners received not only certificates and gifts from the project partners, but also were awarded grants for the festival participation in 2019. Moreover, another special gift were grants for Mediterraneo Dance Festival, which is annually held in Italy. Next year new surprises will be waiting for the 2018 winners and grant-holders, as well as for new participants. Today Meteorite Dance Festival is a big-scale international project that discovers new talents and unites those fascinated by dancing.

Viktoria Matveichuk; photo by: Oleg Igoshin
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