Tallinn Ballet Gala Junior'23
It will be for the 7th time that the concert tour Tallinn Ballet Gala Junior takes place, with the participation of more than 50 ballet dancers from 8 countries of the world. Artistic director Kaie Kõrb.
Feel the atmosphere of the concert
This year there will be three concerts, in Tallinn, Haapsalu and Kuressaare!
Tallinn Ballet Gala Junior is the highlight of an annual summer ballet intensive course called Tallinn International Ballet Masterclasses which is held in Tallinn from 2017 by a non-profit organisation DX ART.

Ballet school students and young professional dancers from various countries will perform there. Staging and rehearsals take more than 3 weeks in July 2023 and the final contents of the concert depends on the real number and level of participants. Rehearsals are held under the supervision of ballet teachers and choreographers Kaie Kõrb, Dmitri Harchenko, Marina Kesler, Viesturs Jansons, Helen Veidebaum and also guest choreographers Amalia Mîndruţiu (Romania) and Sasha Evtimova (North Macedonia).

2023's Special
This year's gala's specific feature is that two choreographers are in charge of its preparation. The first part is mostly canonic while the second one is based on Marina Kesler's original choreography.

Concert programme
Cast may differ in different cities
Part I
Best selections from the ballet 'Raymonda'
Tentative duration 1 h 15 min
In the first part there will be presented a composition consisting of best selections from Alexander Glazunov's 'Raymonda' in Marius Petipa's canonic choreography as well as in Dmitri Harchenko's original staging.
Part II
'Cinderella' in original choreography
Tentative duration 40-50 min
In the second part a new choreography will be presented, it is based on Sergei Prokofiev's 'Cinderella'. Choreographer Marina Kesler.

In the end of the second part in Haapsalu Cultural Centre there will be an awarding ceremony for the masterclasses participants, duration 15 min
Professional ballet dancers
Like in previous years professional guest ballet soloists from the Estonian National Ballet are also expected to perform.
Choreographers talk
Kaie Kõrb
Artistic Director
World of ballet is full of magical beauty and enchanting. I am very happy and proud that I am granted the opportunity to teach children how to dance ballet and to share my skills and experience with them. I believe that ballet makes this world a brighter place!
Dmitri Harchenko
'This year we made our choice for the top of the oeuvre of Marius Petipa - Alexander Glazunov's 'Raymonda' which was staged for the first time in 1898. One can treat this ballet plotline in a different way but its music and choreography has always been intimate to me. And it was the very ballet in which I first came on the stage of the Estonian National Opera being a second grade student of Tallinn Ballet School. That is why this ballet is very special to me. Definitely, we will use the most known selections of 'Raymonda' but the final composition will be ready after we meet the masterclasses participants and start to rehearse
Marina Kesler
'Cinderella' is one of the most loved fairy tales, Sergei Prokofiev's ballet under the same title is the most famous one. It is Marina Kesler's new choreography which is adapted for the masterclasses' participants. Like Fairy gives Cinderella an opportunity to go to the ball which used to be inaccessible, samely a choreographer gives a chance to young dancers to demonstrate their talents on the professional stage'
27.07 (Thu) 19:00
Russian Theatre of Estonia
Address: Vabaduse väljak 5, Tallinn
€ 12,00 - 17,00
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28.07 (Fri) 19:00
Haapsalu Cultural Centre
Address: Posti 3, Haapsalu
€ 12,00 - 17,00
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30.07 (Sun) 14:00
Kuressaare Castle
Address: Lossihoov 1, Kuressaare,
€ 15,00 - 20,00
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