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17:08 | Jul 03 | 2014

Yakut-Japanese duo to perform in Bulgaria at ballet dancers’ contest

 Yakut ballet soloist Saryal Afanasiev and Japanese ballerina Sayaka Wakita will participate in the International Competition of Young Ballet Dancers in Varna. Today Sayaka Wakita arrived in Yakutsk to coach for the competition.


They got acquainted last year in Toyota, when Suva Hitoshi, the principal of private ballet school, hosted a joint international project. It was Tchaikovsky's ballet "The Nutcracker", where the main parties were performed by the winner of international competitions 18-year-old Sayaka Wakita and a rising star of Yakut Ballet, the winner of international competitions, Saryal Afanasyev. Also the students of the Poselskayas Yakut Choreographic College and the students of South Korean ballet school of classical dance have performed in it. On July 5 Sayaka Wakita and Saryal Afanasiev will take part in gala concert closing the theatrical season of the State Opera and Ballet Theater. Then they are going to warm up hard for the International Competition of Young Ballet Dancers which will be held in mid-July in Varna (Bulgaria).