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We welcome you to the Japan International Ballet Festival!

Our festival features workshops and competitions in English, led by renowned international teachers. English-speaking staff are available to assist you.

A few key points for our overseas participants:

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We look forward to seeing you this summer!

Competition

Japan International Ballet Competition

August 8th through August 10th, 2024
Nocty Hall, Kawasaki

We offer 4 genres of dance in our competition: classical ballet, jazz dance, contemporary and character dance. Participants may enter the competition in more than one genre of dance. It is a great opportunity to learn not only from your own experience but also from observing other participants during the competition.

■Categories

11 categories in total including Pre-Competitive and Competition

Advice (Pre-Competitive)
1) Classical Ballet – solo

Competition
1)Classical ballet – solo
2)Classical ballet – pas de deux
3)Classical ballet – ensemble
4)Jazz dance – solo
5)Jazz dance – ensemble
6)Contemporary dance – repertoire
7)Contemporary dance – open solo
8)Contemporary dance – ensemble
9)Character dance – solo
10)Character dance – ensemble

Master Class

August 8th through August 10th, 2024
Nocty Hall, Kawasaki

Master class is coached by jury members of Japan International Ballet Festival and other famous dancers for participants seeking even more opportunities during the competition period.

Audition

Scholarship Audition Workshop

August 12th, 2024
Kawasaki International Center

This is an audition workshop. Participants will be evaluated by artistic directors from ballet companies and teachers from ballet schools from all over the world. Participants with high evaluation will be granted an acceptance to ballet schools and ballet companies world wide.

Workshop

Japan International Ballet Workshop

August 13th through August 18th, 2024
Kawasaki International Center

Lessons coached by veteran teachers of Vaganova method. Participants can experience the training at world prestigious schools right in Japan without studying abroad. This course offers classes in classical ballet, character dance, acting, contemporary. We offer private lessons by teachers and Pas de deux lessons upon request. There is a performance recital on final day.

Gala Concert

Japan International Ballet Gala Concert (Only in Winter 2024)

December 27th, 2024
Culttz Kawasaki

The Gala Concert will be held after the Competition and will feature guest dancers from around the world as well as past winners. In the grand finale, the contestants will be able to dance on the same stage as the world’s star dancers. Those who are selected by the judges at the competition will also dance.

■Cast
World star dancers
All dancers from classic solo division of the Japan International Ballet Competition.
※Except the Advice devision.

About the Festival

“Japan International Ballet Festival” will be held in Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan for 10 days from 8th to 18th August 2024.
This festival takes over the “Ballet Workshop in Nara” and “Ballet Competition in Nara” with 16 years history in Nara Prefecture. Through our partnership with the world famous ballet schools and academies, we have welcomed the teachers of the school as the judges and trainers. We have been contributing to send many students to outside of Japan and develop excellent ballet dancers. This time, we have newly opened a more international competition, workshop, gala concert with various ballet schools’ artistic directors and teachers including Mr. Vladimir Malakhov.

“Japan International Ballet Festival” will be held in Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan for 10 days from 8th to 18th August 2024.
This festival takes over the “Ballet Workshop in Nara” and “Ballet Competition in Nara” with 16 years history in Nara Prefecture. Through our partnership with the world famous ballet schools and academies, we have welcomed the teachers of the school as the judges and trainers. We have been contributing to send many students to outside of Japan and develop excellent ballet dancers. This time, we have newly opened a more international competition, workshop, gala concert with various ballet schools’ artistic directors and teachers including Mr. Vladimir Malakhov.

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