|star guests / overseas|
star guests / japan
Marcin Kupinski, Principal Danish Royal Ballet and Finnish National Ballet Etoile Michal Krcmar lead our 2016 lineup, with Chauncey Parsons and Colby Parsons from Oregon Ballet Theatre. From Tokyo we welcome back Kazuhisa Hiyama and Yasuyo Omoto and from Fukuoka's "Latin Touch", Humberto Trevino.
The festival will be held over 3 nights in July.
[From Wikipedia] Marcin Kupinski was born and raised in Gdynia near Gdańsk in Poland where together with his younger brother Dawid he studied at the National Ballet School. He joined the Royal Danish Ballet in 2002, became a soloist in 2010 and a principal dancer in 2011.
Michal Krčmář was born in 1990 Prague, Czech Republic, and studied at the City of Prague Dance Conservatory from 2001 – 2009, completing the course with the 2009 Best Graduate Diploma. In 2006 he frequented Ballet Master Classes in Prague and received fourth prize from the International Ballet Competition in Brno; in 2007 he became laureate of the Vienna International Ballet Competition; two years later won two second prizes in the Prix Carpeaux International Competition in France; and in December 2009 first prize in Category A from the International Competition in Brno, where he also presented his own choreography, On Edge. In 2015 got the prize of the audience for most useful dancer of the Finnish National ballet from Pro Dance organization.