IBStage was begun in Italy seven years ago as a result of the idea of joining young students of classical dance with major ballet stars on the stage. IBStage is now a worldwide event.
This year Barcelona again hosts this un-missable classical dance event, held on the 10th and 29th of August, with a totally new performance.
Gran Gala Liceu
As a novelty this year, IBStage 2015 will hold its closing night gala at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, where young dancers will perform alongside dancers of international renown such as Julie Kent- lead dancer of the American Ballet, Marianela Nuñez – lead dancer of the Royal Ballet, Daniil Simkin – another lead dancer at the American Ballet, Timur Askerov – lead dancer at the Mariinsky Theater, Rodkin Denis – first Soloist at the Bolshoi Theatre, and Natalia Osipova – a lead dancer at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.
The IBStage Dance Galas are theatrical productions of high quality artistic excellence. Up until now these have usually only graced the stages of cities such as London, New York or St. Petersburg, and now Barcelona.
This August a splendid program, which the public can enjoy a series of ‘passos a dos’ as well as excerpts from classical dance repertoires, two things rarely seen in the same program in theatres in Barcelona.
The performance will take place on the 28th and 29th of August at the Gran Teatre del Liceu at 8pm. Tickets can be purchased on the Liceu’s website.
IBStage classes 2015
This seventh edition of the IBStage course brings together more than 120 young dancers in training from the best schools in Catalonia, Spain, Japan, USA, Germany, England, Italy, France and Portugal among other countries.
The course will be held on the premises of the Institute of Theatre and will feature more than 20 internationally renowned dance teachers belonging to prestigious dance companies such as American Ballet Theatre, the English National Ballet, Mariinsky Theatre, the Ballet Nacional de Cuba and the Bolshoi.
Classes and rehearsals will be open free of charge to professionals (registration required) between the 11th and 22nd of August, and to the general public at the Ovid Montllor theatre of the Theatre between the 22nd and 26th of August.