O.Anu­jin wins 3rd place at Shang­hai Bal­let Com­pe­ti­tion

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The Shang­hai In­ter­na­tional Bal­let Com­pe­ti­tion was held from Au­gust 3 to 11 with the theme of “Dance to the Rhythm of Shang­hai”. O.Anu­jin from Mon­go­lia won third place. There were a to­tal of 125 dancers from 16 dif­fer­ent coun­tries that reg­is­tered to par­tic­i­pate in the com­pe­ti­tion. From the dancers that had ap­plied, only 73 were se­lected...

The Shang­hai In­ter­na­tional Bal­let Com­pe­ti­tion was held from Au­gust 3 to 11 with the theme of “Dance to the Rhythm of Shang­hai”. O.Anu­jin from Mon­go­lia won third place. A to­tal of 125 dancers from 16 dif­fer­ent coun­tries reg­is­tered to par­tic­i­pate in the com­pe­ti­tion. From the dancers that had ap­plied, only 73 were se­lected.

One of the se­lected bal­let dancers was State Hon­ored Artist O.Anu­jin and dancer of the State Aca­demic Theater of Opera and Bal­let Ts.Khishig­jar­gal. Dur­ing this year’s Naadam, O.Anu­jin was awarded the State Hon­ored Artist ti­tle.

Pre­vi­ously, O.Anu­jin be­came the cham­pion of the In­ter­na­tional Bal­let Com­pe­ti­tion held in South Korea un­der the guid­ance of bal­let mas­ter D.Dash-Lkhagva. In the first round of the com­pe­ti­tion, she had danced the bal­let “Le Cor­saire” and ad­vanced to the next rounds. Even though Ts.Khishig­jar­gal made a strong com­peti­tor, he did not make it to the next round.

Ad­di­tion­ally, Hon­ored Artist of Mon­go­lia D.Al­tankhuyag and Ge­or­gian bal­le­rina Nina Ana­ni­ashvili were in­vited to the com­pe­ti­tion as hon­ored guests.

D.Al­tankhuyag gave an in­ter­view about the Shang­hai In­ter­na­tional Bal­let Com­pe­ti­tion.

How would you rate the qual­ity of the bal­let com­pe­ti­tion?

The com­pe­ti­tion started be­ing or­ga­nized 12 years ago. The prize fund for the bi­en­nial event this year was 50,000 USD. This is a cel­e­bra­tory event where sig­nif­i­cance lies in the dancers whose en­tire lives are bal­let as op­posed to a large prize fund.

I can see that China pays great at­ten­tion to this event. Shang­hai has 24 mil­lion in pop­u­la­tion and the peo­ple are breath­ing bal­let. All the news sources are re­port­ing about the event and its in­for­ma­tion is avail­able on ev­ery street.

A lot of the of­fi­cials came here from Bei­jing. The mayor of Shang­hai, the head of cul­tural af­fairs and many of­fi­cials came to the event. Ad­di­tion­ally, peo­ple from the city gov­ern­ment came ev­ery day to catch up with the progress and con­grat­u­late the dancers from many coun­tries.

I think that this is a clas­si­cal arts event that is of a global scale where the dancers show that bal­let is pride, value and power.

Mon­go­lian dancers were in­vited to the com­pe­ti­tion dur­ing the first Mon­go­lian In­ter­na­tional Bal­let Com­pe­ti­tion. O.Anu­jin is com­pet­ing suc­cess­fully. Is she on the same level as in­ter­na­tional top bal­leri­nas?

She is good and doesn't have any­thing lack­ing from oth­ers. These days, there are a lot of Mon­go­lian bal­let dancers that are mak­ing it a goal to be­come top in­ter­na­tional dancers. The main thing is that they should be sup­ported in all as­pects.

The fact that Mon­go­lia or­ga­nized its First In­ter­na­tional Bal­let Com­pe­ti­tion has been an ex­cel­lent choice, tim­ing wise. Di­rec­tor of Shang­hai Bal­let Shin Li Jid ex­pressed his grat­i­tude to Mon­go­lian bal­let. We al­ready knew him be­cause he judged the bal­let com­pe­ti­tion in Mon­go­lia. It was ev­i­dent that he wanted to sup­port Mon­go­lian bal­let in many ways.

Through the di­rec­tor, I was given a spe­cial room. He also an­nounced O.Anu­jin as the su­per star of the Dance to the Rhythm of Shang­hai. This all is a great honor and is a step­ping stone for vic­tory for us.

This is the re­sult and pay off of the Mon­go­lian In­ter­na­tional Bal­let Com­pe­ti­tion or­ga­nized by the Mon­go­lian Bal­let De­vel­op­ment Foun­da­tion and the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion and Science. We are aware of what we did to a de­cent qual­ity and what we could have im­proved on dur­ing the com­pe­ti­tion.

As a guest here, I am calmly ob­serv­ing and en­joy­ing ev­ery­thing here. The next in­ter­na­tional bal­let com­pe­ti­tion will be held in 2020 and I think we should or­ga­nize ev­ery­thing in an or­derly fash­ion from the be­gin­ning.

O.Anu­jin at the Dance to the Rhythm of Shang­hai

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