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KORNILOV EMBANKMENT IN SEVASTOPOL HOSTED MORE THAN 100 COUPLES DANCING OFF FOR THE VICTORY!

We invite you on a great day for our country, May 9, at 4 p.m. at Kornilov embankment to join the VI action «Dance off for the Victory!» which is annually carried out by the team of the Grand Sevastopol Officers’ Ball.

The organizers, participants together with residents and guests of Sevastopol will come to the embankment to glorify with dance as a symbol of peace, life and love the exploit of the heroes in the Great Patriotic War. This year the action is dedicated to people of art who were on their inspiring watch during the war giving concerts on the frontline, under fire, creating their works of art. We will commemorate musicians, poets, artists, composers whose art inspired for exploits and empowered people. Tvardovsky, Simonov, Utkin, Listov, Okudzhava, Dunaevsky, Khrennikov, Ots, Svetlov, Shostakovich, Obraztsov, Shulzhenko, Ruslanova, Blanter, Utesov, their names are countless.

More than 100 smartly dressed couples will come to the main embankment of Sevastopol to dance waltzes, quadrilles, polkas, foxtrots to celebrate the victory of life, spirit, culture and beauty. Songs, poems, music which will be performed at the action will remind of the great role of people of art and will speak louder than any words.

 

During wartime people of art personified the glory of life. We should know their story and try to be worthy of their message, their hope and faith in love, friendship, justice which on the frontline were the most important things. Let their example be for all of us the reason to keep optimism, faith in victory, spirit and courage.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

 

 

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For gentlemen: suit, dress uniform or trousers
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KORNILOV EMBANKMENT IN SEVASTOPOL HOSTED MORE THAN 100 COUPLES DANCING OFF FOR THE VICTORY!

25.06.2020

          

 

On June 24,  the center of Sevastopol hosted the 5th  dance action "Dance off for the Victory!" It was organized by the team of the Sevastopol Officers’ Ball, timed to coincide with the military parade in honour of the 75th  anniversary of the Great Victory and dedicated to women who made an invaluable contribution to the fight against fascism. The event was one of the first mass events organized in the hero-city after the end of the lockdown. The action brought together more than 100 couples: both active participants of the Grand Sevastopol Officers’ Ball, and those who joined the flashmob for the first time this year.

 

Participants of the event danced waltzes, Moscow and Russian quadrilles, sirtaki, and hundreds of the  Sevastopol residents and guests of the city supported them with applause. It was really the Victory of life - happy couples, beautiful women and men dancing on the Black Sea coast in the hero- city of Sevastopol to the sound of well-liked military songs.

 

"Dance off for the Victory!" traditionally acted as a metaphor for a universal language, which expresses the dream of friendship, love, faith in a peaceful future.

 

The programme of the jubilee action included seven dances. The flashmob participants  studied them all at a rehearsal which took place in the open air near the Lavrenev theatre.

 

According to Yekaterina Grafodatskaya, head of the Grand Sevastopol Officers’ Ball project, the event became a real feast: after all, it finally took place in its traditional form - on the embankment, live. Earlier, on May 9, the action was held in an online format: more than 50 couples from different cities of Russia and the foreign countries united on air to dance for Victory and build a "multi-apartment Victory Ball House".

 

“Today we danced for the Victory of life, spirit, culture and beauty. We dedicate this action to women who contributed to the victory over fascism. We really want the action "Dance off for the Victory!" to become our common prayer, a prayer for women, so that they would never have to repeat the exploits our women had performed during the Great Patriotic War.

 

We dream that women will always appear the way we saw them today, at our action: so that they swirl in a waltz, so that their eyes shine, that their beloved men and their beautiful children are next to them. And, of course, today we have proved that no matter what hardships come into our life, we will steadfastly, with our heads held high, dance, sing, and overcome them dancing off  for the Victory!"

 

"Dance off for the Victory!" has become our cultural gift for the holiday, our cultural Victory. As we have all seen, you can pause life with one click, but starting it up again is much more difficult. Today, during the action, we observed a large, common recovery energy - the energy of love and spring. And I am sure that this impulse will become the beginning of a powerful path, which we cannot even imagine ourselves yet”, emphasized Dmitry Platov, creative director of the Grand Sevastopol Officers’ Ball project.


Let us remind you that the annual VII Grand Sevastopol Charity  Officers’ Ball "Victory!" takes place this year on September 27, at the Mikhailovskaya Battery. It will unite officers’ and civilian couples from all over Russia. The upcoming Ball will be dedicated to the 75th  anniversary of the Great Victory and the 180th  anniversary of  the great Russian composer Pyotr  Tchaikovsky. The ball  welcomes everyone; enrolment is open at http://sevbal.ru/uchastije

 

DANCE OFF FOR THE VICTORY! IN ITS TRADITIONALL FORMAT TAKES PLACE ON JUNE 24!

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On June 24 at 4 p.m., at Kornilov embankment, the VII Sevastopol Grand Officers’ Ball team holds the traditional dance event "Dance off for the Victory!" It will be one of the first mass events organized in Sevastopol after the end of the lockdown, which lasted two months. Anyone can take part in the event, the main thing is to have a couple and attend one rehearsal in order to learn waltzes, quadrilles and mazurkas.

 

On May 9, the action took place online, when more than 50 couples from different cities of Russia and the world united on the air to dance for Victory and build a "multi-apartment Victory Ball House".     

 

On June 24, the event  finally takes place in the traditional format - on the embankment, outdoors, with officers’ and civilian couples. To become a participant submit an application through the form below or by phone +7 (978) 211-15-05.  

 

"Dance off for the Victory!" is a metaphor of a universal language, which expresses the dream of friendship, love, faith in a peaceful future.

 

This year's action is dedicated to women - their great role in the fight against fascism. Women who voluntarily went to defend their homeland - doctors, pilots, scouts, snipers, women who fought in guerrilla bands , and many, many others who did their best in the rear and in the army to crush the enemy.    

 

“We are happy that we can finally meet offline and team up dancing off for the Victory! This year this word has acquired a special meaning for all of us. On June 24, we will dance for women who made an invaluable contribution to the struggle against fascism, and for the Victory of life, faith, the victory of the human spirit over all adversity, because the recent world agenda has proved how topical it is”, the head of the Grand Sevastopol Officers’ Ball project Yekaterina Grafodatskaya. 

 

Flashmob "Dance off for the Victory!" is organized by the Sevastopol Ball team  for the fifth time. The dance action is held in the very centre of Sevastopol - on the picturesque Kornilov embankment. Over the years, hundreds of couples from Sevastopol and other cities of Crimea and Russia took part in it. Thousands of spectators admired waltzes, quadrilles and polkas; genuine action invariably finds a response in the hearts of residents and guests of the hero-city.

 

“It is very important that during the forced separation we didn’t actually part, we were united by culture, friendship, love, faith in victory and on June 24, together, holding hands, we will celebrate this victory with a dance! " said Dmitry Platov, creative director of the Grand Sevastopol Officers’ Ball project.

 

On June 24, the participants will dance off for the Victory waltz, polka and quadrille. The team will hold a rehearsal so that everyone can get prepared for the event.

 

The annual VII Grand Sevastopol Charity  Officers’ Ball "Victory!" takes place this year on September 27, at the Mikhailovskaya Battery. It will unite officers’ and civilian couples from all over Russia. The upcoming Ball will be dedicated to the 75th  anniversary of the Great Victory and the 180th  anniversary of  the great Russian composer Pyotr  Tchaikovsky. The ball  welcomes everyone, the enrolment is open, click the link.

THE JUBILEE EVENT “DANCE OFF FOR THE VICTORY!” TOOK PLACE ONLINE AND BECAME INTERNATIONAL

More than 50 officers’ and civilian couples from different Russian cities ( Svastopol, Yalta, Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Odintsovo, Pushkino, Istra, Ufa, Volgograd, Ployarny, Kataisk) and foreign countries (Transnistria, Mexico and Switzerland) joined the livestream right from their homes to glorify by dancing, as a symbol of peace,  the feat of the heroes of the Great Patriotic War. The event turned out to be very genuine and online “windows” formed a true “multi-apartment Victory Ball House".     

 

This year's action is dedicated to women who voluntarily went to defend their homeland - doctors, pilots, scouts, snipers, women who fought in guerrilla bands , and many, many others who did their best in the rear and in the army to crush the enemy.   

 

The participants danced nine dances — they coped with "steps to victory" in honor of May 9: waltzes, polkas, quadrille, sirtaki, tango, foxtrot to well-liked songs of the war years. "Smuglyanka", "Rio-Rita", "Siny Platochek", "May Waltz", "The Last Sunday" swirled the couples in a victorious dance.

 

All participants carefully prepared for the event — they studied dances in workshops of the Sevastopol Ball Online programme, rehearsed live with the choreographers of the project. They tidied up, dressed up and invited the whole world to celebrate the Great Victory.

 

The flashmob has become a truly popular event, a clear embodiment of the values of mutual respect, humanity, the desire to do good to the world — a symbol of the victory of the human spirit over any adversity. Each “window” of the “multi-apartment Victory Ball House" has its own story.

 

There was a couple from Transnistria — Marina Litvin and Sergei Levykin, a young man with Down syndrome. The young man mastered five dances of the ballroom programme, including tango — and in just one lesson.

 

A 14-year old couple from Yalta, Svyatoslav and Victoria, ship minded sea cadets. They were inspired by the beauty of the Ball and became the winners of the Sevastopol Ball Online Contest. They posted the video of their dances and decided to participate in the “Dance off for the Victory!”

 

The youngest participants were the children from Onufrievsky Culture Centre. Five couples and their teacher Luisa Astapovskaya participated in the event; the youngest child is only  9 years old.


In the final of the action, the couples "presented" flowers to all women, this gesture was to express gratitude to women who fought in the Great Patriotic War and contributed to Victory. Lilac, tulips, dandelions, roses, lilies of the valley from various parts of Russia and the world bloomed in every “window” of the “multi-apartment Victory Ball House" to commemorate those who gave us the opportunity to live, love and see the peaceful sky overhead.

“The fifth event "Dance off for the Victory!" is a story about a common impulse! It is very pleasant that people from various cities of Russia and the world are together in their desire to express gratitude to the Heroes of the War by action, effort, to celebrate the Victory with their personal small victory - after all, all our participants have gone a whole way, they prepared, tried, studied. It's incredible: you trigger an echo - and it responds! It came to us from different cities and countries, this is a great happiness. Today there were not just dances, today it was the soul that danced. We danced for peace, for life, for friendship, for a bright future”, said Yekaterina Grafodatskaya, head of the Grand Sevastopol Officers’ Ball project.


“This event is a family one. After all, it was with families that the participants joined today in order to dance off for the Victory. It is very important to preserve the memory of the Heroes with cultural achievements and new peaceful, cultural victories. We are very pleased that so many people came out to this virtual dance floor today. This proves once again how important it is for us to team up in the name of something, and today we are united in the name of Victory and love. We dedicated our event to women, and we danced for ourselves and for them, those who had died so that we could live and create such moments”, said Dmitry Platov, creative director of the Grand Sevastopol Officers’ Ball project.

We thank our partners LVstream, programme Trueconf and art-café Snezhinka for the venue for workshops and the Jubilee event “Dance off for the Victory!”

DANCE OFF FOR THE VICTORY! ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE EVENT

 

Posted 29.04.2020

Dear friends!

 

We invite you to participate in the great event “Dance off for the Victory!” dedicated to the 75th anniversary of Victory. This year the event celebrates its 5th anniversary and it will be carried out online for the first time to unite participants from all over Russia!

 

On May 9, at 4 p. m., we invite all families, couples to join the livestreaming from their homes!We offer two options of participation. You can get prepared and study the dance programme to become a participant of the livestreaming.

 

The Jubilee event “Dance off for the Victory!” is dedicated to women who voluntarily went to defend their homeland - doctors, pilots, scouts, snipers, women who fought in guerrilla bands , and many, many others who did their best in the rear and in the army to crush the enemy.   

 

Their dances did not happen. And we will dance for ourselves and for them, who  changed their ballroom dresses and shoes for service shirts and tarpaulin boots. They died so that we could live, love, rejoice, create wonderful moments. So, on May 9, we will dress up, turn on the music and glorify peace that has cost so dearly! Let's dance off for the Victory!

 

To participate in the online event you should have a partner and submit an application form or call us 8 (978) 2111505 . Please, note that the number of couples is limited.

 

On May 3 and May 5 at 8 p. m., we give dance workshops on tango and foxtrot online.

 

“Dance off for the Victory!” will be broadcast on our site, YouTube, in our social media Vkontakte, Facebook and on TV.

TERMS OF PARTICIPATION

 

You should:

  • Have a partner since our dances are for couples
  • Get prepared: study several dances eith our choreographers
  • Prepare an attire. For ladies — evening dress (knee-length or full length), shoes; for gentlemen — suit, dress uniform, trousers with shirt, classical shoes
  • Prepare the venue comfortable for dancing

 

ONLINE EVENT

 

On Victory Day, at 4 p. m., families and couples in their apartments will dance live. Two formats are possible for participation: to become a participant in the broadcast, having learned the dance programme in advance, or to dance at home, watching the broadcast. “Dance off for the Victory!” will be broadcast on our site, YouTube, in our social media Vkontakte, Facebook, Instagram.

 

General media partner of “Dance off for the Victory!” is site RIA News Crimea. Media holding Russia Today is  represented in Sevastopol and Crimea by RIA News Crimea, radio Sputnik in Crimea and international multimedia press centre.

“Dance off for the Victory!” 2019

 

You can take part in the annual VII Grand Sevastopol Charity Officers’ Ball “Victory!”in August-September, as soon as the world comes back to its usual way of life. The event will traditionally take place at the Mikhailovskaya Battery and unite military and civilian couples from all over Russia.

 

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