Minna Tervamäki selected as the chair of the board

10 June 2021

Lead principal dancer and choreographer Minna Tervamäki has been appointed as the new chair of the board for the Helsinki International Ballet Competition Association. She has previously served as the deputy chair and has been actively involved, for instance, in fundraising.

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Helsinki International Ballet Competition has a good reputation

24 April 2021

Madeleine Onne, Artistic Director of the Finnish National Ballet and chairperson of the jury for the 2022 competition, talks about different aspects of HIBC.

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Ready for the Helsinki International Ballet Competition 2022

How are the plans for the Helsinki International Ballet Competition going?

Minna Tervamäki, ballet dancer, choreographer and the vice chair of the Helsinki International Ballet Competition Association, responds.

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The Helsinki International Ballet Competition confirmed for 2022

The Helsinki International Ballet Competition will be held at the Finnish National Opera and Ballet from 30 May to 6 June 2022. The competition, which will be organised for the 9th time, will see the arrival of approximately one hundred dancers aged 15–25 to Helsinki from all over the world.

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Helsinki International Ballet Competition postponed to a later date Read more Competitors of HIBC 2020 have been nominated

89 dancers from 23 countries have been accepted to participate in the Helsinki International Ballet Competition, seven of them representing the host country, Finland. The competition, which is organised for the 9th time, will take place in the Finnish National Opera and Ballet from 1 to 8 June 2020.

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Mehiläinen Sports Hospital partners with HIBC 2020

Mehiläinen Sports Hospital will be in charge of the medical services provided at the ninth Helsinki International Ballet Competition. 

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Can art be a competition?

"Competitions are sources of inspiration, networking and friendship, despite their rivalrous setting", says ballet dancer and choreographer Minna Tervamäki. 

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The language of dance is universal

There are no linguistic barriers when it comes to dancing, as its language is shared by all of humanity. Neither can there be a single correct interpretation of dance, as everyone is free to translate it in their own way.

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Application for competitors has started

Registration will be open until 31st of January 2020.

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Helsinki International Ballet Competition honours the memory of its founder, Doris Laine

The 9th Helsinki International Ballet Competition to date will take place on the Finnish National Opera and Ballet stage from the 1st to the 8th of June, 2020. The competition was founded in 1984 by professor Doris Laine (1931–2018), whose extensive tenure as the prima ballerina of the Finnish National Ballet was followed by a career as a cultural politician and an advocate of dance. The 31st of October, 2019 would have been Laine’s 88th birthday.

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Tickets to HIBC 2020 are now available Read more Jury of HIBC 2020

The jury of Helsinki International Ballet Competition 2020 has been published. 

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The New Spirit of Helsinki International Ballet Competition 2020

Helsinki International Ballet Competition will be organized for the ninth time in The Finnish National Opera and Ballet from the 1st to the 8th of June 2020. HIBC 2020 has a new look and a new strategy. “All the competitors will represent the generation Z. It is a generation with a highly visual mindset, so it was time to refresh HIBC as well,” says Secretary General Paula Ranto.

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President of the Jury – Madeleine Onne

The Artistic Director of the Finnish National Ballet Madeleine Onne is the President of the HIBC 2020 Jury. The other members of the Jury will be published later.

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