The Vienna International Arts Festival is an event which consists of ballet and music. Along with this fact, it is "The 8th international Ballet and Modern Dance competition". Young artists from all around the world are able to present their talent in music and dance. This festival is organized by the "Austrian New Century Culture Exchange Association“ together with the "European Dance Association“. Our goal is to connect passionate artists and performers in the field of music and dance in Vienna, the capital for art and culture. VIAF delivers a bridge for participants from all over the world to connect and exchange cultures. Moreover, this event offers various possibilities, starting from Master classes to Workshops and Performances&Competitions and lastly a Charity GALA event. What is more, an international jury of professional performers and musicians will also offer Master classes within the festivals period.
At the VIAF, participants can choose between music or dance to compete. The competition will be held in the prestigious "MuTh" Theater and will be judged by a selection of top international well known and respected music and dance professionals. As one of the highlights, the finest participants selected by the jury will present their best work at the Galas on the last two days.
At VIAF, participants can choose to only perform once or choose the entire program. Either way, VIAF offers a unique opportunity to perform on Vienna´s most magnificent stages. Alongside the competition, when choosing the full program, the performances will also be held in the prestigious "MuTh" Theater and will be judged by a selection of top international well known and respected music and dance professionals. As one of the highlights, the finest participants selected by the jury will present their best work at the Galas on the last two days.
As part of the festival, this event offers a range of continuing education and training opportunities: workshops, master classes, seminars, training and rehearsals which are led by renowned, highly qualified professionals which forms a platform for intercultural communication and exchange of experience. In particular, we want to highlight the master classes and workshops for ballet and folk-dance. These unique classes are held at the Music and Art University of the City of Vienna", "Haus der Musik" and at the "Summer Music Academy". Additionally, we offer an inspirational occasion where individual groups, as well as combined ensembles may qualitatively enhance their music and artistic knowledge amongst the tutelage of distinguished lecturers.
All participants shall prepare their respective piece for the first workshop. At the second workshop, the participant will work on a piece selected by the workshop lecturer. The music notes will be provided by the festival, as well as participants.
The program rehearse is guided by an internationally acclaimed choral expert for stimulating artistic and interpretive guidance. For an effective rehearsal, participants and choir group leader are asked to prepare one piece in advance. Read more
Participants may take part in a character dance group from their countries. Read more
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