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Turkish resort town Bodrum to host international ballet festival

Festival offers art lovers with rich program on Aug 6-19 at Northern Ditch Stage of Bodrum Castle

Turkish resort town Bodrum will host an international ballet festival on Aug. 6-19, the national directorate of opera and ballet announced Wednesday.

The 19th International Bodrum Ballet Festival, the first and only ballet festival of Turkiye, will attract art lovers with a rich program and enchanting performances at the Northern Ditch Stage of Bodrum Castle.

Along with some special works, which premiered at the State Opera and Ballet Directorate in Turkiye and around the world, the festival will offer the visitors eight performances.

The festival will start with the famous Flamenco show Carmen of the Spanish Aida Gomez Dance Company on Aug. 6,and will continue with some other important classics such as Romeo and Juliet.

On Aug. 13, attendees will have the opportunity to watch a ballet and a modern dance performance at the same time, namely the Gece (Night) and Bach Alla Turca works by Izmir provincial state opera and ballet directorate. Hamlet will be performed on Aug. 16.

The festival will be closed on Aug. 19 with the play Guldestan by Modern Dance Ensemble Istanbul, the young and dynamic group of the Istanbul State Opera and Ballet.

More information on the festival can be accessed at www.operabale.gov.tr.

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