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Serge Lifar (real name Ukrainian: Сергій Михайлович Лифар, Sergіi Mуhailovуch Lуfar) (2 April 1905, Kiev, Russian Empire - 15 December 1986, Lausanne, Switzerland) was French ballet dancer and choreographer of Ukrainian origin,[1] famous as one of the greatest male ballet dancers of the 20th century.

Serge Lifar and Tamara Karsavina performing Romeo and Juliet

In the summer of 1994 on the stage of the National Ukraine Opera the First International Ballet Contest was held named after Serge Lifar. The new contest happened to be unique. For the first time in Europe young ballet artists and balletmasters contended simultaneously. The Sixth Lifar International Ballet Competition was held in April, 2006.


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