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One day Davit Galstyan, who studied in the Royal Ballet School of London, will bring his experience to Armenia


YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 19, ARMENPRESS. The son of prominent ballet dancers Vilen Galstyan and Nadejda Davtyan Davit Galstyan is the true inheritor of the traditions of his family. He studied in the Royal Ballet School of London and now is a soloist in the le Ballet du Capitole in Toulouse. Davit Galstyan’s performance at the solemn evening party dedicated to Vilen Galstyan’s 70th anniversary in Alexander Spendaryan Opera and Ballet National Academic Theatre attracted the attention of the Armenian audience. "Armenpress" had a conversation with the junior Galstyan not merely about his success in choreographic art, but also about the way he has passed in his life.

- Davit, You are the son of the outstanding ballet dancers. Did they have any influence on Your choice of profession? How did You choose this way?

- Frankly speaking, my parents did not want me to enter the ballet school, as they were perfectly conscience of the difficulties of this profession. I was studying in School N67 after Yeghishe Charents in Yerevan, but as I was surrounded by the best ballet dancers I also wanted to study ballet and at the age of nine I went to the Dance College and I was accepted. Notwithstanding my parents did not know about this step of mine.

- Do You consider bringing to Armenia the experience and knowledge You have gained abroad?

- Armenia is my home. By all means one day I will pass my experience to the young ballet dancers and I would love to do it.

- It’s not a secret that it’s difficult to be a childe of renowned parents. Did You ever have to face baseless accusations about You, when Your success was not ascribed to You?

- Yes, you are right; it’s not easy to be Galstyan’s and Davtyan’s son, as I have always been at the centre of attention. There always have been critics and it an inseparable part of our life. I am normally deposed towards that phenomenon and frankly speaking I do not pay much attention to this. (THE FULL VERSION OF THE INTERVIEW IS AVAILABLE IN ARMENIAN)

The interview by Tatevik Grigoryan




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