The members of Estonian Ballet Union held cosy Christmas parties in Tartu (Dec 15) and Tallinn (Dec 17). There was a fun Christmas and ballet themed quiz, the most beautiful gingerbreads where elected, in Tartu presents were exchanged, a Christmas decoration workshop took place and as a surprise, Mr and Mrs Claus played some Christmas songs.
Big thanks to all the organizers and participants!
Here you will find photo galleries of both events: Christmas party in Tartu, Christmas party in Tallinn.
Results of the QUIZ
This year the quiz contained 10 questions and the maximum result was 15 points. The absolute order of the results (including all teams from both towns) is here:
I team Kandik 6-le - Tallinn (Ingrid Iter, Lemme Järvi, Oksana Titova, Seili Loorits-Kämbre, Svetlana Anslan, Daniel Kirspuu) 14 points
II team Loosers! - Tartu (Benjamin Kyprianos, Aivar Kallaste, Rufina Noor, Hayley Blackburn, Alain Divoux, Mare Tommingas) 12 points
II team Kullaketrajad - Tallinn (Jaak Põldma, Aime Garancis, Janis Garancis, Saima Kranig, Astra Tofer) 12 points
II team Pimedikud - Tallinn (Juri Jekimov, Inge Arro, Piia Tiitus, Teesi Viisimaa, Ülle Rebane) 12 points
III team Nutcrackers - Tallinn (Liam Morris, Joao Reis, Jaan Männima, Nikos Gkentsef) 10 points
III team Team V***** + 1 & Janek - Tartu (Emily Ward, Janek Savolainen, Maria Engel, Raminta Rudžionyte, Tarasina Masi) 10 points
Gingerbread beauty contest
In Tartu there were 8 participants in the contest. The winner was chosen by the audience. Yukiko Yanagi's and Sayaka Nagahiro's "Gingerbread House" won the first prize, Matthew Jordan's "Ballerina and marshmellows" came second and Mare Tomminga's "3D gingerbread, standing Christmas tree" was third.
In Tallinn 3 participants took part in the contest. The first prize was given to Triinu Upkin's "Joy of dance", second came Teesi Viisimaa's gingerbread heart and the third was Jaak Põldma's "Magic in simplicity".
Big thank you and congratulations to the participants! We wish you all a sweet Christmas!
Tartu's gingerbreads were photographed by Sayaka Nagahiro, Tallinn's by Sergei Upkin.
On the cover photo there are Mr and Mrs Claus from Tartu's party at Theatre Vanemuine, photo by Sayaka Nagahiro.