At its session on April 3, the Government adopted a resolution "On the International Ballet Competition named after Serge Lifar", developed on the initiative of the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine.
The Act provides for the biennial holding of the International Ballet Competition named after Serge Lifar in Ukraine, thereby promoting the development and increasing awareness about the national culture, support for the talented creative youth, the expansion of international cultural ties, the promotion of the best examples of classical and contemporary choreography, perpetuating the memory of the outstanding artist, choreographer and ballet master of the twentieth century Serge Lifar.
The International Serge Lifar Ballet Competition is a well-known and renowned international and European competition for young ballet dancers and choreographers, with its first performance held in 1994. Since 2006, the competition was suspended. At the initiative of the People's Artist of Ukraine Vadym Pysarev in 2011, the competition was restored, but due to the tense situation in the country and the lack of proper funding from 2014 the competition was not held.
The Serge Lifar Ballet Competition is an event that shall return to Ukraine the name of the Ukrainian dancer of genius, have tremendous cultural and artistic value and become an important event in the cultural life of the capital, promote the development of choreography, the discovery of young talented ballet dancers and choreographers.