Ballet stars joined opera stars for a gala for child refugees in Ukraine. The Gala for Hope raised money for the charity organisation HOPE worldwide Ukraine and its initiative Helping Hand, which offers psychological assistance for children affected by war trauma.
It’s so wonderful when the dance and arts community come together to help those less fortunate and there’s so many great artists willing to give their time and contributions.
Arman Grigoryan, Berlin State Ballet, Soloist: “It is a privilege to help people in need with our art. I am honored to be able to do this here.”
Anna Khamzina, Zurich Ballet, Soloist: “Dancing is what I do, for me it is a simple thing to do that. It’s a small thing I can do, but I hope there will be a lot of help for children In need.”
Opera star Vesselina Kasarova, said: “Artists are very sensitive people who are touched by such sad themes. It is self-evident that I am engaged in charitable activities. When I was free and on the spot, I always gladly and voluntarily participated. I very much like to help with this indirect way, and I feel particularly connected as a mother of an eighteen-year-old son. ”
Here’s a photo gallery from the wonderful gala! Visit Gala for Hope website for more details.