Furthermore, a special medal will be awarded to "Forceful Feelings", an unusual all-male group of Armenian dancers, all of whom principals with international troupes but committed to raising an awareness, around the world, of ballet in their country. They will be performing in Cannes with partners of various origins. Their names are: Sarah-Jane Brodbeck, Arman Grigoryan, Vahe Martirosyan, Arsen Mehrabyan, Galina Mihaylova, Tigran Mikayelyan, Mia Rudic.

The aforementioned artists will all dance at a gala performance (under the artistic direction of Mariinsky étoile Irma Nioradze), on stage at the Palais des Festivals (Grand Auditorium), Cannes, the climax of which will be the prize-giving.