International performing arts festivals organised in Armenia
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Within the framework of international performing arts festivals held between 2013 and 2015, contemporary world performing arts were introduced, i.e. “High Fest” International Performing Arts Festival, “Armmono” International Festival of Mono Performances, Leonid Yengibaryan International Mime Festival, Yerevan International Shakespeare Theatre Festival and “Duet” International Festival. Special importance was attached to the programmes implemented for children and youth groups, as well as for young beneficiaries — “Tumanyan Fairy Tale Day”, “Pomegranate Seed” Children and Youth Performing Arts Festivals. As a result of implementation of the targeted programmes, dozens of children have taken part in various international competitions. Through the assistance of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia, the 34th World Congress of UNESCO’s International Theatre Institute was held in Yerevan from 17-22 November 2014 (it unites the centres of more than 100 countries and appears to be the largest Performing Arts Network in the world) — under the “New voices, new audience. Time for dialogue” slogan. On 8 October 2015, under the sponsorship of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia and through co-operation of HIGH FEST International Performing Arts Festival, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre performed “Hamlet” at the State Russian Drama Theatre, After K. Stanislavsky of Yerevan within the framework of the “Globe to Globe Hamlet” world tour project dedicated to the 450th birth anniversary of William Shakespeare. Within the framework of the executive order for creations, two ballet performances were financed and introduced to audiences — “Pair of Solar” (director: R. Kharatian) and “Arshile Gorky” (director: A. Mehrabyan), as well as 7 performances were held — “Museum of Senses” (director: V. Badalyan), “Paris Judgment” (director: A. Khandikyan), “The Trial of Soghomon Tehlirian” (director: N. Santoyan), “Henri Verneuil” (director: D. Harutyunyan) “Sunrise of the Century and Sunset of the Century” (director: S. Stepanyan), “Investigation” (director: A. Elbakyan), “One-Hour Memory” (director: V. Shahverdyan). With the “Red Blue” installation, Armenia was represented at the reputable Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space.
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