The Best carnivals of the world
Carnival is a holiday, the main signs of which are colorful costumes, theatrical processions, loud music and merriment. It has the same roots, preserved from the times of paganism, and…

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Top summer holidays Kirov region
  Summer in our area for the holidays rich. Not a month – a celebration, and even more. And many take their origins from the distant past. They always celebrated…

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Crazy days Festival: music of passion from 17 countries


Deputy head of Administration of Yekaterinburg on social policy Mikhail Matveev on Friday, 11 September 2015, took part in the opening of the festival ’s Crazy days in Ekaterinburg”.

The ceremony, which was notable for the appearance of the Sverdlovsk Philharmonic choir and a dancing brass band ’s Ural-Band” under control of the honored worker of arts of the Russian Federation, Colonel Alexander Pavlov, took place before the building of the Sverdlovsk musical College named after P. I. Tchaikovsky (street Pervomayskaya, 22).

Recall that La Folle Journée (“Crazy day”) is an international music festival that was first held in 1995 in the French city of Nantes. For 20 years he has become known throughout the world and takes place in Spain, Japan, France, Poland, and in 2015 will be held for the first time in Russia. The festival will be held in the capital of the Urals, from 11 to 13 September.

Three days 70 short concert programs (each 45-60 minutes), follow one after the other at six venues: the Grand and chamber halls of the Sverdlovsk Philharmonic, Sverdlovsk musical College named after P. I. Tchaikovsky, Educational theatre Ekaterinburg theatre Institute, Chamber theatre United Museum of Ural writers and House music.

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Hinamatsuri – girls holiday


On March 3 in Japan there is amazing and very beautiful holiday Hinamatsuri (doll Festival) or girls Holiday. Hina is a little paper doll.

To this day in every family, where there is a girl, arrange a special exhibition of dolls Skins (human image). The dolls put on a special stand hinamatsuri, similar to the slide and consisting of 3, 5 or 7 steps and covered with scarlet cloth.

At the top, amid the gilded folding screens, giriama pair dolls of the Emperor and Empress in ceremonial robes of brocade or silk. The Empress in dvenadcatiletnej clothes – 12 kimono. This is the most expensive and beautiful dolls in any collection. On either side of them are the lanterns, and the middle tray with the sacred tree, decorated with paper festoons. At lower levels of the dolls are ladies that hold supplies for pouring sake; musicians performing ancient Japanese court music gagaku, they sing, play the flute, pounding the drum; Ministers and officials, bodyguards and servants – a total of at least 15 dolls. All dolls are dressed in ancient ceremonial outfits. At the sixth and seventh steps of the Palace exhibited objects of everyday life (miniature furniture, a sedan, a wagon, boxes, utensils and food).

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Autumn and eternal spring art


Ten invited wonderful capital artists will add the current “Boldino autumn” of bright colors. With so much anticipation we await the start of November 15, all-Russian Pushkin festival of Opera and ballet art. It will be held in the twenty-sixth time in their already established canons. And yet from year to year happen welcome surprises.

The debut of the Maestro…

The biggest current news is that we have to evaluate the debut Vladislav Piavko. What a debut it is possible to talk, if it is known in the world of the Maestro, once a leading tenor of the Bolshoi theatre, people’s artist of the USSR? All true, however, for the first time Vladislav Ivanovich carried out the mission of the artistic leadership of the Nizhny Novgorod festival.

He chairs the Foundation for the legendary singer and his wife Irina Arkhipova. As such a year ago participated with a team of associates in our “Boldino autumn”. Then was born the idea of closer cooperation with the Nizhny Novgorod academic Opera and ballet theatre. A. S. Pushkin. Authoritative master, has contributed to the decoration of his current festival program are several, as they say, a star in the Opera world figures.

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