Past week was a week of Armenian cinema and intercultural cooperation

Review of May 31-June 6 cultural events.

June 11, 2010
One of the major cultural events of the past week was screening of “From Ararat to Zion” documentary which was watched by 20 000 people in Moscow cinema. Besides being named the best Documentary-Europe of the Swansea Film Festival in UK, the film was selected for the finals of 8 other festivals and will also be presented ay Moscow Film Festival and Docuwest Festival in Colorado.

Eurovision over, passions continue

French businessman of Syrian descent Omar Harfouch has accused Azerbaijan of falsifying the voting results of 2010 Eurovision Song Contest.

June 4, 2010
May 29 was the day all were waiting impatiently. From the very beginning, Eva Rivas’s Apricot Stone was screened with mystery. Some said that David Copperfield will make an apricot tree grow at the stage for a huge fee. Participation of famous duduk player Djivan Gasparyan was also questioned.

Yerevan acquires new charm

Review of May 17-23 cultural events.

May 27, 2010
On May 18, the International Museum Day, Armenian museums opened their doors for visitors again, with the slogan Museums for Social Harmony. Director of the International Council of Museums Office in Armenia, Hasmik Haroyan, said that the principle of social harmony is in the availability of museums, exhibits, entire cultural heritage for all groups of population, including disabled people.

Past week presented a gift for culture lovers in Armenia and beyond it

Review of May 10-16 cultural events.

May 20, 2010
Marking the Night of Museums along with the other countries across the globe, Armenia opened the doors of its museums, offering various expositions, performances and concerts. Students’ art exhibition dedicated to Time Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost their lives during the World War II organized jointly by the UN Office in Armenia and Yerevan State Academy of Arts featured 60 works of art, including graphics, paintings, batiks, ceramics and statues were displayed at UN house, attracting the attention of students, professors, international community, civil society groups, media and general public.

Armenia welcomed international festivals participants last week

Review of May 3-9 cultural events.

May 13, 2010
The last week can be described as an Armenian international cultural week. Armenia welcomed participants of international festivals and hosted film screenings.

Armenian Genocide, Victory Day, globalization problems and their reflection in Armenia’s cultural life

Review of April 26-May 2 cultural events.

May 6, 2010
During the past week, Armenia’s cultural life was influenced by the 95th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Famous cultural workers were speculating whether the art can really promote international recognition of the first Genocide of the 20th century.

2010 promises to be the year of rebirth of Armenian cinematography

Review of April 12- 19 cultural events.

April 22, 2010
2010 promises to be the year of rebirth of Armenian cinematography, according to Gevorg Gevorgyan, director of the Armenian National Film Center. “The ANFC will present 35 movies at Cannes festival movie market,” he told a news conference in Yerevan. As he stated, 8 animated films, 4 documentaries, 12 debuts, 3 short and 8 full length films will be screened at Cannes International Film Festival on May 12-23.

Cultural highlight of the week: Leonardo Da Vinci’s The Last Supper was inspired by Armenians

Overview of April 5-11 cultural events.

April 15, 2010
Yerevan will host National Gallery VI International Music Festival from April 21 to June 2. “Musicians from Armenia, Russia, Sweden and Slovenia will be participating,” Festival founder Mariam Shahinyan told a PanARMENIAN.Net reporter. The Festival will open with a concert of Youth State Orchestra of Armenia and honored artist of Armenia, pianist Svetlana Navasardyan. Duo Claripiano from Sweden will perform Sen-Sans and Shubert’s works on April 29. Swedish violinist Hugo Tizziati and Armenian pianist Hayk Melikyan will present modern classical music, including Tigran Mansuryan’s works, on May 5. Armenian State Chamber Choir (conductor Robert Mlkeyan) will perform on May 14.

Baku disagrees to hold a concert featuring Armenian composers’ works

Overview of cultural events in Armenia: March 29-April 4.

April 8, 2010
Yerevan’s National Academic Theater theaters resumed “Musa Ler” performance. It was attended by over 900 school students in one day and over 3000 in a month, proving students’ increased interest to the theater.

With centuries-old culture, Armenia is spiritual homeland for world famous art workers

Review of March 22-28 cultural events

April 1, 2010
The legend of rock, Deep Purple soloist Ian Gillan gave two charity concerts in Yerevan with the State Philharmonic Orchestra on March 26 and 27. The concerts proceeds will be spent on reconstruction of a music school in Gyumri.