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Dance Day by Forte Dance Studio
Dear friends and colleagues! The world is one, but there are many talents! Art and education, which are in a difficult situation today, urge to preserve the culture and spiritual world of human. Masters and Educators do not cease to bring knowledges and enlightenment to the world.
Every moment, masterpieces of world music and ballet are broadcast on video channels, and the unique footage of a life-affirming folk culture is not allowing us to forget about spiritual needs and values.
The intangible cultural heritage lives not just in every country, but in every person: when one sings and composes music, dances and creates new ballets, reads and creates poetry and drama, admires the masterpieces of painting or creates new works.
The soul of our world continues to live in a stream of art. All creative people – amateurs and professionals, today have united in their desire to protect human existence, to preserve beauty, kindness, love.
St. Petersburg section of CID congratulates prof. Alkis Raftis – the President of CID and the whole dance world on International Dance Day! Dance is the youth of the soul and eternal life! This year we embody the creative idea of “Video-Dance”.
Mrs. Aelita Kondratova – President St. Petersburg Section CID at UNESCO
Provincial Dances Theatre (http://provincialdances.ru/en) is holding an online citywide event in Yekaterinburg (Russia) on International Dance Day. Yekaterinburg is considered to be the main hub of contemporary dance in Russia, and Provincial Dances Theatre is one of the most well-known Russian contemporary dance companies abroad, winner of multiple Russian dance awards, participant of international dance festivals.
Last year (2019) dance performances of various genres and styles took place in the most unexpected places in the city: libraries, office buildings, shopping malls, train stations, universities. For one day dance became a part of the city environment, with the typical landscapes, central avenues and recreation zones of Yekaterinburg acting like stages.
Dance Day’s goal is to popularize contemporary dance and other contemporary art forms among city residents, while raising overall cultural level and providing opportunities to see the best examples of contemporary dance – this time online.
In 2020 many creative projects in Russia are combined with the theme of the Year of Folk Art. Dance Day will not be an exception. The most large-scale part of the online program will be a “Dancing at home” flash mob. Those who want to participate have to record a short video fragment (about 1 minute) of their own performance of any folk dance. It can be any folk dance from any country/culture. The video must be uploaded to a file hosting service and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the artist and / or the name of the dance collective, as well as links to personal and / or creative pages on social media. Videos will be posted on the website, the final selection – on Facebook, VK and Instagram tagged with a #dance_day.
The main online activities will take place from April 19 to 29 via theater’s accounts on social media and on http://provincialdances.ru.
This year the Provincial Dances Theater is celebrating its 30th anniversary, and a selection of archival materials about the company will be also published online on http://provincialdances.ru. On April 29, for one day we’ll share a video link of Svadebka (Les Noces) performance staged by Tatiana Baganova. 20 years ago this performance with music by Igor Stravinsky was awarded the Golden Mask Award and was called “the first cult performance in the new Russian choreography”. In November 2019, the premiere of its new version took place in St. Petersburg and Yekaterinburg, and in February 2020, the production was shown with great success at the M.ART Festival of Russian Culture in Israel. It is symbolic that the inspiration for this performance were the motives of the Russian northern folk tradition and the ancient ritual of the Russian peasant wedding.