Sochi 2014 Cultural Olympiad to Showcase Russia’s cultural diversity
From August, 25 to September, 8 the “Alluring Worlds. Ethnic Russia" travelling festival will travel along the coast of the Black Sea. The festival is part of the Sochi 2014 Cultural Olympiad’s Year of the Museums and will showcase Russia’s diversity. The festival will visit seven cities, including Anapa, Gelendzhik and Novorossiysk.
The "Alluring Worlds" festival is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and will be held at a number of venues, including schools, museums in addition to military units of the Southern Military District.
"Alluring Worlds" will highlight Russia’s unique cultural diversity, showcasing the cultural heritage of indigenous people of the Russian north - Chukchi, Eskimos, Koryaki, Itelmeni, Khanty, and others.
Chukchi singer Veronika Usholik will delight audiences with throat singing, and Evenk Vladimir Khomenko, well-known ethnic romantic of the Russian North, will perform popular songs.
In addition to the concert, there will be an exhibition of traditional houses found in the north, a mobile exhibition of traditional crafts, workshops and national games, including the "Hospitality of the Taymyr land" cultural and ceremonial program.
The highlight of the "Alluring Worlds" tour will be a performance by soloists from the "Mengo" Koryak national dance ensemble. The festival is dedicated to the creator of this ensemble, honored artist of the RSFSR Aleksander Gil.
Notes to the Editor
Sochi 2014 Cultural Olympiad
2013 - The Year of the Museum
The fourth year of the Sochi 2014 Cultural Olympiad is devoted to museums. As always, the organizers of the first Winter Games in the history of Russia will present the public with hundreds of the best cultural events. They include dozens of exhibitions, shows, competitions, festivals, and special exhibitions, as well as forums, workshops and educational programs that will be held throughout the country.
The Sochi 2014 Cultural Olympiad is a unique project by the organizers of the Games, offering the best cultural events in the country. In 2014, visitors to the Olympic host city will not only be able to evaluate the sporting competitions, but also Russia's cultural diversity at dozens of performance venues located in Sochi and Krasnaya Polyana. Therefore, since 2010, the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, along with dozens of regions throughout the country, has been carefully selecting the best of Russian culture.
Between 2010 and 2014, thousands of diverse cultural events have and will be taking place throughout the entire country. Each year, the Cultural Olympiad is dedicated to a different art form: 2010 was the Year of the Cinema, 2011 the Year of the Theater, 2012 the Year of Music, and 2013 is the Year of the Museum.The national scale of the project will make it possible to involve every resident of the country in this grand celebration of music, maintaining and increasing the cultural riches of our country. All of the events of the Cultural Olympiad can be followed on www.culture.sochi2014.com