Award Week Last Saturday President Robert
Kocharyan gave prizes to some artists and scientists.
The award of President of Republic was founded
by the "Robert Poghosyan and sons" fund.
The prizes are given to representatives of art
and science annually in appreciation of their
work last year.
In the art field violinist Nikolay Madoyan was
awarded for excellent performing art and architect
Alexander Badalyan for designing the central part
The tradition continued this week as well. October
1 people representing different fields of activity
were honored by Kocharyan with highest award of
Actress Mariam Ghazaryan from Paronyan Theatre,
Sergey Maghalyan from Stanislavsky Russian Theatre,
Elina Aghamyan from Dramatic Theatre of Vanadzor,
Poghos Suqiasyan from Gymri Dramatic Theatre,
artistic director of Armenian Jazz Band Armen
Martirosyan, diasporan poet Petros Poghosyan were
awarded with "Movses Khorenatsi" medal.
Actor Rafayel Kotangyan, singer Suzann Margaryan,
actor Armen Marutyan, soloist of the National
Opera and Ballet Theatre Hasmik Hatsagortsyan,
Painter Aram Isabekyan, Film director Harutyun
Khachatryan and Ervand Manaryan, the Artistic
director of "Agulis" puppet theatre,
were given the title of "Honored Artist".
Painters Varuzhan Vardanyan and Arkadi Baghdasaryan
(Arko) where awarded with the title of "Armenian
Awards spiced with brandy. Seven-day "ArmMono"
Theatre Festival ended October 1 at the Yerevan
Brandy Factory, which was the main sponsor of
the festival. During the closing ceremony 6 participants
where awarded with various prizes. The head of
jury Valeri Khazanov mentioned that all performances
where exciting, but no one was worth a Grand Prix.
Vardan Petrosyan with his "In a blaze"
show was awarded for versatile talent. Beatre
Ehlerci from Germany was honored with original
prize "Award for civic achievement",
Aram Hovhannisyan's "Rosinant" performance
was appreciated for its original interpretation.
Lithuanian Birute Mari was awarded for keeping
the feature completeness of drama. Young artist
Nare Haykazyan was recognized for showing modern
esthetic and Greta Mejlumyan was regarded as the
most professional artist.
Adventurous way Despite carious difficulties
Russian Circus arrived to Armenia October 2. The
circus was to be here September 26, but according
to the director of the Russian Circus the way
to Armenia turned out to be full of adventures.
"The Russians didn't give exit certificate
for bears and Georgians didn't allow the actors
to cross the border," he said.
The Russian Circus will present performances
named "The wheel of death", which means
that the shows will go without harnesses.
Pop. A Pop Concert with the participation of
winners of New Wave Russian singers festival will
take place October 5. Vadim Azarkh from Russia,
Nelly from Moldova, Leon from Sweden and Russian
pop group Radiocafe will perform at Demirchyan
Center. Young Armenian singer Emmy, who took part
in New Wave festival two months ago, will also
participate at the concert. Ticket prices vary
from 300 up to 3000 drams (50 cents up to $5).