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The "ArmMono" Mono performance (monologues),
the First International Theatrical Festival, has
begun in Yerevan and will continue through the
weekend, offering performances by local and foreign
More than 20 participants from Russia, USA, Switzerland, Germany, Ukraine,
Macedonia, Lithuania, Japan, Argentina and, of course, Armenia will be demonstrating
their artistic talents and exchanging their experience with young students and
"Politicians promise a hot political autumn, but unlike
them we are going to make the Armenian autumn culturally hot," says organizer
of ArmMono festival, art director of Paronyan Theatre Yervand Ghazanchyan.
day after the Mono Performance Festival closes another "Hayfest" International
Theatrical Festival will begin and last until October 9. The conclusion of the
festival will feature the opening of the newly reconstructed theaters in Yerevan,
Gyumri and Vanadzor.
from several countries came to Yerevan to
present their monologues.
Participants of ArmMono festival are famous actors
and laureates of different International competitions:
Bieta Ehlers from Germany, who won the first prize
in Kiev, Yelena Lestnikova from Ukraine, who was
awarded last year "The Best Actress"
in Germany, as well as others such as Lithuanian
actress Birute Mar, who is also a first prize
gives an opportunity to audience to enjoy various shows performed by different
artists, as well as our artists have a good chance to show their art and skills
to their colleagues from abroad, and organizers of famous festivals" says
art director of the Festival Hakob Ghazanchyan.
ArmMono jury members are
prominent artists such as Valri Khazanov from Russia, Nina Mazur from Ukraine,
Leonid Zutovich from Germany, and it is hoped that contact with them will bring
invitations for Armenian artists to such festivals abroad.
The opening ceremony
of the festival took place at Paronyan Theatre, where after greeting speeches,
guests were treated to a performance of Vardan Petrosyans' "In a Blaze",
which during August and September played to full houses in Yerevan.
Petrosyan says he appreciates the idea of festival assuring that it is not only
of great importance for Armenian audience but for foreigners as well.
seems that there is nothing interesting here for foreign artists from developed
countries, who lead rich lives. In this terrible era of technologies they need
soul, the soul that hasn't died yet in our art."