THE FIRST ART-FESTIVAL “CypRus 2017”
30.04.2017 – 05.01.2017
The international annual Festival for Greek and Slavic art is now dedicated to an outstanding event: the Opening of the Church of Saint Andrew the First-Called and All Russian Saints. The first golden-domed church in Russian architectural style represents the faith and unity of the Orthodox people of Russia and Cyprus. It emerged with the help of Vyacheslav Zarenkov, the head of construction, and a philanthropist. We believe it will become a true shelter for the faithful, and unite the Russian-speaking Orthodox people of Cyprus and the guests from Russia. The liturgies will be held in Russian due to the Russian Orthodox canon.
On April the 30th the festival will be opened with a night concert. Terem-Quartet and the Mariinsky Theatre lead singer Vladimir Celebrovsky will take part in it along with the Greek musical ensemble and Pantelis Talassinossa. On May the 1st the festive liturgy will be followed by the main program of the “CypRus 2017” festival. The guest will enjoy the pieces national art of Cyprus, Russia, and Belarus. It will truly be the dialog of friendship, affection, and mutual understanding of the people of these countries.
On-stage performance groups and soloists will grant the audience with a chance to enjoy the art, to feel the harmony of the soul, to fondly remember the festival for a long time.
The festival will star the performers from different countries. The Russia will be represented by Terem-Quartet, the singer from St-Petersburg, the nominee of international contests, Kilize Theatre soloist – Ksenia Step,
Mariinsky Theatre lead singer Vladimir Celebrovsky, “Razgulyaj” group, the ensemble of the Grand Symphonic Orchestra of the North-West soloists. Greece will be represented by Michalis Violaris, Costas Khadjichristodolou, Constantine, Michalis Khadjmichail, Vasilika Khadjiadamou, dancing group “Dionysos”. The program of the festival will be spiced up with musicians, folklore vocal bands and dancing groups from Russia, Belarus, Cyprus, and Greece.
WEIGHT-SCALES specially made in Russia will determine the contribution of each piece of the festival program into the world culture, and by 6 pm all the guests will know the just decision of the SCALES. To honor the winner there will be fireworks above the Metropolia Square at 10 pm.
The festive program also offers to take part in excursions to the Saints Alley and the church-bound territories. The guests will see the art exhibition, take part in folk craft workshops. Life-Size puppets, illusionists, and jugglers won’t let the audience get bored, while children will enjoy the special program.
Permanent ethnographic exhibition halls tell about daily routine and cuisine. The guests can get an informational digest and sample the specialties of the national cuisine.
It’s better to see, then to read the press release a hundred times. We are looking forward to meeting you on the First art festival “CypRus 2017” on April the 30th and May the 1st!
Organizational committee: Isaia Metropolitan of Tamassos and Orinios, and Kilize Theatre (project of Vyacheslav Zarenkov).