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28 Feb 2022

Belarus Events Calendar: MARCH 2022

Belarus Events Calendar: MARCH 2022

Minsk tops CIS list of cities for virtual tours

Exhibition project "Renoir, Picasso, Masson"

The Minsk City History Museum and the LIBRA exhibition hall have launched the exhibition project "Renoir, Picasso, Masson". The exhibition presents more than 60 works by Auguste Renoir, Pablo Picasso and André Masson (etchings, lithographs and heliogravures) from private collections in France and the USA. These great artists worked in different genres and styles, were innovators and rebels. They continued the experiments of the artistic movements of the early 20th century: Impressionism, Cubism, Expressionism, Dadaism, Surrealism. The exhibition also features the information stands and documentaries that will help visitors get better acquainted with the works, biography and creative life of the great artists.

When: 28 January– 27 March
Where: Vysokae Mesta art lounge, 2a Herzena Street, Minsk

New show by Belarusian State Circus

The new show is designed to impress both children and adults. It will feature a huge elephant, bears riding a segway, monkey musicians, noble Friesian horses, funny geese. Spectators will also see aerialists and acrobats on a flip board, diabolo tricks, equilibrists and, of course, funny clowns.

When: 29 January – 29 April
Where: Belarusian State Circus, 32 Nezavisimosti Avenue, Minsk

Royal Family. The Path of Love exhibition at the National Library of Belarus

The exclusive project highlights the life, service and faith of the last Russian Emperor Nicholas II and his family - Empress Alexandra, Tsarevich Alexei, Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia. Visitors will see over 200 exhibits, including photographs and painting reproductions, biographies of the Romanov family, diaries, documents and eyewitness accounts… Black and white photographs captured the life of the emperor from his early years to his last days. Many pictures are very personal, homey, and convey the feeling of love between the husband and the wife, the parents and the children.

When: 4 February – 5 April
Where: National Library of Belarus, 116 Independence Avenue, Minsk

Deconstruction project at the National Center for Contemporary Arts

Artist Tatyana Savik studies deconstruction as a method to mechanically divide objects and portraits into fragments in order to destroy generally accepted narratives and perception stereotypes. Some of her works are interactive: viewers are invited to take part in a postmodernist game of creating new forms and meanings and deconstructing and reconstructing works that are open systems with an infinite number of variations. The process of deconstruction is continuous and cannot be completed, therefore, by creating characters from fragments, the artist raises the problem of an identity crisis of a contemporary human being and explores the possibilities of restoring the integrity of the individual, overcoming trauma through deconstruction.

When: 9 February – 3 April
Where: National Center for Contemporary Arts of Belarus, 3 Nekrasova Street, Minsk

Mikhail Savitsky exhibition at the Great Patriotic War Museum 

Striking canvases of the Numbers on the Heart cycle are the highlights of the exhibition dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Hero of Belarus, People’s Artist of the USSR and the BSSR, painter, teacher and public figure Mikhail Savitsky. He worked on this impressive cycle in 1974-1979, 1987 when he was a mature and popular artist. The contemporaries call the artist a man with an open heart and a difficult fate. He joined the Red Arm to fight the enemy during the Great Patriotic War, was captured and taken to Nazi concentration camps, including Buchenwald. The Numbers on the Heart cycle is the artist’s statement in defense of peace, an expression of anxiety for the fate of the beautiful planet and its main treasure – human being. The last time this series of paintings was exhibited was in 1979 in the Minsk Palace of Art, and even then the master expressed the wish that these paintings be exhibited at the Belarusian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War History.

When: 18 February – 19 April
Where: Belarusian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War History, 8 Pobeditelei Avenue, Minsk

Maslenitsa 2022 in Belarus

To mark the arrival of spring Belarusian people celebrate Maslenitsa and welcome the long-awaited warmth after a long winter. The main symbol of the holiday is pancakes. Round and hot, they have symbolized the sun since ancient times. The Maslenitsa celebrations last for 7 days. The Maslenitsa Week’s highlights are open-air parties, fairs, theatrical performances, costume shows, ancient rites, tasting of homemade food, sledding, and, of course, the burning of a straw doll which symbolizes winter.

When: 28 February – 6 March
Where: Minsk and other Belarusian cities, ethnographic museums

Masterpieces of World Organ Art: Jean-Pierre Steijvers (Netherlands)

Olga Savitskaya’s project "Masterpieces of World Organ Art" invites you to enjoy the magical sounds of the big concert organ of the Belarusian State Philharmonic. This time Minsk will host Chief Organist of the Limburg Symphony Orchestra, Titular Organist of Christopher's Cathedral in the Dutch city of Roermond (Netherlands) Jean-Pierre Steijvers. The maestro will present the program from the “great era” of organ art to the present. The program of the evening includes pieces of Baroque music (Dieterich Buxtehude, Johann Sebastian Bach, Nicolas de Grigny), romantic works by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and Charles-Marie Widor, church music by the 20th century composer Hendrik Andriessen and works by the contemporary Danish composer A.Vammes and even film music by Mikael Tariverdiev.

When: 1 March
Where: Belarusian State Philharmonic, 50 Nezavisimosti Avenue, Minsk

TheatreHD: Broadcasts of the world's best performances in Minsk

In March the Minsk cinema houses will continue screening the world’s best productions, including drama, opera and ballet, and documentary films as part of the #АртЛекторийВкино project (art lectures on screen) about outstanding artists.

1 MarchPalladio. The Power of Architecture directed by Giacomo Gatti
5 and 15 MarchTartuffe, or The Hypocrite directed by Ivo van Hove
6 and 16 MarchSwan Lake directed by Yuri Grigorovich
9 MarchKing Lear: McKellen directed by Jonathan Munby
12 MarchAriadne auf Naxos opera directed by Elijah Moshinsky
15 MarchBernini, directed by Francesco Invernizzi
19 MarchBeethoven Project ballet by John Neumeier
20 MarchManet: Portraying Life HD directed by Phil Grabsky, Ben Harding
22 MarchFollies by Stephen Sondheim
23 MarchGlobe: Othello directed by Wilson Milam
26 MarchDon Carlos opera by Yannick Nezet-Seguin
29 MarchGlobe: Duchess of Malfi directed Dominic Dromgoole
30 MarchRomeo and Juliet by Kenneth Macmillan

When: from 1 March
Where: VOKA CINEMA by Silver Screen, Tsentralny cinema house, Falcon lub Boutique Cinema, Minsk

Global Girls Game 2022

The World Girls Hockey Match will feature the leading teams of this dynamic and exciting sport. The Belarusian team will debut in this match. The weekend-long game between the Team Blue and Team White players features more than 40 countries from Europe, Asia, North America and Oceania. According to the rules, in each country, the blue and white teams play against each other, the goals scored in the matches are summed up. At the end of the match, the team with the most goals wins.

When: 6 March
Where: Grodno

Sergey Bezrukov with Confession of the Hooligan in Minsk

People's Artist of Russia Sergey Bezrukov is famous for his numerous talented works on the screen and theater stage. The actor has performed on the Belarusian stage many times, including with his colleagues from the Gubernsky Theater, which he runs. This time he will portray Sergei Yesenin. Confession of the Hooligan is dedicated to the poet-hooligan and mystery man, whose early departure from life left a sense of uncertainty. The actor says that “Russians love people walking on the edge” because “these characters are very ambiguous, tender, sensual, and sometimes cruel, but the main thing about them is their honesty to themselves.”

When: 9 March
Where: Palace of the Republic, 1 Oktyabrskaya Square, Minsk

International youth theater forum

The forum beloved by many theatergoers returns in its original format this year. The 2021 edition featured only performances by Belarusian companies. The anniversary festival will bring together eleven theater companies from Belarus, Armenia, Moldova and Russia. The forum will open with A False Note by the Minsk Cinema Actor Studio Theater. The main program will feature a total of 14 plays, including the musical detective story Jack the Ripper by Minsk Youth Variety Theater, the horror story Viy themed on Nikolai Gogol’s novel by Polessky Drama Theater (Pinsk), the fairy tale for adults The Little Prince, the tragicomic story of complex relationships I Am Taking My Heart Back and Tartuffe by Mogilev Puppet Theater and Mogilev Regional Drama Theater. М.@rt.contact2022 will be wrapped up with Princess Mary by the Minsk theater project TriTformat.

When: 21-27 March
Where: Mogilev Oblast Drama Theater, 7 Pervomaiskaya Street, Mogilev; Mogilev Oblast Drama and Comedy Theater of V. I. Dunin-Martsinkevich, 105 Sotsialisticheskaya Street, Bobruisk

Symphonic Rock Songs. The Best concert in Minsk

Masterpieces of world rock music in modern arrangements performed by the symphony orchestra Universe Orchestra will be a gift for Minsk residents and guests of the city. The program includes compositions loved by millions of music fans around the world - Queen, Scorpions, Metallica, Nirvana, Deep Purple, Europe, Rammstein, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC. The show, which conquered the European audience, is famed for the powerful sound of the instruments, the energy of professional musicians, original lighting and effects, an unforgettable atmosphere to the melodies of legendary hits.

When: 22 March
Where: The concert hall Minsk, 5 Oktyabrskaya Street, Minsk

The international spring expo-fair of tourism services Leisure 2022

The traditional spring expo-fair Leisure 2022, which will unfold for the 24th time at one of the largest venues in the capital, will help you prepare for the upcoming season of summer holidays and vacations. Visitors will be able to get familiar with the current travel offers of Belarusian and foreign travel agencies for various parts of the world and choose the right option using a special program of bonuses and discounts. In addition, the program of the expo includes presentations, seminars, roundtables as well as a fair where you can buy everything you need for traveling: leisure goods, maps, booklets, and guides...

When: 31 March – 2 April
Where: The national expo center BelExpo, 14 Pobeditelei Avenue, Minsk

The Entertaining Photographic Equipment exhibition in the Mikhail Savitsky Art Gallery

Over the course of its 200-year-long history the photo camera has evolved from a bulky pinhole camera to built-in smartphone cameras that can fit on your fingertip. The Entertaining Photographic Equipment exhibition is dedicated to the origin and the internal design of the photo camera, the history of photography and photographic equipment. Here you can trace the key stages of the journey, immerse yourself in a variety of photography processes and understand the principles of operation of cameras of different designs. The earliest of them date back to the 1910s (the Le Glyphoscopestereo camera, 1905) while the latest products were made in the end of the 20th century. Among the objects on display there are also unique specimens: prototype models of Zenit cameras of the 1980s, stereo cameras for shooting three-dimensional images, cameras of rare designs such as microphoto cameras, cameras shaped like a watch...

When: till 24 April
Where: Mikhail Savitsky Art Gallery, 15 Svobody Square, Minsk

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