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31 Oct 2017

Children of the World participants showcase Belarus’ culture in Netherlands

Photo from the organizersBREST, 31 October (BelTA) – Participants of the international children’s and youth art project The Children of the World have showcased the Belarusian national culture in the Netherlands, BelTA learned from representative of the organizing committee of the art project Yuri Pavlyuchik.

At the invitation of a Danish humanitarian organization and the Pribuzhye committee of the city of Heerenveen in the Netherlands, the children's folk song and dance ensemble Pribuzhye named after V. Veremyuk took part in the folklore festival held in the province of Friesland.

The ensemble's repertoire comprised the folklore of the native Polesye: Kupala, harvesting, and Christmas songs, folk dances: Belarusian Lyavonikha, Krutukha, Yurachka, Perapelachka, Polish Krakowiak, Oberek, Kujawiak, Ukrainian Rushnichok, Hopak, Russian songs and dances.

The young artists from Brest met with peers from the school-gymnasium of the town of Heerenveen, and the school in Haskerdijken. The children's folklore groups from the Netherlands received an invitation to take part in the art project The Children of the World.

Brest will host the third edition of the art festival-contest The Children of the World on 27 April - 1 May 2018. The festival celebrates vocal, dance, theatrical, performing and visual arts. The participants will also be offered an extensive cultural and educational program with visits to the local landmarks. The parties celebrating the countries-participants will be organized during the festival.

The art project The Children of the World was launched in Brest in the summer of 2016. Then it was attended by about 600 young artists from Belarus, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, and Turkmenistan. The second installment of the festival brought together over 900 participants from different countries. The festival-contest has been founded by the international public association Children's Charity and the ATIR travel agency with the support of the Brest City Hall. The goal of the project is to nurture contacts between young people of different countries, strengthen international ties, preserve the national cultures and bolster humanitarian cooperation.


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