Is ballet education experiencing a systemic crisis?

A modern ballet subject has been introduced in the State College of Dance. The innovative ballet performance "Orpheus and Eurydice" was staged at the Opera Studio of the Yerevan State Conservatory. Anahit Margaryan talked to Rudolf Kharatyan, People's Artist of the Republic of Armenia, choreographer, artistic director and founder of the "Ballet 2021" Foundation. Why didn't Kharatyan's performances remain in the play list of the Opera and Ballet Theater? Why weren't Armenian artists invited to the "Twin Suns" ballet? How to react to the fact that Armenian dancers left Armenia? Next, cultural news.



Aram Khachaturian International Competition

Artistic director of the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra - chief conductor, violinist, People's Artist of the Russian Federation Pavel Kogan speaks on the following topics: "Conducting epidemic", not to succumbing to the whims of the audience, masters of performing arts of the last century, the story of saving Leonid Kogan's life thanks to Aram Khachaturian's ring and other topics in the "Artfocus" pavilion. 
The conversation is conducted by Anahit Margaryan.
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Contemporary Drama and Theater

The guest of "Artfocus" is playwright Karine Khodikyan. The conversation is conducted by Anahit Margaryan.
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The 12th Festival of Armenian Composing Art

Honored Art Worker of Armenia, composer Yervand Yerkanyan, Artistic Director of the State Symphony Orchestra of Armenia, Chief Conductor Sergey Smbatyan are in the "Artfocus" pavilion. The conversation is conducted by Anahit Margaryan.
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Prospects for the Development of Museums

Do museums in Armenia create a comfortable environment for visitors? Are our museums ready for non-traditional working style?  "Artfocus" invited Astghik Marabyan, Head of the Cultural Heritage, Folk Crafts Department of the Ministry of Education and Science, and Marina Hakobyan, Director of the National Gallery of Armenia.
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Soprano Ruzan Mantashyan and baritone Gurgen Baveyan are in Armenia

What projects did bring soprano Ruzan Mantashyan and baritone Gurgen Baveyan to Homeland? What messages do Gurgen Baveyan's "man-quartet" videos contain? Do Armenian artists often encounter manifestations of nationalism abroad?  The guests of "Artfocus" are opera singers Ruzan Mantashyan and Gurgen Baveyan.
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Crisis and Film Production

What impact did the epidemic and the war have on Armenian film production? What problems do the filmmakers face today and what solutions are needed? Vigen Galstyan, an art critic and head of the film heritage department of the National Cinema Center of Armenia, was hosted at the Artfocus pavilion.
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The issues of huge cultural heritage remaining under the control of Azerbaijan

How many names of monuments are left under the rule of Azerbaijan? Why do international organizations not respond proportionately to the numerous facts of destruction of Armenian historical and cultural values? What leverage do we have to trace our legacy left in the lost territories? Were the museums in the Artsakh Republic ready for evacuation?
The guest of "Artfocus" is the Minister of Education and Science of the Artsakh Republic Lusine Gharakhanyan.
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References to the Armenian Genocide 106 years later

What is the role of art, culture, humanitarian organizations and individuals in making Armenian history and Armenia visible on the world map? To what extent is the young generation of genocide survivors capable of analyzing their strengths and weaknesses? Nikola Stanisch, Executive Director of the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative Foundation, is at the "Artfocus" pavillion.
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How was this year's Francophone month?

Guillaume Nargolle, Adviser on Culture and Cooperation at the French Embassy in Armenia, spoke at the Artfocus pavilion on the mission of the International Organization of La Francophonie in Armenia and programs, features of the French language, motivations for learning it, interest of French filmmakers in Artavazd Peleshyan's art and other topics. 

Is there Need for Advanced Art Education in Public Schools?

Does our general education today stress the importance of teaching art subjects? What does art change in the thinking and psychology of schoolchildren? What should the school do to not break the courage and creativity of children, and to get rid of the mechanism of "by heart"? Aram Pakhchanyan, Vice President of ABBYY and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of "Ayb" Educational Foundation answers these and a number of other questions of Anahit Margaryan. 
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The image of Jesus and Christian themes in various fields of art

How much do works of art feed from religion, and vice versa? Does that connection continue nowdays or not?  Poet, translator Hakob Movses spoke in the "Artfocus" pavilion.
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