Where were you, Zorayr Khalapyan?

Zorayr Khalapyan is one of the most prominent figures of Armenian prose of the 20th century. His famous novels, "Where have you been, man of God", "And returning your portrait", "The dying man" are favorite books of different generations. Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan, Arkmenik Nikoghosyan and novelist Alis Hovhannisyan talk about the features of Zorayr Khalapyan's prose, its significance and value in "Parallel Readings".

"Paplik" of the Hamazgayin Theater at the 15th Chekhov International Festival

Why did the Armenian theater gather so much effort to present the best at the Chekhov Festival this year? Does "Paplik" have a political message or is the theater above politics?  What is the condition of the Armenian modern theater? What are the preferences of our audience?  Actor Arman Navasardyan, director of the Sos Sargsyan National Theater, was hosted at the "Artfocus" pavilion.  The conversation is conducted by Anahit Margaryan.
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International Experience of Cultural Management and Armenia

IMG Artits Vice President Harold Clarkson talks about the peculiarities of cultural management in the field of music and development trends. One of the officials of that leading company in the world in the field of culture, social media, festivals and event management shares his personal experience. The conversation is conducted by Anahit Margaryan.
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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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