In 2017, “Renaissance” cultural and intellectual foundation launched the process of collecting the content for the web-site devoted to Grigor Narekatsi. Saint Gregory of Narek is an Armenian medieval monk, theologian, mystical poet, composer and a philosopher, is considered the founder of the renaissance of Armenian literature. The creation of the web-site has an aim of making Narekatsi’s greatest heritage available to the diverse public.
On October 13th, 2018, narekatsi.com web-page was launched. The web-page is introduced in 3 languages: Armenian, English, Russian. It contains biography of Narekatsi, links to films, programmes, articles in Armenian, English, Russian and many other languages, dedicated to the Saint. The web-page includes folk stories, taghs, gandzes, prayers and other works of various publication years and countries. The foundation is in the middle of processes to feature translations of “Book of Lamentations” in Italian, German, Arabic, Turkish, Persian and many other languages. The web-page gives an opportunity to read all of these in text and/or book versions.
The web-site also has a seperate section dedicated to the monastery of Narek, where the user can find information on the monastery, as well as photos.
A sculpting competition, dedicated to the poem “Book of Lamentations” by Saint Gregory of Narek
“Renaissance” cultural and intellectual foundation announces a sculpting competition, dedicated to the poem “Book of Lamentations” by Saint Gregory of Narek. The participant sculptors can be from Armenia, as well as from other countries in the world.
The competition has one stage. The competition’s whole procedures, including jury assessment of the submitted work, will be online, which will make sure of the impartiality of the competition.
The memorial statue will be located in the very heart of the capital: in the adjacent area of Katoghike Holy Mother of God Church and the newly built Saint Anna church, and will become a unique combination of freedom, spiritual and secular worlds.
Application period is October 13th to December 1st.
“HIGH FEST” International Performing Arts Festival is being launched
Development of the cultural life is of big importance to “Renaissance” cultural and intellectual foundation, which is why this year also it stands next to “HIGH FEST” international performing arts festival. Supporting dramatic, musical, dance, puppet, visual, circus, children’s as well as open-air performances, “HIGH FEST” and “Renaissance” have adopted the mission of making decisive contributions to cultural policy.
This year, “HIGH FEST” International Performing Arts Festival will take place from September 28th to October 5th. 16th “HIGH FEST” has the “HIGH FEST is your PASS to the theatre world” slogan.
This year, “HIGH FEST” will host more than 250 participants and guests including famous art historians, art managers, presidents of international festivals from 22 countries including Spain, Germany, USA, Sweden, Switzerland, Egypt, Hungary, Japan, Poland, Israel, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Ukraine, Iran, Georgia, Belgium and other countries.
More than 40 performances will be shown on 13 stages in Yerevan.
“HIGH FEST” international performing arts festival was first held in 2003. Since 2006, “HIGH FEST” is the main theatrical festival in the former USSR territory (except for Moscow).
“We are very grateful to our supporters, especially the RA Ministry of Culture, which understands our every step throughout these years was to develop the Armenian theater. And, of course, our new friend and colleague, the “Renaissance” foundation, which is the co-organizer of the festival this year.”, says festival president Artur Ghukasyan.