“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.
“Saroyan House” project coordinator Avag Simonyan had a meeting with Armenian Studies Faculty professor Barlow Der Mugrdechian from California State University and students of Armenian Studies Program. During the meeting, Avag Simonyan introduced the students to the activities of “Saroyan House” project, as well as told them about the current and future plans. Also, they discussed the opening of Saroyan Club in Fresno. The students showed great interest and enthusiasm towards Saroyan House project and expressed willingness to participate in project activities.
On June 10, 2017, the Intellectual Renaissance Foundation organized the 9th meeting of the “Saroyan Club” within the framework of the Saroyan House Project.
A number of famous saroyanologists, literature experts, mass media representatives, foreign guests, as well as writer’s relatives and just Saroyan’s art lovers came together to discuss Saroyan’s works’ translation process.
Armenian Studies Program Coordinator, honorable guest Barlow Der Mugrdechian (University of California) was also invited.
The main topic of discussion was the translation, republishing of Saroyan’s works, as well as making famous those works, which are unknown among the wide range of the readers. The participants passionately discussed the above-mentioned topics, tried to put aside already translated works of the writer, and suggested their approach to the starting process of work. Like previous meetings, this one also didn’t take place without new discoveries about Saroyan’s life and works, which was another step to bring us closer to the recognition of writer.
At the end of the meeting, the participants drew up the plans for the future project and planned the upcoming actions, which would lead us to have new Saroyan works with firm steps.