Fourth “Nran Hatik” Junior Theatrical Festival to be held in Armenia


YEREVAN, August 12 (Noyan Tapan). The children’s-junior theatrical
festival “Nran Hatik” will be held in Yerevan on August 14-22 within
the framework of the first Pan-Armenian festival “One Nation, One
Culture”. Levon Ivanian, Chairman of the steering committee of the
festival, said about it during the August 12 press conference.

According to him, 19 children’s theatrical staffs from Armenia,
Artsakh and Javakhk will participate in the festival. According to
him, the festival organized upon the initiative of the heads of the
children’s-junior theaters in 2001 became traditional and is held for
the fourth time in succession. “The children’s-junior festival gives
our children an opportunity to show their talent and love and value
dramatic art,” mentioned Levon Ivanian. Garnik Seiranian, Chairman of
the “Nakhabem” (“Proscenium”) Educational-Cultural Union, the main
organizer of the festival, said that the Armenian authorities also
paid attention to the festival that united children of the Homeland
and the Diaspora. By the decision of RA Prime Minister Andranik
Margarian the state will render support to the holding of the
children’s-junior festival “Nran Hatik” till 2015.

Garnik Seiranian also said that the festival has no competition
program. All the theatrical troupes participating in festival will
receive the bronze statuettes “Flight” and diplomas of gratitude. On
August 14, participants of the festival will visit Khor Virap, then
the theatrical troupe of school N5 of Masis will perform the play
entitled “Armenians, 1915” in Artashat.

On August 15, children will participate in the ceremony of the
consecration of grapes in Etchmiadzin. On August 16, they will visit
Matenadaran and Tsiternakaberd. The theatrical troupe “Pearllets” will
perform the “Loud-Voiced Silence” play at the State Theater of Gavar
the same evening. The day of the establishment of “Nor Hatik” will be
marked on August 19, and the hymn of this children’s-junior theatrical
festival will be sounded for the first time. On August 22, young
actors will visit the Pantheon after Komitas, and the solemn closing
of the festival will be held in the evening.
From: Baghdasarian