“TONATSUYTS” FOLK THEATER TO PARTICIPATE IN ITALIAN FESTIVAL
17:33, 8 August, 2013
YEREVAN, AUGUST 8, ARMENPRESS: “Tonatsuyts” Folk Music Theater will
participate in the international festival “Folklore for peace” to
be held in the cities of Alatri and Norma, Italy. As reported by
Armenpress, the Head of the theater Hasmik Baghramyan noted that in
Italy the theater will present Armenian songs and dances.
“Tonatsuyts” Folk Music Theatre was founded in 2007 with a goal of
revival and dignified presentation of the Armenian early music and
traditional festivals to the world. The concerts are provided on
weekly bases and are opened to everyone, who is ready to not only
enjoy the music, but also actively participate in it.
“Tonatsuyts” Folk Music Theatre participated in numerous festivals
and concerts. During one of them, the Italian tourney, they presented
“Armenia on the crossroads of peace” project, which was successfully
adopted by the annual conference in Atina, on August 7, 2011 and was
included into “Folklore per la pace” program.
In 2010, During “Natale in sieme” international folk festival the
group successfully presented its “Avetis” program, devoted to the
celebration of the revived Armenian Christmas songs and rituals
to the Italian society, thus contributing to the promotion of the
Italian-Armenian cultural exchange projects.
In 2009, together with IFAM Studio, the theater produced the “Avetis”
documentary film. In 2008 being recognized and sponsored by the
Ministry of Culture, “Tonatsuyts” performed the recreated festivals
of the Armenian New Year. Since 2007, the theatre has created numerous
concert program, upgraded its costumes and decorations.