Delhi gets doused in Moscow colours

Delhi gets doused in Moscow colours

Delhiites were enthralled by the rich Russian diversity when a group of international artists presented before them a captivating gala concert, fashion show and a jazz performance last week.

Celebrated with zeal from October 26 -28, the cultural extravaganza ‘Day’s of Moscow’ was not only a means to showcase the rich cultural heritage of Moscow but also to strengthen ties between the two nations.

What grabbed the eye balls was the gala concert ‘Ghazel’, a colourful and an energetic dance performance by Russian artists at Central Park in Connaught Place. Highly qualified, professional ballet dancers considered to be ‘the heart’ of Ghazel, presented the rich folklore of different Russian regions.  

Adding to the attraction was the circus ‘ The Butterfly and the Beetle’. The acrobats artists presented the romantic story of the big butterfly and the little beetle. It was a delightful watch when the beetle tried to jump up to the

 Eighty year old Russia’s Moscow Circus on Tsvetnoy Bulvar showcased some of the most talented jugglers and hula-hoops player .
An extra element of entertainment was added  by the performance of a popular Russian trumpeter Vadim Eilenkrig, soloist of Russian orchestra – Igor Butman and DJ Vodoley .  For music lovers, Russian classical musical concert by Moscow Virtuosi was  also organised.

 One of the most prominent Russian fashion designers Valentin Yudashkin displayed his creations at DLF Emporio. International and Indian models sashayed down the ramp with designer outfits and a variety of Western, ethnic Russian outfits, jewellery and other accessories displayed created a buzz among fashionistas.

Addressing the enthusiastic crowd, Valentin said, “It is quite exciting and delightful to present my creations in India. This type of cultural festival is an excellent medium to promote our culture on foreign soil.”

Meanwhile. a photo exhibition by  14 Russian painters was also on display at Lalit Kala Akademi. A photography workshop by the famous Russian photographer Vladislav Efimov was informative for the photography lovers.

The programme was jointly organised by Department of Art, Culture, and Languages,Government of NCT of Delhi along with Sahitya Kala Parishad,Government of Moscow and Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (DSIIDC), this cultural extravaganza was an initiative taken by the Delhi goverment.

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