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Houston hosts Russian Festival

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Houston hosts Russian Festival


The Russian Festival has kicked off in Houston on October 27, 2018. It became the second stage of the Arts Relay festival of theatrical art. The United Russian American Association (URAA) holds the forum every year with the assistance of the Russkiy Mir Foundation.

Festival participants have teamed up with several creative non-profit organizations in Houston and decided to hold an event at the TBH Cultural Art Center.

In the first part of the audience enjoyed the fun and lyrical Russian folk songs and dances. The program included dancing of the Patterns folk studio, a performance of the Sudarushka choir, a lyric dance composition with swans performed by the Angels of Happiness dance group, a performance of the Angels in the sky children's choir, a Snow Maiden ballet composition, a concert of a folk music group, an exhibition and performance of the Khokhloma puppet theater, amateur performances numbers.

After the concert, the spectators were invited to see the national crafts of Russia, to try a loaf and dishes of Russian cuisine. In the second part, people might make and paint a wooden toy, attend a workshop on painting the plates, participate round dances.

Sisters of the St. Vladimir Orthodox Church in Houston organized a tasting of the best dishes of Russian folk cuisine on the square in front of the theater. There were also active games and round dances with live music.

In the third part, the audience heard modern Russian music, many familiar for the Russian-speaking public songs sounded.

The United Russian American Association URAA has prepared gifts and certificates for those who organized and held the festival.

Elena Suvorova-Phillips

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