International Children’s Song Contest kicks off at Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk

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The International Children’s Song Contest, as well as exhibitions, a press conference and other events will be held on the eve of the official start of the 31st edition of the International Arts Festival Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk, BelTA learned from the directorate of the festival.

The first competition of the International Children’s Song Contest will be the highlight of the festival’s program on 13 July. This year the song contest marks its 20th anniversary. The participants will perform a song in their native language. The general concept of the junior contest will be creating a new fairy tale by everyone involved in the contest.

The day before the grand opening creativity will fill the air of the host city Vitebsk. Visitors will be able to take part in the “Space of Belarus” event and to color little pictures dedicated to Belarusian artists in front of the Vitebsk Concert Hall. The Art Museum is running an exhibition of Flemish and Dutch graphics. The Ilya Repin Zdravnevo Museum Estate presents the exposition “Leo Tolstoy through the eyes of Ilya Repin”. The Dukhovskoy Kruglik exhibition hall invites the audience to unravel the mysteries and metamorphoses of Aleksandr Bogdanovsky’s graphics.

Italian musician Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi and participants of the new festival project Theater Laboratory will answer tricky questions of journalists at press conferences.

A circus show will take place on the stage of the Summer Amphitheater. Spectators will see a parade allez and breathtaking stunts defying gravity.

The 31st edition of the International Arts Festival Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk will be running from 13 to 18 July. The grand opening will take place on 14 July, and the final concert is scheduled for 17 July. The forum will bring together more than 5,000 participants.