British newspaper the Independent named the 10 most interesting festivals taking place this spring. In the list of the best European events came and Dance Open – the ballet festival in St. Petersburg. We allowed ourselves to add to the list The Independent several noteworthy festivals of spring 2011.
A list of The Independent opens taking place on March 13 in Germany, the festival of the Sheet . dedicated to the bicentennial of the composer. Main events will be held in three German länder, which are associated with the fate and life of the composer: Bavaria, Saxony and Thuringia.
In Bayreuth planned over 150 events . in the cities of Thuringia, mainly in Weimar, – about 200 concerts, exhibitions and seminars will be held in Dresden concerts in the Frauenkirche and the Philharmonic .
In Budapest from 18 March to 3 April, will be an annual Spring arts festival . Expected by the music of the 1920s–1930s years Max Raabe, guitarist Pepe Romero, “Havana” – the premiere performance of the Budapest Thalia theatre, directed by mate Szabo, Prague chamber orchestra, “the Vienna Symphony composers”, “the Camerata Salzburg”, orchestras Anima Musicae, Ars Longa, etc. In the Ethnographic Museum will host the exhibition “Franz Liszt and Gypsy Continue reading
May 28, 2012 Brazil is considered the country of carnivals, in many of its cities held their own carnivals, but one of the world’s best known and most spectacular is, of course, the carnival in Rio de Janeiro .
This Grand event is held in the month of February, but as it is, we learn from this article.
Brazilian carnival (Carnaval do Brasil) is an annual festival held in many cities of Brazil for 40 days before Easter, which marks the beginning of lent. During lent, Catholics abstain from all bodily pleasures. That is why the Brazilian carnival, as an act of farewell to the pleasures, held on the eve of lent.
There are several versions of the origin of the Brazilian carnival. One of them is that it is based on introduced in the 17th century by the Portuguese “Fun day” – a holiday, accompanied with singing and dancing, when it was decided to bullshit each other all sorts of ways, pour water, obidyatsya raw eggs and beans. Soon the fun was joined by black slaves brought to Brazil from Africa, bringing back the colorful customs from their homeland. By the 20th century Brazilian carnival has absorbed elements of carnivals in Italy and France. It was then that mask, fantastic Continue reading
Wine festival in Rethymno town — a two-week celebration of the magic of Cretan wine, music and dance. At the festival local producers present their quality bottled wines, olive oil, all kinds of other products from olives, herbs, cheese, etc.
The festival hosts many events: exhibitions, seminars, lectures by well-known residents of Crete, competitions of traditional and contemporary music by local performers, many activities for kids and definitely tasting of wine and local food.
And fiery Cretan dance!
The main task of the festival: the unity of the residents and visitors of the city and acquainting tourists with gastronomic and historic cultural traditions of Crete.
And here is the video of the past Continue reading