DSTU Dance Ensemble wins 1st prize at Mediterranean Legends
Makhachkala, July 14, 2015. Dance ensemble "Caucasian Mountains" of Dagestan State Technical University obtained the 1st place at the International Festival-contest “Mediterranean Legends”, the university press service official says.
The international festival Mediterranean Legends made its route through different European cities: Barcelona - Costa Brava (Spain) - Cannes and Nice (France) - Monte Carlo (Monaco) - San Remo (Italy) from July 4 to July 11. The festival is a unique international event of such a scale and rich program held under the patronage of CID UNESCO and the International Federation for Choral Music. The festival organizer is Fiestalonia Milenio, the European leader in organization of the International Festival.
The bands from Israel, Kazakhstan, Italy, Georgia and other countries attended the festival. Dance ensemble "Caucasian Mountains" of Dagestan State Technical University under the direction of vice-rector for educational and social work Marina Kotenko represented Russia at the International Festival. The ensemble took part in the festival as part of the development program of activities of student associations DSTU - 2015 "The new vector youth policy", the International Cooperation School "Outlook - 2015" and the International Youth Program "Intercultural communication."
The festival included the following nominations: Group (A) - dance groups and soloists in categories such as classical ballet; folk choreography, folk stylized dance, ethnic dances; ballroom dancing; sports dance (hip-hop, disco, techno, street, electric boogie, break dance, pop Locking and other street styles); modern choreography (jazz, modern, neoclassical, etc.); pop dance group (B) - instrumental ensembles and soloists, the group (C) - vocals (choirs, bands, musicals, duets, trios, soloists), group (D) - artists and authors products of national folk arts, photo and video creativities , fashion theater, group (E) - original genre.
The international competitions, taking place under the brand of Fiestalonia, promote the preservation of national traditions, ethnic culture of different nationalities, the strengthening of inter-ethnic relations, promoting peace, friendship, fraternity and solidarity of the peoples of the world through the art of dance, singing and music.
The main purpose of the festival is to arrange a fair competition among the creative bands and individual performers from around the world, showing the art to the audience, as well as to exchange experiences among the collectives.
The dance ensemble "Caucasian Mountains" demonstrated the identity of Dagestan culture in its performances. The variety of instrumental performance, originality and flavor, richness of national costumes impressed the European audience. By results of competitive days, the dance ensemble "Caucasian Mountains" took the honorable 1st place in the category "Folk dance."