The cultural heritage of the Armenian people is an inseparable part of the world’s cultural heritage and Armenia’s business card to the world. The aim of the RA government policies regarding culture is not only the preservation of that cultural heritage, but also the creation, development, and celebration of new values. To make that process more public and transparent, the need has arisen to have a new internet website, which the Ministry of Culture has implemented. Our new website will inform you about the cultural policy pursued by the RA Ministry of Culture and about the development of projects within the policy. You will have an opportunity not only to participate in discussing strategically important documents, but also their implementation process. Through the website of the RA Ministry of Culture, not only the inhabitants of Armenia, but people around the world will gain insight into the centuries old culture, participate in the development of contemporary art as well as various cultural events and projects. The supervision of the website will be implemented by the Public Relations Department and is to be updated on daily basis.
The RA Ministry of Culture welcomes all visitors to the website and is ready and eager to discuss any remarks or suggestions.
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Pantomime Art and Tradition in Armenia has a long history. In written sources and in manuscripts we come across numerous witnesses of pantomime artists. Recreation of modern Pantomime culture in our reality is connected with the name of famous clown-mime Leonid Yengibarov. People from Yerevan still remember the fantastic mime evenings rich in kindness and the amazing pantomime artist’s popular miniatures.
As a complete and professional stage culture, Yerevan State Pantomime Theatre was established in 1969. The theatre acted in Art Employers’ House of Armenia. In 1974, May 18 in the presence of the Fine Arts Council of RA Ministry of Culture, as well as famous cultural figures, the mime theatre group presented the first and complete performance, becoming a professional collective and being included in ArmConcert.
In 1983 the theatre got sate status.
In 2001 the theatre organized the first International Theatr Festival in the years of independency of Armenia which was called “Nazenik”.
In 2008 International Pantomime Festival in Tsakhkadzor was organized by Yerevan State Pantomime Theatre which takes place biannually.
Since 2010 International Mime Festival was called after Leonid Yengibarov.
In 2012 in the scope of International Mime Festival the bronze statue of famous artist L. Yengibarov was opened in the central square of Tsakhkadzor.
In 2014 was held 4th International Mime Festival and in the program were included illusionists, living statues and sand painting.
Today the theatre includes the following performances in its repertory:
“Spirit of Throne” (2015)
“Soul of Chair” (2012)
“Sonnet N 90” (2010)
“Flowers’ Manuscript ” (2008)
“Flowers of Evil” (1998)
“How to Paint a Bird” (1998)
“The Game” (1996)
Tours of Pantomime Theater
2015 – Bosnia & Herzegovina – Republika Srpska – Banja Luka/ Georgia – Tbilisi/ Serbia – Belgrade/Georgia – Tbilisi/Germany – Bremen
2014 – Turkey – Istanbul/ Iran -Tehran, Kish Island/ Turkmenistan – Ashgabat/ Poland -Wroclaw
2013 – Thailand – Bangkok, Pattaya / Poland – Poznan / Germany – Bonn, Cologne / Russia – Murmansk / Georgia -Tbilisi
2012 – USA – Los Angeles
2011 – Switzerland – Zurich
2007 – Italy- Rome/ China – Beijing, Shenyang
2006 – Russia -Yekaterinburg, Moscow / Romania – Sibiu
2004 – UAE – Sharjah
2003 – Lebanon – Beirut
2002 – Iran – Tehran
2001 – Egypt – Cairo
1998 – Germany/ Georgia -Tbilisi
1991 – Serbia-Belgrade
1983 – Russia – Central Siberia / Germany
1982 – Russia – Leningrad / Hungary
1981 – Russia – Siberia, Omsk, Tomsk, Kemerovo, Barnaul, Angarsk, Bratsk, Blagoveshchensk
1980 – Russia / Ukraine -Kiev, Odessa
1978 – Russia / Belarus / Moldova
1976 – Ural – Sverdlovsk, Chelyabinsk, Magnitogorsk/ Russia / Middle East
1975- Ukraine – Voroshilovgrad, Kharkov, Lisichansk, Kadievka