Summer brings the next art festival to Armenia.One of the resort cities of Armenia Tsakhkadzor is going to host an international pantomime festival after Leonid Yengibaryan on August 10 till august 15.
The event will feature a number of famous mime artist and groups from Denmark, Poland, Italy, Japan, Turkey, Kazakhstan and Armenia, director general of the festival Zhirayr Dadasyan told reporters during an interview. On August 13, a monument to prominent Armenian clown and mime Leonid Yengibarov will be unveiled in Tsakhkadzor. The event will feature a flash mob, with participants and actors to perform Yengibarov’s most popular motion. David Minasyan is the sculptor, with idea of the monument installation belonging to Tsakhkadzor Mayor Garun Mirzoyan. All this, also as the mimic art will be performed both on the stage and in the streets of Tsakhkadzor. The festival aims to bring the theatre to the street, to the audience. At the end of the events all participants will get Yengibarov medals.
Yengibarov was one of the first Soviet clowns to create the poetic, intellectual clownery, which made spectators think, not only laugh. After initial incomprehension, his popularity grew immensely. After that he was invited to work in cinema. His first film, A Path to the Arena, was in fact about himself. He was one of the greatest actors the Soviet Union has ever seen, that’s the reason that the pantomime festival is named after him.