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Friday, 05 May 2017

DAVID HAKOBYAN'S "THE GROUND SHAKE UNDER THE FEET" PHOTO BOOK PRESENTATION

RA Ministry of Culture and AGBU Armenia cordially invite you to David Hakobyan's "The Ground Shake Under the Feet" photo book presentation, which was published with the support of RA Ministry of Culture.
The photos are accompanied by a prose writer Levon Khechoyan's texts.

May 5, at 17:00
Free entrance.
AGBU Armenia Hall
2/2 Melik-Adamyan Street

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Thursday, 04 May 2017

FRENCH CLASSICAL CINEMA *SEASON 1*

Alliance Française d’Arménie, AGBU Armenia & AFG Film Club - Institut Français cordially invite you to the screening of "Mister Klein" film, by Joseph Losey. (Staring Alain Delon, Jeanne Moreau, Francine Bergé)

Synopsis: Paris, January 1942. France is occupied by the Nazis. Robert Klein, apparently apolitical, is a well-to-do art dealer, Roman Catholic and Alsatian by birth, who takes advantage of French Jews who need to sell artworks to raise cash to leave the country. One day, the local Jewish newspaper, addressed to him, is delivered to his home. He learns that another Robert Klein who has been living in Paris, a Jew sought by the police, has had his mail forwarded to him in an apparent attempt to destroy his social reputation and make him a target of official anti-Semitism.

The film was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 1976 Cannes Film Festival but lost to Taxi Driver. However, Monsieur Klein did win the César Award for Best Film while Losey won the César Award for Best Director. Alexandre Trauner won the César Award for Best Production Design, and in addition the film was nominated for Césars in four other categories.

All films screened in original version (french) with English subtitles. 
Admission is free.

Thursday, May 4, at 19:00
AGBU Armenia Hall
2/2 Melik-Adamyan Street

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Friday, 28 April 2017

BOOK READING WITH STORY WRITER MARY SAHAKYAN

AGBU Armenia cordially invites you to participate in the question & answer meeting with story writer Mary Sahakyan, followed by "Siron" troup's play of the "Palanchi Karo" fairy tale. Artistic director is Arshak Ghazaryan.

April 28, at 18:30 
Entrance is free.
AGBU Armenia
2/2 Melik-Adamyan Street

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Thursday, 27 April 2017

CROSSROADS 2017: CONCERT WITH A. HOVHANNISYAN & L. MEKHITARIAN

“Quarter tone” organization in collaboration with Armenian General Benevolent Union and Wallonie-Brussels International presents the festival of contemporary music Crossroads 2017 | Belgium-France-Armenia, which will be held from 25 to 29 April. In the frames of the festival flutist and composer Aram Hovhannisyan’s (Switzerland) and pianist Laurence Mekhitarian (Belgium) concert will take place at the AGBU Concert Hall on April 27, at 19 :00.

Program:

Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) - Le merle noir for flute and piano (1952)
Aram Hovhannisyan (1984-) - Retrospective. Sonata for flute solo (2003-05/2016-17, WP)
Jean-Luc Fafchamps (1960-) - Rap for speaking pianist (2013)
Claude Ledoux (1960-) - Saveurs du Sud for piano solo (2013)
Ruben Antonyan (1988-) - 4,5 situations for flute solo (2016-17, WP)
Beat Furrer (1954-) - Presto for flute and piano (1997)

Free entrance.
Please register here to participate in the concert. 

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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

BUILDING AN INDUSTRY: CREATIVE TOMORROW

BUILDING AN INDUSTRY: CREATIVE TOMORROW

On Wednesday April 19, from 10:30 to 18:00, AGBU is hosting a full day event on the Creative and Cultural Industries in Armenia. At the heart of this event is the aim to unite key stakeholders and players in the CCI’s in Armenia - from artists, to creative start-ups, to international organizations working to better existing infrastructure - in order to collectively design a vision.
Where do we see Armenia ten years down the road in the CCI’s? AGBU is asking its event partners and participants to think together in order to define the ideal eco-system for helping young innovators step-up and transform ideas into realities, and consequently determine a strategy to get there. The day begins with a panel discussion on the current climate of the CCI’s in Armenia, a conversation co-lead by UNDP’s Kolba labs, and with the participation of the British Council, EU4business, and creative players in the arts, education, and design. The day continues with sector-specific THINKshops as well as several exciting showcase presentations on Creative Gastronomy (Ingredient), Creative Oenology (KEUSH), and finally ending with an exclusive preview of the UP Design Pavilion - an exhibit uniting Armenian designers and artisans to re-think the future of design in Armenia.

Join us for this full day of creative brainstorming as we imagine Armenia’s Creative Tomorrow.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION:

The event will be in both English and Armenian, simultaneous translation will be available.

Registration required:
Please sign-up online: http://bit.ly/2osyCwu
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/410445762675695

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Friday, 14 April 2017

“CULTURAL DIALOGUE: AN AGBU CELEBRATION” EXHIBITION AT AGBU ARMENIA

On the occasion of AGBU’s anniversary, and in honor of 25 years of diplomatic relations between Armenia and Egypt, AGBU Exhibitions is honored to exhibit “Cultural Dialogue: An AGBU Celebration”.
“Cultural Dialogue” is a global photo art project that artist Tatev Mnatsakanyan has been undertaking over the past six years. The project consists of a series of photo portraits that pay tribute to the life and art of Armenian artists in the diaspora. The “Armenia and Egypt” series, on view at AGBU Exhibitions until June 4th, is a symbolic choice celebrating AGBU’s founding fathers and mothers who were predominantly from the Egyptian diaspora.

Cultural Dialogue: An AGBU Celebration
A solo show of works by Tatev Mnatsakanyan
April 14 - June 4, 2017
Entrance is free.

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Tuesday, 11 April 2017

NAGHASH ENSEMBLE AT AGBU ARMENIA

The Naghash Ensemble combines the earthy spirituality of Armenian folk song, new classical music, contemporary post-minimalism and the energy of rock and jazz. Three brilliant female vocalists and some of Armenia’s finest instrumentalists on duduk, oud, dhol and piano play new music based on sacred texts by the medieval Armenian mystic poet and priest, M’krtich Naghash. Written by Armenian-American composer John Hodian, The Naghash Ensemble’s “Songs of Exile” is a profound meditation on man's relationship to God from the perspective of a monk forced to live in exile for many years. Part folk music, part classical and profoundly moving.

Hasmik Baghdasaryan (soprano)
Tatevik Movsesyan (soprano)
Arpine Ter-Petrosyan (alto)
Tigran Hovhannisyan (dhol)
Aram Nikoghosyan (oud)
Emmanuel Hovhannisyan (duduk)
John Hodian (piano) composer

April 11, at 19:30
2/2 Melik-Adamyan Str.

Entrance is by registration only with the link below: https://naghashconcert.eventbrite.com

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Saturday, 08 April 2017

"COLOR GRADING WITH ANASTASIA SHEPHERD" AT AGBU ARMENIA

AGBU Armenia and AFG Film Club invite all colorists, cinematographers, editors, directors, producers, production designers, DITs, independent filmmakers and film students who want to advance their knowledge of color grading. No prior experience with color grading necessary.

The workshop will be conducted in English and translated into Armenian simultaneously. Admission is free. Please register here for attendance.

"COLOR GRADING WITH ANASTASIA SHEPHERD"
April 8, at 15:00-17:00
AGBU Armenia
2/2 Melik-Adamyan Street

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Thursday, 06 April 2017

"LA GRANDE ILLUSION" FILM SCREENING AT AGBU ARMENIA

AGBU Armenia is starting a Classic French Cinema series beginning from April. Mark every first Thursday of each month on your calendar as a day of French movie. The first screening of the series is Jean Renoir's "LA GRANDE ILLUSION"with the incredible Jean Gabin. All the movies are restored. The program is organized by Alliance Française d'Arménie, AGBU Armenia, Institut Francaise and AFG Film Club.

April 6, at 19:00
AGBU Armenia
2/2 Melik-Adamyan Street
Language: French with English subtitles
Free admission.

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Friday, 31 March 2017

"THE LATIN EXPLOSION: A NEW AMERICA" FILM SCREENING AT AGBU ARMENIA

AGBU Armenia continues the screenings as part of the American Film Showcase 2017 organized by the U.S. Embassy Yerevan. We cordially invite you to immerse into the unique world of music and performing arts through films.

THE LATIN EXPLOSION: A NEW AMERICA

Filmmakers: Jon Alpert, Matthew O’Neill
2015, 65 minutes

March 31, at 19:00
AGBU Armenia
2/2 Melik-Adamyan Street
Language: English.
Free admission.

THE LATIN EXPLOSION: A NEW AMERICA celebrates the music, the artists and the visionaries who have pioneered this sea change, exploring how the growing Latino community is impacting American culture for the better. Anchoring the film are exclusive interviews with the musicians at the center of Latino power and influence in this country, including Gloria Estefan, Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull, Ricky Martin, Romeo Santos, members of Los Lobos, Rita Moreno, Jose Feliciano and others. They talk about their lives and music, as the film celebrates their mega crossover hits that have defined the American experience and set the stage for the “Latin Explosion” in all aspects of American life.

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