An American Dramaturg in Armenia

Reflections on a 5-month sojourn as a Fulbright Scholar to the Yerevan Institute for Cinematography and Theatre

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artistic director of Active Cultures, the Vernacular Theatre of Maryland

Friday, September 30, 2005

The opening ceremonies at HighFest

Stage left: the flags of the various countries represented in the festival are tied to trees. This is an ancient Armenian custom, where if you tie a scarf or flag to a tree, you can make a wish.

Center stage: International Department Head Lilit Galustyan, General Producer Levon Abrahamyan, and Festival President Artur Ghukhasyan, welcome the packed house to the festival. A performance "Innocent Light" by a dance group from Singapore followed the opening ceremonies.
A goal of the festival is to establish Armenia as an important international venue for the performing arts.


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