Carnivals in France
In France in the late winter – early spring is held 4 large carnival . The Grand carnival — in nice. Also known carnivals in Paris. Lima (near the border with Spain) and in Dunkerque (on the border with Belgium).
Carnival in nice
The largest and oldest carnival in France is held in nice . Its roots go back to the year 1294. From the middle ages to our days every year, the streets of nice naprawde colorful images in masks, collecting tourists from around the world. More than a million visitors come to the carnival of nice in our time. Nice carnival lasts for two weeks before lent.
In 2014, the carnival of nice runs from February 14 until March 4.
Carnival in Paris
Carnival in Paris is held before the Feast of Fools already from the 16th century or even earlier, although not carried out in the period from 1952 to 1957 As a rule, the carnival starts at 14:00 on the East side of the city and walking through the streets, ends at around 19:00 in front of city hall (Hotel de Ville).
You will find a great procession, headed by a live Longhorn cow! Music, whistles, streamers, confetti and colored balls illuminated with a gray city in bright colors.
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More recently, fate gave me a gift and brought me into a wonderful place – Venice. In great time – during the famous Venice carnival.
I walked for hours in the famous Venetian squares, where he played countless theatrical performances. Fed brazen pigeons near the Doge’s Palace. Jostled among the motley crowd consisting of people in incredible costumes. And thought: what exactly is the point, metaphysical or even sacred essence of the phenomenon of the carnival.
Observing the behavior of various carnival characters, I drew several conclusions, I don’t know whether they are true.
Firstly, the meaning of all this phantasmagoria of disguise and napalovanie on masks is, apparently, in the eternal search for human prescription, mechanism, method of instant change, the transformation of their destiny. Who among us does not dream to have instant method of transforming Cinderellas into princesses, beggars in the oligarchs, ordinary businessmen in the Deputy Prime Ministers on energy. And here, at the carnival, everything is possible, everything is instantly achievable.
You walk into the dressing room of a nondescript citizen of a poor country, and come out two minutes later by Napoleon’s great General of the French Empire. Or the opposite: you come known CIS oligarch, hunted almost half of the prosecutors of Europe, and come out nobody famous Continue reading
From 14 to 22 September in the premises of the CDC Dnepropress (Dnepropetrovsk, Ermolova str., 35) hosted the second international chess festival “Dnipropetrovsk autumn” to the memory of grandmaster S. A. Frost. The organizer of the festival was the Dnepropetrovsk regional Federation of chess.
In four tournaments of the festival was attended by nearly 400 participants from 8 countries. Among the participants of major tournaments – 16 international grandmasters and as many international artists. The chief justice of the festival Oleg Tochigi (Kyiv) noted that the festival is the biggest chess event in Ukraine in the current year. The qualification structure, and the age range of participants was very wide – from toddlers to five-year gray-haired veterans, from beginners to grandmasters and masters. All the tournaments of the festival saw an intense battle for cash prizes, and only the last round put winners on the field.
In the women’s grandmaster tournament the strongest girls fought for the implementation of the norms of international master and international grandmaster. In it was confidently Continue reading
Every year rhythms Samba blow Rio. School this incendiary dance compete with each other. Each comes up with his song, sews costumes, choreography puts and platform builds. Suits must not only dazzle with their beauty, but also to meet the age and place of action of the selected plot.
The main law of the Brazilian carnival – to be naked! However, full nudity is forbidden, so viewers enjoy endless options of luxurious and often spicy costumes. View boldly Nude dancers produces on the audience just knock impression and power of the city of Rio just forced every year to be giving a few million condoms. But how else?
It is curious that on the whole week in the city, no one works. And despite the fact that the carnival lasts four days.
Of course, this is one of the most famous carnivals in the world. The celebration lasts about two weeks. People in ancient robes filled with little streets and spacious squares. Music and wine flow like water. Theatres hold performances on the theme of carnival. In the old palaces of the city are masquerade balls for honorable public. Night streets lights bright colors of fireworks.
During the carnival you can safely mingle with the festive crowd and enjoy the beauty of the costumes and masks. By the way, buy fancy dress that Continue reading
Good tradition for the Studio of modern dance “CityDance” and the Studio school of Arabic dance Vlada Malik began to mark the end of the season spectacular dance show at one of the best sites of the Republic. On stage, KZ “Minsk” played out a veritable feast of dance, music and song.
This event was expected by many, as actors themselves and future audiences: parents, friends, acquaintances and lovers of this art.
Both studios for many years presented a great opportunity for everyone to discover this wonderful world of dance. Studio Vlada Malik specializes in Arab dances, “cityDance” ready to teach you almost all the modern directions! And imagine, all these styles met on the same site… well, it was hot!
In a friendly family atmosphere concert was opened by a real flash mob, which was attended by more than 60 dancers “cityDance”, and the audience, incidentally, also did not remain indifferent. Danced the whole auditorium!
Continued the evening with the youngest learners “cityDance”. The kids showed what they have learned this year. They played such lively dances that the attention of the audience throughout the concert, was sent to the scene in anticipation of other wonders!
Among the kids there were those who came on stage for the first Continue reading