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European Association of Folklore Festivals ART-CENTER - ALL FESTIVALS IN ONE PORTAL

Jury 2017


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The founder, owner, artistic director and chief choreographer at Studio LIFE, a leading center for jazz, dance and performing arts; conceived, created and managed Israel’s first Dance and Jazz Festival in the resort town of Eilat (2004); choreographer for various children tapes  and of various children theater productions.


Сhoreographer, pedagogue; lecturer and professor at Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences (Vilnius); nominated Artistic Director of Dance Day of the Lithuanian Song Festival 2018; Stage director and co-other of the scenario of the IX Song Festival of Lithuanian Diaspora (Toronto, Canada, 2010), Artistic and Stage Director of Dance Day of the Lithuanian Millenium Song Festival (2009), Artistic director and author of the scenarios of Dance Day of the World Lithuanian Song Festivals (1994, 1998, 2003, 2007). Choreography prize (level 1) for scenario and choreography of Dance Day of the National Song Festival, awarded by Ministry of Culture of Lithuania (1995); “Teacher of the Year” (2001), Holder of Commemorative Badge on the occasion of the 750th anniversary of the coronation of Mindaugas as King of Lithuania (2003), Medal of the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas (2005); the winner of the Award “For Merits to the National Culture” (2015).


Choreographer, winner of the UNESCO Silver Badge «For merit in choreographic art»; Head of choreography at the “House of Folk Arts” of the Committee on Culture of the Leningrad Region. Winner of the All-Russian and international choreographers’ competitions; founder of the International Festival-Competition of Choreography «The Slavic Cup»; author of a manual for choreographers «The Alphabet of Natural Plastics».


Head of the department of choreography of Institute of Music, theater and choreography of Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, Associate Professor, Ph.D.; winner of international competitions.

 АРМАН ГУКАСЯН фото 4477 001ARMAN GHUKASIAN  (Armenia)

President of the World Association for the Performing Arts WAPA World, President of the Caucasus Association of International Festivals CAIF, President of World Union of Choreographers WUC, Vice-President of the World Council of Culture and Arts; the member of the UNESCO International Dance Council, European and World Association of Folklore Festivals, International Adjudicator; European and World Champion in folk dances. Organizer of the International Caucasus Championship competition in Armenia, International Competitions in in Estonia, Ukraine, Italy, Georgia; artistic director of the Gold Stars Dance Studio (Armenia). He was awarded the Gold Medal of the UNESCO dance community, the Order of the Maltese Cross, the Pope’s Gold Medal by the Ministry of Culture of Italy (2016).