21 October 2015, Wednesday, 13:36

World Folkloriada 2020 in Bashkiria is an important decision amid international tensions - Tamara Purtova

 

UFA, 21 October 2015. /Bashinform News Agency, Galiya Nabieva/. The World Folkloriada 2020 to be held in Bashkiria is a landmark event. During the entire existence of the festival Russia has not hosted Folkloriada yet. The director of the State Russian House of Folk Arts Tamara Purtova commented on the decision to hold a global celebration of folk art, dance and choral singing in our republic. The Culture Festival will be held in the framework of the World Assembly of CIOFF under UNESCO.

"I think this is a very important decision amid international tensions, in terms of strengthening our image, demonstrating our credibility on the international stage in organizing large-scale events in the field of intangible cultural heritage, folklore, folk art," said Tamara Purtova.

As she explained, the Bashkir side came out with a proposal to the international organization CIOFF to host an event of such a high rank. The proposal was approved at the World Congress in Peru in October.

Tamara Purtova has already visited Ufa, and noted that the republic today is ready to welcome the forum. According to her, after Bashkiria’s holding the SCO and BRICS Summits and receiving appreciation of their organization at the level of leadership of the country, there will be no doubt in success.

Recall that the decision to hold a global festival of folk art, dance and choral singing in the Republic of Bashkortostan was adopted in the framework of the 45th World Congress and General Assembly of the International Council of Organizations of Folklore Festivals and Traditional Arts (CIOFF) , which took place in Arequipa (Peru) from October 12 to 18.

The World Folkloriada is held every four years as Olympic Games. For the first time Folkloriada was held in the Netherlands in 1996, Korea hosted it in 2012, and representatives of different nationalities and cultures will meet in Mexico in 2016.