20.08.2018-26.08.2018
Republic Abkhazia, Pitsunda
VIII International festival of music and arts

“Sunny empire”

The VIII International festival of music and arts "S unnyempire" was held with the support of the State Committee of the Republic of Abkhazia on youth policy from August 20 to August 26 in the resort town of Pitsunda, Abkhazia.

Where the aroma of the pines is mixed with the salty smell of the sea, where pebbles, like caramel sweets, surf the coast, the magical land "Sunny empire" hides. Only the most talented, sincere and strong artists can find it, with delighted eyes and heart full of love for art. Throughout the festival week, our participants rehearsed, performed, participated in leisure activities, rested on the best Black Sea beaches, filmed thematic movies and made photo reports about their everyday life in Pitsunda.

Awards of the VIII festival of music and arts "Solar empire":

Diploma of the laureate of the first degree in the nomination "Folk Vocal" in the age group of 8-12 years and a grant of 15,000 rubles for a trip to "The Soul of Russia. Kostroma" festival, which will be held in the winter of 2019 in Kostroma, won the ensemble of folk songs "Komariki "(head Shvetsova Anna Borisovna, Izhevsk).

Diploma of the laureate of the first degree in the nomination "Folk Vocal" in the age group of 8-16 years and a grant of 15,000 rubles for the trip to "Sounds and colors of the white nights", which will be held in summer 2019 in St.Petersburg, won the folklore ensemble "Samurzakan" (head Dzhumutiya Michael Rezoevich, concertmaster Dzhumutia Irakli Mamukaevich, acomporator Kobakhia Achiko, Gergedava Mikhail, Yeergedzhyya Georgi, Gali).

The diploma of the laureate of the first degree in the nomination "Folk dance" in the age group of 13-17 years and a grant of 15 000 rubles for the "Eastern Fairy Tale", which will be held in autumn 2019 in Kazan, won the children's choreographic ensemble "Ashara" (head Chachibaya Avstaida Fazlybeevna, Sukhum).

Special prize in the nomination "Best Teacher" was given to Ekaterina Igorevna Ereimeeva (Ulyanovsk).
Special prize in the nomination "Best Teacher" was given to Chachibaya Avastada Fazlybeevna (Sukhum)
Special prize in the nomination "Best Teacher" was given to Rusinova Marina Yaroslavovna (N-Kuranakh settlement)
Special prize in the nomination "Best Teacher" was given to Shvetsova Anna Borisovna (Izhevsk).
Special prize in the nomination "Best Teacher" was given to Zadonskaya Zhanna Vladimirovna (Vladimir).
Special prize in the nomination "Best Teacher" was given to Jumutia Mikhail Rezoevich (Gali). 
Special prize in the nomination "Best Teacher" was given to Geller Galina Georgievna (Zhukovsky).

Special prize in the nomination "For the Preservation of National Cultural Traditions" was won by the ensemble of folk song "Komariki" (head Shvetsova Anna Borisovna, Izhevsk).
Special prize in the nomination "For the Preservation of National Cultural Traditions" was won by the folk ensemble "Samurzakan" (head Dzhumutia Mikhail Rezoevich, concertmaster Dzhumutia Irakli Mamukaevich, acomporator Kobakhia Achiko, Gergedava Mikhail, Yeherdzhyya Georgi, Gali).
Special prize in the nomination "For the Preservation of National Cultural Traditions" was won by the children's choreographic ensemble "Ashara" (head Chachibaya Avstaada Fazlybeevna, Sukhum).

Special prize in the nomination "For a high level of performing skills" was won by the duet: Dokin Arkady and Dokina Lyubov (teacher Tikhomirova Lyudmila Danilovna, Shikhalev Vladimir Viktorovich, Stavropol).
Special prize in the nomination "For a high level of performing skills" was won by Ketsbaya Mariam, the suffering group "New Era" (head Dzhumutiya Mikhail Rezoevich, Gali).
Special prize in the nomination "For a high level of performing skills" was won by Kassikhin Rostislav, workshop "The World of Toys" (head Irina I. Volgireva, Slobodskaya).

Special prize in the nomination "For Original performance" was won by the ensemble of variety-sports dance "Sozvezdie" (leader Geller Galina Georgievna, Zhukovsky).

Special prize in the nomination "Best Artist-Performer" was won by Elisei Alt (head Nasridinova Irina Ivanovna, Velikie Luki).

Master classes of the VIII International festival of music and arts "Sunny empire":

Contemporary choreography

Modern choreography is not just a dance, but a tool for the full physical, emotional and aesthetic development of a child. The participants of our lesson learned about all the subtleties of this process, the questions of staging, the "detuning" of poses and movements, as well as the actual trends of dance art.

Teacher: Alexei Kuzmenko (Russia, Sochi) - an artist of the Sochi State Philharmonic. Director, choreographer of sports, theater and circus shows. The director of choreographic and theatrical scenes at the Olympic Games - 2014 in Sochi.

How to make a final performance for the festival?

Under the guidance of an experienced choreographer, the heads of collectives had an opportunity to see in practice how to competently put together a performance that could be a harmonious finale of the concert program.

Teacher: Alexei Kuzmenko (Russia, Sochi) - an artist of the Sochi State Philharmonic. Director, choreographer of sports, theater and circus shows. The director of choreographic and theatrical scenes at the Olympic Games - 2014 in Sochi.

Souvenir from Abkhazia

The variety of modern techniques of decorative and applied art allows the young creator to choose a direction appropriate to his creative interests.  Arts and crafts expands the horizon of the child, play the role in development of creative abilities, imagination, the ability to think ''outside the box'' and generate ideas. At our master class, the kuds learned one of the fascinating and popular modern techniques and were able to make a souvenir by their own hands to commemorate the contest.

Stage movement

An artist in any genre must know how to properly present themselves on the stage. At the master class on acting skills, participants received valuable recommendations on the emancipation and development of confidence during the performance. Contestants were given modern material on theatrical plastic and movement, which can reliably and fully convey the stage image and fascinate the audience.

Teacher: Alexei  Kuzmenko (Russia, Sochi) - an artist of the Sochi State Philharmonic. Director, choreographer of sports, theater and circus shows. The director of choreographic and theatrical scenes at the Olympic Games - 2014 in Sochi.

Pantomime

The master class on the ancient art of creating an image with the help of facial expressions and plastics and being able to create a full-fledged theatrical performance without words. Our participants were happy to attend this lesson in the unusual discipline of pantomime!

Teacher: Alexei Kuzmenko (Russia, Sochi) - an artist of the Sochi State Philharmonic. Director, choreographer of sports, theater and circus shows. The director of choreographic and theatrical scenes at the Olympic Games - 2014 in Sochi.

Congratulations to the winners and good luck on the next festivals!